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Operating a motorcycle safely requires special skills and knowledge. To earn your motorcycle license in Kentucky, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the Kentucky Motorcycle Operator Manual. The test consists of 30 questions, and you must score at least 24 to pass.
1. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
Reduce your following distance.
Wear reflective clothing.
2. When riding, keep your feet:
on the ground.
as far forward as possible.
with your toes pointed downward.
firmly on the footrests.
3. Before changing lanes:
Check your mirrors.
Look over your shoulder.
Check your blind spots.
All of the above.
4. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
are about to start from a stop.
approach surface hazards.
ride in the left portion of the lane.
All the other answers are correct.
5. The front brake:
should only be used in an emergency.
provides twice as much stopping power asthe rear brake.
provides 70% of the total stopping power.
is also known as engine braking.
6. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All of the above.
7. To avoid hazardous situations and reduce their risk, experienced riders:
scan the road ahead.
pull in the clutch when turning.
swerve often.
avoid carrying passengers.
8. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the driver's blind spot
in the left part of the lane
in the right part of the lane
in the center portion of the lane
9. Which of the following surfaces poses the greatest hazard to motorcycles?
Dry, cold pavement
Pavement in northern climates
Wet pavement right after it has started to rain
Hot pavement in the sun
10. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
See, Execute, Examine.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Search, Examine, Execute.
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Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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