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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. What is a benefit of riding in the center lane position?
It helps you maintain a constant speed.
It allows you to go faster.
Your space cushion is maximized.
It prevents others from sharing your lane.
2. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on the sissy bar.
in a backpack.
on a luggage rack behind you.
in the front of the tank bag.
3. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
roll on the throttle.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
pull in the clutch.
apply the rear brake.
4. The _________ is more powerful and can provide at least 70% of your total stopping power.
rear brake
front brake
5. The front brake:
provides 70% of the total stopping power.
is also known as engine braking.
should only be used in an emergency.
provides twice as much stopping power asthe rear brake.
6. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
All the other answers are correct.
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
reduce their speed before the turn by rolling off the throttle and, if necessary, applying both brakes.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
7. The best face protection is provided by:
a face shield.
government-approved glasses.
a windshield.
8. Which of the following statements about braking is true?
Stop quickly by using both brakes.
The front brake is controlled by a foot lever.
The rear brake has most of the stopping power.
The rear brake should only be used to slow down.
9. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
wear bright clothing.
flash your brake light before you slow down.
use your headlight.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following should not be done at night?
Increase your speed.
Use your high beam.
Increase your following distance.
Adjust your lane position when necessary.
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KY Motorcycle License Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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