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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 identify bumps or rough pavement at night:
Flash your brake light.
Watch the taillights of the car ahead of you.
Wear reflective clothing.
Reduce your following distance.
2. At a minimum, your street-legal motorcycle should have:
Headlight, taillight and brakelight.
Turn signals and two mirrors.
Front and rear brakes, horn.
All of the above.
3. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
ride on the shoulder of the road.
swerve as soon as you can.
4. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before mounting your motorcycle.
while riding your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
before starting your motorcycle.
5. When riding at night, you should:
use your low beam.
stay close behind the vehicle in front of you.
not use your headlight.
reduce your speed.
6. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
7. Mud, steel plates and lane markings:
are not slippery.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
all provide excellent traction.
all provide poor traction.
8. You should ride in a staggered formation:
when riding with a group of motorcyclists.
only in an emergency.
when your throttle is stuck.
when you are carrying loads.
9. If you use saddlebags, you should:
load each with about the same weight.
make sure they are both full.
make sure they are overloaded.
avoid carrying a passenger.
10. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All the other answers are correct.
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
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KY Motorcycle License Test

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