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Operating a motorcycle safely requires special skills and knowledge. To earn your motorcycle license in Michigan, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information, practices and ideas from the Michigan Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules, traffic laws and safe riding practices. The test consists of 20 questions, and you need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. You cannot ride a motorcycle on highways:
unless you can travel safely at the minimum posted speed.
at night, because your lights aren't bright enough.
during rush hour.
without proper sunglasses.
2. If you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, you should:
beep your horn.
flash your brake light.
accelerate to pass the car.
move into another lane.
3. If you think that another vehicle might try to share your lane, what should you do?
Flash your brake light.
Use hand signals.
Ride in the center lane position.
Swerve from side to side.
4. The best position for traction when it is raining is:
the left lane position.
the shoulder of the road.
in the tracks left by other drivers.
the center lane position.
5. Before every ride, you should check your motorcycle's:
All of the above.
6. How can you increase your chances of avoiding hazards at night?
Ride in a group.
Stay in the same lane position.
Reduce your speed.
Do not wear a helmet.
7. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when:
riding with other motorcycles.
there is heavy traffic.
riding in a designated area only.
It is never safe to share a lane with a car.
8. What does the right foot pedal control?
The front brake
The throttle
The rear brake
The gear shifter
9. The best way to protect your eyes is with:
a face shield.
a three-quarter helmet.
a windshield.
10. When riding at night you should:
use your low beam.
increase your following distance.
decrease your following distance.
speed up.
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MI DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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