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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 Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules, traffic laws and safe riding practices. The test consists of 20 questions, and you'll 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 a car on an entrance ramp is going to merge into your lane, you should:
ride next to the car.
flash your brake light.
increase your speed and pass the car.
change to another lane if one is open.
3. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
wear your helmet.
use your horn.
ride in the center lane position.
slow down and come to a stop.
4. When it starts to rain:
always ride in the left lane position.
increase your speed to lessen your chances of skidding.
ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
ride in the center lane position.
5. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
tires and wheels.
oil and fluids.
All of the above.
6. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
ride in a staggered formation.
always ride in the center lane position.
reduce your speed.
grab at the front brake.
7. When should motorcycles share lanes with cars?
When riding in a staggered formation.
In heavy traffic.
In school zones.
8. The right foot pedal controls:
the front brake.
the throttle.
the rear brake.
the clutch.
9. Eye protection:
should give a clear view to either side.
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
None of the other answers is correct.
10. When riding at night you should:
use your low beam.
increase the following distance.
decrease your following distance.
increase your speed.
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MI DMV Motorcycle Test

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