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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge beyond those required for driving a car. To earn your motorcycle license in Minnesota, you must pass both a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. The knowledge test includes questions on driving laws, safe driving practices and rules of the road, as well as information specific to two-wheeled vehicles. In addition to the Minnesota Motorcycle Manual, you should study the Minnesota Driver’s Manual. The knowledge test consists of 40 questions, and you'll need 32 or more correct answers to pass (80%).
1. When you ride a motorcycle, your clothing should be protective and:
tight fitting.
completely cover your arms and legs.
loose fitting.
made of an approved material.
2. Use _____ to hold the motorcycle while you start your motorcycle engine on a hill and shift into first gear.
your feet
the front brake
the rear brake
the clutch
3. Which of the following can affect your blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?
How much you weigh
How fast you drink
The number of drinks you've had
All of the above.
4. As you prepare for your ride, tell your passenger to:
keep their legs close to the muffler(s).
wear a seat belt.
put their feet on the ground at stops.
hold firmly onto your waist, hips, belt or passenger handholds.
5. When a driver on an entrance ramp is merging into your lane, you should:
sound your horn.
change to another lane if one is open.
slow down.
increase your speed.
6. While riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane with:
other motorcycles.
You can never share your lane.
It depends on the vehicle.
7. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
you start to lose control in a curve.
a tire goes flat.
8. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
keep the load low.
distribute the load evenly.
All of the above.
9. When parking at the roadside, park:
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
on the curb.
10. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Left or right
Center or left
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
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