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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. If the front wheel locks:
keep it locked.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
grab at the front brake.
roll on the throttle.
2. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the rear brake.
the lane behind you.
the lane in front of you.
the far lane.
3. The best colors for being seen are:
black and white.
red and black.
dark colors in general.
orange, red, yellow or green.
4. It is important to flash your brake light as a signal that you’re going to slow down when you are:
being closely followed.
turning in the middle of a block or at some place where others might not expect you to turn.
All the other answers are correct.
making a tight turn off a high-speed highway.
5. Always maintain a safe following distance of at least ______ seconds.
6. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
maintaining or increasing your speed.
avoiding sudden moves.
holding in the clutch.
leaning back.
7. When you are being passed, you should:
use hand signals.
beep your horn.
flash the brake light.
stay in the center portion of your lane.
8. Which of the following can affect your blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?
The number of drinks you've had
How much you weigh
How fast you drink
All of the above.
9. When you are carrying passengers, they should:
sit as far back as possible.
avoid holding on to the driver.
put their feet down when the motorcycle is stopped.
lean as you lean.
10. When should motorcycles share lanes with cars?
In heavy traffic.
In school zones.
When riding in a staggered formation.
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

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