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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 it starts to rain, you should ride:
in the center lane position.
on the shoulder of the road.
in the tire tracks left by cars.
in groups larger than 4 or 5 motorcyclists.
2. Alcohol affects the body in many different ways, but it first affects your:
reaction time.
3. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane and you need to cross them, you should:
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of 180 degrees.
edge across the tracks.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 90 degrees.
4. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
behind the leader.
in front of the leader.
in the middle of the group.
in front of the last rider.
5. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
keeping your body straight.
leaning with the motorcycle.
leaning forward.
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
6. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to react.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
All of the above.
7. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
lean in the same direction.
keep your body straight.
pull in the clutch.
look straight ahead.
8. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
ride in the left portion of the lane.
approach surface hazards.
All the other answers are correct.
are about to start from a stop.
9. When you carry loads, you should:
stop and check the load every so often.
fasten the load securely.
distribute the load evenly.
All the other answers are correct.
10. The front brake:
provides less tha 50% of the stopping power.
is controlled by the right-foot pedal.
provides at least 70% of your stopping power.
should only be used in an emergency.
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MN Motorcycle Test

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