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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. Before changing lanes:
Check your blind spots.
Check your mirrors.
Look over your shoulder.
All of the above.
2. If you are chased by a dog:
swerve around the animal.
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
kick it away.
stop until the animal loses interest.
3. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Execute, Examine.
4. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you had one drink and are over the age of 21.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05% or more.
you have had at least one drink.
5. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
whenever it is better to do so.
only in designated lanes.
in heavy traffic.
6. Motorcycle riders may share a lane with a car:
in construction zones.
when riding in a group.
in heavy traffic.
7. If the throttle remains stuck after twisting it back and forth several times:
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time.
apply both brakes firmly.
operate the engine cut-off switch, then pull in the clutch.
immediately pull off and stop.
8. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
The use of headlights being required by law.
Increased speed limits.
Heavy traffic.
Reduced visibility.
9. Which of the following is NOT a tip for completing U-turns successfully?
Look through the turn to where you want to go.
Ride within the friction zone.
Use the front brake.
Centralize weight.
10. Approach turns and curves with caution. Use these four steps for better control:
1. Lean 2. Look 3. Slow 4. Roll
1. Look 2. Slow 3. Roll 4. Lean
1. Roll 2. Slow 3. Look 4. Lean
1. Slow 2. Look 3. Lean 4. Roll
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Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
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