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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 you are chased by a dog:
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
kick it away.
swerve around the animal.
stop until the animal loses interest.
2. You should downshift through the gears when you:
need to slow down.
need more power to accelerate.
are approaching a stop sign.
All of the above.
3. Shifting to a lower gear to slow down is known as:
Anti-Lock Braking.
engine braking.
shift braking.
None of the above.
4. When you make a turn you should:
roll on the throttle through the turn.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
All the other answers are correct.
5. The best clothing for being seen is:
bright and reflective.
6. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
Cars are much louder.
They have a smaller profile
Car drivers fail to pay close attention to them.
Motorcyclists wear helmets.
7. The front brake:
provides twice as much stopping power asthe rear brake.
is also known as engine braking.
provides 70% of the total stopping power.
should only be used in an emergency.
8. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
apply both brakes at the same time.
apply the front brake first.
apply the front brake firmly.
gradually apply the rear brake.
9. The best lane position should:
communicate your intentions.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
provide an escape route.
All the other answers are correct.
10. If the front wheel locks:
grab at the front brake.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
roll on the throttle.
keep it locked.
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

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