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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. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
separate braking from swerving.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
2. You should use both brakes at the same time:
every time you slow or stop.
when riding on hills.
None of the other answers is correct.
in emergencies only.
3. To stop quickly, apply:
the front brake
both brakes at the same time
the rear brake
None of the above.
4. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
with other motorcyclists
in the left lane position
alongside other vehicles
in construction zones
5. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
riding in a staggered formation.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
dragging the rear brake.
braking the engine.
6. At blind intersections, it is important to:
see as much as possible and remain visible to others.
change lanes and let the tailgater pass.
ride in a staggered formation.
share your lane with other cars and motorcycles.
7. 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 0.05% or more.
you have had at least one drink.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
8. When you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, you should:
beep your horn.
flash your brake light.
change lanes.
come to a complete stop.
9. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
avoiding sudden moves.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
10. You can ride a motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
only during designated peak traffic hours.
when there is no traffic.
only at speeds no more than 35 miles-per-hour faster than the vehicles you are passing.
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MN Motorcycle License Test

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