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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. To avoid obstacles at night, you should:
decrease your following distance.
ride in a group.
reduce your speed.
avoid wearing your helmet.
2. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must brake, you should:
apply the brake of the flat tire.
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
rise slightly off the seat.
apply both brakes evenly.
3. The coolant and brake hydraulic fluid levels should be checked:
when carrying passengers.
once every three months.
4. When you need to cross rail tracks that are parallel to you, how should you cross them?
At an angle of at least 45 degrees
Never cross rail tracks parallel to your lane
Edge across the tracks
At an angle of exactly 90 degrees
5. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Taking frequent rest breaks.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Limiting the length of your trip.
All of the above.
6. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
twisting the throttle.
tipping over.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
shifting gears.
7. When should motorcycles share lanes with cars?
When riding in a staggered formation.
In school zones.
In heavy traffic.
8. To prevent fatigue while riding:
take frequent rest breaks.
do not drink alcohol.
limit the length of your trip.
All of the above.
9. You should adjust your mirrors:
before getting on the motorcycle.
before starting the motorcycle.
after starting the motorcycle.
after you have started riding.
10. To warn other drivers that you are slowing down where they may not expect it, you should:
flash your brake light.
swerve before or after braking.
pull in the clutch.
rise slightly off the seat.
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MN Motorcycle Permit Test

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