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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. Your motorcycle fits you if:
you can reach the handlegrips.
you can reach the foot pegs.
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
All of the above.
2. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
blasts of wind.
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
3. The best way to help others see your motorcycle is to:
keep the headlight on at all times.
choose the best lane position.
wear bright colored clothes.
All of the above.
4. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize suspension.
All the other answers are correct.
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
5. You must come to a full stop at a yield sign:
if traffic conditions require it.
before you decrease speed and reach the intersection.
6. When riding in a group, motoryclists should ride in a single-file formation:
when entering a highway.
on highways.
in school zones.
at all times.
7. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
8. When parking at the roadside, park:
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
on the curb.
parallel to the curb.
9. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
None of the other answers is correct.
is recommended at all times.
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
should be used when riding on curves.
10. In a staggered formation, the leader rides in the __________ of the lane, while the second rider stays one second behind in the ________ of the lane.
center; right side
right side; left side
left side; center
left side; right side
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

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