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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 swerve properly, brake:
before swerving.
while swerving.
before or after swerving.
after swerving.
2. Which brake control should you use when you need to stop?
The rear brake
The front brake
Both front and rear brake
The emergency brake
3. When you make a turn you should:
look through the turn to where you want to go.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
4. Remeber to adjust your side mirrors:
before every ride.
when you are stopped at intersections.
once a week.
while you are riding.
5. The coolant and brake hydraulic fluid levels should be checked:
once every three months.
when carrying passengers.
6. You should adjust your mirrors:
before getting on the motorcycle.
after you have started riding.
before starting the motorcycle.
after starting the motorcycle.
7. Riding between rows of stopped vehicles is:
permitted in heavy traffic.
only permitted in residential areas.
never permitted.
only permitted if you are carrying a passenger.
8. Motorcycle passengers should:
watch out for hot exhaust pipes.
keep their feet on the footrests.
lean as the motorcyclist leans.
All of the above.
9. Why should you not ride your motorcycle alongside cars?
Your bike might skid.
The car driver will not be able to make a turn.
You could be in someone's blind spot.
None of the above answers are correct.
10. The best lane position should:
provide an escape route.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
communicate your intentions.
All the other answers are correct.
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MN Motorcycle License Test

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