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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:
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
separate braking from swerving.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
2. You should NOT attach cargo to a motorcycle with:
elastic cords.
tank bags.
3. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
maintain or decrease your speed.
decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
speed up.
4. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
only in designated lanes.
whenever it is better to do so.
in heavy traffic.
5. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Left or right
Center or left
6. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on the sissy bar.
on a luggage rack behind you.
in the front of the tank bag.
in a backpack.
7. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
they make eye contact with you.
8. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
cover the clutch and the brakes.
pull in the clutch when swerving.
shift into neutral.
ride in the center lane position.
9. Wearing a face shield while riding:
is the best form of face and eye protection.
is a legal requirement for riders under the age of 21.
is prohibited at night.
is less effective than wearing glasses.
10. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize suspension.
reduce their speed before the turn by rolling off the throttle and, if necessary, applying both brakes.
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
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MN Motorcycle Test

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