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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. If the throttle remains stuck after twisting it back and forth several times:
operate the engine cut-off switch, then pull in the clutch.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time.
apply both brakes firmly.
immediately pull off and stop.
2. You should check your mirrors:
if you need to leave the road.
All the other answers are correct.
when you begin to slow down.
before you change lanes.
3. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
in front of the last rider.
in front of the leader.
behind the leader.
in the middle of the group.
4. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
tipping over.
twisting the throttle.
shifting gears.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
5. The best way to stop quickly is to:
None of the other answers is correct.
Operate the engine cut-off switch
Apply both brakes evenly.
Use the rear brake only.
6. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
decrease your speed.
speed up.
maintain or decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
7. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you time to react.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you space to maneuver.
All of the above.
8. You should rise off the seat slightly:
when riding on wet pavement.
when you need to stop quickly.
when your motorcycle starts to wobble.
to absorb the shock if you have to ride over an obstacle.
9. When you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, you should:
change lanes.
flash your brake light.
beep your horn.
come to a complete stop.
10. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
riding in a staggered formation.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
braking the engine.
dragging the rear brake.
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

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