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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. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
two hours.
round trip.
30 miles.
four hours.
2. Skidding can be caused by:
pulling in the clutch too firmly.
using the wrong brake.
too much rear brake pressure.
3. Motorcycle riders can improve their riding strategy by using the "SIPDE" process. SIPDE stands for:
Scan, identify, proceed, direct, execute
See, identify, process, detect, execute
Scan, identify, predict, decide, execute
See, identify, predict, decide, examine
4. When parking next to a curb, you should park with _______ touching the curb.
both wheels
the front wheel
the rear wheel
You should never park next to a curb.
5. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
apply the brakes.
roll off the throttle gradually to slow down.
move your weight as far forward and down as possible.
grip the handlebars firmly.
6. If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Accelerate out of the wobble.
Use the brakes gradually.
7. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rising slightly off the seat
Using a higher gear
Rolling on the throttle
Pulling in the clutch
8. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
Carrying a passenger
Improper loading of cargo
Improper braking technique
9. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
keep your knees against the gas tank.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
slow down before through turn.
drag the rear brake.
10. When riding in a group, ensure the group stays together by:
checking your mirrors frequently.
placing beginners in the middle of the group.
pairing up.
riding in a single-file formation.
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

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