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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. You should check your tires:
once a week.
once a year.
every time you ride your motorcycle.
once a month.
2. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Taking frequent rest breaks.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Limiting the length of your trip.
All of the above.
3. The best lane position should:
communicate your intentions.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
All the other answers are correct.
provide an escape route.
4. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
All the other answers are correct.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
5. Because operation of a motorcycle is more tiring than the operation of a car, you should:
keep riding even if you are tired.
drink a lot of coffee.
take frequent breaks.
avoid drinking water.
6. The best lane position to see and be seen:
is the left lane position.
is the right lane position.
is the center of the lane.
depends on the situation and road conditions.
7. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
at normal speed
None of the other answers is correct.
8. When riding at night you should:
increase the following distance.
reduce your speed.
use your high-beam light, if possible.
All of the above.
9. Which lane position should you ride in when another vehicle is passing you on the left?
Left or right
Center or right
10. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the right part of the lane
in the center portion of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the left part of the lane
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MN Motorcycle Test

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