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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 making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
use the front brake
change gears
avoid changing gears
lean with the motorcycle
2. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
stay close behind the car in front of you.
wear a tinted face shield.
ride slower than you do during the day.
not use your headlight.
3. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must brake, you should:
rise slightly off the seat.
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
apply both brakes evenly.
apply the brake of the flat tire.
4. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Elastic cords
Cable ties
Metal chains
Nylon rope
5. When riding, motorcyclists should create more space around them by:
adjusting their speed.
adjusting their lane position.
using their lights or horn.
All of the above.
6. Why is it important to cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
A larger angle would be unsafe.
At a lesser angle, you may catch your tires.
It gives you the best view of oncoming trains.
It lets you cross the tracks quickly.
7. When you swerve, always:
brake before or after swerving.
brake while swerving.
brake after swerving.
brake before swerving.
8. It is important to flash your brake light:
before you slow in the middle of a block or at an alley.
before you slow more quickly than others might expect.
before you slow, if you are being followed closely.
All other answers are correct.
9. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
grab the front brake.
increase your speed through the curve.
lean as much as possible.
10. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
in the middle of the group.
in front of the leader.
behind the leader.
in front of the last rider.
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MN DMV Motorcycle Test

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