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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. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
at busy intersections
on multilane highways
on slippery surfaces
on gravel roads
2. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Limiting the length of your trip.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Taking frequent rest breaks.
All of the above.
3. Sit on your motorcycle so you can use your arms to:
make hand signals.
apply the brakes.
hold yourself up.
control the motorcycle.
4. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In residential areas.
In school zones.
At intersections.
On multi-lane roads.
5. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane and you need to cross them, you should:
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 90 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of 180 degrees.
edge across the tracks.
6. To ride safely at night:
Decrease your speed.
Increase your following distance.
Use your high beam.
All of the above.
7. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
keep your knees against the gas tank.
slow down before through turn.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
drag the rear brake.
8. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a staggered formation.
in a T-formation.
in pairs.
single file.
9. __________ provides the best eye and face protection:
Certified sunglasses
A windshield
A face shield
Protective apparel
10. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
avoid changing gears
lean with the motorcycle
use the front brake
change gears
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MN Motorcycle Test

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