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Riding a motorcycle requires special knowledge and skills. To earn your motorcycle license in Mississippi, you must pass both a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information, practices and ideas from the Mississippi Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules, driving laws and safe riding practices. The Mississippi motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. You need 20 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. If you are approaching a turn and you need to shift gears, you should change gears:
after the turn.
before, during, or after the turn.
during the turn.
before entering the turn.
2. Using ______ is the best way to fasten cargo to a motorcycle.
strong rope
the sissy bar
elastic cords
strips of cloth
3. Maximum straight-line braking is achieved by:
pulling in the clutch.
applying only the front brake.
applying both brakes without locking the wheels.
applying both brakes until the wheels lock.
4. Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
Passengers should keep their feet on the pegs at all times.
Passengers should sit as far back as possible.
Passengers should put their feet down at stops.
Passengers should avoid holding on to the driver.
5. How can you increase your visibility to others at night?
Wear a bright helmet.
Avoid wearing a tinted face shield.
Wear fluorescent clothing.
Wear reflective gear.
6. On a slippery surface, what is the most effective braking method?
Alternately apply the front and rear brakes.
Use both the front and rear brakes at the same time.
Use the front brake only.
Use the rear brake only.
7. When riding behind a car, which lane position will keep you the most visible to the driver?
Any lane position
The left
The center
The right
8. On a highway, you see other vehicles about to merge into your lane from an entrance ramp. You should:
move into another lane if one is open.
if you cannot change lanes, adjust your speed to open up space for the merging drivers.
give them plenty of room.
All of the above.
9. To help compensate for the increased risk of riding at night:
reduce your speed.
increase your following distance.
use other lights (including vehicles ahead).
All of the above.
10. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ______ before entering a turn.
not change gears
lean his/her body at a 45-degree angle
use the front brake
change gears
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MS DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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