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To earn your motorcycle license in Montana, you must pass both a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. The knowledge test consists of questions specifically geared toward motorcycle drivers. The material necessary to pass the motorcycle test is covered in the Montana Motorcycle Supplement to the regular Driver License Manual. The test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 20 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Carrying a passenger
Improper braking technique
Improper loading of cargo
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
2. When riding in traffic, motoryclists must not share the same lane with other vehicles because:
cars are faster than motorcycles.
dirt and gravel collect along the sides of the road.
motorcycles need a full lane to operate safely.
most roads are too narrow.
3. If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
Use the brakes gradually.
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Accelerate out of the wobble.
4. Before changing lanes:
Look over your shoulder.
Check your blind spots.
Check your mirrors.
All of the above.
5. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
6. ___________________ should check their mirror and make a head check before they change lanes.
Both motorcyclists and car drivers
Only motorcyclists
Drivers below the age of 18
Only car drivers
7. Handlebars should be adjusted so:
your hands are above your elbows.
you can keep your arms straight.
your hands are even with or below your elbows.
you can lock the rear brake more easily.
8. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
keep the load low.
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely with elastic cords.
All of the above.
9. Skidding can be caused by:
too much rear brake pressure.
using the wrong brake.
pulling in the clutch too firmly.
10. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
All the other answers are correct.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
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MT DMV Motorcycle Test

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