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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. The best face protection is provided by:
a windshield.
government-approved glasses.
a face shield.
2. You are approaching a turn and need to change gears. When should you change gears?
During the turn
Before entering the turn
At any point before, after, or during the turn
After entering the turn
3. In the 'Evaluate' step of the SEE strategy, you must have a plan to reduce risks, particularly when faced with:
potholes, guardrails, bridges.
traffic signals and warning signs.
vehicles that may move into your path.
All of the above.
4. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
always ride in the center lane position.
grab at the front brake.
reduce your speed.
ride in a staggered formation.
5. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
gradually apply the rear brake.
apply both brakes at the same time.
apply the front brake first.
apply the front brake firmly.
6. You can initiate a swerve by:
applying the rear brake.
downshifting gears.
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
pressing the handgrip of the opposite direction you want to swerve.
7. When carrying cargo, it is important to:
All the other answers are correct.
fasten the load securely using ropes.
keep the load low.
avoid stopping to check the load.
8. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Nylon rope
Metal chains
Cable ties
Elastic cords
9. If you need to get off the road, make sure:
the surface of the roadside is firm enough to ride on.
you are in a designated parking area.
someone else pulling off at the same place you are.
your rear brake is working.
10. When you are preparing to slow down, you should check:
the left lane behind you.
the headlights of the car ahead.
if it is a designated pull out area.
that the road surface provides enough traction.
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MT DMV Motorcycle Test

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