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To earn your motorcycle license in New Mexico, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the New Mexico Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The New Mexico motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. To pass you must correctly answer at least 20 questions (80%).
1. When parking at the roadside, park:
on the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
2. Two solid yellow lines on the pavement mean:
passing is allowed during daylight only.
passing is allowed for both drivers.
passing is allowed if you are at the top a hill.
passing is not allowed.
3. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
increase your speed through the curve.
grab the front brake.
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
lean as much as possible.
4. What is the safest braking method?
Using only the rear brake
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
Using both brakes at the same time
Using only the front brake
5. If the throttle remains stuck after twisting it back and forth several times:
apply both brakes firmly.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time.
All the other answers are correct.
operate the engine cut-off switch, then pull in the clutch.
6. When you swerve, always:
brake after swerving.
brake before swerving.
brake before or after swerving.
brake while swerving.
7. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
tires and wheels.
All of the above.
8. Braking distance is:
usually 100 feet.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
9. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
Cars are much louder.
Most motorcyclists ride at night.
They have a smaller profile
They are much faster.
10. To know what is going on behind you:
slow down and look around.
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
pull off the road and check.
check your side mirrors frequently.
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NM DMV Motorcycle Test

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