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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 riding in a group, motoryclists should ride in a single-file formation:
when entering a highway.
on highways.
in school zones.
at all times.
2. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Holding in the clutch
Avoiding sudden moves
Maintaining or increasing your speed
Leaning back
3. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
Using bungee cords.
Using a rope.
On the sissy bar.
So that it covers your lights.
4. The left-hand lever controls:
the clutch.
the throttle.
the rear brake.
the front brake.
5. Which is the safest braking method?
Using both the front and rear brakes at the same time
Using only the rear brake
Alternating between using the front brake and the rear brake
Using only the front brake
6. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
in construction zones.
on long trips.
on short trips.
7. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
The time of day
The type of alcohol
The location in which you are drinking
How fast you drink
8. You can increase your visibility to ther drivers by:
Increasing your following distance
Keeping both feet on the pegs.
Rising slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs
Wearing reflective clothing
9. The ________ is on the right handle and the _________ is operated by the right foot pedal.
rear brake; front brake
rear brake; clutch
front brake; rear brake
clutch; throttle
10. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
Both brakes equally
The rear brake
The front brake
The emergency brake
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NM Motorcycle Test

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