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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. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Taking frequent rest breaks.
Limiting the length of your trip.
All of the above.
2. You should adjust your side mirrors:
while riding your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
3. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
Use ropes to secure the load.
Fill saddlebags evenly to prevent drifting.
Never carry cargo on a motorcycle.
Attach the cargo to your gas tank.
4. You should roll on the throttle:
when passing a row of parked cars.
to help stabilize your bike in a turn.
when preparing to stop.
when descending a hill.
5. When you carry loads, you should:
stop and check the load every so often.
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely.
All the other answers are correct.
6. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
All the other answers are correct.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
7. A safe following distance is at least ____ seconds. If road conditions are hazardous, you're going to need extra breaking space to maintain a safe motorcycle distance.
8. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
ride in the left portion of the lane.
are about to start from a stop.
approach surface hazards.
All the other answers are correct.
9. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the lane behind you.
the rear brake.
the lane in front of you.
the far lane.
10. Decreases your chances of being involved in a collision by:
communicating your intentions.
identifying and separating hazards.
being visible.
All of the above.
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NM Motorcycle Test

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