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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. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
more tiring than
less tiring than
less tiring at night than
as tiring as
2. In normal turns, you should:
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
None of the other answers is correct.
lean in the opposite direction.
3. When traveling in heavy traffic, an adequate space cushion between yourself and the vehicle ahead is:
One second
Four seconds
Two seconds
Six seconds
4. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the left part of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the center portion of the lane
in the right part of the lane
5. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Evaluate, Examine.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Signal, Examine, Execute.
6. Eye protection:
None of the other answers is correct.
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
should give a clear view to either side.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
7. When riding, motoryclists should wear clothing that:
is made of approved materials.
completely covers arms and legs.
is comfortable.
is sufficiently tight.
8. To stop quickly:
grab at the front brake.
use the rear brake first.
use the front brake first.
apply both brakes at the same time.
9. You should maintain an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle:
unless you are stopped.
when you first learn to ride.
when carrying a passenger.
at all times.
10. When the engine “locks”, it is usually:
low on oil.
out of balance.
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NM Motorcycle Test

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