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To earn your motorcycle license in New York State, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The NYS knowledge test questions are based on information from the New York DMV Driver's Manual and the New York Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules, road signs, driving laws and safe riding practices. The New York motorcycle test consists of 20 questions. A score of at least 14 (70%) is required to pass.
1. To know what is going on behind you:
slow down and look around.
check your side mirrors frequently.
pull off the road and check.
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
2. When you make a turn you should:
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
All the other answers are correct.
3. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
when changing lanes.
in construction zones.
at higher speeds.
at lower speeds.
4. To avoid fatigue:
do not ride at night.
apply both brakes.
take frequent rest breaks.
drink a lot of coffee.
5. At intersections, motorcycle riders must especially watch for:
rows of parked vehicles.
blue traffic signs.
cars crossing their path.
6. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
sit as far back as possible.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
gradually increase your speed.
7. When scanning the road, you should be looking for:
escape routes.
road hazards.
traffic conditions.
All of the above.
8. When you have a tire failure, you must remember to:
use the flat tire brake only.
pull the engine kill switch.
slow down with both brakes.
avoid using the brake of the flat tire.
9. To decrease your chances of being involved in a collision:
identify and separate hazards.
search your path.
All of the other answers are correct.
be prepared to act.
10. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
you start to lose control in a curve.
a tire goes flat.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
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NY DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
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