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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. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
four hours.
two hours.
round trip.
30 miles.
2. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Uneven surfaces
Lane markings and steel plates
Wet pavement
All of the above.
3. When riding a motorcycle, you should maintain a _____ second safe following distance.
4. When you make a turn you should:
All the other answers are correct.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
5. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
The time of day
The type of alcohol
How fast you drink
The location in which you are drinking
6. The best way to stop quickly is by:
applying both brakes at the same time.
applying the front brake and then the rear brake.
applying the front brake only.
applying the rear brake only.
7. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
you have had at least one drink.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05% or more.
you had one drink and are over the age of 21.
8. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
increasing your speed.
riding in the left lane position
staying in the center lane position.
swerving from side to side.
9. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In residential areas.
In school zones.
At intersections.
On multi-lane roads.
10. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
on multilane highways.
when changing lanes.
at higher speeds.
at lower speeds.
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NY Motorcycle License Test

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