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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. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Improper loading of cargo
Carrying a passenger
Improper braking technique
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
in the left lane position.
where dirt and gravel collect.
at intersections.
in the center portion of the lane.
3. When you ride a motorcycle, you mainly use your arms for:
holding yourself up.
applying the brakes.
hand signals.
4. When someone follows too closely, you should:
sound your horn.
change lanes and let them pass.
flash your brake lights.
pull over and stop.
5. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
avoid using windshields.
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
take frequent rest breaks.
drink coffee at least every two hours.
6. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
motorcycle boots.
passenger brakes.
passenger footrests.
a windshield.
7. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
on multilane highways
at busy intersections
on slippery surfaces
on gravel roads
8. Motorcycle collisions are most frequent:
on entrance ramps.
at intersections.
on multi-lane highways.
in school zones.
9. When you swerve, always:
brake after swerving.
brake while swerving.
brake before or after swerving.
brake before swerving.
10. In potential high-risk areas, such as intersections and school zones, motorcycle riders should:
reduce the following distance.
cover the clutch and the brake.
skim your feet along the ground.
pull in the clutch.
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NY Motorcycle Permit Test

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