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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. Motorcycle passengers should:
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
sit as far back as possible.
put their feet down at stops.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
2. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Cuts and scrapes
Tire pressure
Tread wear
All of the above.
3. When parking at the roadside, park:
on the curb.
parallel to the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
4. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
5. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Wear reflective clothing.
Reduce your following distance.
Use your high beam.
6. At night it is harder for you to see and be seen. To compensate, you should:
stay in the same lane position.
use your low beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
decrease your following distance.
use the taillights of the car ahead.
7. While riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane with another vehicle:
if you are riding in a staggered formation.
when you are riding in construction zones.
in designated areas.
8. Which of the following kinds of drugs can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
Over the counter
All of the above.
9. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
ride on the shoulder of the road.
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
10. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the left hand lever
the right foot pedal
the left foot pedal
the right hand lever
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NY DMV Motorcycle 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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