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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. Rolling on the throttle through a turn:
helps stabilize suspension.
causes the motorcycle to slip.
is the best way to handle tailgaters.
is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
in the left lane position.
in the center portion of the lane.
at intersections.
where dirt and gravel collect.
3. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
they make eye contact with you.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
4. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
All the above
Applying the rear brake
Rolling on the throttle
Applying the front brake
5. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
avoiding sudden moves.
holding in the clutch.
leaning back.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
6. To fasten cargo to a motorcycle, use:
a towing trailer
elastic cords
strips of cloth
7. In a staggered formation, the leader rides in the __________ of the lane, while the second rider stays one second behind in the ________ of the lane.
right side; left side
left side; center
left side; right side
center; right side
8. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
maximize the space cushion around you.
avoid road hazards.
are not in a blind spot.
All of the above.
9. The best face protection is provided by:
a windshield.
government-approved glasses.
a face shield.
10. A swerve is any sudden change in direction. To swerve correctly:
Press the handgrip in the opposite direction of the turn.
Never brake after swerving.
Press the hand grip in the direction of the turn.
Brake while swerving.
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NY Motorcycle License Test

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