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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 must have their own:
All of the above.
2. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the right part of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the left part of the lane
in the center portion of the lane
3. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
in front of the last rider.
in the middle of the group.
in front of the leader.
behind the leader.
4. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside of cars because:
your bike may skid.
the car driver cannot make a turn.
you could be in a blind spot.
None of the above.
5. If your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield:
you can only ride during the day.
you must wear safety goggles or a face shield.
you do not have to wear eye protection.
you are required to wear glasses.
6. When passing, ride in the ___________ to increase your line of sight and make you more visible.
right portion of the lane
center portion of the lane
left or right portions
left portion of the lane
7. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Wearing protective clothing
Choosing the right helmet
Using your headlight
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
8. What is a benefit of riding in the center lane position?
It allows you to go faster.
It prevents others from sharing your lane.
Your space cushion is maximized.
It helps you maintain a constant speed.
9. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
at normal speed
None of the other answers is correct.
10. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the lane behind you.
the rear brake.
the lane in front of you.
the far lane.
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NY Motorcycle Test

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