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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. The best way to prevent fatigue while riding is to:
take frequent rest breaks.
drink lots of fluids.
drive only during the day.
not wear a face shield.
2. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are avoiding hazards.
are not in a blind spot.
maximize the space cushion around you.
All of the above.
3. To keep other vehicles from sharing your lane:
ride closer to the center portion of the lane.
change lanes often.
flash your brake light.
sound your horn.
4. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
5. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
try to accelerate out of the wobble.
apply the brakes.
fight the wobble.
grip the handlebars firmly and roll off the throttle.
6. The best way to help others see your motorcycle is to:
wear bright colored clothes.
keep the headlight on at all times.
choose the best lane position.
All of the above.
7. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In residential areas.
On multi-lane roads.
In school zones.
At intersections.
8. If you approach a blind intersection:
pull away from the curb without checking for traffic behind.
you should make a U-turn as soon as possible.
make sure you are not being followed.
move to the portion of the lane that will bring you into another driver’s field of vision as soon as possible.
9. A front-wheel skid can be caused by:
locking the rear wheel.
a quick turn.
aggressive driving.
locking the front wheel.
10. When riding at night, you should:
reduce your safe following distance.
always stay in the same lane position.
watch the taillights of the car ahead to detect bumps on the road.
increase your speed.
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NY DMV Motorcycle Test

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