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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. Drivers are most tempted to squeeze by you:
when they want to pass you.
in heavy traffic.
when you prepare to turn at an intersection.
All the other answers are correct.
2. When you carry loads, you should:
fasten the load securely.
All the other answers are correct.
stop and check the load every so often.
distribute the load evenly.
3. When riding, motorcyclists can increase their safety by:
adjusting their speed.
adjusting their lane position.
using their horn and signals when appropriate.
All of the above.
4. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
The location in which you are drinking
The type of alcohol
The time of day
How fast you drink
5. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Reduce your following distance.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Wear reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
6. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you time to react.
All of the above.
7. You should use only the front brake:
on surfaces with poor traction.
At all times.
when you need to stop quickly.
if your rear tire goes flat.
8. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a T-formation.
single file.
in a staggered formation.
in pairs.
9. ________ through a turn to stabilize suspension.
Decrease your speed
Pull in the clutch
Apply the rear brake
Roll on the throttle
10. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
ride on the shoulder of the road.
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
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NY DMV Motorcycle Test

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