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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. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
use the front brake
lean with the motorcycle
avoid changing gears
change gears
2. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
holding in the clutch.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
avoiding sudden moves.
leaning back.
3. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
rear brake
front brake
4. When riding at night you should:
increase the following distance.
decrease your following distance.
use your low beam.
increase your speed.
5. Which of the following roads are the most hazardous for a motorcycle to ride on?
Newly paved roads
Gravel roads
Rural roads
Multilane highways
6. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
wear a tinted face shield.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
not use your headlight.
ride slower than you do during the day.
7. To know what is going on behind you:
check your side mirrors frequently.
pull off the road and check.
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
slow down and look around.
8. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
at an angle.
with the rear wheel locked.
parallel to the roadside.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
9. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
hold the handlegrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
make sure the tire pressure, shock spring preload and dampers are at the recommended settings for the weight.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
avoid using the rear brake.
10. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
every time you make turns.
at uncontrolled intersections.
every time you stop.
in emergency situations.
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NY Motorcycle Test

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