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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 riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
30 miles.
four hours.
round trip.
two hours.
2. To decrease your chances of being involved in a collision:
identify and separate hazards.
search your path.
All of the other answers are correct.
be prepared to act.
3. Motorcycle passengers should:
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
put their feet down at stops.
sit as far back as possible.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
4. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
Using your headlight
Wearing protective clothing
Choosing the right helmet
5. Gravel, manhole covers and lane markings:
all provide excellent traction.
are not slippery.
all provide poor traction.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
6. The best lane position for a motorcycle:
is in the left part of the lane, next to the center line.
is the center lane position.
is the one in which you are most likely to be seen.
is in the right part of the lane, next to the curb.
7. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
use the front brake
change gears
lean with the motorcycle
avoid changing gears
8. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
flash your brake light before you slow down.
ride in the best lane position to see and be seen.
wear bright clothing.
All of the above.
9. Motorcycle riders may share a lane with a car:
in construction zones.
when riding in a group.
in heavy traffic.
10. To safely carry a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have:
an approved passenger license.
passenger seat and footrests.
sun protection.
passenger headlight.
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NY Motorcycle Test

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