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To earn your motorcycle license in North Carolina, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The knowledge test questions cover content in the North Carolina Motorcycle Handbook. They require that you know and understand road rules, driving laws and safe riding practices. The North Carolina motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. A score of at least 20 (80%) is required to pass.
1. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are available to a motorcycle?
2. When riding with a passenger:
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
3. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
they make eye contact with you.
they are beginning to slow down.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
4. You should adjust your side mirrors:
at a designated service center.
while riding your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
5. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Reduce your following distance.
Wear reflective clothing.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
6. If you are chased by a dog:
stop until the animal loses interest.
swerve around the animal.
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
kick it away.
7. To avoid hazardous situations and reduce their risk, experienced riders:
pull in the clutch when turning.
swerve often.
scan the road ahead.
avoid carrying passengers.
8. Other drivers are most likely to try and share the lane with a motorcycle when:
the motorcycle rider is preparing to turn at an intersection.
traffic is heavy.
they want to pass the motorcycle.
All of the above.
9. Your motorcycle fits you if:
you can reach the foot pegs.
you can reach the handlegrips.
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
All of the above.
10. The rear brake is operated by:
a button on the right-hand lever.
the left-hand lever.
the right-hand lever.
the right foot pedal.
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NC DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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