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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 Motorcyclist’s 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 there for 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. How can you increase your visibility to others at night?
Avoid wearing a tinted face shield.
Wear reflective gear.
Wear fluorescent clothing.
Wear a bright helmet.
6. Because motorcycles accelerate faster than other vehicles on the road, you must:
leave a larger space cushion.
make eye contact with other drivers.
be careful not to run into the vehicle in front of you.
flash your headlights when accelerating.
7. In order to avoid hazardous situations, you should:
watch other vehicles.
be able to swerve.
search the road ahead.
avoid carrying passengers.
8. Another driver is most likely to try and share a lane with you:
when preparing to turn at an intersection.
in heavy traffic.
when they want to pass you.
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 controlled by:
the left foot pedal.
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%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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