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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. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Cable ties
Elastic cords
Nylon rope
Metal chains
2. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
avoiding sudden moves.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
3. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
sit as far back as possible.
gradually increase your speed.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
4. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
lean as much as possible.
grab the front brake.
increase your speed through the curve.
5. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before starting your motorcycle.
while riding your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
6. The ___________ is the place where debris and oil drippings from cars collect.
center portion of the lane
opposite lane
left portion of the lane
right portion of the lane
7. When you make a turn you should:
look through the turn to where you want to go.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
8. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
grip the handlebars firmly
apply the brakes
leave the road as soon as you can.
roll off the throttle
9. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
tires and wheels.
All of the above.
10. If you are chased by a dog:
swerve around the animal.
stop until the animal loses interest.
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
kick it away.
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NC Motorcycle Test

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