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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. When preparing to pass the vehicle ahead, increase your line of sight by:
riding in the left lane position.
increasing your speed.
staying in the center lane position.
getting the tailgater in front of you.
2. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
slow down as much as possible.
All of the other answers are correct.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
3. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
grab the front brake.
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
lean as much as possible.
increase your speed through the curve.
4. When riding a motorcycle, keep your feet:
firmly on the foot pegs.
with your toes pointing downward.
on the ground.
None of the other answers are correct.
5. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
Applying the rear brake
Rolling on the throttle
All the above
Applying the front brake
6. When riding in a group, ensure the group stays together by:
pairing up.
checking your mirrors frequently.
placing beginners in the middle of the group.
riding in a single-file formation.
7. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
blasts of wind.
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
8. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
in the front of the tank bag.
in a backpack.
on a luggage rack behind you.
on the sissy bar.
9. Braking distance is:
usually 100 feet.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
10. For precision steering, your hands should be positioned:
so you can keep your arms straight.
even with or below your elbows.
so you can lock the rear brake more easily.
above your elbows.
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NC Motorcycle License Test

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