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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. A motorcycle mini-lane is:
one-fifth the width of a lane.
a full lane width.
a lane designated for motorcycles only.
one-third the width of a lane.
2. You should wear protective eyewear:
only while riding on highways and freeways.
only if you choose to do so.
if your motorcycle has no windshield.
at all times.
3. Which of the following is NOT part of the upshifting process?
Lifting the shift lever as far as it will go
Gently applying the front brake while adjusting the throttle
Rolling off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch
Easing out of the clutch and adjusting the throttle
4. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
blasts of wind.
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
5. ______ is prohibited when you ride downhill.
Coasting in neutral
Slowing down
Shifting gears
Increasing your speed
6. You can increase your visibility to ther drivers by:
Rising slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs
Wearing reflective clothing
Keeping both feet on the pegs.
Increasing your following distance
7. What is the best lane position for being seen?
The left portion of the lane
It depends on the situation
The right portion of the lane
The center of the lane
8. Your lane position should:
avoid surface hazards.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
All the other answers are correct.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
9. The left-hand lever controls:
the throttle.
the rear brake.
the front brake.
the clutch.
10. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
See, Execute, Examine.
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NC Motorcycle Permit Test

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