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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. You are approaching a turn and need to change gears. When should you change gears?
Before entering the turn
At any point before, after, or during the turn
After entering the turn
During the turn
2. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
All of the other answers are correct.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
slow down as much as possible.
3. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Cuts and scrapes
Tread wear
Tire pressure
All of the above.
4. Shifting to a lower gear causes an effect similar to using the brakes. This is known as:
engine braking.
engine breaking.
5. When riding with a passenger:
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
6. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane and you need to cross them, you should:
edge across the tracks.
cross the tracks at an angle of 180 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 90 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
7. A front-wheel skid can be caused by:
a quick turn.
locking the front wheel.
aggressive driving.
locking the rear wheel.
8. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the right
the left
the center
9. You are approaching a turn. If you need to shift gears, you should do it:
before the turn.
during the turn.
before, during, or after the turn.
after the turn.
10. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
ride slower than you do during the day.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
wear a tinted face shield.
not use your headlight.
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NC DMV Motorcycle Test

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