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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. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Execute, Examine.
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
2. The best colors for being seen are:
orange, red, yellow or green.
black and white.
red and black.
dark colors in general.
3. You can ride a motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
only during designated peak traffic hours.
only at speeds no more than 35 miles-per-hour faster than the vehicles you are passing.
when there is no traffic.
4. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05% or more.
you have had at least one drink.
you had one drink and are over the age of 21.
5. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
apply both brakes at the same time.
apply the front brake firmly.
apply the front brake first.
gradually apply the rear brake.
6. Jamming down on the rear brake can cause:
engine failure.
the rear wheel to lock.
chain slippage.
the front wheel to lock.
7. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
All the other answers are correct.
8. Tinted eye protection:
should not be worn at night.
is prohibited by law.
is mandatory for all motorcyle riders.
should be worn at all times.
9. Which of the following surfaces poses the greatest hazard to motorcycles?
Hot pavement in the sun
Pavement in northern climates
Dry, cold pavement
Wet pavement right after it has started to rain
10. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane and you need to cross them, you should:
cross the tracks at an angle of 180 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 90 degrees.
edge across the tracks.
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NC DMV Motorcycle Test

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