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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 can share your lane with another vehicle:
when you are riding in school zones.
when you are riding in a staggered formation.
in designated areas.
2. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
Attach the cargo to your gas tank.
Use ropes to secure the load.
Never carry cargo on a motorcycle.
Fill saddlebags evenly to prevent drifting.
3. Convex mirrors:
should not be used at night.
do not provide a good-enough view of the road behind.
make cars seem much closer than they really are.
provide a wider view of the road behind than do flat mirrors.
4. Tinted eye protection:
should be worn at all times.
is prohibited by law.
is mandatory for all motorcyle riders.
should not be worn at night.
5. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
6. ___________________ should check their mirror and make a head check before they change lanes.
Both motorcyclists and car drivers
Drivers below the age of 18
Only car drivers
Only motorcyclists
7. Which of the following statements about riding downhill is false?
Increase your speed when riding downhill.
Start slowing early.
Motorcycles tend to pick up speed.
The amount of braking force required to stop increases.
8. Which of the following is NOT part of the upshifting process:
Gently applying the front brake while squeezing the clutch.
Rolling off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch.
Moving into higher gears by bumping the gear shift upwards.
Smoothly adjusting the clutch and throttle together to match the speed that you are currently traveling.
9. Because operation of a motorcycle is more tiring than the operation of a car, you should:
keep riding even if you are tired.
avoid drinking water.
eat foods high in carbohydrate.
take frequent breaks.
10. When parking next to a curb, you should park with _______ touching the curb.
the front wheel
the rear wheel
both wheels
You should never park next to a curb.
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NC Motorcycle Test

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