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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. If the front wheel locks:
grab at the front brake.
roll on the throttle.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
keep it locked.
2. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Gravel roads
Warm pavement
Wet pavement
3. Which surface provides little traction?
gravel roads.
lanes that are not often used.
wet pavement.
4. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
None of the other answers is correct.
at normal speed
5. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
riding in the left lane position
staying in the center lane position.
swerving from side to side.
increasing your speed.
6. To keep other vehicles from sharing your lane:
change lanes often.
ride closer to the center portion of the lane.
sound your horn.
flash your brake light.
7. When passing a truck, it is important to:
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
flash your headlight.
All the other answers are correct.
8. As you prepare for your ride, tell your passenger to:
put their feet on the ground at stops.
wear a seat belt.
keep their legs close to the muffler(s).
hold firmly onto your waist, hips, belt or passenger handholds.
9. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
All the other answers are correct.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually through the turn.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
10. When you carry loads, you should:
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely.
stop and check the load every so often.
All the other answers are correct.
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NC Motorcycle Test

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