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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. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
shift into neutral.
ride in the center lane position.
pull in the clutch when swerving.
cover the clutch and the brakes.
2. When making a turn, it is best to change gears ___________ the turn.
before you enter
while in
before, during, or after
3. When you are being passed from behind, avoid being hit by:
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind from larger vehicles.
All of the above.
4. You should increase your following distance:
during the day.
in heavy traffic.
when it is windy.
on single-lane roads.
5. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
round trip.
30 miles.
four hours.
two hours.
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. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
in construction zones.
on short trips.
on long trips.
8. When riding in a group, ensure the group stays together by:
placing beginners in the middle of the group.
checking your mirrors frequently.
pairing up.
riding in a single-file formation.
9. To safely carry a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have:
an approved passenger license.
sun protection.
passenger seat and footrests.
passenger headlight.
10. When riding at night you should:
decrease your following distance.
speed up.
increase the following distance.
use your low beam.
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NC Motorcycle Test

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