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To earn your motorcycle license in Ohio, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The knowledge test questions are based on information from the Ohio Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand driving laws, road rules, and safe riding practices. The Ohio motorcycle test consists of 40 questions. A score of at least 30 (75%) is required to pass.
1. When following another vehicle, always maintain a following distance of at least:
2 seconds
30 feet
4 seconds
2. When riding at night, you should:
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
never use your high beam.
follow the car in front of you closely.
3. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
4. What is the safest braking method?
Using only the front brake
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
Using both brakes at the same time
5. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
crossing into another lane of traffic.
twisting the throttle.
shifting gears.
6. Driving a motorcycle is ____________ driving a car.
more tiring than
less tiring at night than
less tiring than
7. In which of the following situations should you operate the engine cut-off switch?
When someone is tailgating you.
If the throttle is stuck.
If you cannot see through the vehicle ahead.
8. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
blasts of wind.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
9. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
10. When you are carrying a passenger, you should ride ______ around curves.
at the speed limit
at your usual speed
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OH Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:30
Passing score:75%
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