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PENNSYLVANIA MOTORCYCLE LICENSE TEST

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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your motorcycle license in Pennsylvania, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The Pennsylvania DMV motorcycle test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. To help you keep your balance as the motorcycle turns:
keep your knees against the gas tank.
ride in the center lane position.
decrease your speed.
rise slightly off the seat.
2. Braking distance is:
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
usually 100 feet.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
3. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in construction zones.
on short trips.
in school zones.
on long trips.
4. Tinted eye protection:
should be worn at all times.
should not be worn at night.
is mandatory for all motorcyle riders.
is prohibited by law.
5. Any motorcycle carrying a passenger must be equipped with:
 two throttles.
footrests for the passenger.
a windshield.
a passenger brake pedal.
6. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
a tire goes flat.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
you start to lose control in a curve.
7. Wearing a face shield while riding:
is the best form of face and eye protection.
is a legal requirement for riders under the age of 21.
is less effective than wearing glasses.
is prohibited at night.
8. 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.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
separate braking from swerving.
9. When a driver on an entrance ramp is merging into your lane, you should:
slow down.
increase your speed.
change to another lane if one is open.
sound your horn.
10. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
All the other answers are correct.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
 
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PA Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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