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PENNSYLVANIA DMV MOTORCYCLE PERMIT 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. Chain slippage can be avoided by:
proper maintenance.
squeezing the clutch lever to disengage the engine.
loosening the chain.
locking the rear wheel.
2. You can share your lane with another vehicle:
when you are riding in school zones.
in designated areas.
Never
when you are riding in a staggered formation.
3. What's the best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane?
Riding in the center lane position.
Increasing your speed.
Coming to a sudden stop without any sort of signal.
Turning on your high beam headlights.
4. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
take frequent rest breaks.
avoid using windshields.
drink coffee at least every two hours.
5. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
every time you stop.
at uncontrolled intersections.
every time you make turns.
in emergency situations.
6. When passing a truck, it is important to:
All the other answers are correct.
flash your headlight.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
7. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
three
two
one
four
8. You may need to change your lane position if you are:
being followed.
approaching a blind intersection.
riding in a residential area.
riding on a multilane road.
9. When riding a motorcycle, you must maintain a minimum safe following distance of ____ second(s) behind the vehicle in front of you.
2
4
1
3
10. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually through the turn.
press on the handle grip in the direction of the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
 
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PA Motorcycle Test Facts

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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