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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. When riding a motorcycle, you use your arms primarily:
to steer the motorcycle.
to apply the front brake.
to make hand signals.
to hold yourself up.
2. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a T-formation.
single file.
in a staggered formation.
in pairs.
3. If you must go over the obstacle, approach it at as close to a ____-degree angle as possible.
4. 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.
5. When passing, ride in the ___________ to increase your line of sight and make you more visible.
right portion of the lane
center portion of the lane
left or right portions
left portion of the lane
6. When you ride an unfamiliar motorcycle:
ride extra carefully.
always ride in the center lane position.
wear two helmets.
wear leather clothes.
7. Jamming down on the rear brake can cause:
the rear wheel to lock.
the front wheel to lock.
engine failure.
chain slippage.
8. Ride with your headlight on:
at night.
in construction zones.
when it is foggy.
At all times
9. When passing a truck, it is important to:
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
All the other answers are correct.
flash your headlight.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
10. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Nylon rope
Cable ties
Metal chains
Elastic cords
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PA Motorcycle Permit 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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