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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. You can increase your safety at night by:
reducing your speed.
using your high beam.
increasing your following distance.
All of the above.
2. When riding with a passenger:
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
3. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the right
the left
the center
4. When passing a truck, it is important to:
All the other answers are correct.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
flash your headlight.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
5. You should immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
You start to lose control in a curve.
The motorcycle starts to wobble.
The throttle is stuck and you can't free it.
You are riding on a wet surface.
6. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
downshift to a lower gear to improve stability.
relax, stay on course, and ride straight across.
ride is in the center lane position.
proceed in a zigzag pattern until you cross the bridge.
7. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
30 miles.
round trip.
two hours.
four hours.
8. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
9. You can ride a motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
when there is no traffic.
only at speeds no more than 35 miles-per-hour faster than the vehicles you are passing.
only during designated peak traffic hours.
10. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
at busy intersections
on slippery surfaces
on multilane highways
on gravel roads
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PA Motorcycle License Test

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