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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. If the front tire locks while riding, you should:
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch.
keep it locked until you come to a complete stop.
release the front brake immediately then reapply it firmly.
switch to using the rear brake.
2. Before changing lanes:
Check your mirrors.
Look over your shoulder.
Check your blind spots.
All of the above.
3. You can initiate a swerve by:
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
downshifting gears.
applying the rear brake.
pressing the handgrip of the opposite direction you want to swerve.
4. To know what is going on behind you:
check your side mirrors frequently.
slow down and look around.
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
pull off the road and check.
5. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
increase your speed through the curve.
grab the front brake.
lean as much as possible.
6. If you must stop quickly while turning in a curve, first:
take your feet off the footrests to improve balance.
change lane position.
pull off the road.
straighten and square the handlebars.
7. If the traffic situation allows, the ___________ lane position is usually the best place for you to be seen.
right or left
8. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
passenger brakes.
passenger footrests.
a windshield.
motorcycle boots.
9. When parking at the roadside, you should park with ______ touching the curb.
both wheels
the front wheel
the left foot peg
the rear wheel
10. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
pull in the clutch.
roll on the throttle.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
apply the rear brake.
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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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