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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 visibility to ther drivers by:
Wearing reflective clothing
Increasing your following distance
Keeping both feet on the pegs.
Rising slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs
2. 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.
3. Which surface provides little traction?
fallen leaves.
gravel roads.
wet pavement.
All of the above.
4. When riding at night, ___________ to increase your ability to see bumps on the road.
pull off
watch the taillights of the car ahead
use your brake light
tailgate the car ahead
5. Which of the following is an hazardous place for motorcycles?
School zones.
Rural roads.
6. The best lane position should:
communicate your intentions.
All the other answers are correct.
provide an escape route.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
7. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Limiting the length of your trip.
Taking frequent rest breaks.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
All of the above.
8. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
riding in a staggered formation.
braking the engine.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
dragging the rear brake.
9. When parking at the roadside, park:
on the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
10. Motorcycle passengers should:
sit as far back as possible.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
put their feet down at stops.
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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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