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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. ______ drugs can affect your ability to ride.
Illegal
Over-the-counter
Prescription
All of the above.
2. When you are being passed by another vehicle, what hazards must you watch out for?
Extended side mirrors
Objects being thrown from windows
Wind blasts from larger vehicles
All of the above.
3. In normal turns, you should:
None of the other answers is correct.
lean in the opposite direction.
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
4. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
holding in the clutch.
leaning back.
avoiding sudden moves.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
5. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
riding in the left lane position
swerving from side to side.
staying in the center lane position.
reducing your speed.
6. When riding a motorcycle, you must maintain a minimum safe following distance of ____ second(s) behind the vehicle in front of you.
2
4
3
1
7. Your lane position should:
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
All the other answers are correct.
communicate your intentions.
8. When you are carrying a passenger, they should:
have their own motorcycle license.
lean back to improve balance.
sit on the saddlebags.
lean as you lean.
9. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
crossing into another lane of traffic.
shifting gears.
tipping over.
twisting the throttle.
10. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the left foot pedal
the right hand lever
the right foot pedal
the left hand lever
 
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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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