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To earn your motorcycle license in South Carolina, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the South Carolina Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand driving laws, road rules and safe riding practices. The South Carolina DMV motorcycle test consists of 30 questions, and at least 24 correct answers are required to pass.
1. Wobbling can be caused by:
lower tire pressure.
All the other answers are correct.
improperly loading your bike.
2. You can initiate a swerve by:
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
downshifting gears.
applying the rear brake.
3. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
all provide better traction than mud.
all provide excellent traction.
all provide poor traction.
4. If the throttle cable is stuck:
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
pull off the road.
apply both brakes.
5. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
All of the above.
6. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Center or left
7. Other drivers are most likely to try and share the lane with a motorcycle when:
traffic is heavy.
the motorcycle rider is preparing to turn at an intersection.
All of the above.
8. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
ride in a staggered formation.
reduce your speed.
grab at the front brake.
9. You should start your motorcycle in:
second gear.
first gear.
10. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
speed up.
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SC DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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