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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. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
all provide poor traction.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
all provide excellent traction.
2. While you are riding a motorcycle, head checks:
should be performed before you change lanes.
are not required because motorcycles do not have blind spots.
only need to be done at night.
3. When riding a motorcycle, you use your arms primarily:
to hold yourself up.
to steer the motorcycle.
to apply the front brake.
4. When riding in a group, motoryclists should ride in a single-file formation:
in school zones.
when entering a highway.
at all times.
5. Before riding, position yourself comfortably and sit far enough forward so that your arms are:
bent at a 120-degree angle.
slightly bent when you hold the handgrips.
6. Eye protection:
should give a clear view to either side.
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
7. At blind intersections, it is important to:
see as much as possible and remain visible to others.
share your lane with other cars and motorcycles.
change lanes and let the tailgater pass.
8. Approach turns and curves with caution. Use these four steps for better control:
1. Roll 2. Slow 3. Look 4. Lean
1. Lean 2. Look 3. Slow 4. Roll
1. Slow 2. Look 3. Lean 4. Roll
9. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
is recommended at all times.
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
should be used when riding on curves.
10. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Wear reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
Reduce your following distance.
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SC Motorcycle Test

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