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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. You have a better chance to avoid serious injury if you:
plan you trip.
wear protective clothes.
take short trips.
2. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the center
the left
3. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rising slightly off the seat
Rolling on the throttle
Pulling in the clutch
4. If you are chased by a dog:
stop until the animal loses interest.
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
kick it away.
5. Remember to check your side mirrors:
before changing lanes.
before slowing down.
All of the above.
6. If the throttle remains stuck after twisting it back and forth several times:
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time.
apply both brakes firmly.
operate the engine cut-off switch, then pull in the clutch.
7. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
Using bungee cords.
On the sissy bar.
So that it covers your lights.
8. When turning through a slow, tight turn, you should:
keep your body straight while leaning the motorcycle.
lean the opposite way of the turn.
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
9. When riding a motorcycle, you use your arms primarily:
to hold yourself up.
to apply the front brake.
to steer the motorcycle.
10. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Filling saddlebags evenly
Fastening excess cargo to the sissy bar
Securing cargo as low as possible
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Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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