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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. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
Attach the cargo to your gas tank.
Fill saddlebags evenly to prevent drifting.
Never carry cargo on a motorcycle.
2. When riding with a passenger, you should:
All the other answers are correct.
begin slowing sooner as you approach a stop.
ride a little slower.
3. When you are being passed from behind, which lane position should you ride in?
4. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are not in a blind spot.
are avoiding hazards.
All of the above.
5. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
So that it covers your lights.
On the sissy bar.
Using bungee cords.
6. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
on slippery surfaces
at busy intersections
on gravel roads
7. When you need to cross rail tracks that are parallel to you, how should you cross them?
At an angle of exactly 90 degrees
Edge across the tracks
At an angle of at least 45 degrees
8. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
in heavy traffic.
only in designated lanes.
9. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
pull in the clutch.
apply the rear brake.
10. Chain slippage can be avoided by:
proper maintenance.
loosening the chain.
locking the rear wheel.
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SC Motorcycle License Test

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