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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. When turning, you should avoid:
2. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to:
distribute the load evenly.
keep the load low.
All of the above.
3. The best lane position to ride in is:
the one where you are most likely to be seen.
the center lane position.
the left lane position.
4. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
at an angle.
parallel to the roadside.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
5. When buying your motorcycle helmet, the first thing to consider should be:
6. You should check your mirrors:
before you change lanes.
when you begin to slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
7. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
in the center portion of the lane.
in the left lane position.
at intersections.
8.  If you cannot avoid a slippery surface:
gradually increase your speed.
apply the rear brake.
keep your motorcycle straight up and proceed as slowly as possible.
9. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
decrease your speed.
speed up.
maintain or increase your speed.
10. You should check your mirrors when you are:
going to slow down.
about to change lanes.
in any of the above situations.
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SC Motorcycle Permit Test

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