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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 riding a motorcycle, you must maintain a minimum safe following distance of ____ second(s) behind the vehicle in front of you.
2. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
gradually increase your speed.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
3. When riding in a group, motoryclists should ride in a single-file formation:
in school zones.
at all times.
when entering a highway.
4. Which of the following is required in order to have a passenger on your motorcycle?
A windshield
Side saddlebags for cargo
Footrests for the passenger
5. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
leaning forward.
keeping your body straight.
6. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Evaluate, Examine.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
7. You should check your motorcycle tires:
every time you ride.
every three months.
once a month.
8. For railroad tracks that run parallel to your course, move far enough away from the tracks to cross at an angle of at least:
9. You can initiate a swerve by:
applying the rear brake.
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
downshifting gears.
10. Which brake control should you use when you need to stop?
The front brake
The emergency brake
Both front and rear brake
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SC DMV Motorcycle Test

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