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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. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Gravel roads
All the other answers are correct.
2. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Elastic cords
Metal chains
Cable ties
3. You should immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
The throttle is stuck and you can't free it.
The motorcycle starts to wobble.
You start to lose control in a curve.
4. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
5. Braking distance is:
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
6. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
apply both brakes at the same time.
gradually apply the rear brake.
apply the front brake firmly.
7. When riding through an intersection, motorcycle riders must be especially aware of:
pedestrians crossing the road.
cars turning left into their path.
vehicles in the roundabout.
8. Which of the following is an hazardous place for motorcycles?
School zones.
9. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on a luggage rack behind you.
in the front of the tank bag.
in a backpack.
10. The best lane position should:
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
All the other answers are correct.
communicate your intentions.
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SC DMV Motorcycle Test

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