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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 preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
at an angle.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the roadside.
2. The best way to stop quickly is by:
applying the front brake only.
applying both brakes until the front wheel locks.
applying both brakes at the same time.
3. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind.
All of the above.
4. If the throttle cable is stuck:
pull off the road.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
apply both brakes.
5. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
avoiding sudden moves.
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
6. Always maintain a safe following distance of at least ______ seconds.
7. You should pair up with another motorcycle:
when you are riding in a group.
in heavy traffic.
8. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
in heavy traffic.
only in designated lanes.
9. As you prepare for your ride, tell your passenger to:
put their feet on the ground at stops.
keep their legs close to the muffler(s).
hold firmly onto your waist, hips, belt or passenger handholds.
10. You should ______ while stopped at intersections.
remain in first gear
remain in neutral
remain in second gear
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SC Motorcycle Test

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