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To earn your motorcycle license in South Dakota, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions cover the information from the South Dakota Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand driving laws, road rules and safe riding practices. The South Dakota motorcycle test consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 19 correct answers to pass.
1. Choose the answer that applies best to carrying passengers.
Passengers should put their feet down at stops.
Passengers should keep their feet on the pegs at all times.
Passengers should avoid holding on to the driver.
2. When starting a motorcycle facing uphill, you should change to ______ to hold the  motorcycle while operating the throttle with the right hand.
either the hand brake or foot brake
the foot brake
both brakes
3. You can ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
avoiding sudden moves.
holding in the clutch.
leaning back.
4. Which lane position should you ride in to increase your line of sight?
5. You can share your lane with:
all other vehicles.
no one.
motorcycles and small cars.
6. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
The front brake
Both brakes equally
The emergency brake
7. The front brake is operated by:
the left foot lever.
the foot pedal.
the right hand lever.
8. How can you increase your chances of avoiding hazards at night?
Reduce your speed.
Do not wear a helmet.
Ride in a group.
9. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
At the first stop after you start driving
The mirrors are not adjustable.
Before you start driving
10. Before starting your motorcycle engine, your transmission should be in:
first gear.
second gear.
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SD DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
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