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To obtain your motorcycle license in Texas, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on the information from the Texas Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand driving laws, road rules and safe riding practices, as well as information specific to two-wheeled vehicles. The Texas motorcycle test consists of 20 multiple choice questions, and a passing score is 16 or higher.
1. Taking a turn too fast could cause you to:
accelerate out of a wobble.
cross into another lane of traffic.
apply both brakes.
operate the engine cut-off switch.
2. To deal with a sticky throttle on your motorcyle, you should first:
apply the front brake.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
apply the rear brake.
operate the engine cut-off switch.
3. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Bad drivers are
Traffic signals are
Seasonal changes are
Not being seen is
4. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are available to a motorcycle?
5. The gearshift lever is located:
by the left handgrip.
by the right handgrip.
in front of the right footrest.
in front of the left footrest.
6. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
gradually increase your speed.
sit as far back as possible.
7. You should check your motorcycle tires:
once a week.
before every ride.
every month.
every 3 months.
8. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind.
objects thrown from windows.
All of the above.
9. You should check your mirrors:
before you change lanes.
if you need to leave the road.
when you begin to slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
10. The best way to prevent fatigue while riding is to:
drive only during the day.
not wear a face shield.
take frequent rest breaks.
drink lots of fluids.
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TX Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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