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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. When you swerve, always:
brake before swerving.
brake after swerving.
brake before or after swerving.
brake while swerving.
2. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
in emergency situations.
every time you make turns.
at uncontrolled intersections.
every time you stop.
3. Your lane position should:
avoid surface hazards.
provide an escape route.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
All the other answers are correct.
4. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Leaning back
Avoiding sudden moves
Maintaining or increasing your speed
Holding in the clutch
5. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Tire pressure
Tread wear
Cuts and scrapes
All of the above.
6. Eye protection:
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
None of the other answers is correct.
should give a clear view to either side.
7. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
roll off the throttle.
accelerate out of the wobble.
leave the road as soon as you can.
grip the handlebars firmly.
8. What is the safest braking method?
Using both brakes at the same time
Using only the rear brake
Using only the front brake
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
9. 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.
10. The pavement is particularly slippery:
in rural areas.
in construction zones.
after it starts to rain.
in the tire tracks left by cars.
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TX Motorcycle Test

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