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To earn your motorcycle license in Virginia, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skill test. You should study the Virginia Motorcycle Manual along with the Virginia Driver's Manual before taking the knowledge and skills tests required to obtain a motorcycle endorsement. Knowledge test questions require that you know and understand driving laws, road rules and safe riding practices. The Virginia motorcycle test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need to score at least 20 to pass.
1. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
2. At night it is harder for you to see and be seen. To compensate, you should:
use the taillights of the car ahead.
use your low beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
decrease your following distance.
3. When you are being passed from behind, avoid being hit by:
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
4. You can initiate a swerve by:
pressing the handgrip of the direction you want to swerve.
applying the rear brake.
downshifting gears.
5. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
is recommended at all times.
should be used when riding on curves.
6. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before starting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
before mounting your motorcycle.
7. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. If a car on an entrance ramp is going to merge into your lane, you should:
change to another lane.
ride next to the car.
increase your speed and pass the car.
8. If your front tire goes flat while riding, and breaking is required, you should:
immediately operate the the engine cut-off switch and stop.
use the rear brake and, when the motorcycle slows, ride to the side of the road.
use both brakes and ride to the side of the road.
9. To know what is going on behind you:
check your side mirrors frequently.
slow down and look around.
pull off the road and check.
10. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Limiting the length of your trip.
All of the above.
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VA Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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