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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. Why is it important to cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
A larger angle would be unsafe.
At a lesser angle, you may catch your tires.
It gives you the best view of oncoming trains.
2. When riding at night, you should:
ride in a staggered formation whenever possible.
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
3. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should:
ride in a V-formation.
use a staggered formation.
pair up.
4. When a driver on an entrance ramp is merging into your lane, you should:
sound your horn.
change to another lane if one is open.
slow down.
5. To avoid fatigue:
apply both brakes at the same time.
take frequent rest breaks.
drink a lot of coffee.
6. When passing, ride in the ___________ to increase your line of sight and make you more visible.
center portion of the lane
right portion of the lane
left portion of the lane
7. What is a benefit of riding in the center lane position?
It helps you maintain a constant speed.
It prevents others from sharing your lane.
It allows you to go faster.
8. When riding with passengers, as you approach a stop you should:
maintain a smaller space cushion around you.
start slowing earlier.
tell the passenger to put their feet on the ground.
9. The left-hand lever controls:
the throttle.
the front brake.
the clutch.
10. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are available to a motorcycle?
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VA Motorcycle Test

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