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To add an endorsement to your license in Washington State, you must pass both a knowledge and a skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on the information from the Washington State Motorcycle Operator 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 written motorcycle test consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 20 correct answers to pass.
1. A benefit of riding in the center lane position is:
it keeps you hidden from other drivers.
it prevents others from sharing your lane.
it allows you to turn easily.
it helps you maintain a consistent speed.
2. Your passenger should:
sit as far forward as possible.
lean as you lean.
keep his or her feet on the footrests.
All of the above.
3. When being followed by a tailgater, you should:
slow down to encourage them to stop.
change lanes and let them pass you.
speed up until they stop tailgating.
flash your brake light.
4. The majority of motorcycle crashes occur:
in curves.
at low speeds.
at high speeds.
on hills.
5. If you need to shift gears as you approach a turn:
shift gears before the turn.
shift gears in the turn.
you do not need to shift gears for a turn.
shift gears after the turn.
6. The most likely place for a collision is:
a residential zone.
a school zone.
a multilane highway.
an intersection.
7. What is the correct hand signal for a left turn?
Left arm bent at 90 degrees, pointing up
Left arm bent at 90 degrees, pointing down
Right arm straight out
Left arm straight out
8. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, it is important NOT to:
grip the handlebars tightly.
adjust your weight.
close the throttle.
accelerate out of the wobble.
9. You can increase your line of sight when preparing to pass by:
lifting your face shield.
riding in the left lane position
swerving from side to side.
increasing your speed.
10. Riding with both legs on the same side of the motorcycle is:
permitted for children only.
permitted for passengers only.
never permitted.
permitted only if you are carrying large items.
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WA DMV Motorcycle Test

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