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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 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'll need at least 20 correct answers to pass.
1. Which of the following surfaces poses the greatest hazard to motorcycles?
Hot pavement in the sun
Wet pavement right after it has started to rain
Pavement in northern climates
Dry, cold pavement
2. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
3. To deal with a sticky throttle on your motorcyle, you should first:
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
apply the rear brake.
operate the engine cut-off switch.
apply the front brake.
4. Which surface provides little traction?
gravel roads.
wet pavement.
All of the above.
5. When you are being passed, you should:
beep your horn.
use hand signals.
stay in the center portion of your lane.
flash the brake light.
6. In potential high-risk areas, such as intersections and school zones, motorcycle riders should:
reduce the following distance.
cover the clutch and the brake.
skim your feet along the ground.
pull in the clutch.
7. Remind your passenger to tighten his or her hold when you:
are about to start from a stop.
approach surface hazards.
are about to turn sharply.
All the other answers are correct.
8. The gearshift lever is located:
in front of the right footrest.
by the left handgrip.
in front of the left footrest.
by the right handgrip.
9. Shifting to a lower gear causes an effect similar to using the brakes. This is known as:
engine breaking.
engine braking.
10. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
pull in the clutch.
keep your body straight.
lean in the same direction.
look straight ahead.
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WA 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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