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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. After starting the engine on a hill, you should:
apply the foot brake to hold the motorcycle while you operate the throttle.
flash your brake light.
use the rear brake to hold the motorcycle while you start the engine.
sound you horn.
2. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
on short trips.
on long trips.
in construction zones.
3. If you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface:
check the throttle cable.
release the rear brake and apply the front brake firmly.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch.
keep it locked until you have stopped.
4. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
in construction zones
with other motorcyclists
alongside other vehicles
in the left lane position
5. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Carrying a passenger
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
Improper loading of cargo
Improper braking technique
6. Which surface provides little traction?
wet pavement.
gravel roads.
All of the above.
7. When you make a turn you should:
All the other answers are correct.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
8. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
in front of the leader.
behind the leader.
in front of the last rider.
in the middle of the group.
9. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the left foot pedal
the right foot pedal
the right hand lever
the left hand lever
10. Which of the following is the most likely place for a collision?
An intersection
A curve
A hill
A one-way road
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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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