North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. When crossing an obstacle, you should cross it at an angle of at least ____ degrees.
2. For beginner riders, a ____ motorcycle is usually better for riding.
3. When riding a motorcycle, your arms are primarily used for
4. Why is it important to cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
5. Your right wrist should be positioned ____ with proper hand formation.
6. Distance around your motorcycle gives you which of the following?
7. When should you have your headlight on?
8. If the rear wheel locks, you should
9. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
10. Most accidents occur with riders travelling under ____ miles per hour.
11. When you are preparing to pass a vehicle, your motorcycle should be positioned in ____ of the lane.
12. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
13. Trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles cannot be operated where?
14. A surface that provides little traction for a motorcycle
15. Which of the following should you not do if your motorcycle is chased by a dog?
16. When should the right lane position be avoided?
17. When is the center of the lane position the best choice?
18. Tinted eye protection
19. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by
20. A motorcycle has no more than ____ wheels on the ground.
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in North Carolina, you must have an endorsement on your current driver's license or a motorcycle learner's permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a learner's permit at age 16. You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement if you currently have a full provisional, regular, or commercial driver's license. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the motorcycle knowledge exam, and the traffic signs test. Minors will also need to successfully complete a motorcycle safety course. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, the traffic signs test, and the motorcycle rider skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions on traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The traffic signs test examines your ability to identify signs by shape, color, and meaning. You must score at least 80 percent to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to handle normal and hazardous traffic situations. If you fail a test, you may have to wait between one and five days to retest.