North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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1. Which of the following is required equipment for a motorcycle to be operated legally?
2. The rear brake is ____ important because
3. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
4. Adjust your side mirrors so you will be able to see
5. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
6. When carrying a load, you should
7. If you suspect the driver ahead of you does not know you are behind his or her vehicle, you should
8. If you are approaching a turn and you need to shift gears, you should change gears
9. When starting your motorcycle, your right wrist should be positioned
10. Most accidents occur with riders travelling under ____ miles per hour.
11. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if
12. When you ride a motorcycle on slippery pavement, you should ____ to avoid a skid.
13. Most riders are driving slower than ____ mph when a crash happens.
14. Nearly ____ % of riders killed in motorcycle accidents had been drinking.
15. If your front tire fails while riding, you should ease off the throttle and
16. Riding ____ decreases your chances of being seen.
17. In addition to downshifting when you slow or stop, you should also downshift
18. Your motorcycle fits you if
19. When does alcohol start lowering abilities to ride?
20. Which of the following may not be legally operated on a street or highway?
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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.