Iowa Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 20
Directions: To obtain a motorcycle license in Iowa, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. The knowledge test consists of 25 questions from the Iowa Motorcycle Operator Manual. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, you must receive a score of 20 or better. There is no motorcycle manual available in Spanish. However, the knowledge test may be taken in Spanish.
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1.
When carrying passengers, you should do which of the following?
Ensure there are footrests for only the driver
Equip the motorcycle to carry passengers
Drive as you would without a passenger
Instruct the passenger after you start riding
2.
A pre-ride inspection:
Usually only takes a few minutes and should be done before every ride
Usually only takes a few minutes and should be done no more than once a month
Usually takes over an hour and should be done only if you will be carrying a passenger
Usually takes over an hour and should be performed by a mechanic
3.
Passengers should:
Lean as you lean.
Sit as far back as possible.
Never hold on to you.
Hold on to the motorcycle seat.
4.
When driving in fog, you should:
Use no lights
Alternate between the low and high beams
Use your high beam headlight
Use your low beam headlight
5.
For routine braking,
You should only use the rear brake
You should only use the front brake
You should always use both the front and rear brakes at the same time
You should alternate between the front and rear brakes to maximize the life of the brakes
6.
The best way to stop quickly is to:
Use the front brake only
Throttle down and use the front brake
Use the rear brake only
Use both brakes at the same time
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