New Jersey Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 50
Passing score: 10
Directions: One of the ways to obtain a motorcycle license in New Jersey, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Questions on the knowledge test come from The New Jersey Driver Manual. The knowledge test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, you may miss no more than 10 questions. The test is offered in Spanish. If an applicant cannot read, the test can be taken orally. If applicant cannot hear, the test can be taken with sign language visuals.
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1.
When behind a car, where should you ride?
The part of the lane closest to a shoulder
In any part of the lane
The part of the lane that puts you in the rear view mirror of the vehicle ahead of you
As close as possible to the vehicle in front you
2.
Your lane position should not:
Avoid placing you in other people’s blind spots
Increase your ability to see
Encourage other drivers to share your lane
Provide an escape route
3.
When entering a turn, the rider should:
Reduce speed
Sit up as high as possible
Speed up
Move their shoulders to match the angle of the turn
4.
When someone follows you too closely, you should:
Not worry about them, and just focus on the road in front of you
Speed up
Change lanes and let them pass
Ride on the shoulder, so they can pass
5.
If you think stopping will take longer, you should:
Open up a longer following distance
Pick a different lane
Use a shorter following distance
Speed up
6.
A properly fitted motorcycle
has the seat 10 inches below the driver's waist
has the seat 10 inches above the driver's waist
has the seat even with the driver's waist
allows the driver touch the ground with their feet while seated
7.
What type of material offers the best protection for clothing items, such as jackets?
Silk
Polyester
Leather
Wool
8.
When riding over rough surfaces, you should
Hold the handgrips loosely to allow for movement
Ride without a helmet as the helmet may become loose and cover your face
Hold the handgrips firmly to keep your grip
Use lots of throttle to help you get over the rough surface
9.
When looking for protective pants or jacket, you should look for:
Items made of polyester
Items made of leather
Items that are made of darker colors
Items that are shiny
10.
When riding at night, you should drive
slower than you would during the day in the same conditions
at the same speed as you would during the day in the same conditions
faster than you would during the day in the same conditions
on the shoulder so other vehicles can see you.
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