North Carolina Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 20
Directions: To earn your motorcycle license in North Carolina, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information, practices and ideas from the Motorcyclist’s Handbook available through the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles. The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. Each question has four possible answers to choose from. To pass, you must score at least 20. The knowledge test is available in Spanish. The on-cycle test will be given in an actual traffic environment or a controlled, off-street area.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
5 or fewer errors
On a motorcycle, a horn:
Should not be used
Usually cannot be heard by others
Is useless
Can be used to get someone’s attention quickly
Making eye contact with other drivers:
Doesn’t mean that the driver will yield
Is not worth the effort it takes
Is a good sign they see you
Guarantees that the other driver will yield to you
An approved helmet:
Does not have a chin strap
Allows the wearer to see as far to the sides as necessary
Looks good
Protects your hearing
A skidding rear tire:
Is not serious
Eliminates your ability to change direction
Will usually correct itself
Is only a concern if the front tire is skidding at the same time
On a slippery surface.
It doesn’t matter which brake you use, but you should only use one brake.
Use both the front and rear brake. Squeeze the lever for the front brake gradually to prevent the front tire from locking.
Use abrupt pressure for the front brake to prevent locking the front tire.
Only use the rear brake.
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