Pennsylvania Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 20
Passing score: 4
Directions: To earn your license you must pass a knowledge test and a skills test. Questions on the test come from the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Operator Manual. The knowledge test includes questions on motorcycle safety, operating procedures and general driving knowledge .On the knowledge test, there are 20 questions. Each question has four possible answers. A score of at least 16 is required to pass the test. An on-cycle test will be conducted in an actual traffic environment or a controlled, off-street area. If the on-cycle test is taken on a motorcycle that is 5 brake horsepower or less, an “8” restriction will be placed on the license, prohibiting the person from operating a motorcycle with more than 5 brake horsepower. If the test is taken on a motorcycle with more than three wheels, a “9” restriction will appear on the license, which prohibits the operation of a two-wheeled motorcycle.There is a Spanish version of the motorcycle manual available, but the test cannot be taken in Spanish.
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Passing grade —
4 or fewer errors
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1.
The combined effects of alcohol and other drugs are:
Usually minimal
more dangerous than either is alone
That the two usually balance each other out, so there is no negative effect.
Less dangerous than either one alone
2.
When there are stopped or slow moving cars, a motorcycle rider should:
Not weave between vehicles because there may be other dangers
Weave between the vehicles to get through the area as quickly as possible
Drive on the shoulder to get through the area as quickly as possible
Pull over and wait until traffic begins to move
3.
As you slow or stop, you should
Stay in the same gear
Take the bike out of gear
Shift down through the gears
Shift up through the gears
4.
How many motorcycle/car crashes are caused by drivers entering a rider’s right-of-way?
About 10 percent
Over 50 percent
About 25 percent
About 90 percent
5.
Without a helmet, a motorcycle rider is ___________ times more likely to suffer a critical head injury in a crash.
Three
Five
Four
Six
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