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Illinois Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 10
Number of questions: 15
Passing score: 12
Directions: To earn your motorcycle license, you must pass a knowledge test and a skills test. Drivers age 16-17 must also pass a motorcycle driving course approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Persons age 18 and older who successfully complete an IDOT Motorcycle Rider Education Course are not required to pass a written or driving examination at a Driver Services facility. Questions on the written test come from the Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual. On the knowledge test, there are 15 questions, including both True/false and multiple choice questions. A score of at least 12 is required to pass the knowledge test. The test may only be taken in English. The rider skills test measures vehicle handling skills in an off-street paved area. Prior to the rider skills test is an equipment check.
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1.
When braking, you should use:
Only the front brake.
Only the rear brake.
Both brakes.
Either brake, but never both at the same time.
2.
To be seen in the rearview mirror of the driver ahead of you, you should:
Ride in the center portion of the lane.
Ride in the left portion of the lane.
Ride in the right portion of the lane.
Ride in a weaving pattern.
3.
Someone convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs may receive any of the following sentences, except:
License suspension.
Installation of a breath-alcohol device required to start their vehicle.
A fine.
A warning.
4.
In Illinois, motorcycle safety helmets are:
Not required.
Required to be worn by the operator.
Required to be worn by a passenger.
Required to be worn by both the operator and passenger.
5.
If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
Accelerate out of the wobble.
Use the brakes immediately.
Grip the handlebars firmly and gradually close the throttle.
Downshift.
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