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.
The best way to stop quickly is to:
Use the front brake only.
Use the front brake first.
Throttle down and use the front brake.
Use both brakes at the same time.
2.
A pre-ride inspection usually takes:
A few minutes and should be done no more than once a month.
A few minutes and should be done before every ride.
Over an hour and should be performed by a mechanic.
Over an hour and must only be done if you will be carrying a passenger.
3.
Passengers should:
Lean as the operator leans.
Hold onto their seat.
Sit as far back on the bike as possible.
Never hold onto the operator.
4.
When riding in fog, you should:
Use your high beam headlight.
Use your low beam headlight.
Use no lights.
Alternate between the low and high beams.
5.
For routine braking:
You should only use the front brake.
You should only use the rear brake.
You should alternate between the front and rear brakes to maximize the life of the brakes.
You should always use both the front and rear brakes at the same time.
6.
When carrying a passenger, you should:
Equip and adjust your motorcycle to carry the passenger.
Ride as you would without a passenger.
Ensure that footrests are available for only you, the operator.
Instruct the passenger after you begin your trip.
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