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.
A pre-ride inspection:
Usually only takes a few minutes and should be done no more than once a month
Usually only takes a few minutes and should be done before every ride
Usually takes over an hour and should be performed by a mechanic
Usually takes over an hour and should be done only if you will be carrying a passenger
2.
Passengers should:
Lean as you lean.
Hold on to the motorcycle seat.
Never hold on to you.
Sit as far back as possible.
3.
The best way to stop quickly is to:
Throttle down and use the front brake
Use both brakes at the same time
Use the front brake only
Use the rear brake only
4.
When driving in fog, you should:
Use no lights
Use your high beam headlight
Alternate between the low and high beams
Use your low beam headlight
5.
For routine braking,
You should always use both the front and rear brakes at the same time
You should only use the front brake
You should alternate between the front and rear brakes to maximize the life of the brakes
You should only use the rear brake
6.
When carrying passengers, you should do which of the following?
Drive as you would without a passenger
Ensure there are footrests for only the driver
Instruct the passenger after you start riding
Equip the motorcycle to carry passengers
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