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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 center portion of a lane often contains an oily strip. This strip:
Is not safe for motorcyclists at any time.
Is usually safe for motorcyclists, unless it is raining.
Should always be avoided since other parts of the lane do not have the oily strip.
Adds to traction for most motorcycle tires.
2.
Maximum front-line braking is accomplished by:
Using the rear brake only.
Using the front brake only.
Using both brakes.
Using the rear brake while downshifting.
3.
Where is the greatest potential for conflict between motorcycle operators and other drivers?
At intersections
On highways
On rural roads
In parking lots
4.
Gloves can:
Make it difficult to control a motorcycle and should be avoided.
Help other drivers identify you.
Provide an improved grip on the handlebars.
Offer no protection.
5.
When riding through a curve, a group of motorcyclists should:
Ride in a staggered formation.
Ride in a single-file formation.
Ride in a side-by-side formation.
Use both lanes if possible.
6.
If a tire goes flat while you are riding and you must stop, it is usually best to:
Relax on the handle grips.
Shift your weight toward the good tire.
Brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the road.
Use both brakes and stop quickly.
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