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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.
When passing parked vehicles, motorcycle riders should be especially cautious of:
Motorists looking for a place to park.
Cars leaving their parking spaces.
Oncoming traffic.
Noise.
2.
When changing lanes:
There is no need to do a head check if you use your mirrors.
Mirrors provide a full view of the road around your motorcycle.
You should turn your head and look over your shoulder.
You can assume drivers will properly respond to your turn signal.
3.
When you are riding on a bridge grating, you should:
Always ride on the far right side of the lane.
Always ride on the far left side of the lane.
Slowly zigzag across the grating.
Relax, maintain a steady speed, and ride straight across the surface.
4.
When riding a motorcycle:
It is a good idea to drag your feet.
Your toes should be pointed downward.
You should keep your feet firmly on the footrests.
You should try to keep your feet away from the controls.
5.
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.
6.
A passenger should never:
Wear a helmet.
Lean when the operator leans.
Wear clothing that is tight.
Ride sidesaddle.
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