South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 19
Directions: To obtain a motorcycle license in South Dakota, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. The knowledge test consists of 26 questions from the South Dakota Motorcycle Manual. Each question has three answer choices. To pass you must receive a score of 20 or better. There is no motorcycle manual in Spanish. The test is administered in English. However, an interpreter from an approved list may be used.
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1.
When riding a motorcycle at night, you should:
Drive as fast as you would when riding during the day.
Drive more slowly than you would when riding during the day.
Drive faster than you would when riding during the day.
2.
Alcohol reaches the brain ________ being consumed.
Within minutes of
About an hour after
About two hours after
3.
A plastic shatter-resistant face shield:
Is not necessary if you have a windshield
Only protects your eyes
Helps protect your whole face
4.
After driving over an object on the road, you should:
Continue driving because the danger has passed.
Pull to the side of the road and check your tires and rims for damage.
Stop to remove the object from the road.
5.
If your motorcycle begins to weave while you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, you should:
Speed up to get over the surface faster.
Exaggerate the zigzag motion to get the attention of other drivers.
Maintain a steady speed and ride straight across the grooves or gratings.
6.
What does an integrated braking system do?
It links the front and rear brakes together when applying the rear brake.
It knows when to brake automatically by understanding your driving habits.
It is connected to the gears and applies the brake when downshifting.
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