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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.
Before starting a turn, a motorcyclist should change gears to:
Prevent a change in power in the middle of the turn.
Be able to keep both hands on the handle grips during the turn.
Prevent the motorcycle from slowing down.
2.
Part of your normal scanning routine while riding should include:
Constantly looking in the rearview mirror.
Frequent rearview mirror checks.
Not using the rearview mirror.
3.
Having only one alcoholic drink before riding:
Will not lead to a DUI conviction.
Will never affect your riding skills.
Can affect your ability to operate a motorcycle.
4.
A benefit of keeping a cushion of space between you and surrounding vehicles is that:
You are better able to draft off of other vehicles.
You will be able to stop quickly.
You will have more time to react to the movements of other drivers.
5.
What does this sign mean?
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Vehicles will be entering the roadway.
Signal ahead.
Come to a complete stop and proceed when it is safe to do so.
6.
Hearing protection:
Is not needed when the rider is wearing a helmet.
Is only recommended for long trips.
Should be used on all rides.
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