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Virginia DMV Motorcycle Practice Test 2019

(From the 2019 Virginia Motorcycle Manual)
Number of tests: 1
Number of questions: 30
Passing score: 80

Directions: To get a motorcycle license in Virginia, you must pass a knowledge test. The Virginia Knowledge test consists of 25 questions. You must score 80% to pass that test. The following questions are based on the details provided in the Virginia Motorcycle Manual. If you need additional information, please contact your local DMV office. You can find your nearest DMV office at Virginia DMV locations.

You have made 2 errors so far.
1. What is the best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle?
  • By avoiding high density traffic areas.

  • By increasing the following distance between your motorcycle and the vehicle in front of you.

  • To see it coming by looking well ahead.

2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
  • On the expressway.

  • When riding in a group.

  • At intersections.

3. To reduce the chance of a collision, you should:
  • Be visible – wear bright or reflective clothing

  • Focus only on your driving, not how others are doing

  • Change lanes frequently

4. For a passenger, a helmet is
  • Not required

  • Only required if the driver is wearing a helmet

  • Required

5. A motorcyclist should attempt to avoid an obstacle in the roadway. If that is not possible, the motorcyclist should:
  • Speed up before contact with the object.

  • Try to approach the obstacle at as close to a 90 degree angle as possible.

  • Stay seated, so the seat can cushion some of the impact.

6. When riding in a group, what is usually the best formation to keep riders closer together while maintaining an adequate space cushion?
  • Single file formation

  • Riding in pairs

  • Staggered formation