Motorcycle Test


One of the prerequisites for getting your DOL motorcycle endorsement in the state of Washington is to pass the knowledge test. Coming from the Washington State Department of Licensing Motorcycle Operator's Manual, this test consists of 25 questions that will test your knowledge of basic motorcycle skills, operation, and safe techniques that every driver should exhibit. A passing score of 20 (80%) or higher is required. Our practice tests are modeled after the official version and can be taken as many times as necessary. If you fail it's not a big deal - that's why it's a practice! Just go ahead and note the ones you missed and try again. Click the "Start Test" button below to begin.

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When should you reduce your following distance?

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If you're stuck in a traffic jam on a freeway the best gear to be in is?

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If your motorcycle has convex mirrors instead of flat mirrors, practicing with them is helpful because:

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If you can't avoid an obstacle and must ride over it, you should:

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Should you wear a riding jacket if the weather is warm?

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The best time to adjust your mirrors is:

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If you fail to keep your right wrist flat when you start, you may:

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To stop quickly, the best method is to:

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In slow tight turns you should counterbalance, which means...?

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If you get tired while riding, the best thing to do is:

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The best way to learn motorcycle maintenance is to:

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When riding at night, your following distance should be:

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The gear shift lever is located:

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When utilizing the front brake, you should:

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How long can the effects of marijuana last?

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How should the throttle respond when you release it?

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When braking, you should use:

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If you have to brake during a curve, the first thing you should do is:

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Why do motorcycles need more attention than cars?

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A helmeted rider is how many times more likely to survive a crash than a rider not wearing a helmet?

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If alcohol and drugs are consumed together:

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Which of the following should you inspect during a pre-ride check?

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If your motorcycle starts to handle differently during a ride you should:

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What is the minimum amount of times you check your brake hydraulic fluid and coolant level?

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Motorcycle License

How To Get A Washington Motorcycle License

State law in Washington requires all motorcycle drivers to have the proper licensing before they get on the road. These licenses are only given out to those that have proved sufficiently that they are familiar with the rules of the road, taken a motorcycle knowledge test, and passed a skills test. The minimum age to get this type of license is 18 years old, with it being waived to as low as 16 as long as you pass an approved rider’s course and have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. A common driver’s license to operate automobiles will be required on everything that goes with that - this includes vision testing and associated knowledge and skills test. Learning permits are available for those just starting as long as you can pass just the knowledge portion of the test. These permits are valid for 90 days and can be renewed for an additional 90 more by going to the office and paying a renewal fee.For those new to motorcycles and don't feel confident in either the knowledge or skills portion of the exam should go through an approved motorcycle safety course. In these classes, you will learn everything about motorcycles from how they function to how to safely use them. This doesn't just mean book learning but also hands-on operation's test. Once passed a flyer is given which graduates can then take to a DMV location to prove they are capable of driving a motorcycle safely.

If you already have motorcycle certification and have just moved to the state of Washington you might be able to waive testing. Get in contact with the Washington State Department of Licensing for more information.

Motorcycle Test

Washington Motorcycle License Test Tips

In the knowledge portion of the exam, you will test what you know about traffic regulations and motorcycle operation. This can range from basic things like changing lanes, riding posture, and how to properly brake. You should also expect more advanced questions like evasive maneuvers, what to wear, and the effects of different impairments. On this site, you can expect to learn all of these things and more - getting you comfortable to ace that knowledge exam and move on to riding that motorcycle in earnest.

Once the knowledge portion of the licensing is complete and you feel ready, the skills test is next. Applicants for a skills test will be required to bring their motorcycle along with photo identification. A basic vehicle check will be necessary - this includes seeing if the brakes are functional, tires have good tread, no oil leaks, and so forth. Most schools divide the skills up into a series of evaluation that often includes swerving, quick stops, u-turns, cone weaving, and cornering. To schedule a skills test you'll have to get in contact with a certified testing site and pay any associated fees

Additional Information

Information on the Washington State Department of Licensing

The DoL is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:

Website:  https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/getmoto.html
Phone:  360.902.3900
Email:  motorcycle@dol.wa.gov

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