Montana MVD Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the Montana MVD motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 20 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MT MC test.

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Motorcycle riders are ____ at risk in traffic compared to other drivers.

Motocycle riders have to be especially alert to their riding enviroment due to how demanding and complex it is to ride a motorcycle. You must pay attention to potential hazards, make good judgments, and quickly make decisions to avoid danger. Motorcycles are more at risk in traffic than cars because they are smaller, harder to spot, and more prone to be seriously injured in an accident.

Which of the following can have an impact on your ability to ride your motorcycle?

Alcohol and drugs will have an immediate impact your driving ability, but emotions can also affect your driving. They will distract you and change the way you react. If you are experiencing turbulent emotions, you should ask yourself if you can safely ride before riding your motorcycle.

You are riding at night. Use your high beams:

High beams help light up the road further than low beams. Riders need all the light they can get and should use high beams whenever they are not following or approaching another vehicle.

Upon looking in your rear-view mirror, you notice that another driver is tailgating you. Which statement is true?

If you are being tailgated, you should allow for the tailgater to pass by slowing down and/or changing lanes. Lightly tap your brakes a couple of times to warn the tailgater that you are about to slow down.

Consider pulling over to let the tailgater pass if you’re riding on a two-lane road where passing is prohibited.

Which of the following is an advantage of an adequate following distance?

Motorcyclists have to see the road ahead so they can scan for potholes or other road hazards that other vehicles would not care about. However, a 2-3 second following distance is not enough for you to safely avoid a collision in all conditions if the vehicle in front has to brake. You also need to consider your reaction time, the condition of your brakes, the weather conditions, and much more.

When tailgating another vehicle you:

You should never tailgate another road user! Tailgating leads to a limited view of the road ahead, and you will have less time to react in case the driver in front brakes. For these reasons, tailgating is a common cause of rear-end collisions.

Which of the following alcoholic drinks is the strongest?

All of these is the equivalent of "one standard drink", and they are all the same. What matters is how many you drink.

What’s the purpose of minimum speed limit signs? They help keep:

Minimum speed limit signs ensure that drivers don’t drive too slowly i.e. a speed that halts the traffic flow and/or creates a dangerous road environment. This helps keep a smooth traffic flow and congestion to a minimum. Try to keep up with the traffic flow even when there aren’t any minimum speed limit signs.

Where are strong side winds most likely to occur?

Intense and high winds, especially crosswinds, can be dangerous. If you feel that the winds are very strong, slow down to give yourself more time to react. Be extra careful when driving on viaducts, bridges or open streches of road as they are hot spots for strong winds.

Brightly-colored or reflective materials on clothing can help with what?

Any help you can give to other drivers is good. In some cases, drivers just quickly glance in their rear-view mirror or side mirrors before changing lanes and they may not spot a motorcycle rider in black clothing. Your body is half the visible surface area of the entire motorcycle unit, so your clothing will greatly affect if others spot you or not.

Which helmet offers the best protection to the back and sides of your head?

The full-face helmet offers the best protection in case of an accident, and it also provides the best coverage. Regardless of the type of helmet you select, it must fit snugly, be without any defects or loose parts, and be securely fastened on your head when you ride.

Which of the following reduces your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?

The only thing that will sober you up is time. Exercising, eating, drinking water, or sleeping doesn’t increase the rate at which your body metabolizes alcohol. It may take more than 18 hours to get back to 0 BAC after a heavy night of drinking (many are arrested for drink driving the day after).

Which portion of the lane can be especially hazardous when wet?

When it starts to rain, oil, grease, anti-freeze, and other vehicle fluids tend to gather in the center portion of the lane and bubble up. It's usually the most slippery just as it starts to rain until further rain has washed these fluids away.

When you lean the motorcycle, it will take _____ to stop.

When you lean the morocycle in a turn or corner, some of the traction is used for cornering which results in less traction available for stopping.

How should you cross track and road seams that run parallel to your course?

To cross track and road seams that run parallel to your course, you can try to first move away from the track/road seams and then make a quick, sharp turn to cross at an angle of at least 45 degrees. Make sure this maneuver is safe before executing it. If you just edge across the track or road seams your tires can catch.

Are hand signals for riders the same as the ones used by other drivers?

Hand and turn signals on a motorcycle are the same as the ones used by other drivers. However, the added vulnerability of a rider means you may need to use signals earlier to make your intentions crystal-clear. If you don't signal at least 100 feet before reaching the turning point, you risk being hit by a vehicle that has not seen your signals.

Frequent head checks should:

By integrating shoulder/head checks into your normal scanning routine, you will always know how vehicles are acting around you. This will enable you to maintain a safe space cushion around your motorcycle and allow you to swerve in a safe direction, if needed. If you don't check your blind spots regularly, swerving in any direction can be extremely dangerous.

When stopped, should you stand close to or well behind the vehicle in front?

By staying well behind the vehicle ahead of you when stopped, you will have an escape route if (1) the vehicle backs up or (2) the vehicle behind you is traveling too quickly to stop in time.

Which statement is true?

It’s not unusual for drivers to forget to signal (even though it is absolutely necessary!) or signal too late when changing lanes.

Try to determine in advance which vehicles may need to change lanes. For example, you can expect a vehicle that has just passed you using the left lane on the highway to soon merge back into your lane.

What is “rubbernecking”?

The term often refers to motorists slowing down with the intent to look at a crash scene. It can be the cause of traffic jams and collisions as the driver is distracted. The safest thing you can do when riding past an accident is to focus on the road ahead of you.

Is the Montana Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

With Zutobi, you’ll be able to answer “no” to this question. Our goal is to fully prepare you for the written exam, meaning we want to be sure you learn test-relevant material in an effective, efficient way. Our bite-sized pieces of information and useful visuals are designed to be easy to learn and easy to remember, so you’ll be completely ready on test day.

Pass Your 2024 Montana DMV Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

Zutobi’s unique teaching approach will help fully prepare you to earn a passing score on your test and confidently get behind the handlebars of your motorcycle. Here are some feature we offer:

  • We offer Montana permit practice tests that allow you to test yourself before the real written exam.
  • Answers and explanations to all of the questions are given to help you learn from your mistakes.
  • Our different learning levels will keep you engaged throughout the entire process by allowing you to earn points and level-up.
  • Learn everything you need to know to stay safe and pass your test, from road signs to traffic laws.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Montana?

Once you’ve taken and passed your permit test, here’s how to proceed to getting your motorcycle license:

  • You must have a valid Montana driver’s license to apply for a motorcycle license, meaning you must be at least 16 years old.
  • Once you pass the written exam, you will be issued a motorcycle learner’s license which allows you to practice riding on public roads.
  • This learner’s license is valid for one year after passing the knowledge test, and you can only operate a motorcycle with licensed supervision.
  • When you’re ready, you can schedule a skills test at the DMV in order to earn your full motorcycle license.
  • At this time, your score on both tests, your vision, your physical ability, and your driving record will be reviewed.

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You can test what you think you already know with our free Montana motorcycle practice test, then take a look at our course. Our goal is to make sure you are fully prepared for your motorcycle permit test, and also to ensure that you have the confidence to operate a motorcycle safely.

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