New Hampshire DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the New Hampshire DMV 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 NH MC test.

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How can you prevent drowsiness or fatigue on a long journey?

The best way to prevent fatigue on a long journey is to take regular breaks. Long but infrequent breaks will help, but not as much as short and frequent ones. Energy drinks will only help for a short while, and then you’ll become even more tired than you were before. Remember to nap before the journey so you are rested when you begin.

Why should you deactivate your turn signals as soon as possible after a turn?

Always double-check that your turn signals have been turned off after you have completed the turn. If they are still activated, other drivers may drive directly across your path expecting you to turn again in the direction your signals are indicating. For example; if you are signaling left but riding straight ahead, another vehicle may turn in front of you.

How should you drive over grooves and gratings?

Your motorcycle may weave slightly when riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, but this "weave" is generally not hazardous. It is more dangerous to drive over at an angle in a zigzag pattern as you may fall over or move into another lane of traffic.

A motorbike will be easier to manuever when the weight is kept:

If you centralize the weight, it will be easier to control the motorcycle.

What is the first thing affected by alcohol?

Alcohol is a depressant that will negatively affect your riding skills even if you only drink a single alcoholic beverage. Your judgment will often be affected before you feel other effects of intoxication.

Belt or chain slippage or breakage can be avoided by:

Belt or chain slippage or breakage can lock your rear wheel and cause your motorcycle to skid. If your belt breaks, you will notice an instant loss of power to the rear wheel. If your belt or chain slips, you should tighten the belt/chain or replace it before riding again.

From the perspective of a car driver, should you be extra cautious when behind a motorcyclist on an uneven road? If so, why?

Maintain a safe following distance when driving near motorcyclists or any other road user. In this case, the motorcyclist has to react and deal with hazards on this uneven road, for example a pothole. Motorcyclists may wobble or swerve to avoid a hazard or changing road condition.

Which of the following items will you NOT be required to identify on your motorcycle as part of the pre-trip inspection test?

During the motorcycle skills test, you will do a pre-trip inspection of your motorcycle together with the examiner. You will be asked to identify the following items on your motorcycle; Headlight dimmer switch, kill switch, gear selector, starter, clutch, throttle, brakes, turn signals, and horn.

Frequent mirror checks should:

Motorcycle riders must bve aware of what is going on around them to make safe decisions. Do not just focus on what is happening ahead, but also on what is happening behind and around you. Traffic conditions can change quickly.

You’re driving in wet conditions. What should you do?

Driving in wet conditions is challenging. You will see less, have increased stopping distances, and have a harder time controlling your motorcycle. Driving at high speeds on wet roads, especially in combination with under-inflated tires or tires with poor tread depth, also increases the chance of hydroplaning - so slow down when there is water on the road.

Which of the following is FALSE? A skilled and experienced rider:

Even though skilled and experienced riders are better able to adapt their driving to avoid tight spots, they may still end up in a tight spot at some point in time. It's, therefore, vital that you know about collision-avoidance maneuvers even if you ride very carefully. Learn about collision-avoidance maneuvers such as knowing when to swerve and when to stop quickly. It could save your life.

Why is it vital to secure any load with elastic cords?

Elastic cords are a great way to keep your loads tight to prevent loads from becoming loose or catching in the wheel or chain. However, elastic cords must be checked during the trip. Stop frequently to make sure nothing has moved or worked loose.

Should you assume that other drivers will obey the road rules and yield the right-of-way when they are supposed to?

Some drivers don’t know the road rules well enough to yield when they should, and other drivers may even have forgotten the road rules. Always be ready for the unexpected.

You arrive at a crash scene where a motorcyclist has been injured. When should you remove the motorcyclist’s helmet?

Don't remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it's essential. Removing hte helmet may worsen spinal/neck injuries.

You are riding on a wet road. Which brake(s) should you use to stop?

Use both brakes for maximum stability and braking pressure when stopping on wet roads. Also, increase the following distance to account for the increase in braking distance. Plan ahead so you can break in good time.

When is the best time to change gears for a turn?

Try to change gears before starting a turn. As a sudden change in power to the rear wheel can cause a skid, changing gears in the turn can be problematic. If you have to change gears while in the turn, shift smoothly so you don't cause a skid.

Where will most oil, anti-freeze, and other vehicle fluids collect?

Oil, anti-freeze, and other vehicle fluids tend to collect in the center portion of the lane. Make sure you watch for oil spots as you ride to avoid the most slippery places. Position yourself on either side.

How should you position your motorcycle in the lane before passing?

To increase your line of sign and make you more visible before passing another vehicle, you can position yourself in the left portion of your lane. After checking the mirrors and blind spot, signal and move into the left lane, accelerate, and overtake the vehicle. Drive as quickly as you can through the blind spot. Signal again and look in your mirrors before returning to your original lane.

A large truck moves into the left lane but signals right. What should you do?

Large trucks may need to swing wide to complete a turn. They also have larger blind spots than other vehicles, so if you move into the area to the right of the truck the driver may not see you. Stay back until the truck has made its turn.

If you ride for long periods of time in cold weather, it can cause:

Riding is taxing on the body, especially in cold weather. You need to be alert for signs of severe chill, dehydration, or fatigue. All of these can make it difficult to properly control the motorcycle. Dress to stay warm and comfortable, especially during long rides.

Is the New Hampshire Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

That depends on how well you prepare for it, and our goal at Zutobi is to make sure you feel completely ready and confident. Our bite-sized pieces of information are easy to learn and paired with useful visuals to make the entire lesson easy to remember. So, on test day, you’ll be ready to earn a passing score with material that can be easily recalled.

Pass Your 2024 New Hampshire DMV Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

With Zutobi, you can not only learn how to pass your permit test, but also how to safely operate a motorcycle on public roads. Here are some features we offer to help you learn:

  • New Hampshire motorcycle practice tests that allow you to test your knowledge before the real exam.
  • Motivating learning levels that allow you to earn points and level-up.
  • Answers and explanations to all of our practice questions so you can learn from your mistakes.
  • All the information you need to know, from road signs to traffic laws, to both pass your permit test and stay safe on the road.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in New Hampshire?

Once you have your motorcycle permit, here are your next steps in order to receive your license:

  • You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a motorcycle license in New Hampshire.
  • Once you pass the written test, you will receive a motorcycle permit that is valid for 45 days and allows you to practice riding on public roads.
  • After those 45 days, you can schedule your driving skills test at the DMV in order to receive your full license.
  • Or, you can show proof of completion of an approved Basic Rider Course and waive your skills test.
  • You will be required to pass a vision test when you apply for both your motorcycle permit and license.

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