Nevada DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 25 questions on the Nevada 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 NV MC test.

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What to expect on the official NV motorcycle permit test
Number of questions:
25
Correct answers needed to pass:
20
Passing score:
80%
Minimum age to apply:
16years
practice test
Questions

A stree-legal motorcycle must have:

ARear brakes (front brakes are not necessary)
Tires with a sufficient tread depth and air pressure
CFront brakes (rear brakes are not necessary)

You must have front- and rear brakes, operable lights (headlights, taillight, brake light, turn signals), mirrors, a horn, and tires with a sufficient tread depth and air pressure.

If your belt/chain slips, what should you do?

Tighten the belt/chain or replace if needed
BReplace the belt/chain immediately
CDo nothing, it's not dangerous

If you belt/chain slips, you need to check it immediately. In many cases, it's enough to tighten the belt/chain. However, if the belt/chain is worn down you may need to replace it before riding again.

Why should you be careful when driving close to parked vehicles?

AParked vehicles can suddenly pull out without checking for traffic
BDrivers can open doors or get out of vehicles without checking for traffic
CPeople can step out from between vehicles
All of the above

Riding near parked vehicles is especially dangerous for motorcycles as they may not be spottted even if the driver looks. In general, try to maximize the space around you by remaining in the center portion of the lane so you can avoid the more common accidents like doors opening, vehicles pulling out from the curb, or people that step out from between vehicles.

There’s a stopped car with its brake lights activated on the road shoulder ahead. What should you keep in mind when passing the car?

ANothing, maintain your speed and drive past
BBe alert, increase your speed and drive past
Be alert, reduce your speed and if possible move into the left position of your lane

As the driver hasn’t turned off the ignition, he/she may attempt to enter traffic suddenly. In most cases, the driver will look for approaching traffic before pulling out into traffic, but that isn’t always the case.

Always look for an indication that a driver may pull out, such as a turning movement in the front wheels.

You’ve just taken some cough medicine. What should you do before riding?

AHave a strong cup of coffee before driving
Read the label to see if it will affect your riding ability
CStart driving as a test to see if it affects your driving

Never drive without first checking the side effects of your medicine. Even cough medicine can affect your safe riding or driving ability.

About _____ of all collisions occur by riders that have less than six months experience.

A0.1
B0.2
0.5
D0.8

Riders with less than six months experience account for almost half of all collisions - so be extremely careful during your first couple of months. With experience, you'll know how to handle situations far better and understand your limitations.

You are renting a motorcycle with convex mirrors that you are not familiar with. What should you do?

ARide as normal
BRide slower than normal
Get familiar with your mirrors before you ride

If you are not used to convex mirrors, you will think vehicles are farther away than they really are. Get familiar with your convex mirrors before you ride anywhere by practicing in a parking lot until you become a good judge of how objects appear in the mirrors.

Riding in a staggered formation is the best if you ______.

Want to keep ranks close and maintain an adequate space cushion to other motorcycle riders
BAre entering or leaving a highway
CAre turning or riding curves

A staggered formation is when you ride in a zig-zag line. This enables you to maintain a space cushion around each rider while keeping close. A staggered formation is good for driving on straights, but not for turning riding curves, or when entering or leaving a highway.

Which of the following road environments offer the greatest chance of an accident?

ADriveways
Intersections
CParking lots
DHighways

Intersections are any place traffic may cross your path. For motorycle riders, intersections are especially dangerous as riders are not as easily spotted as others. Over half of all motorcycle/car accidents are caused by drivers that enter the rider's right-of-way - and it's often because they simply did not see the rider.

Which brake(s) should be used when making a non-emergency stop (a normal stop) with a motorcycle?

AThe front brake only
BThe rear brake only
Both the front and rear brakes

Use both brakes and downshift when making a normal, non-emergency stop.

You’re driving towards a curve at a fairly high speed. What should you do?

AMaintain speed unless you spot oncoming traffic
BSlow down 30 mph below the speed limit
Evaluate whether your speed is safe
DSlow down when halfway through the curve

Evaluate and adjust your speed before reaching the curve. You want to be at a speed that a speed at which you won’t have to brake further, as braking in a curve may cause your vehicle to skid.

In which of the following situations will your brake distance be longer?

ARiding alone
Riding with a passenger
CRiding with appropriate tire pressure

The increased weight and change in gravity that comes with a passenger will increase the braking distance. If you are carrying a passenger, increase the following distance to account for the increase in braking distance.

Do motorcycle riders need insurance?

Yes
BNo

Just like when driving other vehicles, you need insurance to drive a motorcycle. The financial responsibility that applies to other vehicles will also apply to motorcycle owners and operators.

Is your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) always the same if you drink the same amount of alcohol?

AYes
No, it can vary from time to time

Drinking the same amount of alcohol on different days can result in different BAC levels as there are many factors affecting the BAC. Another thing to keep in mind when drinking alcohol is that alcohol stays in your system for a while - many riders/drivers test above zero BAC the morning after drinking.

How can you adjust for merging vehices on an entrance ramp to the highway?

AStay in lane but speed up to end up before the merging vehicle
Change to an adjacent lane, if open
CDo nothing, it's the responsibility of the merging vehicle to do it safely

All drivers should try to make space for merging vehicles if possible, such as moving to an adjacent lane, if open, or adjusting the speed to open up space for the merging driver. Riders have to be especially careful as drivers are less likely to spot them as they merge.

You have just re-fitted your rear wheel. What should you check?

Your wheel alignment
BYour suspension preload
CYour steering stabiliser

After re-fitting a wheel, make sure the wheels are aligned. Incorrect wheel alignment will lead to excessive wear and poor handling.

What can you do in high-risk areas to reduce your reaction time?

ASlow down to a crawl
BIncrease the following distance
Cover the clutch and both brake levers

To reduce your reaction time, you can cover the clutch and both brake levers in high-risk areas where you may have to act quickly. These areas includes chools, construction zones, parking lots, and intersections. Increasing the following distance and slowing down is also a good idea, but they will only give you more time to react, not reduce your reaction time.

In which of the following places will ice tend to develop faster than other areas?

AOn roads without any shade
BOn bridges, overpasses, or in sunny areas
On bridges, overpasses, or in low or shaded areas

Bridges and shaded areas tend to hide spots of ice as they freeze first on very cold and wet days. Overpasses and bridges aren’t warmed up by the earth (like the rest of the road). Shaded areas will also remain slippery for longer as the shade keeps ice from melting and moisture from evaporating.

Diamond markings indicate:

An HOV-lane
BA U-turn lane
CAn emergency lane

Diamonds painted in a lane indicate a ‘High Occupancy Vehicle’ (HOV) lane.

You are just about to proceed into an intersection when the traffic light changes from green to yellow. What should you do?

AProceed, you don’t have to stop unless it’s a red light
BProceed, but yield to oncoming traffic
Stop if you can safely do so
DSpeed up to cross the intersection before the red light appears

Think of a yellow light as the beginning of a red light, as opposed to the end of a green light. Stop unless it is dangerous to do so.

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Once you’ve passed your motorcycle permit test, these are your next steps to get your motorcycle license:

  • If you are 18 or older, you can choose whether or not to get a motorcycle permit. If you choose not to receive one, you must pass a DMV supervised motorcycle driving skills test, as well as a written knowledge test.
  • You can also choose to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified course that will waive your driving skills test.
  • If you’re under 18 and want your motorcycle license, you must hold a valid motorcycle instruction permit for at least 6 months.
  • In addition, you must complete 50 hours of supervised motorcycle riding as well as complete a certified course in motorcycle safety.
  • The supervisor for your 50 hours of practice riding must be 21 years or older, have their own valid motorcycle license, have at least one year of riding experience, and they must be riding a motorcycle without (they cannot be driving a car or truck).

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