Tennessee DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 30 questions on the Tennessee DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 24 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official TN MC test.

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What to expect on the official TN motorcycle permit test
Number of questions:
30
Correct answers needed to pass:
24
Passing score:
80%
Minimum age to apply:
15years
practice test
Questions

You can see that oil is leaking from your forks. Why should you not ride in this condition?

AYour engine may seize
Your suspension will be less effective
CYour rear wheel may lock

A leak in the suspension forks will lead to an ineffective suspension. The oil can also find its way to the brakes or tires which can result in you losing control of your motorcycle.

You're at a crash scene and there is no risk of further collisions. What should you do?

AMove people away from the street
BTake photos of the involved vehicles
Call the emergency services, unless already done

Crash scenes can be chaotic and it can be hard to remember exactly what to do. One of the most imporant things to remember is calling for help as soon as possible as it can save lives.

Riding a motorcycle is ____ tiring than driving a car.

More
BLess
CEqually

You need to be careful when driving a motorcycle when tired as fatigue can affect your handling of the motorcycle. If you are tired before the trip even starts, consider taking a nap.

Riding with under-inflated tires will ______ the risk of tire blowout.

Increase
BDecrease
CWon't affect

Riding with under-inflated tires will increase the risk of tire blowout. Remember to check your tires air pressure and the tire tread depth regularly.

Is the following statement true? Riders driving in light traffic do not have to use turn signals if they perform a quick lane change.

AYes
No

Riders must signal their intentions like any other driver, which includes signaling for all lane changes even in light traffic. Do not change lanes without signaling at any time as you will put yourself at risk.

Your throttle is stuck. You should immediately:

AHit the brakes
Twist the throttle back and forth several times
CCut off the engine and pull in the clutch

A stuck throttle is often caused by the throttle cable being stuck. If your throttle is stuck, the first thing you should do is to twist the throttle back and forth several times to free the throttle cable. If the throttle remains stuck, operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time to remove power from the rear wheel. After you have regained control of the motorcycle, move it to the side of the road and stop.

Do not slam the brakes - it will be ineffective and may cause you to lose control over your motorcycle.

In which lane should riders be positioned at a blind intersection?

AThe right lane
BThe left lane
The lane that brings you into the another driver's field of vision the earliest

When approacing a blind intersection, the danger lies in not being seen by others. Riders should position themselves in the lane that brings them into the driver's field of vision in the earliest moment.

When should you operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch?

AYour front or rear tire goes flat
BYour wheels lock when emergency braking
Your throttle is stuck and you are not able to free it

A stuck throttle is often caused by the throttle cable being stuck. If your throttle is stuck, the first thing you should do is to twist the throttle back and forth several times to free the throttle cable. If the throttle remains stuck, operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time to remove power from the rear wheel. After you have regained control of the motorcycle, move it to the side of the road and stop.

Do not slam the brakes - it will be ineffective and may cause you to lose control over your motorcycle.

Do you have to signal when turning left or right at an intersection?

ASignaling is only necessary when turning left
BSignaling is only necessary when turning right
Yes
DNo

Always signal when turning, regardless of the direction. If you don’t, you may catch other road users off guard and cause a crash.

Why will some motorcycles apply both the front and rear brakes when you apply the rear brake pedal?

ATo prevent wear on the rear brakes
To provide superior brake performance
CTo help with the brake performance on slippery surfaces only

Integrated braking systems are used on many motorcycles to link the front and rear brakes together when applying the rear brake. Note: not all motorcycles use this.

You need to be the most careful when riding over which of the following?

AUneven surfaces
Leaves or shaded icy areas
CGrooves and gratings

Uneven surfaces and grooves/gratings are not dangerous by themselves, but you should look for any potholes or bumps that may affect your handling. Leaves or shaded icy areas, however, may be so slippery that you immediately lose control over your motorcycle.

Should you be prepared to yield even if you have a green light?

ANo
Yes

Other drivers may do something reckless or illegal. Therefore, you should always be ready to stop even if you have the right-of-way.

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.

In which situations may you need a much longer following distance than normal?

In rain or whenever visibility is reduced
BIn ideal conditions
COn hot days due to the asphalt being heated

Increase the following distance in bad conditions or whenever it’s hard to see the road ahead. In all conditions, you must maintain a sufficient following distance to the vehicle in front to avoid rear-end collisions.

Will the road condition and road surface affect the stopping distance?

Yes
BNo

The condition and surface of the road you are driving on will affect the stopping distance. On dirt, gravel or wet roads, your stopping distance is greatly increased. Try to slow down before reaching a bend or curve on these types of road surfaces to prevent a disaster.

Which of the following is true about clothing for motorcycle riders?

AClothing can be used to stay warm, but has few other benefits
The right clothing will help protect you while riding and in a collision
CThe right clothing will not help protect you in a collision, but it will help you stay warm while riding

Consider the right clothing as a necessary part of riding. Motorcycle clothes will help protect you in a collision, make riding more comfortable, and keep you warm.

Which of the following do you normally NOT have to look out for in the middle of the road?

AGrease and oil buildups
BPotholes
Glass from broken mirrors

You always have to be alert for potholes or bad road conditions. The center portion of a lane can have an oily strip as a result of leaks and exhaust emissions settling down. Avoid riding on oil and grease buildups - it's usually enough to move just a feet or two to the side to avoid it.

What should you always do before leaving your motorcycle parked?

AActivate the parking lights
Activate the steering lock
CCheck the lights

While there are situations when you should activate the parking lights and/or check the lights, you don't have to do it each time. However, you should always use the steering lock! Consider using additional locking devices to prevent theft.

The front brake provides the most stopping power. How should you use it?

AGrab the front brake
Gently squeeze the brake lever

Never "grab" the front brake as it may cause your motorcycle to tip over or skid. A skid will occur if you apply too much brake. Using the front brake on a slippery surface may be hazardous.

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

Before the turn
BIn the turn
CAfter the 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.

Is the Tennessee Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

If you are well prepared, the written test can be easier than you think, and that is our goal at Zutobi. That is why all of our lessons are broken down into bite-sized pieces of information and accompanied by useful visuals to make the material easy to understand and, ultimately, easy to remember.

Pass Your 2022 Tennessee DMV Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

Zutobi’s material is specifically designed to fully prepare you for your motorcycle written exam. Here are some features we offer to help you learn:

  • State specific practice questions and tests that simulate the real Tennessee motorcycle permit exam.
  • Answers and explanations to every question so you can check your work and learn from your mistakes.
  • Learning levels that will keep you motivated: level-up as you earn points.
  • Important, fundamental information presented in easy-to-learn and easy-to-remember pieces.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Tennessee?

After you’ve taken and passed your permit test, here is how to get your motorcycle license:

  • You must be at least 16 years or older to apply for a Class M license in Tennessee. If you are 15, you can apply for a special permit which allows you to operate a motorcycle with certain restrictions.
  • If you have a current Tennessee driver’s license and you’ve completed a Tennessee Certified Motorcycle Rider Education Program (MREP), you can bring your certificate to the DMV and both your written test and skills test required for a Class M license will be waived.
  • Without a MREP completion certificate, you can still bring your valid driver’s license to the DMV and pass both tests to receive your motorcycle license.
  • If you do not have a Tennessee driver’s license, you will need to pass a Class D license written test before you can apply for a motorcycle license. The same policy applies for waiving your tests with a MREP completion certification.

Take Our FREE Tennessee Motorcycle Permit Practice Test Today

You can test your knowledge with our free Tennessee motorcycle practice test now, then take a look at our course. Zutobi can help you learn to operate a motorcycle safely and teach you everything you need to know to pass your permit test on your first try, and we do all this in a way that’s productive and efficient.

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