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Difficulty of written test for permit

How difficult was the written test for the learner's permit?

A friend blew off studying and didn't pass the first time.

I have read the Motorcycle Operator's Manual four times. Did any of you brush up on the Rules of the Road also?

Am I worrying too much about this?

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i read the booklet thingy while waiting for them to call my number... when i finished the test in 5 min the guy was like uhhhh u sure ur done? i think i mighta got one wrong

basically... i wouldnt worry

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I just renewed my license and had to take the written for car and bike. Took about 10 minutes for both and go one wrong in total on the bike test. I thought balance was the first thing to go when you drink alcohol and it was judgement according to the state.
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And another thing...first time I took the test I was under 18 and had just passed the MSF course (both the course and the dmv test are mandatory for those under 18). Actually failed the test (at the dmv) the first time because some of the answers were different for that test than the msf's. Questions were identical with different answers, go figure. That seems to have been corrected because nothing struck me as odd on this test.
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WOW! Someone NOT passing the written?? It's a very easy test, now the driving test I could see not passing. I got 1 wrong with the written test years back and also 1 wrong in the MSF class. I guess it's not gonna happen for me to get a 100


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I thought balance was the first thing to go when you drink alcohol and it was judgement according to the state.

Yeah, theres also one more stupid ? thats on there that I got wrong. Can't remember thou but its all obvious.
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Even if you fail, they will tell you where did you make a mistake, so go pay another 20 bucks and take the test again and finish the ones that you got wrong and pass.

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haha it seems like the majority gets one wrong... i wonder if its the same one? and what said question is... i cant remember myself

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most people get the alcohol question wrong if they get any, I know I missed that one when I took it

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"Difficulty" and M "written-test" shouldn't be in the same setenece.

Just get the booklet, read it, and learn the questions. The test is easy.

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I wouldn't expect to pass the test without going through the booklet once.

Not everything is common sense IMO.
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Check this out....
I had gotten my motorcycle license in Wisconsin. When I officially changed all my stuff over to Illinois a few weeks ago I had to take car and bike written tests over. No sweat, right?
Car was fine - no problems there - maybe 2 wrong total.

Bike on the other hand...
I failed
Here's why:
Did you know that at a stop light you should be keeping both feet on the footpegs while stopped?
Did you know that for the most part the kill switch is on the left handlebar?
Did you know that you are supposed to strap heavy loads to the bike as far back as possible past the rear axle?
Did you know that the shift lever is on the right side and rear brake on the left?

Guess I didn't either - I tried arguing with the idiots but ended up having to take the test over. They wouldn't even come out to the parking lot to look at my motorcycle and see that the test was wrong. I pulled $100 out of my pocket and told the guy it was his if HE could stay at a standstill with his feet on the footpegs for the time of an average traffic light - he declined. They must've had the answer keys mixed up but they'd never admit it. Unbelievable...
Anyways, stay away from Midlothian, that's a sure way to fail the test.
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I pulled $100 out of my pocket and told the guy it was his if HE could stay at a standstill with his feet on the footpegs for the time of an average traffic light - he declined. They must've had the answer keys mixed up but they'd never admit it. Unbelievable...
Anyways, stay away from Midlothian, that's a sure way to fail the test.
I'm sorry but that's hilarious.
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Damn now that's screwed up. I would try contacting someone down state and let them know about the screw up.


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Check this out....
I had gotten my motorcycle license in Wisconsin. When I officially changed all my stuff over to Illinois a few weeks ago I had to take car and bike written tests over. No sweat, right?
Car was fine - no problems there - maybe 2 wrong total.

Bike on the other hand...
I failed
Here's why:
Did you know that at a stop light you should be keeping both feet on the footpegs while stopped?
Did you know that for the most part the kill switch is on the left handlebar?
Did you know that you are supposed to strap heavy loads to the bike as far back as possible past the rear axle?
Did you know that the shift lever is on the right side and rear brake on the left?

Guess I didn't either - I tried arguing with the idiots but ended up having to take the test over. They wouldn't even come out to the parking lot to look at my motorcycle and see that the test was wrong. I pulled $100 out of my pocket and told the guy it was his if HE could stay at a standstill with his feet on the footpegs for the time of an average traffic light - he declined. They must've had the answer keys mixed up but they'd never admit it. Unbelievable...
Anyways, stay away from Midlothian, that's a sure way to fail the test.
Prolly just a goofed answer key.
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omg....I would have lost my mind. The DMV strikes again....

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I was about to raise hell until they told me I could take it over again for no extra fee. I wrote down their bullshit answers and was on my way. Easier than giving them an earful, getting kicked out, and having to go somewhere else.
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I missed one on my test. The one about countersteering. They way they had it worded was really weird. I knew what counter steering was, and what the right answer should have been, but I think they had like triple negatives or something in the wording.
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There are a lot of questions that are worded really wierd...or have 2 answers. I think it's harder if you've actually ridden a bike because you think about real-world scenarios vs. what you read in the little book. I think that one was the only one that I legitimately got wrong. All the others were screwed up with the answer key in some way.
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+1 Midlothian is where I took my regular driving test more than 10 years ago and it was so bad that my grandmother (who drove me over there) was about "this close" to fistfighting the lady at the DMV.

but on another note-- you shouldn't worry about the written test. If one doesn't know enough of the rules of the road to easily pass a test, then one ought not be driving. imo
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took the test partially drunk, skimmed thru the booklet in the line at the DMV...
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took the test partially drunk, skimmed thru the booklet in the line at the DMV...
Hopefully not the riding part of the test .

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Hopefully not the riding part of the test .

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actually, funny ya said that... i went to take the ridin test at 10am, and didn't stop drinking until 6am same mornin ahh, the early stupid days...
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-07-2005, 01:55 AM
 
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the test i took, only requires common sense to pass. The only question which isn't known is the typical alcohol questions. How many licks of booze does it take to ride a bike into a tree?
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