Motorcycle Permit Test
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The rear brake provides ___________ of the motorcycle's stopping power.
When is the center lane position the best choice?
when you want to be most visible to the car ahead of you.
If you believe that your motorcycle has not triggered a light sensor while stopped at a traffic light, when can you proceed?
after waiting two light cycles and safely doing so.
While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian just stepped into. What should you do?
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross
The quickest way to stop is to
apply both brakes at the same time
Motorcycle groups larger than ____ people should split into smaller groups.
_________________ helps make your shifting smoother.
Rolling on the throttle
If your throttle is stuck and twisting it does not release it, you should:
Pull the kill engine switch.
Signal lights on a motorcycle should be used:
every time you plan to turn or change lanes.
If you are about to collide with an object and you wish to get the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should:
push the inside of the right handle grip
Rolling on the throttle through a turn will
help stabilize the motorcycle
if a vehicle enters your path, you should:
Move away from the vehicle
When making a normal turn, should the motorcycle rider lean?
Yes the motorcyclist should lean with the motorcycle
To stop as quick as possible, you should:
Use both brakes at the same time
Riding with both legs on the same side of the motorcycle is:
Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should:
Take frequent breaks
By leaving a minimum of ____ seconds between yourself and the vehicle in front of you, you ensure you have enough stopping distance.
Maximum straight line braking is achieved by:
applying both breaks without the wheels locking
Before each motorcycle ride, you should adjust:
Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
it gives you space to maneuver
It gives you time to correct your mistakes
It gives you time to react
Begin signaling ____ feet before making a turn.
What controls the front brake?
The right hand lever
It is difficult for other cars to see motorcycles. Which of the following can increase your visibility to others?
Wear proper clothing
use your head light
Ride in the best lane position
Taking a right turn too fast could cause you to:
veer into oncoming traffic
Rolling on the throttle in a turn
Helps stabilize the motorcycle
To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ___ seconds ahead.
What can you do to help keep your balance in turns?
Keep your knees against the gas tank
Why are gravel roads potentially dangerous for motorcycle riders?
The lane positions available to a motorcycle are:
left center right
In order for a passenger to ride your motorcycle, he or she must have their own:
What are the four steps to making a proper turn?
What lane position should you ride in when being passed by another vehicle?
What does "choosing the best lane position" mean?
You are not in a blind spot
Your space cushion is maximized
You are avoiding hazards on the road
A front wheel skid can result from:
The front wheel locking
if an object suddenly appears in your way of riding, you should ________ to avoid a crash
swerve around the object
Riding between lanes of stopped or slower-moving traffic is allowed to be done:
By experienced riders only
when traffic is at slower than 30mph
Between the first and second lanes
How can you increase your visibility (to other drivers) at night?
where reflective gear
In which of the following situations should you increase your following distance?
when being tailgated
Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because:
Other vehicles do not see you approaching some times
To maintain adequate control of the motorcycle, your arms should be positioned:
with elbows slightly bent
If your motorcycle will take longer to stop, you should
increase your following distance
It is important that passengers:
Lean when the diver leans
Keep legs on foot pegs
ride as close to the driver as possible
Using _________ is the best way to fasten cargo to a motorcycle.
All of the following are part of the upshifting process:
Ease out of the clutch and gently apply throttle
roll of throttle while you squeeze clutch
lift the shift lever as far as it will go
The "press" step of turning means that you press:
the handle of the direction you are turning
When making a slow, tight turn the rider should:
lean the motorcycle while keeping body strait
If your motorcycle begins to wobble, the best course of action is to:
close the throttle gradually
When slowing down where others may not expect it, you should:
flash your break lights
Grabbing at the front brake:
could cause wheel lock
When parking along the roadside, you should park:
at a 45 to a 90 degree angle to the curb
When riding in a group, the best formation is the ____________ formation.
When conducting the "evaluate" step of the SEE procedure, what are you looking for?
Traffic markings or signals
road condition that could be hazardous
vehicles that may move into your path
the most possible place for a collision
is at an intersection
As you approach the center of a turn, you should:
move towards the inside of the curve
If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a lane of parked cars, which portion of the lane should you ride in?
Before changing lanes, you should check
the lane next to you and the far lane
If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____ degree angle.
90 degree angle
Increase your safety at night by:
increase your following distance
put on your high beam
use the lights of the car ahead to help you see
Most of your motorcycle's stopping power is provided by:
the front break
In locations where there is oil and grease build-up, the best lane position is:
left or right part of the lane
When carrying a passenger, your motorcycle will:
respond slower than normal
In countersteering, to initiate a turn, PUSHING the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to:
Which of the following is a rule of group riding?
don't tailgate to encourage the person in front of you to ride faster
If you can't avoid riding on a slippery surface, how should you proceed?
ride as slowly as possible and let your feet skim the surface
You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. What is the best way to initiate a swerve?
Apply a small amount of pressure to the handle of the side you are going to swerve to.
Where are the clutch and brake lever found on your motorcycle?
When passing another vehicle you should:
move quickly through the blind spot
If your motorcycle was made before 1978, you must remember to:
turn on headlights always while riding
Generally, motorcycles require:
same amount of distance as a car to stop
How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
wear protective motorcycle gear
If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear wheel locks:
keep the rear wheel locked until stopped
If your motorcycle begins to wobble, it is important NOT to:
accelerate out of the wobble
Accelerating in a curve:
helps stabilize the motorcycle
Generally, ________ motorcycle lane portion should be avoided.
In which of the following situations is it important to change your lane position?
when a person is trying to share lanes with you
when a car is trying to share a lane with you
when passing a parked car
when preparing to slow down
see if there is traffic behind you
When stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use:
How often should you check the tires on your motorcycle?
every time you ride
What is the best path through a curve?
different for each curve
If you make eye contact with a driver at an intersection:
it does not mean he sees you still
When packing your motorcycle, heavier items should be packed:
in the front of the tank bags
When approaching an intersection, the rider should select a lane position to:
increase his or her visibility to other drivers
If you are going to pass someone you feel may move into your lane, you should:
beep your horn
If you see a car on an entrance ramp that is going to merge into your lane, it is best to:
change to another lane
If your front tire fails while riding, you should:
shift your weight to the rear to help maintain stability
If you need to brake and swerve, you:
break before or after swerving
If carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your:
Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
fasten excess cargo to the sissy bar
Why is it important to cross rail tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
lesser angle to catch tires
When will other vehicles try to share your lane?
when you are moving into an exit lane
While passing a row of parked cars, you see that there is a driver in one of the parked vehicles. What should you do?
beep your horn to let the driver know your their
If you need to change gears as you approach a turn, you should do so:
before the turn
Which of the following is true about drinking alcohol and riding a motorcycle?
alcohol impairs the motorcycle drivers skills sooner
When riding, your clothing should be protective and:
completely cover arms and legs
Which of the following does NOT increase your safety when riding at night?
passing slower vehicles
When passing another vehicle:
you must not exceed the speed limit
The best face protection is:
a shatter resistant face shield
motorcycle break lights are not as bright as car lights. what can you do.
The best face protection is:
use the lights of the car ahead of you
The most important thing about swerving is to:
not to break and swerve at the same time
Motorcycles require ____________ lane width to operate safely.
What causes the engine to lock?
being low on oil
The _____ brake is the most important because it _______________.
70% of the breaking power
To stop safely on a curve you should:
make the motorcycle perpendicular to the surface of the road
Crossing an obstacle ____________ is the safest.
at a 90 degree angle
When riding in a group, you should never:
Before pulling off the road, it is important to check:
the surface to see if it is safe to drive on.
What is engine braking?
down shifting through gears to slow the motorcycle.
When riding in a group, the staggered formation should be avoided when:
driving on a curve
entering or leaving the highway
When riding in a group, who is setting the pace of the group?
the tail rider
When stopped at a stop sign, the bike should:
remain in first gear
You can maintain an adequate space cushion by:
adjusting your lane position as you ride
You are being closely followed and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. What should you do?
flash your break light
When carrying a passenger, they should steady themselves by:
holding the driver
When riding at night, it is best to:
ride slower than you would during the day
While driving on a curvy road, your motorcycle position should:
change constantly to give you the best visibility
You should increase your following distance:
in heavy traffic
When starting on an uphill slope, you should use _______ brake to hold the cycle
If you can't cross an obstacle straight on, you should cross at an angle of at least ____ degrees.
You must use the high-beam lights of your motorcycle when you are _________ a vehicle at night.
not following or meeting
The best position for traction while raining is:
tracks left by other drivers