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1. You will ______ hear a tire going flat.

Motorcyclists will seldom hear their tire go flat. Tire failure is more commonly indicated by a sudden change in handling.

2. When following another vehicle as a beginning rider, you should:
Maintain a minimum four-second following distance.
Get as close to the other vehicle as possible.
Never be concerned about your following distance.
Always ride in the left portion of the lane so the driver can easily see you.

A following distance of at least four seconds is recommended for beginning riders. Increase your following distance any time conditions are less than perfect.

3. When riding a motorcycle, clothing:
Should be loose enough to flap in the wind.
Should not cover your arms or legs completely.
Should not include a jacket if the weather is warm.
Can provide protection in the event of a crash.

The right clothing can provide vital protection if you are involved in a collision. Always wear a jacket and pants that fully cover your arms and legs, even in warm weather. Clothing should fit snugly enough that it does not flap in the wind but should also be loose enough that your movement is not restricted.

4. When riding, the best protection for an operator is:
A cushion of space between their vehicle and other vehicles.
A good leather jacket.
Sturdy boots.
A good understanding of motorcycle laws.

Your first and best protection against collisions with other vehicles is simply to keep your distance from them. The only way to be sure you will have enough time to react to mistakes made by other drivers is to leave plenty of space between you and the vehicles around you. Wearing proper gear is also important when riding a motorcycle.

5. To be seen in the rearview mirror of the driver ahead of you, you should:
Ride in the center portion of the lane.
Ride in the left portion of the lane.
Ride in the right portion of the lane.
Ride in a weaving pattern.

If you are following a car, the driver is most likely to notice you if you position yourself behind them in the center of your lane. This lane position places you in the driver's rearview mirror. Most drivers check their rearview mirrors much more frequently than they check their side mirrors.

6. A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield:
Is not necessary if you have a windshield.
Only protects your eyes.
Helps protect your whole face.
Is less effective than goggles.

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can help protect your whole face if you are involved in a crash. Goggles protect your eyes, but not the rest of your face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for googles or a face shield.

7. To help other drivers see you, you should wear:
Darkly-colored clothes.
Brightly-colored clothes.
A black jacket.

Wearing brightly-colored clothing will help you to be seen by other road users. Wear clothes that increase your visibility both during the day and at night.

8. When going through a curve, you should:
Always stay in the same portion of the lane throughout the entire curve.
Always stay in the left portion of the lane throughout the entire curve.
Always stay in the right portion of the lane throughout the entire curve.
Remember that the best path may not follow the curve of the road.

Road and traffic conditions can change at any time. Always be prepared to change your lane position as appropriate no matter where you are on a roadway. The best path through a curve does not necessarily follow the curve of the road.

9. To get the best possible protection, wear a helmet that:
Fits snugly.
Is well-worn and broken in.
Is pretty loose.
Does not have a chinstrap.

Choose a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards. It should fit you snugly all the way around and be free of obvious defects.

10. Small vehicles can appear ______ and seem to be traveling ______ than they actually are.
Farther away, more slowly
Farther away, faster
Closer, more slowly
Closer, faster

Small vehicles, like motorcycles, can visually seem to be farther away and moving more slowly than they actually are. This phenomenon can make it difficult for others on the road to accurately judge the location and speed of a smaller vehicle.

11. To increase your line of sight when preparing to pass another vehicle on its left, you should:
Ride in the left portion of your lane.
Ride in the right portion of your lane.
Ride in the center portion of your lane.
Try to stand up on your motorcycle.

When preparing to pass another vehicle on its left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. This will increase your line of sight and make you more visible to oncoming traffic.

12. When passing another vehicle:
You must complete the pass without exceeding the speed limit.
You may complete the pass in a no passing zone if the pass was started before the no passing zone began.
You may exceed the speed limit.
You should pass on the shoulder.

All passes must be completed within the posted speed limits and only in areas where passing is permitted.

13. When a group of riders is passing another vehicle on a two-lane road, the riders should:
Pass in pairs.
Pass in a staggered formation with several riders passing at the same time.
Pass one at a time.
Avoid passing.

When a group of motorcyclists is passing another vehicle on a two-lane road, the riders should pass the vehicle one at a time. Each motorcyclist should complete their pass before the next rider's pass begins.

14. Maintain an adequate following distance behind other vehicles:
To allow you time and space to identify and react to hazards.
So you can tailgate.
To allow for traffic counters to accurately count you as a vehicle.
To encourage other drivers to cut you off.

Maintaining an adequate following distance ensures that you will have enough space to stop or swerve out of the way if the vehicle ahead of you stops suddenly. A space cushion also provides you with a better view of any hazards on the road surface, such as potholes.

15. Hearing protection is:
Not needed if you wear a helmet.
Needed in addition to a helmet.
Only needed on windy days.
Not needed if you are carrying a passenger.

Exposure to engine and wind noise can damage your hearing, even if you are wearing a helmet. Hearing protection can guard against this while still allowing you to hear essential sounds like horns and sirens.

16. A person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ is considered legally intoxicated.
0.02 percent
0.04 percent
0.08 percent
0.1 percent

In the state of Kentucky, a person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent is considered legally intoxicated. It is both illegal and dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

17. To accommodate a passenger, you may have to:
Adjust the shocks.
Adjust the handlebars.
Adjust the brakes.
Adjust the throttle.

Because of the extra weight placed on a motorcycle by a passenger, you may need to adjust the motorcycle's shocks before carrying a passenger. Because the motorcycle will sit at a different angle, you should also adjust the headlight and mirrors to compensate for the additional weight.

18. Riding alongside a car:
Is encouraged.
Can place you in a blind spot.
Is not an issue unless the roadway is wet.
Can make driving easier for the other motorist.

Riding directly alongside another vehicle is dangerous because it may place you in the driver's blind spot. Additionally, the vehicle will block your path of escape.

19. When riding on a slippery surface, you should:
Increase your speed.
Make sudden moves.
Move to the edge of the road.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.

Strategies for safe riding on slippery surfaces include reducing your speed, avoiding sudden moves, staying away from the edge of the road, and riding in the tire tracks left by other cars.

20. To lessen your chances of an accident, you should:
Only ride in the afternoon.
Follow the vehicle in front of you as closely as possible.
Not look ahead and focus only on your controls.
Communicate your intentions to other drivers.

To reduce the risk of a crash, you should always ensure that you are visible to others. Communicate your intentions through proper use of your signals, brake light, and lane position. Maintain a space cushion around your motorcycle and consistently scan the road ahead of, behind, and next to your vehicle.

21. When riding a motorcycle, you should:
Not wear a jacket if it's warm out.
Always wear a jacket, even if it’s warm out.
Wear shorts in warm weather.
Not be concerned about long shoelaces.

For your protection, you should always wear a long-sleeved jacket made of appropriate material when riding. This is true even in warm weather because wearing a jacket is important to help prevent dehydration. You should also always wear long pants, and tuck in the laces of your footwear to prevent them from catching on the motorcycle.

22. To make a quick stop on wet pavement, you should:
Use only the front brake.
Use only the rear brake.
Use both brakes.

Use both brakes if you must make a quick stop on a slippery surface. The front brake is safe to use on a slippery surface if applied gradually to prevent locking.

23. When packing a load on a motorcycle:
The heavier items should go toward the front.
The heavier items should go toward the rear.
Mounting loads behind the rear axle is recommended.
Lighter items should be stored in front of you.

Loads should be positioned forward with heavier items toward the front of the load. Loads should be over or in front of the rear axle. Lighter items should be packed behind you.

24. A simple way to make your motorcycle easier to see is to:
Ride with a large flag attached to its frame.
Ride with the headlight turned on.
Wave at other drivers.
Ride on the shoulder whenever possible.

You can make yourself easier to see by wearing brightly-colored, reflective clothing. Ride with your headlight on at all times and use your turn signals and brake light appropriately.

25. Where is the front brake lever usually located?
On the left handgrip
On the right handgrip
By the left foot peg
By the right foot peg

The front brake lever is generally located on the right handgrip. Make sure that you are aware of the locations of all your motorcycle's controls before beginning to ride.

26. The best course of action to take if another driver is tailgating you is to:
Call the police.
Speed up.
Change lanes to allow them to pass.
Move to one side of the lane so the other driver can pass you within the lane.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to get them in front of you. If you can, change lanes and let them pass; otherwise, slow down to encourage them to pass you. Increasing your speed may only result in them continuing to tailgate you at the higher speed.

27. To control your motorcycle well, you should:
Sit with your arms propping you up rather than steering.
Keep your knees against the gas tank for balance.
Allow your feet to hang off the footrests.
Sit so far back that you must stretch to reach the handgrips.

When riding, keep your knees against the gas tank to help maintain your balance in turns. Sit so that you can use your arms to steer rather than to prop yourself up. Sit far enough forward that your arms are slightly bent when you hold the handgrips, and keep your feet firmly on the footrests.

28. Your lane position should help you:
Communicate your intentions to other drivers.
Keep others from passing you.
Travel to your destination as quickly as possible.
Linger in the blind spots of other drivers.

A properly chosen lane position should protect your lane from other drivers while communicating your intentions to them.

29. Which of the following is true?
The front and rear brakes provide equal braking power.
The front brake provides more braking power than the rear brake.
The rear brake provides more braking power than the front brake.
Only the front brake should be used when braking.

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear one, providing at least 70 percent of the total stopping power. Always use both brakes any time you slow or stop.

30. If you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings and your motorcycle begins to weave, you should:
Brake suddenly.
Steer in a weaving pattern.
Relax, maintain a steady speed, and ride straight across the grooves.
Move to the leftmost portion of the lane.

A motorcycle may weave while riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, but this is generally not dangerous. If your motorcycle begins to weave, simply relax and proceed straight ahead at a steady speed. Trying to ride in a zigzag pattern to compensate for the weave will only increase the hazard.

31. Making eye contact with another driver:
Guarantees that the other driver will properly yield to you.
Is not worth the effort it takes.
Doesn’t mean that the driver will properly yield to you.
Means that the other driver knows you are there.

You should never take eye contact with another driver as a guarantee that they will properly yield the right-of-way to you.

32. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, it is best to:
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Gradually apply your brakes.

Do not try to accelerate out of a wobble because doing so will only make the motorcycle more unstable. Instead, grip the handlebars firmly, slow down by gradually closing the throttle, move your weight as far forward and downward as possible, and pull off the road as soon as you can. Avoid applying the brakes, as this may also worsen the wobble.

33. When it is raining, it is usually best to:
Ride in the center of the lane.
Pull off to the side of the road until the rain stops.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
Increase your speed.

Wet pavement is especially slippery when it first begins to rain. Deposits of oil left by cars will not yet have washed off the roadway. If it is raining, it is safest to ride in the tire tracks left by cars. The left tire track will often be your best choice, although this may vary.

34. If a friend has been drinking alcohol and wants to drive, which of the following should you not do?
Encourage friends to talk them out of driving.
Arrange for other transportation.
Tell them to take less-crowded roads.
Slow their pace of drinking.

There are several strategies you can use to prevent someone from driving while under the influence of alcohol. You can arrange another way for them to get home, involve them in other activities to slow their pace of drinking, use any available excuse to stop them from leaving before they are sober, and get other friends involved to intervene as a group.

35. Which of the following provides the best protection?
Face shield

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield provides protection for the wearer's entire face in the event of a crash. Goggles may protect someone's eyes, but not the rest of their face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for either.

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