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1. When riding in a group while passing another vehicle, it is best to:
Allow one rider to fully pass the other vehicle before another rider begins to pass.
Allow several members of the group to pass the other vehicle at once.
Have the last rider in the group wave to the driver being passed to signal that no other motorcycles are approaching.
Pass in a staggered formation.

Riders in a group should overtake another vehicle one at a time. Each rider should complete their pass and resume their position in the group formation before the next rider begins to pass.

2. A passenger on a motorcycle should:
Mount the motorcycle before the engine starts.
Mount the motorcycle after the engine starts.
Sit as close to the rear of the motorcycle as possible.
Hold onto the seat.

Passengers should get on a motorcycle only after the engine has been started and the transmission is put in neutral. They should sit as far forward as possible without hindering the operator's control of the motorcycle and should hold onto the operator's waist, hips, or belt.

3. When riding in a group, motorcyclists:
Do not need space cushions.
Should increase their space cushions.
Should reduce their usual space cushions by half.
Should maintain adequate space cushions.

When riding in a group, you should maintain close ranks but still keep an adequate space cushion around each rider.

4. The front brake:
Should only be used when you need to stop quickly.
Should be used only under slippery conditions.
Is not as effective as the rear brake.
Is safe to use, if used properly.

Always use both brakes any time you slow or stop. It is safe to use the front brake, which is more powerful than the rear brake, as long as you use it properly.

5. Face shields and goggles:
Will likely never need to be replaced.
Will develop scratches and become brittle, requiring regular replacement.
Should be made of breakable materials so they can break away in the event of a crash.
Should not allow air to pass through.

Face shields and goggles, being made of plastic, will develop scratches and become brittle as they age. Replace them regularly to ensure maximum protection and comfort.

6. 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.

7. The single most important thing you can do to improve your chances of surviving a crash is to:
Wear a high-quality helmet that is securely fastened.
Wear shorts.
Wear sneakers.
Wear goggles.

The single most effective action you can take to improve your chances of surviving a crash is to wear a high-quality helmet that is securely fastened.

8. The faster you drink:
The more the alcohol will accumulate in your body.
The faster the alcohol is removed from your body.
The more minimal the effects of the alcohol will be.
The more likely you will be able to evade being pulled over.

The faster you drink, the more alcohol will accumulate in your body. It is never safe to operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol in any amount.

9. Approved helmets:
Can limit the view of the motorcycle operator.
Allow the motorcycle operator to see as far to the sides as necessary.
Are dangerous to wear.
Do not have to be worn if the motorcycle operator thinks their view would be limited.

While some people worry that wearing a helmet may dangerously limit their field of vision, this is not the case. Any approved helmet will let the operator see as far to the sides as is needed for safe riding.

10. Which of the following is not a good safety tip?
Slow to a safe speed before turning.
When turning, lean in the direction you wish to go.
Avoid dragging your feet on the roadway.
Avoid looking at other vehicles.

Slow to a safe speed before beginning a turn and lean in the direction of the turn. Don't drag your feet on the roadway, as you could lose control if they catch on something. Always scan the roadway for other traffic.

11. A motorcyclist should:
Pick a favorite portion of the lane and stay in that portion all the time.
Continually weave among the lane positions to keep other drivers out of their lane.
Choose a lane position based on road and traffic conditions.
Not worry about lane position.

There is no one lane position that is always best and no one lane position that should always be avoided. Adjust your lane position in response to changes in road and traffic conditions.

12. If your motorcycle begins to weave while you are riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings, you should:
Relax, maintain a steady speed, and ride straight across the surface.
Tighten your hold on the handle grips and increase your speed to get past the hazard.
Travel in a zigzag motion.
Ride on the shoulder instead of on the grooves.

The weaving motion that occurs when a motorcycle rides over rain grooves or bridge gratings is generally not dangerous. If you experience weaving when riding over one of these surfaces, simply relax and proceed straight across the grooves or gratings at a steady speed. Trying to compensate for the weaving motion by zigzagging is more dangerous than riding straight.

13. Which of the following will help you ride safely on slippery surfaces?
Using only the front brake
Using both brakes
Using the center lane
Maintaining or increasing your speed

When riding on slippery surfaces, reduce your speed, brake using both brakes, and avoid sudden moves. Avoid the center of the lane and instead follow tire tracks left by cars. Always keep an eye out for hazards that may make a road surface especially slippery, such as oil spots and loose gravel.

14. What should a motorcyclist do to prevent possible injury when riding on a slippery surface?
Increase their speed.
Reduce their speed.
Make sudden moves.
Ride on the shoulder.

When riding on a slippery surface, it is safest to decrease your speed. Making sudden moves on a slippery surface could cause your motorcycle to skid. Do not travel on the shoulder to escape a slippery road.

15. 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.

16. Maximum front-line braking is accomplished by:
Using the rear brake only.
Using the front brake only.
Using both brakes.
Using the rear brake while downshifting.

Maximum straight-line braking is accomplished by fully applying both the front and rear brakes without locking either wheel. You should always use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

17. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
In the front of the group.
Just behind the lead rider.
At the back of the group.
Anywhere within the group.

Inexperienced riders should ride near the front of a group, just behind the leader, so more experienced riders can keep an eye on them from behind.

18. When riding, a cushion of space is helpful to:
Give you space to react to hazards.
Hide you from other drivers.
Prevent you from avoiding hazards.
Allow you to look at road signs.

Allowing a cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times will help ensure that you will have time to react if another driver makes a mistake. You will need the space to maneuver safely.

19. It is a good idea to wear reflective clothing:
At night.
During the day.
At dusk.
All of the above.

Wearing reflective and brightly-colored clothing is always a good idea when riding a motorcycle. Crashes occur in broad daylight and at night, so it is best to wear highly visible clothing at any time of day.

20. When entering a turn, a rider should:
Speed up.
Reduce their speed.
Move their shoulders to match the angle of the turn.
Sit up as high as possible.

Before entering a turn, a motorcyclist should reduce their speed by closing the throttle and, if necessary, applying both brakes.

21. Which of the following is a reason for ending the motorcycle skills test?
The applicant drops the motorcycle.
The applicant rides safely.
The applicant obeys traffic laws.
The applicant follows instructions.

During a motorcycle skills test, the examiner is required to end the test if you fall off of or drop the motorcycle (for a two-wheeler), excessively tip or lose control (for a three-wheeler), stall the engine at least four times, commit an unsafe act, disregard instructions, violate a traffic regulation, or accumulate enough points to fail the test.

22. 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.

23. When changing lanes, riders should:
Rely only on their mirrors to identify other vehicles.
Turn their head to look for traffic behind them.
Not worry about other traffic.
Slam on the brakes to allow any vehicles in their blind spot to pass.

A motorcycle has blind spots just like any other vehicle. A rider must always turn their head to check for traffic before changing lanes.

24. When crossing railroad tracks that are parallel to the road, you should:
Cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle.
Avoid crossing the tracks for any reason.
Try to cross the tracks at a 45-degree angle.
Slowly inch across the tracks.

To safely cross railroad tracks, trolley tracks, or pavement seams running parallel to your lane, move to a lane position that will allow you to cross them at an angle of at least 45 degrees. Then, make a quick, sharp turn. If you try to edge across, the tracks or seam could catch your tires and throw you off balance.

25. Increase your following distance:
If the roadway is slippery.
If there are only a few vehicles on the roadway.
If the sun is shining.
If drivers are following the speed limit.

An expanded cushion of space is needed if your motorcycle will take longer than normal to stop. If the pavement is slippery, if you cannot see through the vehicle ahead of you, or if traffic is heavy and another driver may try to squeeze in front of you, open up your following distance.

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