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1. Your lane position should:
Avoid other road users' blind spots.
Provide a good view of the shoulder.
Provide a poor view of road hazards.
Invite others to share your lane.

A properly chosen lane position should help you to see others and be seen by them. Avoid riding in another driver's blind spot for a long period of time.

2. To swerve correctly:
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Press the handgrip in the direction of the turn.
Press the handgrip in the direction opposite of the turn.

To execute a swerve, press the handgrip on the side of your desired turn. Press on the opposite handgrip to return to your original direction after you are clear of the hazard.

3. 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.

4. When approaching an object or uneven surface that you cannot avoid, you should:
Make sure the motorcycle is leaning to one side.
Speed up.
Swerve quickly.
Rise slightly off the seat to allow your legs to absorb the shock.

If you cannot avoid riding over an obstacle or uneven surface, you should approach it at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. Slow down as much as you can, make sure that your motorcycle is upright, and rise slightly off your seat so your knees can absorb some of the force of impact. Just before contact, roll on the throttle slightly to lighten the front end.

5. Riding on the far side of a lane when following another vehicle:
Is recommended because you will be seen easily.
Is not recommended because drivers seldom use their side mirrors and may not see you.
Is recommended because a passenger in the vehicle may tell the driver that you are there.
Is illegal because you have to ride in the center portion of the lane.

Most drivers do not look at their side mirrors as often as they look at their rearview mirror. Therefore, when following a car, it is generally best to ride in the center portion of the lane where you are most likely to be visible in the driver's rearview mirror.

6. Which of the following is not a way to prevent a friend from driving while intoxicated?
Arrange a safe ride home for them.
Get them involved in activities to slow their drinking and keep them busy while they sober up.
Make them wait 15 minutes after their last drink before driving.
Get other friends involved in stopping your friend from driving.

To prevent someone from drinking and driving, it is a good idea to arrange an alternative way for them to get home, involve them in other activities to slow the pace of their drinking, use any available excuse to keep them from leaving, and recruit friends to help apply peer pressure.

7. When should your rearview mirror be adjusted?
After starting the motorcycle
Before starting the motorcycle
During the ride
At a traffic signal

You should clean and adjust both mirrors before starting your motorcycle. Adjust your mirrors so you can see the lane behind you and as much as possible of the lane next to you.

8. When riding a motorcycle in the city, your attention should be:
Focused at least one half block ahead of you.
Focused about 10 feet ahead of you.
Focused behind you.
Less focused than when on a highway.

When riding in a city, you should consistently scan the road at a distance that is between one half block and one full block ahead of your motorcycle. It is important to be aware of vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and other hazards commonly found in cities. Scanning the road ahead may allow you to react to hazards before meeting them.

9. Before carrying a passenger in traffic for the first time, you should:
Read books about carrying passengers.
Practice riding on an empty road.
Flash your lights so others can see you.
Practice riding on the shoulder of a road.

Before transporting a passenger or heavy load in traffic for the first time, practice riding on a quiet road to get used to how your motorcycle handles differently with the additional weight.

10. Maximum straight-line braking is done by:
Using the front brake, then the rear brake.
Using the rear brake, then the front brake.
Using the front and rear brakes at the same time without locking either wheel.
Using the front and rear brakes at the same time while locking the rear wheel.

Maximum straight-line braking is accomplished by simultaneously applying both the front and rear brakes without locking either wheel.

11. Studies show that nearly ______ of riders killed in motorcycle crashes had been drinking.
20 percent
40 percent
60 percent
80 percent

Alcohol is a major contributor to motorcycle crashes, particularly fatal crashes. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of all riders killed in motorcycle accidents had been drinking.

12. Generally, the body eliminates one alcoholic drink per hour. If a person consumed eight alcoholic drinks four hours ago, how many drinks likely remain in their body?
One drink
Two drinks
Three drinks
Four drinks

The minimum number of drinks left in a person's system can be estimated by subtracting the number of hours since the last drink from the total number of drinks consumed. In this case, the alcohol content of about four drinks would remain.

13. When applying the front brake, you should:
Apply the lever by squeezing firmly and progressively.
Grab at the brake with only two fingers.
Press down on the brake lever with your foot.
Stomp on the brake lever.

To apply the front brake, firmly and smoothly squeeze the brake lever with all four fingers, applying progressively more force.

14. The center portion of a traffic lane is where:
Debris and oil drippings from cars often collect.
Motorcycle riders should always travel for safety.
Most accidents happen.
Drivers are least likely to see a motorcyclist.

The centermost portion of a lane is where debris and oil drippings from cars often collect. Other hazards, such as utility hole covers, can also be found in the centermost portion of the lane.

15. When riding through a curve, a group of motorcyclists should:
Ride in a staggered formation.
Ride in a single-file formation.
Ride in a side-by-side formation.
Use both lanes if possible.

While a staggered formation is generally recommended, riders in a group should move into a single-file formation when taking curves, taking turns, entering a highway, or leaving a highway.

16. When you have mounted your motorcycle, you should do all of the following, except:
Make sure the mirrors are clean.
Make sure the horn works.
Close the fuel supply valve.
Make sure the clutch works smoothly.

After mounting your motorcycle, you should make sure the clutch, throttle, horn, and brakes all work properly. Clean and adjust the mirrors and make sure that the fuel supply valve is open.

17. Head and neck injuries can be reduced by:
Wearing a helmet.
Wearing a leather jacket.
Using the rear brake only.
Wearing goggles.

The risk of head and neck injuries is greatly reduced by wearing a high-quality helmet. A helmet is a rider's best defense against injury in the case of an accident.

18. If you are using an unfamiliar motorcycle, what should you do before riding?
Ride like you would on your bike, since all bikes are about the same.
Check the controls and shift pattern.
Take the owner’s word that everything is in working order.
Assume you know where all the controls are located.

All motorcycles are slightly different, so you should check the controls and make sure you know the gear pattern before riding an unfamiliar motorcycle. Work the throttle, clutch, and brakes a few times prior to riding.

19. Motorcycle headlights are:
Usually more powerful than a car’s headlights.
Usually just as powerful as a car’s headlights.
Usually not as powerful as a car’s headlights.
Usually larger than a car’s headlights.

Motorcycle headlights are generally smaller and less powerful than those of cars.

20. Proper clothing for riding offers all of the following, except:
Protection in a collision.
Protection from the cold.

Proper clothing for riding can help protect you from injury in the event of a collision. It can also protect against routine hazards and discomforts, such as hot or cold weather.

21. A proper lane position can help you do all of the following, except:
Avoid other drivers' blindspots.
Increase your ability to see and be seen.
Go faster.
Set up for turns.

Your lane position affects a number of factors that are important to your safety on the road. Among other things, your position should help you increase your ability to see and be seen, avoid other drivers' blind spots, and set you up for any turns you plan to make.

22. When checking tires before a ride, you should look at all of the following except:
Air pressure
General wear
General tread

Before each ride, you should check the air pressure, tread, and general wear of your tires.

23. Which of the following is not a type of protective riding gear?
A leather jacket
Boots that go above the ankle
Hearing protection
Pants made of a soft material

Appropriate protective gear for motorcycling includes a jacket and pants made of leather or another sturdy material; footwear that covers and supports your ankles; and hearing protection, even if you wear a helmet.

24. Moving into another lane while taking a curve is often the result of:
Taking the turn too fast.
Lanes that are too narrow.
Not knowing how to steer.
Lanes that are too wide.

Trying to enter a curve or turn at a speed that is too fast for conditions may cause you to cross into another lane of traffic or leave the road entirely.

25. An advantage to keeping a cushion of space between your motorcycle and other vehicles is that:
You can pass danger more quickly.
You will have a more narrow view of the road so you can stay focused.
You will have more time to react to the movements of others.
You can more easily follow the path of the next vehicle.

Maintaining a cushion of space between your motorcycle and other vehicles on the road will give you a clearer view of any emerging hazards, more time to react to hazards, and more space to maneuver around them.

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