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1. When adjusting your mirrors, you should focus on:
The road behind and to the side of your motorcycle.
Your arms.
The road in front of your motorcycle.
The side of the motorcycle.

Adjust your mirrors so you can see the lane behind you and as much as possible of the lane next to you. When properly adjusted, a mirror may show the edge of your arm or shoulder, but it’s the road behind you and to the side of you that is most important.

2. When you are being passed by another vehicle, which part of the lane should you ride in?
The left
The center
The right
It doesn’t matter.

When being passed, it is generally safest to ride in the center portion of your lane. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with them. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle is also dangerous, as it could tempt the driver to re-enter your lane before it is safe to do so.

3. When being passed from behind, you should:
Stay in the center portion of the lane.
Stay in the right portion of the lane.
Move onto the shoulder.
Activate your turn signal.

When you are being passed from behind or by an oncoming vehicle, stay in the center portion of your lane. Riding any closer to the passing vehicle can put you in danger.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. When slowing or stopping, you should use both brakes:
Only if the pavement is wet.
Only when riding in the city.
Every time.

You can achieve maximum stopping power by using both the front and rear brakes. You should use both brakes every time you slow or stop.

7. When riding at night, you should:
Decrease your following distance.
Increase your following distance.
Ride faster than you usually would.
Avoid using your high beam headlight.

Because distances are more difficult to judge in the dark than in daylight, be sure to reduce your speed and increase your following distance when riding at night. Use your high beam any time you are not meeting or following another vehicle.

8. If operating a three-wheeled motorcycle or riding with a sidecar, do not ride too far to the right of your lane because:
Other drivers may not see you.
You will not be able to pass other vehicles as easily.
Other drivers may try to share your lane.
You may run off the road.

Because a sidecar sits on the right side of a motorcycle, riding too far to the right side of your lane risks the sidecar running off the road. Similarly, on a three-wheeled motorcycle, the rear right wheel may leave the road if you get too close to the right edge.

9. A wobble, or shaking of the front wheel and handlebars, may be caused by:
Incorrect tire pressure.
Brakes that are not working properly.
A balanced load.
Excessive wind.

Most wobbles are caused by improper loading of the motorcycle, unsuitable accessories, or incorrect tire pressure.

10. 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.

11. What does this signal mean?
Rest stop
High beams on
Turn right

Signals are an important part of communication when riding in groups. When the lead rider's right leg is extended, it means there is a hazard in the roadway on their right side.

12. When riding over rough surfaces, you should:
Hold the handgrips loosely to allow for movement.
Hold the handgrips firmly to maintain control.
Use lots of throttle to help you get over the rough surface.
Ride without a helmet as the helmet could become loose and cover your face.

When riding over a rough surface, hold onto the handgrips firmly to ensure that you will maintain directional control over your motorcycle.

13. When looking through a turn to see where you are going, you should:
Turn just your head.
Turn your head and shoulders.
Turn just your shoulders.
Turn your entire body.

When making a turn, look through the turn to where you want to go. Turn only your head, not your shoulders, and keep your eyes level with the horizon.

14. 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.

15. Mirror checks:
Should be part of your normal scanning routine.
Should be avoided because they will distract you.
Should be avoided since other drivers will see you easily.
Are only recommended in bad weather.

For your safety, it is important to be aware of what's behind you. Frequent mirror checks should be a part of your normal searching routine.

16. Which of the following is not an example of a slippery surface?
A gravel road
A patch of leaves
An ice patch
Dry concrete

A number of surfaces can provide poor traction for tires. Wet pavement; roads covered in loose gravel or sand; muddy, snowy, or icy areas; painted lane markings; and metal covers and plates in the road can be more hazardous for a motorcyclist than dry pavement.

17. One way to tell if your rear tire has gone flat while riding is if:
There is a hissing noise coming from the rear of the bike.
The back end is jerking from side to side.
You are unable to accelerate.
The rear brake does not work.

If your rear tire fails, the back of your motorcycle will likely jerk from side to side. It is rare for motorcyclists to actually hear a tire fail.

18. Which type of sign is yellow with black lettering or symbols?
Speed limit

Warning signs are yellow with black lettering or symbols and provide important information to motorists about upcoming road conditions.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. Which of the following types of footwear is best for a motorcycle operator?
Sturdy boots
Tennis shoes
Shoes with loose laces

Sturdy boots or shoes that are high enough to support the ankles can provide the best protection for motorcyclists. Laced up boots are best, but high-top boots or heavy shoes are fine. If a motorcyclist wears shoes that have long laces, they should be sure to securely tuck the laces away before riding.

22. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
In the front of the group.
Just behind the leader.
Close to the back of the group.
At the tail end of the group.

In a group of motorcyclists, less experienced riders should be positioned toward the front, just behind the leader. This ensures that they will not have to chase after the rest of the group. This positioning also allows them to be watched from behind by more experienced riders.

23. Which of the following will protect your eyes from the wind?

Goggles and face shields can protect a rider's eyes from the wind. Windshields, eyeglasses, and sunglasses generally do not shield a rider's eyes adequately enough.

24. Where is the throttle usually located?
Near the left footrest
Near the right footrest
On the left handle grip
On the right handle grip

The throttle of a motorcycle is usually located on the right handle grip. Be sure to know where all of your motorcycle's controls are located before riding.

25. When riding with a passenger, you should tell them to do all of the following, except:
Get on the motorcycle after the engine has been started.
Sit as far forward as they can without crowding you.
Hold firmly onto your waist, hips, or belt.
Feel free to talk whenever they want.

To help keep the operator focused on riding, passengers should avoid unnecessary conversation or movement. Passengers should get on a motorcycle only after the engine has been started. They should sit as far forward as they can without crowding the operator and hold firmly onto the operator's waist, hips, or belt.

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