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1. To stop quickly, you should:
Use only the rear brake.
Use only the front brake.
Use both brakes.
Use the rear brake firmly while gradually increasing the braking pressure of the front brake.

To stop quickly, apply both brakes at the same time.

2. The best way to stop quickly is to:
Use the front brake only.
Use the front brake first.
Throttle down and use the front brake.
Use both brakes at the same time.

If you need to stop quickly, apply both the front and rear brakes at the same time.

3. Which of the following surfaces does not provide poor traction?
Wet pavement
Dry pavement
Lane markings

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

4. When being followed too closely by another vehicle, you should:
Speed up.
Move onto the shoulder.
Allow the other driver to pass you.
Exit the roadway.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to get them ahead of you. If you can do so safely, change lanes and let them pass. Speeding up may only increase the danger by encouraging them to continue tailgating you at a higher speed.

5. 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.

6. When preparing to pass another vehicle, you should ride in the left portion of your lane because:
It increases your line of sight.
It decreases your line of sight.
It makes it difficult to see beyond the vehicle.
It allows the other driver to speed up.

When preparing to pass on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane, both to increase your line of sight and to make yourself more visible to drivers already in the passing lane.

7. To increase your visibility, you should:
Turn off your headlight during the day.
Wear dark clothes.
Keep your headlight on at all times.
Ride in the right portion of the lane.

Strategies for making yourself more visible include wearing brightly-colored and reflective clothing, keeping your headlight on at all times, and varying your lane position as conditions demand.

8. To prevent getting fatigued on a long ride, you should do all of the following, except:
Dress warmly.
Limit the distance traveled in a day.
Take frequent rest breaks.
Take artificial stimulants.

To reduce the danger of fatigue when riding, dress to protect yourself against tiring weather conditions, such as wind and rain. Limit yourself to no more than about six hours of riding per day and stop for a break at least once every two hours. Avoid taking artificial stimulants since you may experience extreme fatigue when they start to wear off.

9. When braking on a slippery surface, you should:
Use both the front and rear brakes.
Use abrupt pressure on the front brake to prevent locking the front tire.
Only use the rear brake.
Use either brake, but use only one brake.

When riding on slippery surfaces, you should use both brakes to slow down. Squeeze the brake lever gradually to avoid locking the front wheel and use gentle pressure on the rear brake.

10. How does the stopping distance for motorcycles compare to the stopping distance for cars?
Cars need much longer to stop.
Cars need a little longer to stop.
Motorcycles need longer to stop.
Both motorcycles and cars take about the same amount of time to stop.

Under normal conditions, the stopping distances for motorcycles is nearly the same as it is for cars. However, slippery pavement makes quick stops especially difficult for motorcycle operators.

11. If you must ride over an obstacle, you should:
Decrease your speed as much as possible.
Lean the motorcycle to one side.
Speed up, if possible.
Stay on your seat and remove your feet from the footrests.

If you are unable avoid an obstacle and must instead ride over it, slow down and approach the obstacle at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. Keep your motorcycle straight up and down, if possible. Just before contact, roll off the throttle slightly to lighten the front end of the motorcycle.

12. When being passed, all of the following are potential hazards, except:
Extended mirrors.
Objects being thrown from other vehicles.
Blasts of wind.

When being passed, motorcyclists should be careful not to be hit by any part of the passing vehicle, including its mirrors. In addition to the vehicle itself, motorcyclists should be aware of wind gusts coming from the passing vehicle and potential objects being thrown by a passenger in the vehicle who may not be paying attention to the road.

13. To lean a motorcycle when making a turn, you should:
Always press on the left handgrip.
Always press on the right handgrip.
Press on the handgrip in the direction opposite of the turn.
Press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn.

To turn, a motorcycle must lean. To make the motorcycle lean, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn.

14. Most motorcycles have rounded, or convex, mirrors. These mirrors:
Are easy to get used to right away.
Make cars seem closer than they actually are.
Provide a narrow view of the road.
Make cars seem farther away than they actually are.

In comparison to flat mirrors, convex mirrors provide a wider view of the road behind you. They also make objects seem farther away than they actually are. You should practice judging distances in convex mirrors if you are not used to them.

15. In regards to drinking and riding, many penalties are:
Up to a judge to decide.
Not too harsh.

Oregon law applies severe mandatory penalties for drinking and riding. It is both illegal and dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

16. A proper lane position should do all of the following, except:
Increase your ability to see and be seen.
Help you avoid surface hazards.
Help you avoid traffic signals.
Communicate your intentions to other road users.

A properly chosen lane position should provide a number of benefits, including an increased ability to see others and to be seen. It should help you avoid wind blasts, other drivers' blind spots, and surface hazards. Your lane position should discourage other drivers from trying to share your lane and provide you with an escape route, should a hazard arise.

17. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
Ride slower than the speed limit.
Cover the clutch and the brakes.
Shift into neutral when slowing.
Pull in the clutch when turning.

To help reduce your reaction time, you should cover the clutch and brakes. This is especially helpful when riding through areas where potential hazards are likely.

18. When riding a motorcycle, you should:
Always pick one part of the lane to occupy and never leave that part of the lane.
Vary your lane position as conditions warrant.
Only ride in the center of the lane so other vehicles can see you more easily.
Ride in a zigzag pattern so other drivers notice you.

There is no one lane position that is always best, nor one that should always be avoided. Change your lane position as necessary based on changing road and traffic conditions.

19. A motorcycle “fits” you if:
You are able to touch your feet to the ground while seated.
You are able to reach the controls by stretching.
The handlebars go over your head.
Your feet are unable to rest on the foot pegs.

A motorcycle fits you properly if your feet can reach the ground while you are seated on the motorcycle. It should be easy for you to reach and operate the controls.

20. When choosing a helmet, you will get the most protection by using a helmet that:
Fits loosely.
Meets U.S. DOT standards.
Has survived a previous crash.
Provides hearing protection.

To ensure that you are getting as much protection as possible, choose a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state standards. Helmets should fit snugly all the way around.

21. A driver making eye contact with you:
Means that they see you.
Will never happen.
Does not mean that they will properly yield to you.
Guarantees that they will properly yield to you.

You should never count on eye contact to guarantee that a driver will yield to you. It is not uncommon for drivers to look directly at a motorcyclist but fail to consciously notice them.

22. To be effective, eye or face shield protection must be all of the following, except:
Able to fasten securely.
Too tight to allow sunglasses or eyeglasses to be worn.
Free of scratches.
Able to allow clear views to both sides.

To be effective, an eye or face shield must be free of scratches; be resistant to penetration; allow clear views to both sides; fasten securely; permit air to pass through to prevent fogging; and allow room for eyeglasses or sunglasses, if needed.

23. When riding, you should:
Turn your head and shoulders to look through turns.
Keep your arms straight.
Keep your knees away from the gas tank.
Turn just your head and eyes to look through turns.

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

24. After entering a turn, you should roll on the throttle and:
Always slow down.
Maintain a steady speed or accelerate gradually.
Accelerate drastically.
Not worry about your speed.

Roll on the throttle through a turn to stabilize your suspension. Maintain a steady speed or accelerate gradually through the turn.

25. Where is the greatest potential for conflict between a motorcycle and other traffic?
Parking lots
Residential areas

The greatest potential for conflict between your motorcycle and other traffic is at intersections. Be extra alert when riding somewhere where another vehicle may cross in front of your path of travel.

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