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1. Of the following, it is most important to flash your brake light when:
Someone is following you too closely.
You will be slowing suddenly.
There is a stop sign ahead.

Because a motorcycle's brake light is not as noticeable as the brake lights of a car, it is usually a good idea to flash your brake light when slowing or stopping so others will be more likely to notice that you are decelerating. This is particularly important if you are slowing down more quickly than others might expect.

2. A rider's boots or shoes should:
Be below their ankles.
Cover their ankles.
Be made of a soft, pliable material.

For riding, choose footwear that is sturdy and high enough to cover and support your ankles. Soles should be made of hard, durable, slip-resistant material.

3. If riding during the day, you should wear:
Clothing with reflective material.
A short-sleeved shirt.
Darkly-colored clothing.

Most motorcycle crashes happen in broad daylight. To maximize your chances of being seen, you should wear clothing with reflective material when riding, even during the day. Always wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.

4. The best lane position for a motorcycle:
Is in the left part of a lane, next to the centerline.
Is in the right part of a lane, next to the curb.
Can vary depending on road and traffic conditions.

There is no single lane position that is best at all times. Choose the lane position that allows the most visibility and space around you. Change your lane position as traffic situations change.

5. The normal recommended following distance should be extended if:
The pavement is slippery.
The sun is shining.
You believe stopping will be routine.

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.

6. A difference between googles and a windshield is:
Goggles will protect you from the wind, but a windshield won’t.
A windshield will protect you from the wind, but goggles won't.
A windshield will keep your eyes from watering better than goggles.

Googles will protect your eyes from the wind, but most windshields will not. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for goggles or a face shield.

7. When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, you should ride in which portion of the lane?
The left portion
The center portion
The right portion

When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. Doing this will increase your line of vision and help drivers in the next lane anticipate your move.

8. If traveling with a load, the load should be:
Secured as low as possible.
Secured as high as possible.
Attached to a sissy bar.

If not carried in saddlebags, loads should be secured as low as possible. Attaching a load to a sissy bar can raise the motorcycle's center of gravity and upset its balance.

9. The proper action to take when riding an unfamiliar motorcycle for the first time is to:
Just start riding. There is no better way to learn than by doing.
Just start riding. Most bikes are similar, so you don’t have to take the time to identify safety features.
Work the throttle, clutch, and brakes before riding to learn the bike's gear pattern.

Every bike is a little different, so don't start riding an unfamiliar motorcycle without first familiarizing yourself with how it operates. Do a safety and maintenance check; find out where everything is located; and work the throttle, clutch, and brakes a few times to learn its gear pattern.

10. Before a ride, a motorcycle operator should check the throttle. The throttle should:
Stay in place when released.
Stay loose when released.
Snap back when released.

Check your clutch and throttle before riding your motorcycle. The throttle should snap back when you let go and the clutch should feel tight and smooth.

11. Motorcycles may pass on the right:
If there is at least eight feet of unobstructed pavement.
By riding on the shoulder of the road.
By riding on the grass, if it is level.

Motorcyclists may pass on the right if there is unobstructed pavement with a width of at least eight feet to the right of the vehicle being passed. Motorcyclists, and other drivers, should never leave the road to pass another vehicle.

12. How do convex mirrors differ from regular mirrors?
They provide a more narrow view of the road.
They provide a wider view of the road.
They provide a better view of the road.

Convex mirrors are installed on many motorcycles. Compared to flat mirrors, convex mirrors provide a wider view of the road. However, convex mirrors can also make approaching vehicles seem farther away than they actually are.

13. You have an improved chance of avoiding serious injury in a crash if you wear:
Face or eye protection.
A baseball cap.

Wearing a helmet is your best defense against injury while riding a motorcycle. Wearing a plastic, shatter-resistant face shield can help protect your face from injury in a crash.

14. If your rear wheel locks up while you are stopping on a straightaway:
You can usually maintain control of the motorcycle.
You will likely lose control of the motorcycle.
You will need to release the rear brake to regain control of the motorcycle.

If you accidentally lock your rear wheel while stopping on a straightaway, you can keep it locked until you have completely stopped. Even with a locked rear wheel, you can usually control your motorcycle if it is upright and traveling in a straight line.

15. When being passed, it is usually best for motorcyclists to be in which part of the lane?
The right
The center
The left

If you are being passed either from behind or by an oncoming vehicle, stay in the center portion of your lane. Riding any closer to the passing driver could place you both in a hazardous situation.

16. When cars are merging from an entrance ramp:
A motorcyclist should assume the entering drivers see them.
A motorcyclist should never assume the entering drivers see them.
A motorcyclist should stop.

Always allow merging cars plenty of space and never assume that the drivers see you. Change lanes away from the entering traffic, if possible. If there is no room for a lane change, adjust your speed to allow for safe merging.

17. You have an improved chance of avoiding serious injury in a crash if you wear all of the following, except:
A DOT-compliant helmet.
A leather jacket.
A sweatshirt.

Wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant helmet can help protect you against head and neck injuries in the event of a crash. A jacket made of leather or sturdy synthetic material can also protect you against injuries.

18. Which of the following statements is true?
The front brake is more powerful than the rear brake.
The rear brake is more powerful than the front brake.
Both the front and rear brakes are equally powerful.

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear brake. It can provide at least 70 percent of a motorcycle's total stopping power.

19. Should you wear gloves while riding a motorcycle?
Yes. Your hands may cold while riding.
Yes. They provide an improved grip and help protect your hands.
No. Gloves are not recommended as they can interfere with the controls.

Wearing gloves while riding provides an improved grip and help protect your hands. You should use gloves that are full-fingered and made of a durable material.

20. How should a group of motorcyclists pass another vehicle?
In a staggered formation
In pairs
One at a time

On a two-lane road, a group of motorcyclists should pass another vehicle one at a time. Each motorcyclist should complete the pass before another begins to pass.

21. When it starts to rain, it is usually best to:
Ride in the center of the lane.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
Pull to the side of the road until the rain stops.

When it starts to rain, the oily strip down the center of a lane is especially hazardous. Avoid this danger by riding in the tire tracks left by cars. The left tire track is often safest, but this can vary.

22. When changing lanes:
Your mirrors can adequately show you your surroundings.
Do a head check in addition to using your mirrors.
Activate your turn signal and immediately move to the right or left.

Like any vehicle, motorcycles have blind spots. In addition to using your mirrors, you must always turn your head to check your blind spot before changing lanes.

23. A primary cause of single-vehicle motorcycle collisions is:
Motorcyclists' tendency to ride too fast for weather conditions.
Motorcyclists turning too wide in a curve or turn.
Motorcyclists running off the road while trying to avoid a collision with another vehicle.

A primary cause of single-vehicle collisions is motorcyclists running too wide in a curve or turn. Taking a turn too wide can cause a motorcycle to leave the roadway or collide with an object.

24. Which of the following is not a potential problem?
An upcoming change in road surface characteristics
Surrounding traffic
Conditions that do not appear to change as you approach

Anticipate potential problems that can be created by factors on the roadway. Make a plan to reduce their risks.

25. To minimize the potential for fatigue, you should:
Turn on the radio.
Take frequent rest breaks.
Drink caffeine.

Taking frequent rest breaks during a long trip can help reduce fatigue. Stimulants, such as caffeine, can ultimately increase the danger of fatigue because you may become extremely tired when they begin to wear off. Wind, rain, snow, and other elements can also increase levels of fatigue, so dress warmly (as needed) and invest in a windshield, especially if you plan to ride long distances.

26. 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.

27. When entering a curve, you should always position your motorcycle:
On the left side of the lane.
In a position that allows you to most effectively see and be seen.
In the center of the lane.

When entering a curve, adjust your lane position to optimize your ability to see and be seen. Riding in the right portion of your lane when traveling through a lefthand curve may help you spot oncoming traffic as soon as possible. When traveling through a righthand curve, riding in a left center position may allow you to see oncoming cars early without putting you so close to the centerline that you could be hit by oncoming vehicles that take the curve too widely.

28. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
Is recommended at all times.
Should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
Should be used when riding in curves.

While riding in a staggered formation is generally advisable, a group of motorcyclists should switch to a single-file formation when riding in curves, turning, and entering or leaving a highway.

29. What does this sign mean?
Slow-moving vehicle
Railroad crossing

This sign is displayed on the rear of slow-moving vehicles that may be moving more slowly than 25 mph, such as construction equipment, farm machinery, or horse-drawn vehicles.

30. Which of the following factors may affect the blood alcohol content (BAC) of a person?
The amount of alcohol consumed
The drinker's height
The temperature outside

The three major factors that can affect a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) are the amount of alcohol they have consumed, how quickly they consumed it, and the drinker's body weight.

31. To reduce the chances of a collision, you should:
Wear bright or reflective clothing.
Change lanes frequently.
Focus only on your riding, not on your surroundings.

Wearing bright or reflective clothing can help make you more visible to other drivers and reduce your risk of being involved in a collision. Always maintain an awareness of surrounding drivers to better prepare yourself for their movements.

32. When being passed by another vehicle, you should travel in:
The left portion of the lane.
The center portion of the lane.
The right portion of the lane.

When being passed, the center portion of the lane is generally the safest lane position for a motorcyclist. Riding on the side nearest the passing vehicle increases the risk of colliding with it. Riding on the side farthest from the passing vehicle can also be dangerous because it may prompt the driver to return to your lane before it is safe to do so.

33. A good way to handle a tailgater is to:
Speed up.
Allow them to get in front of you.
Make gestures at them.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to allow them to pass you. Speeding up may only result in them continuing to tailgate you at the higher speed, which is even more dangerous.

34. Hearing protection:
Is not needed when the rider is wearing a helmet.
Is only recommended for long trips.
Should be used on all rides.

Exposure to engine and wind noise can damage your hearing, even if you are wearing a helmet. Wearing hearing protection while riding is always a good idea.

35. Riding on ______ may provide poor traction.
Pavement markings
Dry pavement
The roadway under a bridge

Traction may be poor on surfaces such as wet, snowy, icy, or muddy pavement; gravel roads; lane markings; and steel plates and utility hole covers.

36. When selecting a jacket that will be used as protective apparel, a motorcycle rider should look for a jacket that is:
Black, or another dark color.
Made of leather or synthetic materials.

When riding a motorcycle, it is highly recommended that you wear protective apparel. Look for a jacket that completely covers your arms and fits snugly but still allows you to move freely. Leather or sturdy synthetic materials with integrated body armor offer the best protection.

37. To shift up to a higher gear, you must:
Place your foot under the shift lever and lift.
Place your foot over the shift lever and push.
Use your thumb to move the lever.

To shift up to a higher gear, position your foot under the shift lever and lift.

38. You should maintain an increased following distance:
If the pavement is slippery.
If traffic is light.
If you can see through the vehicles in front of you to determine traffic conditions.

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 to a minimum four-second following distance.

39. When crossing angled railroad tracks, it is usually best to:
Use the shoulder of the road to slow down before crossing the tracks.
Walk your motorcycle across the tracks.
Continue straight within your lane to cross the tracks.

In most cases, it is safest to ride straight within your lane to cross angled railroad or trolley tracks. Changing the angle of your path to cross tracks may send you into another lane, causing a collision with oncoming traffic.

40. The front brake supplies about how much of a motorcycle's potential stopping power?
About one-quarter
About one-half
About three-quarters

The front brake of a motorcycle is more powerful than the rear brake. It can provide three-quarters of the bike's total stopping power.

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