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1. To control a motorcycle properly, you should:
Sit so you can use your arms to steer, not to hold yourself up.
Sit far enough back on the seat that you can keep your arms straight.
Keep your knees away from the gas tank.
Drag your feet on the ground.

When riding, sit so you are able use your arms to control the motorcycle rather than to hold yourself up. Your arms should be slightly bent when you are holding the handle grips. To help maintain your balance, keep your knees against the gas tank and your feet firmly on the footrests.

2. If riding a three-wheel motorcycle in a group, you should travel in a:
Staggered formation.
Pyramid formation.
Single-file line.
Row of pairs.

While riding in a staggered formation is usually best for a group of two-wheeled motorcycles, three-wheeled motorcycles are too wide to allow this formation. A group of riders on three-wheeled motorcycles should travel in a single-file line.

3. 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.

4. Rain suits:
Should not be used.
Should not balloon when riding.
Are not needed since motorcycles shouldn't be operated in the rain.
Should tear easily.

High-quality rain suits designed for motorcycle riding will resist tearing and ballooning when a rider travels at high speeds.

5. When riding at night, a motorcyclist should maintain a minimum following distance of:
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.
Five seconds.

Because it is more difficult to see and judge distances in the dark than in daylight, you should maintain an expanded following distance of at least three seconds when riding at night. It may take you longer than usual to realize the vehicle in front of you has stopped and you may need additional time to slow or stop to avoid hitting the vehicle.

6. What does this hand signal mean?
Slow or stop
Left turn
Right turn
Backing up

Instead of or in addition to mechanical turn signals, operators may use hand signals to indicate turns or stops. If an operator's left arm is bent at the elbow and pointing downward, it means the operator plans to slow down or stop.

7. When turning left, you should:
Press the right handgrip.
Press the left handgrip.
Press both handgrips at the same time.
Not press either handgrip.

A motorcycle must lean to make a turn. To make it lean in the appropriate direction, press the handgrip in the direction you want to turn.

8. Goggles will:
Protect only your eyes.
Be an equally as effective as a face shield.
Offer the same protection as a windshield.
Provide protection for your entire face.

Wearing goggles provides protection for your eyes, but not for the rest of your face. A face shield provides protection for your whole face and is recommended above goggles. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for a face shield or goggles.

9. A person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ is considered legally intoxicated.
0.02 percent
0.04 percent
0.08 percent
0.1 percent

In the state of Kentucky, a person with a minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent is considered legally intoxicated. It is both illegal and dangerous to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

10. Of the crashes involving both a motorcycle and a car, how many are caused by the driver failing to properly yield the right-of-way to the rider?
About 10 percent
About 25 percent
Over 50 percent
About 90 percent

Of the crashes involving both a motorcycle and a car, more than half are caused by the driver failing to properly yield right-of-way to the rider.

11. A pre-ride inspection should be done:
Before every ride.
Once a week.
Once a month.
Once a season.

To prevent any dangerous situations caused by technical issues, you should perform a thorough inspection of your motorcycle before every ride. Compared to a car, small technical problems can have more serious consequences on a motorcycle.

12. Which of the following provides the best protection?
Face shield

A plastic, shatter-resistant face shield provides protection for the wearer's entire face in the event of a crash. Goggles may protect someone's eyes, but not the rest of their face. A windshield is not an adequate substitute for either.

13. How can you regain control if your rear tire locks up?
Release the rear brake.
Continue using the rear brake.
Swerve the bike in the direction with the fewest hazards.
With the brake engaged, try to accelerate.

To regain control of a locked rear wheel, the brake must be released. However, if you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface, you can keep it locked until you have completely stopped.

14. Motorcycle riders:
Should wear hearing protection at all times to prevent hearing damage.
Should only wear hearing protection during long rides.
Should not wear hearing protection because it will muffle other noises, such as horns and sirens.
Do not need to use hearing protection if they are using a helmet.

Longterm exposure to wind and engine noise can cause permanent hearing damage, even if the rider is wearing a full-face helmet. Wearing ear plugs or other hearing protection can guard against damage while still allowing the wearer to hear important sounds like horns and sirens.

15. When traveling in a group, riders should:
Spread out to make the group easier to see.
Stay close together to make the group easier to see.
Separate occasionally.
Ride in pairs.

When riding in a group, riders should maintain close ranks while also allowing adequate space cushions around each rider. Staying close together makes the group easier to see and reduces the risk that riders will become separated. Riders should not pair up because doing so does not allow adequate room for them to maneuver.

16. Which vehicles need to be inspected each year at an official inspection station?
Only automobiles and passenger trucks
Only automobiles and motorcycles
Only automobiles and motorcycles with a passenger seat
All motor vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds

All motor vehicles registered in the state of Texas, including motorcycles and mopeds, must be inspected each year at an official motor vehicle inspection station.

17. When riding a three-wheeled motorcycle through a curve, it is best to:
Stay in the center of the lane.
Stay on the outside of the lane.
Change your path as needed.
Use the shoulder.

The cornering characteristics of a three-wheeled motorcycle or a motorcycle with a sidecar differ from those of a two-wheeled motorcycle. The best path for a three-wheeler to take through a curve may not actually follow the curve. For example, you may need to move from the outside of the curve to the inside of the curve before straightening out your path.

18. Which of the following is not a good way for a rider to increase their visibility?
Wearing proper clothing
Using their headlight at all times
Using their turn signals
Waving at other drivers

To make yourself visible to other road users, you should wear brightly-colored clothing with reflective materials, use your headlight at all times, and use your signals and brake light properly.

19. A major effect of alcohol consumption is:
Heightened riding abilities.
The slowing down of bodily functions.
Increasing nervousness.
Increasing alertness.

Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down and impairs bodily functions, both physical and mental.

20. A windshield:
Is a good substitute for a face shield.
Does not completely protect your eyes from the wind.
Is required on all motorcycles.
Should be used on windy days.

A windshield is not an adequate substitute for the protection offered by goggles or a face shield. Most windshields will not protect your eyes from the wind.

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