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Wisconsin MOTORCYCLE DMV Practice Test 16

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1. What are the four steps to safely completing a turn?
Slow, look, lean, and roll.
Slow, shift, look, and lurch.
Press, lean, turn, and grip.

To safely complete a turn, a rider should slow, look, lean, and roll. The rider should reduce their speed when approaching the turn and look through the turn to where they want to go. They should press the handle grip in the direction of the turn to lean the bike and roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize suspension.

2. This sign means:
Curves ahead.
Divided highway starts.
Divided highway ends.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. This sign warns that the divided highway ends ahead. Prepare to change lanes or shift lane position.

3. A sign with this shape means:
Railroad crossing.
Signal ahead.

A diamond-shaped yellow sign warns of possible danger ahead. Orange signs, which are mostly diamond-shaped, are used to warn of possible dangers in or near work areas.

4. Scan the road ______ ahead of your motorcycle.
20 seconds
12 seconds
10 seconds

Search your path of travel at least 20 seconds ahead of your motorcycle. This will allow you to see and react to hazards before meeting them.

5. A “No standing” sign at a certain location means:
You may never stop your vehicle there.
You may park there if the driver remains in the vehicle.
You may stop temporarily only to pickup or discharge passengers.
You may stop to load or unload merchandise.

A "No standing" sign means that you may only make a temporary stop to load or discharge passengers.

6. This road sign means:
The road ahead turns sharply right, then left.
The road ahead turns sharply left, then right.
The road ahead curves to the left.
Construction ahead.

This sign indicates that the road ahead will turn sharply to the right and then to the left.

7. Always stop before crossing railroad tracks when:
The railroad crossing is located in a city or town that has frequent train traffic.
There isn't room on the other side for you to completely cross the tracks.
You are transporting a passenger.

Expect a train on any track, at any time, traveling in either direction. If you need to stop after crossing the tracks, wait until you can completely cross the tracks before proceeding. Make sure your motorcycle clears the tracks before you stop.

8. This road sign means:
All traffic must turn right.
All traffic must go straight.
A side road intersects ahead.

Warning signs provide notice to road users of a situation that might not be readily apparent and are usually yellow with black markings. This warning sign tells drivers to be alert to an intersecting side road ahead.

9. This road sign means:
Highway entrance ramp.
Road widens.
Right lane ends.

Warning signs provide notice to road users of a situation that might not be readily apparent and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign alerts drivers to the right lane ending and tells them to prepare for potential merging traffic.

10. This sign tells you that:
No turns are allowed on this road.
The road narrows ahead.
There are a series of curves ahead.
The road may be slippery when wet.

This sign warns of an upcoming winding road with three or more curves.

11. Refusing to take a breath test when requested by an officer:
Is your right and will have no negative consequences.
Is not a serious offense.
Is recommended.
Will result in legal consequences.

By riding on Wisconsin roadways, you automatically consent to taking a chemical test when it is requested by an officer. Refusing a chemical test will result in license suspension for at least one year.

12. A red and white triangular sign at an intersection means:
Slow down if an emergency vehicle is approaching.
Look both ways as you cross the intersection.
Always come to a full stop at the intersection.
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary.

A triangular red and white yield sign means that you must decrease speed as you approach an intersection and yield the right-of-way to any vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection. You must be prepared to stop if conditions require it.

13. This sign means:
Continue at your current speed.
You must stop ahead.
Speeding is not allowed.
There is a traffic signal ahead.

This sign indicates that there is a traffic signal ahead.

14. What does a traffic signal displaying a solid red arrow mean?
Drivers must come to a complete stop.
Drivers may proceed through the intersection with caution.
Drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.

A traffic signal displaying a solid red arrow has the same meaning as a red traffic light. Drivers must come to a complete stop and wait for a traffic signal that allows them to turn in their desired direction.

15. This sign is a:
Service sign.
Regulatory sign.
Warning sign.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. They alert you to conditions that are immediately ahead. There may be an upcoming change in traffic direction, a steep downgrade, or another potentially hazardous situation that requires action on the part of the driver.

16. 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.

17. Signals on a motorcycle:
Are not very important.
Are even more important than signals on larger vehicles.
Should not be used unless another vehicle is right next to the motorcycle.
Are less important than signals on larger vehicles.

Because motorcyclists are more vulnerable than the drivers of cars and trucks, appropriate use of signals by motorcyclists is even more important than it is for other drivers.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. More than half of all crashes:
Involve riders who have operated their motorcycles for less than six months.
Are caused by faulty ignition systems.
Occur because of distractions caused by passengers.
Happen at night.

Always be very careful when riding a motorcycle that is new to you. In most motorcycle crashes, the operator had less than six months of experience on the bike that they were riding.

21. 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.

22. When preparing to pass another vehicle on the left, you should:
Ride in the right portion of the lane.
Ride in the left portion of the lane.
Get as close as possible to the vehicle in front of you.
Not signal your intentions, as that may distract the driver you are passing.

When passing another vehicle on the left, you should ride in the left portion of your lane. Signal your intentions and check for traffic. Pass when it is safe to do so, then signal and return to your original lane when traffic allows.

23. 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.

24. Motorcycles:
Need less room to stop than other larger vehicles.
Need as much room to stop as other larger vehicles.
Can stop instantly.

A rider should always maintain a cushion of space appropriate for conditions. Motorcycles need as much room to stop as other vehicles.

25. Waiting for one hour to ride after having one drink:
Guarantees that you cannot be arrested for drinking and riding.
Guarantees that your riding skills will not be affected.
Should be fine as long as you ride slowly.
May not entirely remove the effects of alcohol from your body.

On average, a person's body can eliminate the alcohol content of about one drink per hour. The amount of time required to lower a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) can vary, so it is safest not to operate a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol.

26. Riding with a passenger:
Usually results in no difference in handling a motorcycle.
Is usually safe for beginning riders.
Can affect the handling of a motorcycle.
Is encouraged to get operators used to different riding situations.

A passenger puts extra weight on a motorcycle, which causes the motorcycle to handle differently. Only experienced riders should carry passengers.

27. The middle portion of the lane usually contains an oily strip. You should:
Try to avoid the oily strip when it is raining.
Ride only on the oily strip, as it provides increased traction.
Avoid the entire center portion of the lane.
Not worry about oil or other items in a lane.

Oily drippings from cars and trucks build up in the center of each lane. Unless the road is wet, this strip usually still provides enough traction more a motorcycle to operate safely. The strip is generally narrow enough that you can ride to either side of it and still be in the center portion of the lane.

28. Before mounting the motorcycle, your pre-ride inspection should include all of the following, except:
A tire check.
A taillight test.
A headlight test.
A paint check.

A pre-ride inspection should include checks of the tires, oil and fluids, lights, signals, clutch, throttle, mirrors, brakes, and horn. Conduct a thorough pre-ride inspection before every ride.

29. When riding with a passenger, you should do all of the following, except:
Ride more slowly than you would normally.
Start slowing earlier than you would normally.
Increase your following distance.
Not communicate with the passenger while riding.

Because of a passenger's additional weight, a motorcycle will respond more slowly with a passenger on board than with just one occupant. With a passenger, you should travel a bit more slowly than you normally would, start slowing sooner than you normally would, and increase your following distance. Always warn your passenger of any special conditions ahead.

30. If bright sunlight makes it difficult for drivers to see a motorcycle's mechanical turn signals, the rider should:
Continue to use the mechanical turn signals.
Honk their horn to inform other drivers of any upcoming turns.
Use hand signals.

Use hand signals when bright sunlight makes your mechanical signals difficult for other drivers to see. It is extremely important to clearly communicate with other road users.

31. 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.

32. Which of the following is not a benefit of maintaining a space cushion between your motorcycle and other vehicles?
You will have time to react to hazards.
You will have space to maneuver.
You will have more time to accelerate when entering a curve.

Maintaining a cushion of space around your motorcycle at all times helps ensure that you will have time to react and space to maneuver if someone else on the road makes a mistake.

33. For routine braking:
You should only use the front brake.
You should only use the rear brake.
You should alternate between the front and rear brakes to maximize the life of the brakes.
You should always use both the front and rear brakes at the same time.

Always use both brakes every time that you slow or stop.

34. When riding with a passenger, you should:
Assume the passenger has traveled by motorcycle before.
Not assume the passenger has traveled by motorcycle before and explain the process.
Not let them ask questions.
Not bother with explaining anything since they are only a passenger and not in control of the motorcycle.

A motorcycle passenger needs to understand how to ensure a safe ride ride for both themselves and the operator. An operator should never assume the passenger already knows what to do. Give a passenger complete instructions before every ride.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. What may help if you experience slippage of your drive chain?
Tightening the chain
Loosening the chain
Using the throttle more
Applying the rear brake

If you experience chain slippage, tightening the chain may help. If tightening the chain does not reverse the problem, replace the chain before continuing to ride your motorcycle.

39. When riding at night:
Ride on the shoulder of the road.
Decrease your following distance.
Increase your following distance.

When riding at night, you should increase your following distance. Slow down and be flexible about your lane position.

40. As weight transfers to the front of your bike while you are braking, you should:
Gradually increase pressure to the front brake.
Use more rear brake pressure.
Not worry. The weight transfer will not have an effect on your motorcycle.
Try to lock the front tire.

While you are braking, gradually increase the amount of pressure applied to the front brake lever as the weight of the bike is transferred forward to the front tire.

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