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Motorcycle Practice Test Ontario – Rules 01

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Question 1
How does fatigue affect a motorcyclist’s ability to drive safely?
A
It reduces the motorcyclist’s ability to react quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.
B
It increases the motorcyclist’s attentiveness and ability to concentrate.
C
It increases the motorcyclist’s ability to relax and unwind while driving.
D
It increases the motorcyclist’s ability to react quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Fatigue, ill health, mental strain or disturbance all hamper one’s judgment, concentration and alertness. It is important not to drive under these conditions.
Question 2
Which of the following statements about M1 license conditions is FALSE?
A
The holder of the M1 may have a blood alcohol level between 0.00 and 0.05.
B
The M1 holder may drive a motorcycle only during daylight hours, extending from ½ hour prior to sunrise till ½ hour past sunset.
C
The M1 holder must not carry passengers.
D
The M1 holder is not permitted to drive on specific roads or go higher than specific speed levels.
Question 2 Explanation: 
M1 holders by law must have 0.00 blood alcohol level, and must not drive after having consumed alcohol. It is dangerous to operate a motorcycle after consuming alcohol.
Question 3
How do properly adjusted mirrors help the motorcyclist?
A
They help to reduce vulnerable blind spots.
B
They provide a view of a major portion of the lane beside the motorcycle.
C
All answers are correct.
D
They provide a view of at least half the lane behind the motorcycle.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Mirrors play an important role in keeping track of what is on the road around the motorcycle. Use of mirrors should be combined with shoulder checks for maximum safety; neither should be used as a replacement for the other.
Question 4
When attending an M1 exit test to apply for an M2 license, what do you need to take with you?
A
Glasses or contact lenses if required as corrective lenses (this will be indicated on the M1 license).
B
A motorcycle in proper working condition that fulfills all the Ministry requirements.
C
All answers are correct.
D
A motorcycle helmet that meets the requirements prescribed by the Highway Traffic Act.
Question 4 Explanation: 
In addition, the existing M1 license must be taken to the M1 exit test.
Question 5
Which of the following statements regarding the M2 license conditions is FALSE?
A
None of them.
B
The holder of the M2 may carry passengers.
C
The holder of the M2 may have a blood alcohol level between 0.00 and 0.05.
D
The holder of the M2 may drive at any time of the day or night.
Question 5 Explanation: 
M2 holders by law must have 0.00 blood alcohol level, and must not drive after having consumed alcohol. It is dangerous to operate a motorcycle after consuming alcohol.
Question 6
When approaching a Yield sign, what does the law require you to do?
A
Stop, then enter traffic slowly
B
Speed up and merge with traffic
C
Slow down, stop if necessary, and yield right-of-way
D
Stop, then enter traffic quickly
Question 7
Before making a left turn from a one-way street, you should be:
A
Close to the left-hand side of the roadway
B
Close to the centre of the roadway
C
Close to the right-hand side of the roadway
D
Your position doesn't matter, provided you signal your intention
Question 8
In order to discourage others on the road from attempting to share the right lane, in what part of the lane should the motorcyclist drive?
A
In the middle of the lane.
B
It is unsafe to attempt to discourage others on the ride from attempting to share a lane; it is better to ignore other drivers who are attempting to share the lane.
C
In the left part of the lane, also known the left tire track.
D
In the right part of the lane, also known as the right tire track.
Question 8 Explanation: 
It is dangerous to ignore other drivers or allow them to share a lane with the motorcycle. Maintaining proper blocking position is the most reliable method of discouraging other drivers from trying to share lanes. When driving in the right lane the blocking position is the left tire track under normal conditions; when driving in the left lane, the blocking position is normally the right tire track. It is unsafe to drive in the centre lane because there is no effective blocking position.
Question 9
Staggered formations are appropriate on an open area of the road but should be replaced by single lines when…
A
The motorcyclists are drawing close to a tunnel.
B
The motorcyclists are driving on a freeway with a speed of 80 km/h or more.
C
The motorcyclists are about to enter or leave a freeway, and also during curves and turns in the road.
D
The motorcyclists are drawing close to a bridge.
Question 9 Explanation: 
Driving alongside another motorcyclist when entering or leaving freeways, or on curves and turns in the road must be avoided. If there is an unexpected problem on the road, there will be no room to maneuver in order to avoid the problem.
Question 10
Where is the front brake located on the motorcycle and how is it applied?
A
The brake is located on the left handlebar and it is applied by pushing the lever away from the handgrip.
B
The brake is located on the right handlebar and it is applied by pushing the lever away from the handgrip.
C
The brake is located on the left handlebar and it is applied by pulling the lever towards the handgrip.
D
The brake is located on the right handlebar and it is applied by pulling the lever towards the handgrip.
Question 10 Explanation: 
The front and rear brakes should ideally be applied together every time, even though front brakes exert greater stopping force.
Question 11
What is the purpose served by the throttle?
A
It plays a role in controlling the gears of the motorcycle.
B
It plays a role in controlling the speed of the motorcycle.
C
It plays a role in controlling the rear brakes of the motorcycle.
D
It displays the number of revolutions undergone by the engine per minute.
Question 11 Explanation: 
The throttle is located on the right handgrip and helps control the speed of the motorcycle. When twisted inward towards the rider, the throttle releases fuel which flows to the engine.
Question 12
What is the significance of obtaining a Safety Standards Certificate when purchasing a used motorcycle?
A
It is legally needed to purchase plates for the motorcycle.
B
It is needed at the 2-year mark when all vehicles are required to undergo a safety test.
C
It is needed at the 5-year mark when all vehicles are required to undergo a safety test.
D
None of them.
Question 12 Explanation: 
The Ministry of Transportation authorizes inspection stations to examine and verify motorcycles. The Safety Standards Certificate is documented proof that the vehicle has passed the inspection. The certificate is valid for 36 days.
Question 13
Which of the following is not a primary control important for the operation of the motorcycle?
A
Speedometer.
B
Rear brake.
C
Throttle.
D
Shift lever.
Question 13 Explanation: 
It is essential to understand that while all controls are important in the overall usage and functioning of a motorcycle, the essential controls are the ones listed here and this list also includes front brake, handlebars and clutch.
Question 14
What should a motorcyclist do if a slippery patch is spotted on the road ahead?
A
The motorcyclist should make an effort to maintain speed and keep it even while driving through the slippery surface.
B
The motorcyclist should slow down as much as possible before reaching the spot.
C
The motorcyclist should apply the brakes with force and downshift at the same time.
D
The motorcyclist should increase speed while passing through the slippery patch.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Always slow down as much as possible whenever possible before reaching a slippery spot. Slippery surfaces can be dangerous because they cause tires to lose traction on the road and increase the possibility of skids and accidents.
Question 15
Which of the following are legal requirements for motorcycle drivers?
A
All answers are correct.
B
They must be 16 years of age or older.
C
They must have a valid M1, M2 or M license.
D
They must have a valid license plate attached to the back of the motorcycle.
Question 15 Explanation: 
The rider must also wear a helmet at all times. The motorcycle must be registered. The rider must have valid liability insurance.
Question 16
At what point can a motorcyclist take the Level 1 road test needed to acquire an M2 license?
A
The motorcyclist may apply after having the M1 license for 90 days.
B
The motorcyclist may apply after having the M1 license for 30 days.
C
The motorcyclist may apply after having the M1 license for 60 days.
D
The motorcyclist may apply after having the M1 license for 120 days.
Question 16 Explanation: 
The test must be taken while the M1 license is still valid, which is for 90 days from the date it was issued. People taking a Ministry-authorized training program can do the M1 exit test any time but may not acquire the M2 permit from the Ministry until a period of 60 days has passed.
Question 17
On passing the M1 exit test while using a limited speed motorcycle what category of M2 license does one receive?
A
One receives an M2 license.
B
One receives an M2 license with an M condition.
C
One receives an M2 license with both an M and an L condition.
D
One receives an M2 license with an L condition.
Question 17 Explanation: 
The category of the motorcycle used in the M1 exit test determines the type of license that will be issued. Use of a limited speed motorcycle in the M1 exit test will result in an M2 license with the L condition.
Question 18
In the Motorcycle Driver's Handbook, the term "motorcycle" includes which of the following?
A
Mopeds and Motor Tricycles.
B
Mopeds, Limited Speed Motorcycles and Motor Tricycles.
C
Limited Speed Motorcycles and Motor Tricycles.
D
Limited Speed Motorcycles and Mopeds.
Question 18 Explanation: 
According to the Highway Traffic Act, mopeds are not considered to be motorcycles, but in order to drive a moped on a public road, drivers are required to have an M1, M2, or M license.
Question 19
When seated on a motorcycle at what distance from the ground should the rider’s feet be?
A
The rider's toes should be at a distance of 5-10cm (2-4 inches) from the ground.
B
The rider's feet should be resting flat on the ground.
C
The rider's toes should just be able to touch the ground.
D
The rider's feet should be in a flat resting position at a distance of 2.54cm (1 inch) from the ground.
Question 19 Explanation: 
The motorcycle rider must ensure that the motorcycle is secure, comfortable and the correct size in order to ensure a safe ride. Before driving, be sure to sit on the motorcycle seat and check to see if both feet can rest flat on the ground. If they cannot, the motorcycle is probably the wrong size.
Question 20
Apart from headlights and taillights, what else ensures visibility at night?
A
A reflective vest or a jacket with reflective strips.
B
All answers are correct.
C
Clothing in bright colours such as yellow, red and orange.
D
A brightly-coloured helmet.
Question 20 Explanation: 
A number of nighttime accidents occur because motorcyclists are not visible to other drivers on the road. Bright colours and reflective gear can help counter this problem.
Question 21
When slowing down or coming to a stop what should the motorcyclist do?
A
Apply only the front brakes.
B
Downshift.
C
Lean to the left.
D
Downshift after stopping.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Downshifting while reducing speed prevents sudden jerking of the motorcycle. In addition to downshifting, applying both sets of brakes to reduce speed or come to a stop is important because brake lights help motorists behind the motorcycle realize that a change in speed is occurring.
Question 22
How often should motorcycle tires be inspected for pressure, proper tread, and damage?
A
Every single time the motorcycle is used.
B
Once every week.
C
Once every month.
D
Once every year.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Tires are just one of the controls that must be inspected regularly to ensure safety when driving a motorcycle. It is important to inspect these parts because motorcyclists are at greater risk if breakdown occurs.
Question 23
Motorcyclists should ensure that their passenger…
A
Is dressed in warm clothes.
B
Always places both feet on the footrests, even when the motorcycle is stopped.
C
Talks to them when approaching a problem on the road, so the passenger knows which way to lean.
D
Maintains one foot on the footrest at all times.
Question 23 Explanation: 
The passenger (pillion rider) should hold onto the motorcyclist securely and not move needlessly or do anything to distract the driver.
Question 24
Carrying cargo on a motorcycle should be avoided, but in case you have to take something along how should you carry it?
A
The cargo should be secured to the motorcyclist’s legs and the gas tank.
B
The cargo should be secured only to the gas tank.
C
The cargo should be placed in a secure carrier or saddlebag and should be distributed evenly so that the weight is spread out properly.
D
The cargo should be tied securely to the seat, then sat on by the motorcyclist.
Question 24 Explanation: 
One should never secure the cargo to the back of the seat since this changes the weight and balance of the motorcycle by changing the centre of gravity.
Question 25
When you are faced with a red traffic signal and your intention is to go straight through the intersection, what must you do first?
A
Come to a full stop and proceed only when the intersection is clear
B
Slow down and proceed when the way is clear
C
Stop, give pedestrians the right-of-way, then proceed with caution
D
Stop and proceed only when the signal turns green and the intersection is clear
Question 26
To carry a passenger, a motorcycle must…
A
Have a seat that is large enough to hold both the motorcyclist and the passenger, as well as separate footrests for the passenger.
B
Have a solid engine to support the extra weight.
C
Have safety bars at the back for the passenger to hold.
D
Have big tires to compensate for the wobbling caused by the extra load.
Question 26 Explanation: 
Footrests ensure the passenger's position is stable; without them, the passenger could fall or even cause the driver to fall.
Question 27
What are the requirements for carrying a passenger?
A
The passenger must wear an approved helmet.
B
The motorcycle seat should be large enough for both persons.
C
The motorcycle should be equipped with footrests for the passenger.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 27 Explanation: 
The driver must have an M2 or M license; M1 drivers are not permitted to carry passengers.
Question 28
What is the major difference between the front and rear brakes?
A
The front brakes account for three-quarters of the stopping force of the motorcycle.
B
The front brakes provide the entire stopping force of the motorcycle.
C
The front brakes are easier to access than the rear brakes.
D
The front brakes account for one-quarter of the stopping force of the motorcycle.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Although the front brakes account for three-quarters of the stopping force, it is important to apply both brakes together. Do not apply the brakes too forcefully (do not jam on the brakes): the tires can become locked and result in the motorcycle skidding.
Question 29
Is it mandatory to have a horn on a motorcycle?
A
It is mandatory to have a horn and to ensure that it is in proper working condition.
B
A horn is not required on motorcycles.
C
None of them.
D
It is mandatory only in the case of mopeds.
Question 29 Explanation: 
It is essential to have fully functional horns on motorcycles; the horn is one way a motorcyclist can communicate with drivers of other vehicles.
Question 30
When you must drive over an object or pothole on the road, what is the best way to reduce the force of the impact?
A
Apply the brakes forcefully as you drive over the object or pothole.
B
Grip the handlebars tightly.
C
Sit firmly on the seat, with your back absolutely straight.
D
Rise up a little bit on the footrests in order to distribute the impact evenly and absorb the majority of it through the elbows and knees.
Question 30 Explanation: 
Reduce speed when approaching an object or pothole and maintain a firm grip on the handlebars to ensure that the motorcycle stays upright and does not turn. While raising yourself, it is essential to grip the handlebar firmly so that your hands do not slip.
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