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Motorcycle Knowledge Test Practice – Rules 06

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Question 1
In what ways can motorcyclists make themselves more visible at night or at times when visibility is poor?
A
By turning on headlights and taillights and by wearing brightly-coloured clothing and helmets.
B
By keeping the four-way flashers turned on at all times.
C
By wearing protective gear.
D
By wearing dark-coloured clothing.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Bright colours such as red and yellow are recommended. Reflective vests and reflective stripes on helmets and jackets are also beneficial.
Question 2
To keep control over the motorcycle, motorcyclists should…
A
Not put on the headlights during daylight hours.
B
Never change lanes on the freeway.
C
Not attempt to downshift when stopping.
D
Avoid applying the brakes when making a turn.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Always reduce speed sufficiently before entering a turn. Do all the braking needed before entering the turn.
Question 3
What should motorcyclists do in a blind curve when the view of the path ahead is restricted?
A
Drive near the side of the road, as close to the edge of the road as possible.
B
Drive in the centre of the road.
C
Turn on the four-way flashers so the motorcycle will be visible to other drivers.
D
Adjust lane position to ensure that as much as possible of the road ahead is visible.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists should always adjust lane position according to road conditions. When driving around a blind curve, keep an eye out for slick spots, road ruts, debris or bumps.
Question 4
When driving in the right curb lane, which tire track should motorcyclists use?
A
The left tire track.
B
Motorcyclists should not drive in the curb lane at any time.
C
The right tire track.
D
The centre tire track.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Use the left tire track. This ensures other drivers on the road can see the motorcycle clearly and will help keep them from entering the lane in which the motorcyclist is driving.
Question 5
Where should a motorcyclist place a helmet if pulled off the road and in need of help?
A
The helmet should be fastened to the back of the motorcycle.
B
The helmet should be placed on the ground near the motorcycle.
C
The helmet should be kept on so it does not have to be put on again.
D
The helmet should be hung on the handlebars.
Question 5 Explanation: 
Placing the helmet on the ground near the bike is a universal signal to alert other drivers that help is needed.
Question 6
Which lanes should be avoided when driving on a freeway and why?
A
All answers are correct.
B
The right lane when approaching an exit ramp. Other vehicles may not see the motorcycle and might cut off the motorcyclist as they exit.
C
Lanes that are difficult to merge into. Motorcycles have a smaller profile, and are difficult for other drivers to see, even when the motorcycle's turn signal is on.
D
The right lane when approaching an entrance ramp; this ensures the motorcyclist avoids the traffic that will be merging onto the highway.
Question 6 Explanation: 
When driving on a freeway, it is important to ensure that other vehicles can see the motorcycle properly. Motorcyclists should think ahead and avoid situations that may endanger them.
Question 7
What are the main reasons for motorcycle collisions at intersections?
A
Motorcyclists neglecting to use the back brakes.
B
Motorcyclists neglecting to keep headlights on at all hours.
C
Another vehicle entering the intersection from a side street into the way of the motorcyclist or another vehicle turning left into the motorcyclist’s way.
D
Other vehicles driving through the intersection on the green light.
Question 7 Explanation: 
Many drivers are unable to see a motorcycle making its way towards them. To avoid collisions, enter an intersection slowly, keeping distance from vehicles or anything that could block others’ view of the motorcycle.
Question 8
If the back tire blows out, where should the driver’s weight be shifted?
A
The weight should not be shifted.
B
The weight should be shifted to the front.
C
The weight should be shifted to the back.
D
The weight should be alternated between the front and the back.
Question 8 Explanation: 
If the back tire blows out, drivers should not shift their weight as this might unbalance the motorcycle, causing an accident. Drivers should maintain their position in order to maintain their balance.
Question 9
In addition to routine checks, which parts should be checked on a motorcycle every week?
A
Tire tread, shock absorbers, paint, stereo, seat cover and all other software should be checked weekly.
B
The rims, wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, tire tread and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
C
The rims, wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, stereo and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
D
Tire tread, shock absorbers, brakes, stereo, seat cover and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
Question 9 Explanation: 
Regular checks and repair of these parts, which can wear out over time, will help drivers avoid accident or injury. Drivers should also check the coolant and the battery of the motorcycle on a regular basis, depending upon the make of the motorcycle.
Question 10
Checking the mirrors is especially needed when…
A
Halted at an intersection.
B
Planning to change lanes, make a turn, stop or slow down.
C
Starting the motorcycle.
D
Embarking on a long trip.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Checking mirrors when slowing down or stopping can alert the motorcyclist to danger in case vehicles behind do not adjust speed accordingly. Motorcyclists should always apply the brakes when slowing or stopping; this will help alert other drivers to the motorcycle's change of speed. When changing lanes or making turns, be sure to do a shoulder check after the mirror check. Even motorcycles have blind spots that cannot be seen by checking mirrors alone.
Question 11
A solid line to the left of a lane means:
A
Overtake and pass with caution.
B
Pass only when no traffic is in sight.
C
Passing is permitted whenever the driver chooses to do so.
D
Passing is not permitted because it is unsafe to do so.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Always follow the rules of the road when attempting to pass other vehicles. Do not attempt to pass when oncoming traffic is too close to pass safely. Be sure to accurately judge the time and distance required to safely pass other vehicles.
Question 12
When pulling off the road, what steps should drivers take?
A
Signal, perform a mirror and shoulder check before pulling off.
B
All the steps listed should be followed.
C
Ensure that the surface at the side of the road is hard and suitable to drive on.
D
Be certain to pull off the road at a spot away from moving traffic in order to avoid accidents.
Question 12 Explanation: 
Drivers should pull off the road when feeling tired or when needing to check anything. Ensure that the spot is away from the main road in order to reduce the possibility of being rear-ended or sideswiped by other vehicles.
Question 13
When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation...
A
Is recommended at all times.
B
Is never recommended.
C
Must be used when travelling on a road with many curves.
D
Should not be used on curves, when turning, and when entering or exiting a highway.
Question 13 Explanation: 
A staggered formation is suitable for roadways that are straight, but is not safe for certain situations. When driving in a staggered formation, the first driver should be in the left tire track; subsequent motorcyclists must alternate tire tracks, following at a driving distance of 1-2 seconds between each motorcycle.
Question 14
When accelerating or applying the brakes, what should the motorcyclist do to maintain good grip and strong control over the motorcycle?
A
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
B
Angle the motorcycle towards the left.
C
Maintain as upright and vertical a position as possible.
D
Move body weight as far back as possible.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Maintain control over the motorcycle by using the knees to grip the gas tank firmly. Hold onto the handlebars properly so that if the motorcycle bounces you will not lose control over it.
Question 15
When driving a motorcycle in the passing lane, which tire track should the motorcyclist use?
A
The left tire track.
B
The centre tire track.
C
Motorcyclists should not drive in the passing lane.
D
The right tire track.
Question 15 Explanation: 
Use the right tire track. This ensures other drivers on the road can see the motorcyclist clearly and will help keep them from entering the lane in which the motorcyclist is driving at the time.
Question 16
What are the dangerous outcomes that could occur when a driver takes a turn too fast? (Choose 2)
A
The rider may panic, brake too hard cause the wheels to lock. This will cause the motorcycle to slide, and result in a crash.
B
The driver’s body will lean much more than necessary.
C
The rider may lose control, causing the motorcycle to slide off the road and crash.
D
None of these is correct.
Question 16 Explanation: 
Drivers must ensure that they slow down as much as needed before taking turns. Taking a turn too quickly is dangerous and results in many motorcycle accidents. Attempting to brake during the turn can also result in the driver having an accident.
Question 17
Driving on the paved shoulder on the right side of the road is acceptable when…
A
There is a traffic jam.
B
Driving beside a large vehicle.
C
Passing a vehicle that is turning right.
D
Passing a vehicle that is turning left.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Do not drive on the right shoulder if it has not been paved. The left shoulder, paved or not, must not be driven on under any circumstance.
Question 18
In the unlikely event that a dog chases a motorcycle, what should the driver do? (Choose 2)
A
Continue driving; the motorcycle will outrun the dog after a short time.
B
Get the dog out of the way by nudging it gently with a foot or the motorcycle, then focus on driving.
C
Avoid kicking the dog; maintain control and balance.
D
Stop the motorcycle, honk the horn and yell loudly to scare the dog away.
Question 18 Explanation: 
Avoid the temptation to focus on the dog. Remain focused on the road and maintain control while driving. If the dog persists, try altering the speed of the motorcycle. This might help confuse the dog, causing it to break off the chase.
Question 19
Wearing protective clothing helps to…
A
Protect the motorcyclist from mosquito bites.
B
Minimize and prevent injury caused by the impact of debris, wind and rain or a collision.
C
Protect passengers from insects.
D
Prevent sunburns on bright summer days.
Question 19 Explanation: 
Protective clothing should be used at all times. Try to wear brightly-coloured, reflective clothing to increase visibility.
Question 20
When buying a used motorcycle privately, what should the purchaser get from the seller?
A
The seller's pink insurance liability slip.
B
A Used Vehicle Information package.
C
The seller’s driving license.
D
The vehicle permit and license plates.
Question 20 Explanation: 
The newly-purchased vehicle must be registered within 6 days at a Driver and License Issuing Office. At the time of registration, the purchaser must present a Used Vehicle Information package, usually provided by the seller, which includes required details about the vehicle.
Question 21
When should the headlights of the motorcycle be turned on?
A
They should be switched on only during the day.
B
They only need to be on between sunset and sunrise.
C
They should be on at all times, even during daylight hours.
D
They should be switched on only at night.
Question 21 Explanation: 
Headlights are important because they make the motorcycle more visible to other drivers on the road thus helping to prevent collisions.
Question 22
Why is it dangerous to slow the motorcycle by only reducing the throttle or downshifting? (Choose 2)
A
The motorcycle will accelerate before stopping.
B
Slowing down in this way may result in the motorcycle being rear-ended.
C
Downshifting in this way will strip the gears on the motorcycle.
D
The brake lights will not turn on, making it dangerous to slow down because other drivers may not know the motorcycle is slowing.
Question 22 Explanation: 
Motorcyclists should always ensure the brake lights turn on in order to alert drivers behind the motorcycle to the fact that the motorcycle is slowing down so that they will adjust their speed and not rear-end the motorcycle.
Question 23
At an intersection where turns to the left and right are permitted, what does a flashing green light indicate? (Choose 3)
A
Drivers may turn to the right if the way is clear.
B
Drivers may proceed straight through if the way is clear.
C
Drivers may turn to the left if the way is clear.
D
Drivers may proceed after coming to a complete stop.
Question 24
What should a motorcyclist do if a large animal is on the road?
A
None of these actions should be taken.
B
Carefully drive around it.
C
Drive into the animal in order to avoid skidding.
D
Get off the moving motorcycle.
Question 24 Explanation: 
The first priority should be to try to brake and stop before reaching the animal. If that is not possible, try manoeuvring around it. Be certain to adjust speed before taking evasive action.
Question 25
When a driver has an M2, or M license, and is about to carry a passenger, what instructions should the driver give the passenger before attempting to drive?
A
After the motorcycle has started, instruct the passenger to get on, sit as close to the driver as possible, and hold the driver's waist firmly.
B
After the motorcycle has started, instruct the passenger to get on, sit towards the rear of the motorcycle, and hold the handlebars firmly.
C
After the motorcycle has started, instruct the passenger to get on, sit as close to the driver as possible, and hold the handlebars firmly.
D
After the motorcycle has started, instruct the passenger to get on, sit towards the rear of the motorcycle, and hold the driver's shoulders firmly.
Question 25 Explanation: 
Passengers should also be instructed to keep their feet on the footrests, to lean when the driver leans, to refrain from sudden movement, and to avoid talking to the driver.
Question 26
When two vehicles approach an intersection with a four-way stop at right angles to each other and at the same time:
A
The vehicle approaching from the right should proceed first, after coming to a complete stop.
B
The vehicle approaching from the left should proceed first, after coming to a complete stop.
C
The fastest-moving vehicle should proceed first.
D
Both vehicles may continue driving without needing to stop.
Question 26 Explanation: 
The expression, "right of way", is a quick way to remember that the vehicle approaching from the right is to proceed first. Some drivers do not observe the 'right of way' rule; always enter the intersection carefully, and be aware of the actions of other drivers.
Question 27
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is:
A
The best way to pass stopped vehicles at an intersection.
B
A sign of inexperienced or aggressive drivers.
C
The fastest way to get to a destination.
D
A common practice of experienced riders.
Question 27 Explanation: 
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is dangerous and could result in an accident causing injury or death: it is the sure sign of a careless rider.
Question 28
Upshifting or downshifting on a curve:
A
Should only be done if it can be done smoothly.
B
Is never an appropriate option.
C
Is better than shifting before the curve.
D
Is the best way to control the motorcycle's speed on the curve.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Avoid shifting gears on a curve by reducing speed before entering the curve as much as necessary. Shifting gears on a curve may be necessary at times to accelerate or decelerate according to road conditions, but be sure to do so smoothly and carefully.
Question 29
What is the proper order of steps to start a motorcycle?
A
None of these are the proper order.
B
 Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, ensure the engine kill switch is not in the "OFF" position, change the gear to neutral, apply choke (if needed), pull in the clutch and press the starter button.
C
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, ensure the engine kill switch is in the "OFF" position, change the gear to neutral, apply choke (if needed), pull in the clutch and press the starter button.
D
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, ensure the engine kill switch is in the "OFF" position, change the gear to reverse, apply choke (if needed), pull in the clutch and press the starter button.
Question 29 Explanation: 
If these steps are not followed correctly, the motorcycle will most likely not start. Once the engine starts, a motorcyclist should change to first gear keeping feet on the ground. Apply the throttle slightly, releasing the clutch slowly as the motorcycle begins to move forward. Move feet to the footrests, continue to release the clutch and accelerate as needed to drive forward. Shift to second gear using clutch and throttle appropriately when the motorcycle reaches the correct speed.
Question 30
On a freeway with three or more lanes, which lane(s) should motorcyclists avoid?
A
The left (passing) lane.
B
The centre lane.
C
None of these answers is correct.
D
None of the lanes should be avoided, provided the motorcyclist is driving carefully.
Question 30 Explanation: 
The centre lane should be avoided since there is no blocking position in that lane. Motorcyclists should use the outer lanes (left if passing, right if driving with the flow of traffic); these lanes permit drivers to adopt an effective blocking position.
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