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Motorcycle Knowledge Test Practice – Rules 06

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Question 1
When driving in the right curb lane, which tire track should motorcyclists use?
A
Motorcyclists should not drive in the curb lane at any time.
B
The centre tire track.
C
The left tire track.
D
The right tire track.
Question 1 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 2
In addition to routine checks, which parts should be checked on a motorcycle every week?
A
The rims, wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, stereo and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
B
The rims, wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, tire tread and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
C
Tire tread, shock absorbers, brakes, stereo, seat cover and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
D
Tire tread, shock absorbers, paint, stereo, seat cover and all other software should be checked weekly.
Question 2 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 3
Upshifting or downshifting on a curve:
A
Is better than shifting before the curve.
B
Is the best way to control the motorcycle's speed on the curve.
C
Is never an appropriate option.
D
Should only be done if it can be done smoothly.
Question 3 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 4
When driving a motorcycle in the passing lane, which tire track should the motorcyclist use?
A
Motorcyclists should not drive in the passing lane.
B
The right tire track.
C
The left tire track.
D
The centre tire track.
Question 4 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 5
What should motorcyclists do in a blind curve when the view of the path ahead is restricted?
A
Adjust lane position to ensure that as much as possible of the road ahead is visible.
B
Drive near the side of the road, as close to the edge of the road as possible.
C
Turn on the four-way flashers so the motorcycle will be visible to other drivers.
D
Drive in the centre of the road.
Question 5 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 6
When accelerating or applying the brakes, what should the motorcyclist do to maintain good grip and strong control over the motorcycle?
A
Maintain as upright and vertical a position as possible.
B
Angle the motorcycle towards the left.
C
Move body weight as far back as possible.
D
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
Question 6 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 7
Which lanes should be avoided when driving on a freeway and why?
A
The right lane when approaching an entrance ramp; this ensures the motorcyclist avoids the traffic that will be merging onto the highway.
B
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.
C
The right lane when approaching an exit ramp. Other vehicles may not see the motorcycle and might cut off the motorcyclist as they exit.
D
All answers are correct.
Question 7 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 8
What is the proper order of steps to start a motorcycle?
A
 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.
B
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.
C
None of these are the proper order.
D
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.
Question 8 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 9
When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation...
A
Is never recommended.
B
Should not be used on curves, when turning, and when entering or exiting a highway.
C
Must be used when travelling on a road with many curves.
D
Is recommended at all times.
Question 9 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 10
When buying a used motorcycle privately, what should the purchaser get from the seller?
A
The seller's pink insurance liability slip.
B
The vehicle permit and license plates.
C
The seller’s driving license.
D
A Used Vehicle Information package.
Question 10 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 11
Weaving in and out of heavy traffic is:
A
The best way to pass stopped vehicles at an intersection.
B
A common practice of experienced riders.
C
The fastest way to get to a destination.
D
A sign of inexperienced or aggressive drivers.
Question 11 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 12
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 12 Explanation: 
Bright colours such as red and yellow are recommended. Reflective vests and reflective stripes on helmets and jackets are also beneficial.
Question 13
What are the dangerous outcomes that could occur when a driver takes a turn too fast? (Choose 2)
A
None of these is correct.
B
The rider may panic, brake too hard cause the wheels to lock. This will cause the motorcycle to slide, and result in a crash.
C
The driver’s body will lean much more than necessary.
D
The rider may lose control, causing the motorcycle to slide off the road and crash.
Question 13 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 14
Where should a motorcyclist place a helmet if pulled off the road and in need of help?
A
The helmet should be hung on the handlebars.
B
The helmet should be kept on so it does not have to be put on again.
C
The helmet should be fastened to the back of the motorcycle.
D
The helmet should be placed on the ground near the motorcycle.
Question 14 Explanation: 
Placing the helmet on the ground near the bike is a universal signal to alert other drivers that help is needed.
Question 15
In the unlikely event that a dog chases a motorcycle, what should the driver do? (Choose 2)
A
Avoid kicking the dog; maintain control and balance.
B
Continue driving; the motorcycle will outrun the dog after a short time.
C
Stop the motorcycle, honk the horn and yell loudly to scare the dog away.
D
Get the dog out of the way by nudging it gently with a foot or the motorcycle, then focus on driving.
Question 15 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 16
A solid line to the left of a lane means:
A
Passing is not permitted because it is unsafe to do so.
B
Pass only when no traffic is in sight.
C
Passing is permitted whenever the driver chooses to do so.
D
Overtake and pass with caution.
Question 16 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 17
When should the headlights of the motorcycle be turned on?
A
They only need to be on between sunset and sunrise.
B
They should be switched on only during the day.
C
They should be switched on only at night.
D
They should be on at all times, even during daylight hours.
Question 17 Explanation: 
Headlights are important because they make the motorcycle more visible to other drivers on the road thus helping to prevent collisions.
Question 18
What should a motorcyclist do if a large animal is on the road?
A
Drive into the animal in order to avoid skidding.
B
Carefully drive around it.
C
None of these actions should be taken.
D
Get off the moving motorcycle.
Question 18 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 19
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 towards the rear of the motorcycle, and hold the driver's shoulders firmly.
D
After the motorcycle has started, instruct the passenger to get on, sit as close to the driver as possible, and hold the handlebars firmly.
Question 19 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 20
Wearing protective clothing helps to…
A
Prevent sunburns on bright summer days.
B
Minimize and prevent injury caused by the impact of debris, wind and rain or a collision.
C
Protect passengers from insects.
D
Protect the motorcyclist from mosquito bites.
Question 20 Explanation: 
Protective clothing should be used at all times. Try to wear brightly-coloured, reflective clothing to increase visibility.
Question 21
What are the main reasons for motorcycle collisions at intersections?
A
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.
B
Motorcyclists neglecting to keep headlights on at all hours.
C
Motorcyclists neglecting to use the back brakes.
D
Other vehicles driving through the intersection on the green light.
Question 21 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 22
Checking the mirrors is especially needed when…
A
Starting the motorcycle.
B
Halted at an intersection.
C
Planning to change lanes, make a turn, stop or slow down.
D
Embarking on a long trip.
Question 22 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 23
Why is it dangerous to slow the motorcycle by only reducing the throttle or downshifting? (Choose 2)
A
Slowing down in this way may result in the motorcycle being rear-ended.
B
Downshifting in this way will strip the gears on the motorcycle.
C
The brake lights will not turn on, making it dangerous to slow down because other drivers may not know the motorcycle is slowing.
D
The motorcycle will accelerate before stopping.
Question 23 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 24
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 the lanes should be avoided, provided the motorcyclist is driving carefully.
D
None of these answers is correct.
Question 24 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.
Question 25
When two vehicles approach an intersection with a four-way stop at right angles to each other and at the same time:
A
The fastest-moving vehicle should proceed first.
B
The vehicle approaching from the left should proceed first, after coming to a complete stop.
C
The vehicle approaching from the right should proceed first, after coming to a complete stop.
D
Both vehicles may continue driving without needing to stop.
Question 25 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 26
When pulling off the road, what steps should drivers take?
A
All the steps listed should be followed.
B
Be certain to pull off the road at a spot away from moving traffic in order to avoid accidents.
C
Ensure that the surface at the side of the road is hard and suitable to drive on.
D
Signal, perform a mirror and shoulder check before pulling off.
Question 26 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 27
Driving on the paved shoulder on the right side of the road is acceptable when…
A
Driving beside a large vehicle.
B
There is a traffic jam.
C
Passing a vehicle that is turning right.
D
Passing a vehicle that is turning left.
Question 27 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 28
To keep control over the motorcycle, motorcyclists should…
A
Not attempt to downshift when stopping.
B
Not put on the headlights during daylight hours.
C
Avoid applying the brakes when making a turn.
D
Never change lanes on the freeway.
Question 28 Explanation: 
Always reduce speed sufficiently before entering a turn. Do all the braking needed before entering the turn.
Question 29
If the back tire blows out, where should the driver’s weight be shifted?
A
The weight should be shifted to the back.
B
The weight should be alternated between the front and the back.
C
The weight should be shifted to the front.
D
The weight should not be shifted.
Question 29 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 30
At an intersection where turns to the left and right are permitted, what does a flashing green light indicate? (Choose 3)
A
Drivers may proceed straight through if the way is clear.
B
Drivers may turn to the left if the way is clear.
C
Drivers may turn to the right if the way is clear.
D
Drivers may proceed after coming to a complete stop.
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