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Motorcycle Quiz 12

1. If you are riding over an obstacle on the road, the best way to absorb shock is to
Rise off the seat.
Lean back as far as possible.
Increase your speed to minimize bumps.
Avoid using the brakes.

2. When is it important to use your side mirrors?
When you are stopped at an intersection
Before changing lanes
Before slowing down
All of the above situations

3. When preparing to pass a vehicle ahead of you, you should ride in the _______ lane position.
Right or center

4. If it is not possible to ride straight within your lane to cross railroad tracks, you should cross them at a _________ angle.

5. What does the defensive-driving acronym SIPDE stand for?
See, Identify, Predict, Decide, Examine
See, Identify, Proceed, Direct, Examine
Scan, Identify, Proceed, Direct, Execute
Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute

6. Help balance your motorcycle while turning by
Keeping both knees against the gas tank.
Leaning the opposite way of the motorcycle.
Dragging your feet on the ground.
Doing all of the above.

7. A _____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the vehicle ahead of you stops suddenly.

8. If a vehicle enters your path, you should
Tailgate the vehicle.
Flash your brake light.
Move away from the vehicle.
Beep your horn.

9. What is one cause of skidding while turning?
Using the wrong gear
Braking too hard
Pulling in the clutch too quickly
Using the wrong brake

10. In which of these situations is it LEAST important to check your mirrors?
When you are starting to slow down
When you are descending a large hill
Before you change lanes
When you are stopped at an intersection

11. If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your

12. When riding in a group, when should you ride single file?
At all times
When entering a highway
In rural areas
On long stretches of road

13. A group of motorcyclists should ride in a staggered formation
Through curves and turns.
On long stretches of road.
When passing as a group.
When merging onto the highway.

14. When can you share a lane with another vehicle?
When passing another vehicle
In designated areas
In heavy traffic

15. Your motorcycle’s chain should be checked
Once a month.
At the start of each season.
Once a week.
Before every ride.

16. The front brake is controlled by
The left hand lever.
The left foot lever.
The right foot pedal.
The right hand lever.

17. __________ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Using a higher gear
Rolling on the throttle
Rising slightly off the seat
Pulling in the clutch

18. If you are carrying a package that prevents you from steering with both hands,
You must not ride a motorcycle.
Ride under 30 mph.
Ride only in first gear.
Ride in residential areas only.

19. The best lane position is
The lane position in which you are most likely to be seen.
The left lane position.
The center lane position.
The right lane position.

20. When should you downshift through the gears?
When you need to slow down
When you are approaching a stop sign
When you need more power to accelerate
In all of the above situations