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California Motorcycle Practice Test 1

1. Motorcycle accidents are mostly caused by_______________.
  Following too close.
  The sharing of lanes.
  Other drivers not seeing motorcyclists.
2. When passing parked vehicles a motorcycle rider has the advantage over a car driver because:
  Motorcycle riders tend to drive too fast for weather conditions.
  Problems of opening doors and people stepping out from between vehicles can be avoided by driving in the right part of the lane.
  Problems of opening doors and people stepping out from between vehicles can be avoided by driving in the left part of the lane.
3. One main cause of single vehicle motorcycle accidents is:
  Motorcyclists\' tendency to drive too fast for weather conditions.
  Motorcyclists running wide in a curve or turn and running off the roadway or into a fixed object.
  Motorcyclists running off the road while trying to dodge another vehicle.
4. Brightly colored clothing and reflective helmets:
  Should only be worn while riding after dark.
  Could make motorcycle riders more visible.
  Don\'t increase a motorcycle rider\'s level of safety.
5. Protective eyewear:
  Isn\'t needed when your motorcycle is equipped with a windshield.
  Is only required when riding in bad weather.
  Need to provide a clear view to either side.
6. Jamming down on the rear brake or grabbing the front brake:
  Could cause the brakes to lock.
  Is the fastest way to stop in an emergency.
  Is the safest way to slow down when the streets are slippery.
7. Motorcycle highway pegs:
  Are handy devices, especially on long trips.
  Come as standard equipment on all motorcycles.
  May increase the time it takes to reach the foot brake during an emergency.
8. When carrying a load it should be:
  Either in front of or over the rear axle.
  Carried on top of the gas tank in front of the driver.
  Stacked against a sissy bar or frame at the back of the seat.
9. If while riding over metal bridge gratings your motorcycle starts wandering back and forth:
  Downshift to a lower gear for improved traction.
  Steer in a zig-zag pattern until you cross over.
  Stay on course and calmly ride straight across.
10. Signaling to make a turn:
  Is less important than when driving a car.
  Is equally important when driving a car.
  Is more important than when driving a car.
11. Motorcycle passengers should:
  Put their feet on the ground as soon as the motorcycle is stopped.
  Never ride without a back rest.
  Sit as far forward of the bike as possible without crowding the driver.
12. The safest lane position for a motorcycle:
  Is next to the center line in the left part of the lane.
  Is next to the curb in the right part of the lane.
  Will vary based on road and/or traffic conditions.
13. Motorcycle riders should always_________ to execute a turn safely:
  Lean the motorcycle in the direction of the curve or turn.
  Slow down through the turn.
  Use the handle bars only to turn.
14. In order to legally operate a moped you must have at least a _______ license.
  Class M1
  Class M2
  Class C
15. Downshifting or upshifting while in a curve:
  Should only be done if it can be performed smoothly.
  Is safer than shifting before the curve.
  Is the safest way to control your speed.
16. The helmet laws states that:
  Only passengers are required to wear helmets.
  Both motorcycle riders and their passengers are required to wear helmets at all times.
  Helmets are never required when driving on city streets.
17. The best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle is to:
  Be aware of trouble coming by looking well ahead.
  Avoid high density traffic areas.
  Increase the distance between your motorcycle and the vehicle in front of you.
18. If you are riding at night you should:
  Cut the distance from the vehicle in front of you to use its lights to see farther down the road.
  Keep driving at your normal daytime speed.
  Slow down because it is harder to see objects lying in the road.
19. If you ride with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
  Is advisable at all times.
  Should always be used when entering or exiting a highway.
  Should never be used whenever entering or exiting a highway.
20. Hit the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
  The engine starts to overheat.
  The throttle gets stuck and you can\'t get it free.
  Your motorcycle starts to wobble or sputter.