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Example Question #1 : General Motorcycle Knowledge

Which of the following most accurately describes what the motorcycle riding system acronym "SEE"?

Possible Answers:

Search. . . evaluate. . . execute

See. . . exciting. . . experiences

Safely. . . evade. . . emergencies

See. . . educate. . . effect

None of these

Correct answer:

Search. . . evaluate. . . execute

Explanation:

Many beginner motorcyclists are taught the SEE system when learning to ride. The SEE system urges motorcyclists to search their surroundings, evaluate their circumstances, and execute a proper action on their motorcycle. This forces riders to look ahead, think critically, and perform deliberate actions while on the road. 

Example Question #1 : Rider Abilities And Limitations

About how much of a motorcycle's stopping power is controlled by the front brake?

Possible Answers:

Three-quarters

One-quarter

Two-thirds

One-half

One-third

Correct answer:

Three-quarters

Explanation:

In most motorcycles, the front brake possess at least three-quarters of the machine's total braking power. Integrated braking systems may alter the amount of power that is delegated to each brake; however, the general rule states that most of the motorcycle's braking or stoppage power is controlled by the front brake. 

Example Question #2 : Rider Abilities And Limitations

Which of the following is not a component of the prescribed motorcycle turning procedure?

Possible Answers:

Slow

Roll

Look

Press

Stop

Correct answer:

Stop

Explanation:

Motorcyclists are taught to follow the following turning procedure: slow, look, press, and roll. In this procedure, the rider is instructed to "slow" their speed, "look" at their surroundings, "press" and lean their body into the direction of the turn, and slowly "roll" on the throttle to accelerate and maintain a constant speed. In this way, riders must "follow-through" the turn by incorporating the dynamics of both their body and machine. The rider is not to "stop" or roughly apply the brake because this will cause the motorcycle to stand perpendicular to the road and initiate a straight trajectory against the intended turn. 

Example Question #4 : Motorcycle License Test

How many paths of travel does the average traffic lane provide for a motorcycle? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The average traffic lane can be broken into three distinct sections of travel for a motorcyclist: left, right, and center. These sections of a lane can be used to increase visibility or navigate away from hazards. It is important to note that the sections of the road closes to the center line and shoulder are areas where car tires traditionally travel. As a result these sections are typically free of automotive oil or fluids. These fluids and the convex shape of traffic lanes can result in the center portion of the lane to become slippery in wet conditions. 

Example Question #5 : Motorcycle License Test

Which of the following correctly identifies the minimum length of time motorcyclists need in order to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead?

Possible Answers:

None of these

Correct answer:

Explanation:

It is recommended that motorcyclists maintain a minimum buffer of four seconds between themselves and the vehicle ahead of them. This provides the motorcyclist enough time to react to hazards or sudden stops.

Example Question #1 : Motorcycle License Test

How should a motorcyclist safely cross railroad tracks?

Possible Answers:

At an angle using the shoulder of the road

At an angle while riding on the double yellow street lines

Straight across the tracks while staying in their lane

At a ninety degree angle across lanes

None of these

Correct answer:

Straight across the tracks while staying in their lane

Explanation:

A rider should cross railroad tracks by traveling straight across them and remaining in their lane. It may be tempting to cross tracks at a ninety degree angle; however, that may cause the rider to travel into the opposite lane. Last, one should never ride the center line or the berm of the road.

Example Question #7 : Motorcycle License Test

How should a motorcyclist handle wobbling that occurs when crossing grated surfaces?

Possible Answers:

None of these

Travel in a zig-zag motion that matches the pattern of the grate

Avoid grated surfaces 

Travel straight across the surface tightly gripping the handlebars to avoid wobble

Travel straight across the surface allowing the bike to wobble slightly

Correct answer:

Travel straight across the surface allowing the bike to wobble slightly

Explanation:

A rider should travel straight across grated surfaces and allow the bike to wobble slightly. It is natural for the front tire to wobble slightly while traveling across a grated surface. If the rider tries to tightly grip the handlebars to avoid the wobble then they may have trouble controlling the motorcycle. Likewise, riders should never travel in a zig-zag manner because this could cause the motorcycle to cross into the other lane. Last, riders should plan their routes to avoid hazardous surfaces during initial trips; however, it is impossible to avoid all hazardous situations. Riders should prepare for and not avoid navigation across dangerous surfaces. 

Example Question #2 : Motorcycle License Test

In group riding, which of the following is an appropriate method to keep members of the group together?

Possible Answers:

Placing beginners in the front of the pack

Allowing those behind to set the pace

Planning ahead of time

All of these

Knowing the route

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

All of the choices help to keep riders together in a group riding scenario. Proper planning helps riders to be on the same page. Placing newer riders up front and allowing those in the back to set the pace keeps both groups from becoming cut off from the pack. Last, knowing the route enables riders to stay together or find one another if they become separated. 

Example Question #1 : Alcohol In The Body

Which of the following beverages contains the greatest amount of alcohol?

Possible Answers:

Five ounce glass of wine

An ounce and a half of liquor

Mixed drink with one shot of liquor

Twelve ounce beer

All of these

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

All of the drinks listed have the same amount of alcohol in them. A twelve ounce beer, a mixed drink with one shot, and five ounces of wine all have the same amount of alcohol. It is important to note that an ounce and a half of liquor equals the same amount of liquor as a standard "pour" or shot. 

Example Question #2 : Alcohol In The Body

According to the least number of drinks formula, if a person has nine drinks in four hours then how many drinks are still left in their body?

Possible Answers:

Cannot be determined

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The least number of drinks formula states that the number of drinks left in a person's body equals the total number of drinks consumed minus the number of hours that has elapsed since their last drink was consumed. This can be written using the following formula:

Substitute in known variables and solve.

The person still has five drinks in their system.

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