Motorcycle Test - 20

Motorcycle Test - 20
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Motorcycle Test - 20

Question 1 of 20

You're riding on a wet road. What technique should you use when braking?

Apply the rear brake well before the front brake

Apply the front brake just before the rear brake

Avoid using the front brake at all

Avoid using the rear brake at all

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Question 2 of 20

Spilt fuel on the road can be very dangerous for you as a motorcyclist. How can this hazard be seen?

By a rainbow pattern on the surface

By a series of skid marks

By a pitted road surface

By a highly polished surface

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Question 3 of 20

The road is wet. You're passing a line of queuing traffic and riding on the painted road markings. What should you take particular care in doing?



Carrying a passenger

Checking your mirrors

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Question 4 of 20

Braking too hard has caused both wheels to skid. What should you do?

Release both brakes together

Release the front then the rear brake

Release the front brake only

Release the rear brake only

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Question 5 of 20

What safety measure should you take before starting a motorcycle engine?

Check that the neutral lamp shows when the ignition is switched on

Select first gear and apply the rear brake lightly

Select first gear and apply the front brake firmly

Check that your dipped headlight and tail light are on

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Question 6 of 20

It's been raining after a long dry spell. How will this affect the road surface?

It will be rough

It will be flooded

It will be sticky

It will be slippery

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Question 7 of 20

What can motorcyclists do to improve their safety on the road?

Anticipate the actions of others

Stay just above the speed limits

Keep positioned close to the kerbs

Remain well below speed limits

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Question 8 of 20

Your motorcycle is parked on a two-way road. How should you get on the machine?

From the right and apply the rear brake

From the left and leave the brakes alone

From the left and apply the front brake

From the right and leave the brakes alone

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Question 9 of 20

What will happen if you look down at the front wheel while riding?

It will make your steering lighter

It will improve your balance

It will use less fuel

It will upset your balance

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Question 10 of 20

Your motorcycle doesn't have linked brakes. In an emergency, what should you do to stop quickly?

Apply the rear brake only

Apply the front brake only

Apply the front brake just before the rear brake

Apply the rear brake just before the front brake

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Question 11 of 20

When may you wait in a box junction?

When you are stationary in a queue of traffic

When approaching a pelican crossing

When approaching a zebra crossing

When oncoming traffic prevents you turning right

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Question 12 of 20

You see a rainbow-coloured pattern across the road. What will this warn you of?

A soft uneven road surface

A polished road surface

Fuel spilt on the road

Water on the road

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Question 13 of 20

What do traffic-calming measures do?

Stop road rage

Help overtaking

Slow traffic down

Help parking

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Question 14 of 20

Which of these will affect the stopping distance of your motorcycle?

The drive-chain adjustment

The condition of the tyres

The time of day

The street lighting

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Question 15 of 20

How should you gain basic skills in motorcycle riding?

practise off-road with an approved training body

ride on the road on the first dry day

practise off-road in a public park or in a quiet cul-de-sac

ride on the road as soon as possible

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Question 16 of 20

You ride over broken glass and get a puncture. What should you do?

Close the throttle and roll to a stop

Brake to a stop as quickly as possible

Release your grip on the handlebars

Steer from side to side to keep your balance

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Question 17 of 20

Why should you always reduce your speed when travelling in fog?

The brakes do not work as well

You will be dazzled by other headlights

The engine will take longer to warm up

It is more difficult to see events ahead

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Question 18 of 20

The road is wet. Why might a motorcyclist steer round drain covers on a bend?

To avoid puncturing the tyres on the edge of the drain covers

To prevent the motorcycle sliding on the metal drain covers

To help judge the bend using the drain covers as marker points

To avoid splashing pedestrians on the pavement

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Question 19 of 20

What must you do when overtaking a car at night?

Flash your headlights before overtaking

Select a higher gear

Switch your lights to full beam before overtaking

Make sure you don't dazzle other road users

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Question 20 of 20

Which type of road surface increases the risk of skidding for motorcyclists?

Tar banding

Dry tarmac