Motorcycle Test - 9

Motorcycle Test - 9
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Question 1 of 20

When riding in extremely cold conditions what can you do to keep warm?

Stay close to the vehicles in front

Wear suitable clothing

Lie flat on the tank

Put one hand on the exhaust pipe

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Question 2 of 20

Why should you ride with a dipped headlight on in the daytime?

It helps other road users to see you

It means that you can ride faster

Other vehicles will get out of the way

So that it is already on when it gets dark

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Question 3 of 20

Which road surface is most likely to reduce the stability of your motorcycle?




Loose gravel

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Question 4 of 20

When approaching a right-hand bend you should keep well to the left. Why is this?

To improve your view of the road

To overcome the effect of the road's slope

To let faster traffic from behind overtake

To be positioned safely if you skid

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Question 5 of 20

What can cause your tyres to lose their grip on the road surface and skid?

Giving hand signals

Riding one handed

Looking over your shoulder

Heavy braking

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Question 6 of 20

You're riding in heavy rain. Your rear wheel skids as you accelerate. What must you do to regain control?

change down to a lower gear

ease off the throttle

brake to reduce speed

put your feet down

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Question 7 of 20

You're riding in town at night. The roads are wet after rain. How will the reflections from wet surfaces affect you?

Make it easier to stop

Make it harder to accelerate

Make it easier to see unlit objects

Make it harder to see unlit objects

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Question 8 of 20

Only a fool breaks the two-second rule.' What does this refer to?

The time recommended when using the choke

The separation distance when riding in good conditions

Restarting a stalled engine in busy traffic

The time you should keep your foot down at a junction

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Question 9 of 20

You are on a good, dry, road surface. Your brakes and tyres are good. What is the typical overall stopping distance at 40 mph?

23 metres (75 feet)

36 metres (118 feet)

53 metres (175 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 10 of 20

You are travelling at 50 mph on a good, dry road. What is your typical overall stopping distance?

36 metres (118 feet)

53 metres (175 feet)

75 metres (245 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 11 of 20

What should a motorcyclist avoid at a mini-roundabout?

Turning right

Using signals

Taking 'lifesavers'

The painted area

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Question 12 of 20

You're using a contraflow system. What should you do?

Choose an appropriate lane in good time

Switch lanes at any time to make progress

Increase speed to pass through quickly

Follow other motorists closely to avoid long queues

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Question 13 of 20

When will your overall stopping distance increase?

When it's raining

When it's sunny

When it's dark

When it's windy

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Question 14 of 20

You’ve just gone through deep water. What should you do to make sure your brakes are working properly?

Accelerate and keep to a high speed for a short time

Go slowly while gently applying the brakes

Avoid using the brakes at all for a few miles

Stop for at least an hour to allow them time to dry

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Question 15 of 20

In very hot weather the road surface can become soft. What will this affect?

The suspension

The exhaust emissions

The fuel consumption

The grip of the tyres

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Question 16 of 20

When riding at night you should NOT

switch on full beam headlights

overtake slower vehicles in front

use dipped beam headlights

use tinted glasses, lenses or visors

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Question 17 of 20

Overall stopping distance is made up of thinking distance and braking distance. You're on a good, dry road surface, with good brakes and tyres. What's the typical braking distance from 50 mph?

14 metres (46 feet)

24 metres (80 feet)

38 metres (125 feet)

55 metres (180 feet)

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Question 18 of 20

What is the shortest overall stopping distance on a dry road at 60 mph?

53 metres (175 feet)

58 metres (190 feet)

73 metres (240 feet)

96 metres (315 feet)

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Question 19 of 20

When riding in heavy rain a film of water can build up between your tyres and the road surface. This may result in loss of control. What can you do to avoid this happening?

Keep your speed down

Increase your tyre pressures

Decrease your tyre pressures

Keep trying your brakes

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Question 20 of 20

You are overtaking a motorcyclist in strong winds. What should you do?

Allow extra room

Give a thank you wave

Move back early

Sound your horn