Bike "Q" Advanced Bike Quiz

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Bike "Q" Advanced Bike Quiz

This is a more advanced bike safety and maintenance quiz than the basic quiz. It is designed to test your knowledge of cycling safety, maintenance and repair.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the most accurate figures for calories needed to travel one mile by bike vs. one mile by car? Bike is first, car is second. Calories for the bike trip are for the rider. For the car they are calories consumed in gas. All figures are in kilo calories.
    • A. 

      10/250

    • B. 

      35/500

    • C. 

      35/1,000

    • D. 

      35/1800

    • E. 

      100/2000

  • 2. 
    If you could convert the kilo calories in a gallon of gas to human energy, which is the most correct answer for about how many miles a cyclists could get out of one gallon of gas?
    • A. 

      100 miles

    • B. 

      250 miles

    • C. 

      500 miles

    • D. 

      750 miles

    • E. 

      1,000 miles

  • 3. 
    Which presents the most slippery surface condition?
    • A. 

      Concrete

    • B. 

      Asphalt

    • C. 

      A wet surface after a recent rain following a long dry spell.

    • D. 

      A wet surface after a recent rain following a short dry spell.

    • E. 

      A wet surface following a recent rain.

  • 4. 
    Where do you almost exclusively find a reverse thread on a bike?
    • A. 

      On bikes made in Asia

    • B. 

      On the left side of hubs

    • C. 

      On the left pedal where it attaches to the crank

    • D. 

      On the right pedal where it attaches to the crank

    • E. 

      Reverse threads were on older bikes but not now.

  • 5. 
    Which is the most accurate number for the percentage of serious head injuries that can be avoided by wearing a helmet?
    • A. 

      80%-85%

    • B. 

      60%-70%

    • C. 

      40%-50%

    • D. 

      20%-30%

    • E. 

      Helmets actually cause more injuries than they protect against

  • 6. 
    Which percentage best represents bike accidents that involve a collision with a car?
    • A. 

      11%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      32%

    • D. 

      45%

    • E. 

      65%

  • 7. 
    Select ALL of the reasons the bike is the most efficient means of transportation.Hint: There is more than one right answer.
    • A. 

      The ergonomic design or interface between the rider and the bike allows for efficient use muscles to convert effort to movement.

    • B. 

      Sitting on a bike means you don't have to fight the pull of gravity.

    • C. 

      A person on a bike is so aerodynamic that there is less drag than any other creature.

    • D. 

      The use of the wheel is more efficient than bipedal locomotion

    • E. 

      A person on a bike is not the most efficient of all creatures. Dolphins are just a little more efficient.

  • 8. 
    Why is riding a bike at a normal speed really controlled falling?
    • A. 

      If people stop pedaling they always fall over.

    • B. 

      Centrifugal force keeps your from falling.

    • C. 

      As you begin to fall to one side, you briefly turn in the same direction, allowing your forward inertia to help your right the bike.

    • D. 

      As you begin to fall to one side, you turn in the opposite direction, allowing your inertia to compensate.

    • E. 

      Spinning wheels act as gyroscopes, the main reason you don't fall.

  • 9. 
    Which of he following is true in regards to braking? Mark all that apply.
    • A. 

      When braking your center of gravity moves forward.

    • B. 

      When braking your center of gravity moves backward.

    • C. 

      You SHOULD NOT be able to squeeze the brake lever all the way to the handle bar grip.

    • D. 

      You SHOULD be able to squeeze the brake lever all the way to the handle bar grip.

    • E. 

      You should sit as far back as possible during hard braking

  • 10. 
    Check all that are TRUE
    • A. 

      More than 80% of bike crashes do not involve cars.

    • B. 

      Riding on the wrong side of the street against traffic is a leading cause of accidents with cars, and one which is the fault of the cyclist.

    • C. 

      The League of American Bicyclists recommends proceeding carefully against a red light if the street trigger does not react in a reasonable amount of time.

    • D. 

      Children make up about a third of all the bicycle related fatalities in the U.S.

    • E. 

      The Quick Stop, Rock Dodge, and Instant Turn are safety maneuvers in the LAB bicycle safety program.