Two-wheel Motorcycle Examination CA DMV 1

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Two-wheel Motorcycle Examination CA DMV 1

From the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) 2009 Motorcycle Driver Handbook


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you must stop quickly while turning and you are unable to straighten the motorcycle first, apply the:
    • A. 

      Front brake and increase your lean angle

    • B. 

      Brakes harder as the lean is reduced

    • C. 

      Brakes harder and then lean away from the turn

  • 2. 
    When carrying loads:
    • A. 

      Fasten the load against the fram on the back of the seat

    • B. 

      Keep the load low and as far forward as possible

    • C. 

      Keep the load behind the rear axle

  • 3. 
    When following a vehicle, you should try to:
    • A. 

      Ride in the right portion of the lane

    • B. 

      Ride where the driver can see you in the rear view mirror

    • C. 

      Ride in the left portion of the lane

  • 4. 
    If you have a flat tire while riding, hold the handle grips firmly and:
    • A. 

      Use the brake of the good tire or avoid braking

    • B. 

      Gently apply both brakes

    • C. 

      Use only the brake that controls the flat tire

  • 5. 
    To ride over an object on the road:
    • A. 

      Stay seated until you have crossed the object

    • B. 

      Rise slightly off the seat

    • C. 

      Edge across the object

  • 6. 
    If your throttle sticks:
    • A. 

      Squeeze the clutch and use the engine cutoff switch

    • B. 

      Shift to neutral and apply both brakes

    • C. 

      Downshift and apply both brakes

  • 7. 
    With a properly adjusted mirror, you can see:
    • A. 

      The lane beside you

    • B. 

      Everything behind and to the side of you

    • C. 

      Part of the lane beside you and behind you

  • 8. 
    To see better when following a behicle at night
    • A. 

      Increase your following distance and use your low beam

    • B. 

      Drop far back and use your high beam

    • C. 

      Use the headlights of the vehicle ahead

  • 9. 
    When swerving, it is important to:
    • A. 

      Always brake before swerving

    • B. 

      Swerve in the direction the hazard is travelling

    • C. 

      Separate braking from swerving

  • 10. 
    To ride over metal bridge gratings as pictured below:
    • A. 

      Ride straight across

    • B. 

      Cross at a sharp angle without changing lanes

    • C. 

      Weave (zig-zag) across

  • 11. 
    To single most important thing you can do to improve your chances of surviving a crash is to
    • A. 

      Wear a securel fastened helmet

    • B. 

      Be familiar with the motorcycle

    • C. 

      Ride in the center portion of the lane

  • 12. 
    Of the following, which one gives the most eye and face protection while riding?
    • A. 

      A windshield

    • B. 

      Goggles

    • C. 

      A face shield

  • 13. 
    A group of riders move from a staggered formation into a single file when:
    • A. 

      Traffic is heavy

    • B. 

      Turning corners

    • C. 

      Riding at night

  • 14. 
    On a paved two-lane road, sand and gravel are most likely to collect:
    • A. 

      Near the center of the road

    • B. 

      Near the sides of the road

    • C. 

      In the left wheel track

  • 15. 
    To cross tracks that run parallel to your course:
    • A. 

      Edge gradually across

    • B. 

      Move away, then trun and cross at an angle of at least 45°

    • C. 

      Move into the opposite lane to cross at a 90°

  • 16. 
    In the picture below, the car is waiting to enter the intersection. Usually, it is best for you to:
    • A. 

      Slow and maintain the center lane position

    • B. 

      Slow and increase space

    • C. 

      Speed up and move left to get through the intersection quickly

  • 17. 
    To predict how a hazard may affect you, it's important to:
    • A. 

      Watch for brake lights or turn signals

    • B. 

      Adjust speed to get around the hazard

    • C. 

      Know the speed, distance, and direction that the hazard is moving

  • 18. 
    In the picture below, it is usually best to ride in which position?
    • A. 

      Position 1

    • B. 

      Position 2 or 3

    • C. 

      Position 3

  • 19. 
    You are being pursued by a police vehicle with its lights and siren activated. You have deliberately ignored the officer's warning to stop and have sped away. During the pursuit a person is killed. You are subject to:
    • A. 

      A fine of not less than $10,000

    • B. 

      Imprisonment in a state prison for six years

    • C. 

      Being jailed in the county jail for not more than one year

  • 20. 
    You are preparing to move to the left lane, as pictured below. To spot vehicles passing beside you, it is best to:
    • A. 

      Turn your head to the left

    • B. 

      Look in the mirror

    • C. 

      Slow and look in the left mirror

  • 21. 
    On a wet road, it will usually be most slippery:
    • A. 

      In the left wheel track

    • B. 

      On loose gravel

    • C. 

      In the center portion of the lane

  • 22. 
    In a normal turn, lean your:
    • A. 

      Body more than your motorcycle

    • B. 

      Motorcycle more than your body

    • C. 

      Motorcycle and your body at the same angle

  • 23. 
    The ability to think clearly and ride safely is affected by as little as:
    • A. 

      6 drinks

    • B. 

      3 drinks

    • C. 

      1 drink

  • 24. 
    When carrying a passenger:
    • A. 

      Your motorcycle will react the same

    • B. 

      It takes longer to brake and accelerate

    • C. 

      Let some air out of the tires for better traction

  • 25. 
    When you are being followed too closely, it is usually best to:
    • A. 

      Move closer to the vehicle ahead

    • B. 

      Move to the right portion of the lane

    • C. 

      Drop back farther from the vehicle ahead