Two-wheel Motorcycle Examination CA DMV 2

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Two-wheel Motorcycle Examination CA DMV 2

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Not turning off a turn signal:
    • A. 

      Encourages other drivers to pull into your path

    • B. 

      Keeps other drivers from seeing your brake light

    • C. 

      Reduces your chances of a crash because other drivers stay clear

  • 2. 
    Your motorcycle has two brakes. Use both brakes:
    • A. 

      Only for normal stops

    • B. 

      Only for emergency stops

    • C. 

      Every time you slow or stop

  • 3. 
    When you turn:
    • A. 

      Keep your head and eyes straight to maintain balance

    • B. 

      Look through the turn to where you want to go

    • C. 

      Always lean at the same angle as the motorcycle

  • 4. 
    In the picture below, riders A, B, and C are riding as a group. To pass, rider B should:
    • A. 

      Complete the pass in fron of rider A

    • B. 

      Return to the lane and ride next to rider A

    • C. 

      Return to the right portion of the lane behind rider A

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Press left, lean right, and go right

    • B. 

      Press left, lean left, and go right

    • C. 

      Press left, lean left, and go left

  • 6. 
    In slow, tight turns:
    • A. 

      Lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight

    • B. 

      Lean your body more than the motorcycle

    • C. 

      Do not lean

  • 7. 
    When riding with a passenger, you should:
    • A. 

      Start slowing sooner

    • B. 

      Use only your front brake to slow

    • C. 

      Start in the center portion of the lane

  • 8. 
    Following closely to a vehicle in from of you:
    • A. 

      Protects you in heavy traffic

    • B. 

      Helps you see hazards in the road

    • C. 

      Is a factor in crashes caused by motorcyclists

  • 9. 
    While in a turn, it is best to:
    • A. 

      Maintain a steady speed or gradually accelerate

    • B. 

      Slow down

    • C. 

      Accelerate and look straight ahead

  • 10. 
    Alcohol enters the bloodstream and quickly reaches the brain. Which of the following is affected first?
    • A. 

      Speech

    • B. 

      Balance

    • C. 

      Judgement

  • 11. 
    Vehicle/motorcycle crashes are most common:
    • A. 

      At intersections

    • B. 

      On freeways

    • C. 

      At night

  • 12. 
    Make a spcial point to use your mirrors when:
    • A. 

      Riding through an intersection

    • B. 

      Following a vehicle

    • C. 

      Slowing or stopping

  • 13. 
    Before changing lanes to the left:
    • A. 

      Check your mirror and look to the left

    • B. 

      Check the right mirror and turn your head to the left

    • C. 

      Use your horn and speed up

  • 14. 
    When carrying loads:
    • A. 

      Keep the load low and as far forward as possible

    • B. 

      Keep the load to the rear of the motorcycle

    • C. 

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

  • 15. 
    Most crash-involved riders:
    • A. 

      Overbrake the rear tire

    • B. 

      Underbrake the rear tire

    • C. 

      Were experienced riders

  • 16. 
    To make good judgments in traffic, you need to first:
    • A. 

      Know how to stop quickly

    • B. 

      Be able to swerve

    • C. 

      Search ahead

  • 17. 
    In the picture below, the car driver is preparing to enter the intersection. To be seen and maintain a space cushion, you should:
    • A. 

      Slow down and move away from the vehicle after entering the intersection

    • B. 

      Slow down and move closer to the curb so the driver can see you better

    • C. 

      Speed up to get through the intersection quickly and then move left

  • 18. 
    Wearing a helmet will:
    • A. 

      Increase your chances of a neck injury

    • B. 

      Reduce your chances of neck and head injuries

    • C. 

      Neither reduce nor increase your chances of a head injury

  • 19. 
    To create more space in the situation pictured below, you should:
    • A. 

      Pass the car on your left

    • B. 

      Ride in the righ portion of the lane

    • C. 

      Adjust your speed and stay in the center of the lane

  • 20. 
    To reduce speed before turning:
    • A. 

      Close the throttle and apply both brakes

    • B. 

      Pull in the clutch and use both brakes

    • C. 

      Apply the rear brake only

  • 21. 
    Riding in the center portion of the lane:
    • A. 

      Should be avoided if possible

    • B. 

      Keeps others drivers from seeing you

    • C. 

      Keeps others from sharing your lane

  • 22. 
    To operate the throttle:
    • A. 

      Start with your wrist flat

    • B. 

      Sit forward with arms straight

    • C. 

      Twist it forward and down for more power

  • 23. 
    When swerving, it is important to:
    • A. 

      Always brake before swerving

    • B. 

      Swerve in the direction of the hazard

    • C. 

      Separate braking from swerving

  • 24. 
    When the front tire goes flat while riding:
    • A. 

      Apply the rear brake and steer to the edge of the road

    • B. 

      Steer to the right and apply both brakes

    • C. 

      You will not be able to control the motorcycle

  • 25. 
    You plan to make a right turn after stopping at an intersection. Usually it is best to turn from which portion of the lane?
    • A. 

      The left portion

    • B. 

      The center portion

    • C. 

      The right portion