1. When riding a motorcycle, boots or shoes should:
a. Over your ankle.
b. Be made of a soft, pliable material.
c. Be below your ankle.
2. Before riding an unfamiliar motorcycle, what should the rider do:
a. Nothing. Most bikes are similar, so you don’t have to take time to identify items such as brakes.
b. Just start riding. There is no better way to learn than by doing.
c. Learn the gear pattern by working the throttle, clutch and brakes. Each bike is a little different.
3. What type of material provides the best protection:
c. Leather or synthetic materials.
4. If you approach a blind intersection with a stop sign, you should:
a. Stop beyond the stop sign but before the intersection and look.
b. Stop at the stop sign first and then creep up until you can see better.
c. Drive past the stop sign and stop partially in the intersection to get a good view.
5. If you have a passenger aboard your motorcycle, you should do all of the following, except:
a. Ride at slower speeds.
b. Tell the passenger to hold onto the back of the bike.
c. Allow more distance to stop.
6. What factor does NOT play a major role in affecting your blood alcohol content (BAC):
a. Body weight.
c. The amount of alcohol consumed.
7. Stopping in a turn can be difficult because:
a. The driver is usually focused on the turn, not braking.
b. The brake controls do not work in a turn.
c. There is less traction available for stopping.
8. When you are being passed, you should:
a. Speed up.
b. Ride in the center portion of the lane.
c. Ride in the right portion of the lane.
9. When riding a motorcycle at night, you should:
a. Drive faster than during the day.
b. Drive at the same rate of speed as you would during the day.
c. Drive slower than you normally would during the day.
10. The safest part of the lane in any situation is:
a. The right portion of the lane.
b. The left portion of the lane.
c. There is no single best lane position for all situations.
11. Flashing your brake light helps other motorists see a motorcycle. What would be an example of flashing the brake lights to help other drivers see you?
a. When others won’t expect you to brake, such as in the middle of a block.
b. To alert motorists that you are driving near them.
c. When you are in slowed traffic.
12. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
a. Relax, stay on course and ride straight across.
b. Downshift immediately to a lower gear to improve traction.
c. Proceed in a zig-zag pattern until you cross the bridge.
13. When riding, your feet should be:
a. On the footrests.
b. Hanging loosely.
c. On the gas tank.
14. What does this sign mean:
a. Cross road.
b. Divided roadway.
c. Signal ahead.
15. Eye protection is:
a. Not required, but recommended.
b. Only required for beginning motorcycle users.
16. Choosing a motorcycle that “fits you" means:
a. Your feet should comfortably reach the ground while seated on the motorcycle.
b. Your fingertips barely reach the handlebars.
c. The seat is at least one foot higher than your waist.
17. If riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings and your motorcycle begins to weave. You should:
a. Maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
b. Speed up to get over the surface faster
c. Exaggerate the zigzag motion to alert other drivers
18. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a collision with property damages more than $1,000 __________________.
a. Must contact the highway department
b. Only needs to file a report if planning to report the accident to their insurance company
c. Must submit a report of the accident to the DMV.
19. To reduce the chance of a collision a motorcycle driver should:
a. allow an adequate space cushion.
b. drive really slow.
c. ride the center line.
20. Helmets are:
b. Not required, but recommended.
c. Only required for beginning motorcycle users.
21. When attempting to pass another vehicle:
a. You must remain below the posted speed limit.
b. You may complete the pass in a no passing zone if the pass was started in a passing zone.
c. You may exceed the posted speed limit, but not by more than 10 mph.
22. A plastic shatter-resistant face shield:
a. Helps protect your whole face.
b. Is not necessary if you have a windshield.
c. Only protects your eyes.
23. Multiple lanes of traffic in the same direction are separated by:
a. White lines.
b. Road signs.
c. Yellow lines.
24. A front wheel that is flat is especially dangerous because:
a. The front tire affects your steering, which also affects your balance.
b. The front tire being flat will prevent you from accelerating.
c. The front tire being flat will affect your ability to use the front brake.
25. Long-term exposure to wind noise:
a. is just part of riding a motorcycle.
b. Is not a danger, since it is only caused by the wind.
c. can cause irreversible hearing damage.
26. When wearing a jacket for protection, the jacket should:
a. Be loose fitting and flap when riding.
b. Be uncomfortable.
c. Fit snugly.
27. Which of the following is not a factor in determining Blood Alcohol Content:
a. How quickly the alcohol is consumed.
b. The amount of alcohol consumed.
c. How often a person consumes alcohol.
28. When sitting on a motorcycle, your arms should:
a. Have to stretch to reach the handle grips.
b. Be slightly bent when holding the handle grips.
c. Have a large bend at the elbow when reaching the handle grips.
29. When stopping suddenly, if the front wheel locks up ______________________ :
a. release the front brake and only use the rear brake.
b. release the front brake and then re-apply the brake.
c. continue to apply the front brake.
30. What is a way to get sober after drinking:
b. Drinking coffee.
31. When wearing gloves for protection, the gloves should be made of:
b. Any soft material.
32. When cars are merging from an entrance ramp:
a. A motorcyclist should stop.
b. A motorcyclist should never assume a motorist sees them.
c. A motorcyclist should assume the driver sees them.
33. Mirrors on motorcycles:
a. Do not have blind spots because a motorcycle is usually smaller than a car.
b. Are not required.
c. Have blind spots, just like cars.
34. If the rear tire of a motorcycle suddenly goes flat, the rider may become aware of the flat tire because:
a. the rider will usually hear a loud noise.
b. there will be a jerk or sway from side to side.
c. a discharge of air can usually be seen.
35. What does this sign mean:
a. No left turn.
b. No right turn.
c. No u- turn.
36. Before starting a turn, a motorcycle rider should change gears to:
a. Prevent the motorcycle from slowing down.
b. Be able to keep both hands on the handle grips.
c. Prevent a change in power, which could cause the back tire to skid.
Note: These questions are copied from the DMV site located here: All the test have duplication questions sometimes with different wording. Some tests more than other, because the DMV want to make sure you understand these area of the commercial driving exams.
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