Motorcycle Class 6 Questions

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  1. It is raining and you are about to stop at a red light but see that there is a large area that looks as though there has been an oil spillage. What should you do to be able to stop safely?

    Brake hard and swerve out of the way. 
    Begin braking sooner than normal.
    Brake harder than normal.
  2.  From the list, select the most important part to check on your motorcycle before you ride.

  3. How should the quickest stops be made?

    With both brakes applied as hard as possible 
    With the back brake on and skidding 
    With progressive braking, the motorcycle upright and travelling in a straight line. 
  4. What is the maximum speed on the open road for a learner motorcyclist?

    50 km/h 
    70 km/h 
    80 km/h
  5. Which statement is correct?

    As a restricted licence holder you must not ride a motorcycle with a cc rating of more than 250 
    You have 7 days to produce your learner licence if asked by a Police Officer 
    You may ride between 10:00pm and 5:00am if you hold a restricted licence. 
  6. If you hold a learner licence what must you attach to the rear number plate of your motorcycle?

    A red reflector 
    A white light 
    An L Plate
  7. Which kind of motorcycles are best for road riding?

    Off-road machines 
    Road machines 
    Road/trail machines
  8. Which statement is true?

    Riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car. 
    Distances of more than 500 kilometres can be safely covered in a day even if you are not an experienced rider. 
    Alcohol makes you a better rider by makng you more alert
  9. In colder weather what can you do to prevent fatigue when riding?

    Dress warmly 
    Take enough food for your journey 
    Be sure to have a good nights sleep
  10. Which is the best kind of safety helmet to buy?

    The one that is most trendy 
    The one that has a NZ Standards approval stickers on it 
    A second hand one because it is cheaper
  11. What should you do if your helmet is damaged?

    Replace it 
    Patch it with approved materials 
    Let a passenger wear it occasionally
  12. To be more noticeable to other driviers on the road, you should:

    Wear a helmet and clothing that is brightly coloured 
    Ride in the centre of the road  
    Drive with the motorcycle parklight on
  13. How should your safety helmet be worn? 

    Securely fastened 
    Tightly fastened 
    Loosely fastened
  14. If your helmet gets dirty you must wash it in:

    Warm soapy water 
    Methylated spirits 
  15. Which items are motorcyclists required to wear by law?

    Eye and face protection 
    An approved safety helmet
  16. A correct fitting helmet should be:

    A snug fit 
    A loose fit 
    A tight fit
  17. The main reason for wearing protective clothing is that it:

    Looks good 
    Protects you in a fall 
    Stops other drivers from seeing you
  18. Why is face protection important?

    It stops your face from getting cold 
    It will protect your eyes and face from flying objects
    It will stop your friends from recognising you if you get stopped by a Police Officer 
  19. What is the best kind of footwear to wear when riding a motorcycle?

    Leather shoes 
    Leather boots
  20. Why is it important to wear gloves?

    To keep your hands from slipping off the handle bars 
    To protect your hands in a crash or fall 
    To keep your hands dry in the rain
  21. Why is a scratched face shield dangerous at night?

    It picks up reflective glare 
    It makes the lights of the oncoming vehicles appear half as bright 
    It makes the lights of vehicles ahead appear to be brighter than they actually are
  22. Hypothermia is a term that is used when motorcyclists suffer from:

    Getting hot from wearing protective clothing 
    Getting cold from not wearing enough clothing 
    Getting blurred vision from not wearing sufficient eye protection
  23. When seated on your motorcycle, your feet should be:

    Kept firmly on the footrests 
    Tilted well down at the front 
    Placed on the passenger footrests
  24. To be comfortable when you ride, you should:

    Sit far enough back in the seat so as to be able to keep your elbows straight 
    Sit far enough back in the seat so as to be able to keep your elbows slightly bent 
    Sit with your knees out from the petrol tank 
  25.  If you hold your knees against the petrol tank as you ride, it will: 

    Stop you from getting cold 
    Improve fuel economy 
    Help you balance as the motorcycle turns 
  26. Which brake is the most powerful on a motorcycle? 

  27. How much braking comes from the front wheel?

    All the braking 
    Almost 3/4 of the braking 
    Half the braking
  28. Which statment is true?

    Apply the front brake first 
    Apply both brakes at the same time 
    Apply the back brake first 
  29. What can happen if you change gear in a curve?

    The motorcycle will lean over more 
    The wheel may lock up or spin causing a skid 
    You will increase your speed
  30. Why is a motorcycle often not seen by other road users?

    Because the outline of a motorcycle is smaller than a car 
    Because most motorcyclists do not signal 
    Because most motorcyclists drive well to the left
  31. Other drivers will see you more easily if you:

    Ride with the parklight of your motorcycle on during the day 
    Wear brightly coloured clothing 
    Toot the horn of your motorcycle so that other drivers know you're there
  32. Which of the following will help you to be seen when riding during the day time?

    Riding with the parklight of your motorcycle on 
    Riding with the headlight of your motorcycle on low beam 
    Riding with your foot resting lightly on the foot brake of your motorcycle so as to make the stop light go on
  33. Where is the best place to position your motorcycle on the road whilst riding?

    In the centre of the road 
    In the postion normally taken up by the right wheels of a car 
    As close to the left as possible
  34. What is the danger in not turning off your indicator?

    It will drain the battery of current 
    Other drivers may expect you to turn and so cross your path 
    Other drivers may give the wrong indication
  35. Why is it dangerous to travel in other drivers'"blind spots":

    Because other drivers may not see you 
    It is against the law  
    It is outside the conditions of the learner/restricted licence
  36. What effect does an oncoming heavy vehicle have?

    It will give you blurred vision
     It will make a lot of smoke from the exhaust 
    The wave of air it pushes in front of it may effect your stability
  37. If you ride behind a large truck, what should you do?

    Ride in the centre of the lane 
    Move to a position behind the truck where the driver will be able to see you in the rear view mirror 
    Use the truck as a shield by riding close behind it.
  38. Why is your height an advantage when riding a motorcycle?

    It allows you to see over, or through, most cars ahead of you 
    You can see your friends more easily 
    Other drivers can see you more easily
  39. When you are passing parked vehicles, what is the main danger?

    Vehicles making U-turns or pulling out without signalling 
    Vehicles that are left unattended and double parked 
    Trucks that are making deliveries
  40. Which is the most effective brake on a motorcycle?

    The engine
  41. Which brake or brakes should you use every time you stop or slow down?

  42. If you stall or stop going up a hill, which brake should you use when strating off again?

  43. If the driver of a vehicle immediately ahead of you could not see you in either the rear view mirrors, or by turning their head you woud be considered to be:

    following too close 
    in the driver's blind spot 
    driving carelessly 
  44. What should you do if an oncoming vehicle seems ready to cross your path?

    Slow down as you come up to them 
    Speed up to get out of the way 
    Flash the headlight 
  45. When passing parked vehicles, in what position in the lane should you be in?

    The centre of the lane 
    The right part of the lane 
    As for to the left as possible
  46. When riding in groups, it is best to place beginner riders:

    in the centre of the group 
    at the rear of the group to be the tailender 
    in the front of the group behind the leader
  47. What is the major cause of motorcycle crashes at intersections?

    Not stopping for red traffic lights 
    Another vehicle pulling out or turning across the rider's path 
    Exceeding the speed limit
  48. When in a line of stopped or moving traffic, you should:

    turn and go back 
    ride on the extreme left of the road 
    stay in line and move with the rest of the traffic
  49. If you see a vehicle ahead of you that is about to pull out of a parking space or do a U-turn, you should:

    speed up to get past 
    come up to the vehicle cautiously 
    brake sharply to avoid a crash
  50. If another driver follows too closely, what should you do?

    Speed up to get away 
    Slow down and increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead 
    Flash the brake light on your motorcycle
  51. What can happen if you make a sudden direction or speed change on a slippery surface?

    A skid or fall may occur 
    The tyres will wear excessively
  52. What should you do when riding on slippery surfaces?

    Slow down  
    Speed up 
    Stand up on the foot pegs
  53. What is the main danger in riding on bitumen after a rain shower?

    It is usually slippery 
    You will get wet 
    The wheels will skid when the brakes are applied
  54. Which brakes should be used on a slippery surface?

    The front one applied firmly 
    The rear one applied gently 
    Both brakes carefully
  55. To avoid skidding on slippery road surfaces, you can:

    Deflate your tyres so that they grip the road better
    Reduce the speed of your motorcycle 
    Ride close to the left side of the road
  56. If you encounter rough, uneven surfaces, what should you do to keep control of your machine?

    Change down, then accelerate quickly through. 
    Stop and wheel your motorcycle over the rough patch 
    Stand up on the footrests
  57. On a high crowned road, you should reduce speed most for:

    a curve to the left 
    a curve to the right 
    the bottom of a hill
  58. How can you get a better view of the road ahead at night?

    Leave the lights on high beam at all times 
    Make use of the lights of the vehicle ahead  
    Stand up on the footrests
  59. When riding at night. which one of the following is most important? 

    Wear gloves to keep your hands warm 
    Turn your motorcycle headlights on to high beam as much as possible 
    Stay closer to other vehicle at night 
  60. If you must slow in a curve, how should you do this?

    Apply the rear brake of your motorcycle only 
    Let the engine of your motorcycle brake for you 
    Use both brakes on your motorcycle but only gently
  61. When going through a curve, it is best to:

    Brake before the curve 
    Brake through the curve 
    Not brake at all 
  62. In an emergency braking situation, your motorcycle shoud be:

    leaning over 
    in the lowest gear possible 
    upright and travelling in a straight line
  63. What should you do if the front wheel locks up when braking?

    Apply the rear brake of your motorcycle to counteract the lockup 
    Release the front brake of your motorcycle immediately 
    Put your foot out to stop you from falling off
  64. In an emergency, it is best to apply:

    the front brake first 
    the rear brake first 
    both brakes at the same time
  65. What is one of the most common causes of skidding:

    Wet roads 
    Going too fast 
    Overbraking on one or both wheels
  66. You are riding on a suburban street and a large piece of timber is immediately in front of you and there is no alternative but to ride over it. To keep control you should:

    stand up slightly on the footrests and keep a straight course 
    accelerate quickly over the obstacle 
    swerve and go around the obstacle
  67. If a dog rushes out in front of you, you should:

     kick at the animal to frighten it away
    slow down, then on reaching the animal, accelerate quickly away
    swerve to avoid hitting the animal
  68.  If you get a blowout or puncture on your motorcycle you should: 

    brake quickly and stop 
    close the throttle and slow down gradually 
    brake gently using the brake on the wheel that does not have the puncture
  69. What is most likely to cause steering wobble?

    Light grip of the handle bars 
    Worn steering parts 
    A heavily laden luggage rack
  70. How does carrying a passenger affect the handling of a motorcycle?

    Improves the handling of the motorcycle 
    Makes the motorcycle respond more slowly 
    Stops the rear brake of the motorcycle from skidding
  71. You may carry a pillion passenger when you:

    have a learner licence 
    have a restricted licence 
    have a full licence
  72. Which of the following equipment must a motorcycle have to enable you to carry a passenger?

    A proper seat and footrests for the passenger 
    A sissy bar behind the seat 
    Pannier bags for the passenger's equipment
  73. When carrying a passenger, which one of the following is most important to remember?

     It will be less economical on fuel
     It will take longer to slow down or speed up 
    It will be easier to turn and manoeuvre
  74. Which of the following items are required for the passenger by law, when travelling on a motorcycle?

    Only a helmet, footrests and a handgrip 
    Only a helmet 
    Only a helmet and footrests
  75. Which statement is true?

    A pack rack when loaded will change the motorcycle's centre of gravity 
    It is safer to ride without protective clothing on a hot day because you will be much cooler and more comfortable
    You can overtake in a emergency lane even if there is no emergency 
  76. When riding in groups, the formation in which you ride is called:

    single file 
    staggered formation 
    two abreast

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