1. Most motorcycle accidents occur at speeds below 30 mph; that means that motorcycle riders should:
    1. Always ride faster than 30 mph
    1. Always ride slower than 30 mph
    1. Wear a helmet to cut down on head injuries
    1. Be especially careful when you begin your ride
  2. The safest type of eye protection is
    1. Sunglasses
    1. Goggles
    1. The motorcycle’s windshield
    1. A face shield
  3. In order for a motorcycle to be street legal, it must have:
    1. Brakes in front and back
    1. Turn signals and brake, head and tail lights
    1. Two mirrors and a horn
    1. All of the above
  4. You can help make yourself more visible to other drivers by:
    1. Wearing reflective clothing
    1. Using your headlights
    1. Allowing space between yourself and other vehicles
    1. All of the above
  5. To stop or slow your motorcycle down, you should:
    1. Use only the front brake
    1. Use only the back brake
    1. Use both brakes at once
    1. Use only both brakes in inclement weather
  6. While riding your motorcycle, the reason to allow plenty of space all around you is to:
    1. Provide room to maneuver away from a hazard
    1. Give you time to react to a potential problem
    1. So people can see you better
    1. All of the above
  7. The best lane position to take is:
    1. The center of the lane
    1. The lane appropriate to the situation and conditions
    1. The far left position
    1. The far right position
  • When riding at night, it is safest to:
    • Slow down because you cannot see possible obstacles in the roadway
    • Maintain the posted speed limit
    • Wear light colored clothing or gear with reflective strips
    • Both A and C
  • If you plan to pass a vehicle, you should:
    • Always pass to the left
    • Always pass to the right
    • Exceed the speed limit by no more than 10 mph
    • Flash your headlights to let them know your intentions
  • When a driver of a vehicle is passing you, you should:
    • Stay in the far left lane position
    • Move to the center lane position
    • Move to the far right lane position
    • Slow down
  • Lane sharing:
    • Lets you get where you are going faster
    • Is an unsafe practice
    • Can be dangerous in heavy traffic
    • Is perfectly acceptable
  • While riding your motorcycle, the most likely place to have a problem with a vehicle driver is
    • On the highway in inclement weather
    • On the highway during clear weather
    • At any type of intersection
    • In a residential neighborhood
  • If you part your motorcycle at the curb, you should park it at:
    • 45 degree angle
    • 180 degree angle
    • 360 degree angle
    • 90 degree angle
  • You should get into the habit of turning on your headlights:
    • In bad weather
    • All the time
    • At dusk
    • In the early morning
  1. You should use your turn signals:
    1. Every time you change lanes
    1. Only when other vehicles are nearby
    1. Only at night
    1. Only while riding in heavy traffic
  2. You should always check your mirrors when:
    1. You are planning to slow down.
    1. You are stopped at an intersection
    1. You are about to change lanes
    1. All of the above
  3. On your motorcycle, you don’t have to turn your head to check before you make a lane change because:
    1. Motorcycles do not have “blind spots”
    1. You will be through your blind spot in a few seconds
    1. Your mirrors will let you know if it is clear
    1. None of the above
  4. If you should see a potential for an accident in front of you, you should:
    1. Be prepared to swerve
    1. Apply firm and steady pressure on both brakes
    1. Be ready to speed up
    1. Any or all of these depending on the situation
  5. The biggest cause of accidents involving a single motorcycle is:
    1. Driving too fast in bad weather
    1. Improper braking techniques
    1. Veering wide through a turn or curve
    1. Carrying a passenger or bundle
  6. You need to ride with extra safety precautions when the road:
    1. Is wet, muddy, or icy
    1. Is constructed of dirt or gravel
    1. Includes bumpy surfaces such as speed bumps, manhole covers, or land dots
    1. All of the above
  7. If you do have to travel on a slippery roadway, you should:
    1. Slow down and coast with your feet on the roadway when necessary
    1. Keep the bike as upright as possible
    1. Grab the brakes hard to get some traction
    1. Both A & B are correct
  • A wobble can begin for many reasons, including load imbalance, under or over inflated tires, or mechanical trouble. If you experience a wobble, you should do all these things except:
    • Brake fast and hard to stop the problem quickly
    • Shift your weight forward
    • Get off the roadway as soon as you are safely able to
    • Redistribute the load
  • If for any reason you need to pull off the road, you should always:
    • Check that the should is strong enough to support you and your motorcycle
    • Use your turn or hand signals
    • Flash your headlights and sound your horn
    • All except C
  • When carrying passengers, the one thing they should never do is
    • Sit forward, but not enough to crowd you
    • Hold on to you
    • Talk to you so you aren’t bored
    • Prop their feet on the pegs when the bike is stopped
  • When riding in a group of motorcyclists, it is best to:
    • Keep the group smaller than four or five riders
    • Maintain a staggered formation
    • Let the beginners go first
    • All of the above


  1. A plastic shatter-resistant face shield:
    1. Is not necessary if you have a windshield
    1. Only protects your eyes
    1. Helps protect your whole face
    1. Does not protect your face as well as goggles
  2. More than half of all crashes:
    1. Occur at speeds greater than 35 mph
    1. Happen at night
    1. Are caused by worn tires
    1. Involve riders who have ridden their motorcycles less than 6 months
  3. When riding, you should:
    1. Turn your head and shoulders to look through turns
    1. Keep your arms straight
    1. Keep your knees away from the gas tank
    1. Turn just your head and eyes to look where you are going
  4. Usually, a good way to handle tailgaters is to:
    1. Change lanes and let them pass you
    1. Use your horn and make obscene gestures
    1. Speed up to put distance between you and the tailgater
    1. Ignore them
  5. To reduce your reaction time, you should:
    1. Ride slower than the speed limit
    1. Cover the clutch and the brakes
    1. Shift into neutral when slowing
    1. Pull in the clutch when turning
  6. Making eye contact with other drivers:
    1. Is a good sign they see you
    1. Is not worth the effort it takes
    1. Doesn’t mean the driver will yield
    1. Guarantees that the other driver will yield to you
  7. Reflective clothing should:
    1. Be worn at night
    1. Be worn during the day
    1. Not be worn
    1. Be worn day and night
  • The best way to stop quickly is to:
    • Use the front brake only
    • Use the rear brake first
    • Throttle down and use the front brake
    • Use both brakes at the same time
  • When it starts to rain, it is usually best to:
    • Ride in the center of the lane
    • Pull off to the side until the rain stops
    • Ride in the tire tracks left by cars
    • Increase your speed
  • If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
    • Accelerate out of the wobble
    • Use the brake gradually
    • Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually
    • Downshift
  • If you are chased by a dog:
    • Kick it away
    • Stop until the animal loses interest
    • Swerve around the animal
    • Slow down then increase speed as the animal approaches
  • Passengers should:
    • Lean as you lean
    • Hold onto the motorcycle seat
    • Sit as far back as possible
    • Never hold onto you
  • When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
    • Just behind the leader
    • In front of the group
    • At the tail end of the group
    • Beside the leader
  • If you wait an hour for each drink before riding:
    • You cannot be arrested for drinking and riding
    • Your riding skills will not be affected
    • Side effects from the drinking may still remain
    • You will be okay as long as you ride slowly
  1. It is MOST important to flash your brake light when:
    1. Someone is following too closely
    1. You will be slowing suddenly
    1. There is a stop sign ahead
    1. Your signals are not working
  2. The FRONT brake supplies how much of the potential stopping power?
    1. About one-quarter
    1. About one-half
    1. About three-quarters
    1. All of the stopping power
  3. To swerve correctly:
    1. Shift your weight quickly
    1. Turn the handlebars quickly
    1. Press the handgrip in the direction of the turn
    1. Press the handgrip in the opposite direction of the turn
  4. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must stop, it is usually best to:
    1. Relax on the handlegrips
    1. Shift your weight toward the good tire
    1. Brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the road
    1. Use both brakes and stop quickly
  5. A car is waiting to enter the intersection as you approach the intersection. In this instance it is best to:
    1. Make eye contact with the driver
    1. Reduce speed and be ready to react
    1. Maintain speed and position
    1. Maintain speed and move right

answers to the motorcycle endorsement practice tests

Practice test I
C—Wear a helmet to cut down on injuriesD—A face shieldD—All of the aboveD—All of the aboveC—Use both brakes at onceD—All of the aboveB—The lane appropriate to the situation and conditionsD—Both A & CA—Flash your headlights to let them know your intentionsB—Move to the center lane positionB—Is an unsafe practiceC—At any type of intersectionD—90 degree angleB—All of the timeA—Every time you change lanesD—All of the aboveD—None of the aboveD—Any or all of these depending on the situationC—Veering to wide through a turn or curveD—All of the aboveD—Both A & B are correctA—Brake fast and hard to stop the problem quicklyD—All except CC—Talk to you so you aren’t boredD—All of the above
Practice test II
C-Helps protect your whole faceD—Involve riders who have ridden less than 6 monthsD—Turn just your head and eyes to look where you are goingA—Change lanes and let them passB—Cover the clutch and the brakesC—Is a good sign they see youD—Be worn day and nightD—Use both brakes at the same timeC—Ride in the tracks left by carsC—Use the brake graduallyD—Slow down then increase speed as the animal approachesA—Lean as you leanA—Just behind the leaderC—Side effects from the drinking may still remainB—You will be slowing suddenlyC—About three-quartersC—Press the handgrip in the direction of the turnC—Brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the roadB—Reduce speed and be ready to react.