DMV/MSF PA - Class M Motorcycle Basic RiderCourse Rider Handbook Study Questions

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DMV/MSF PA - Class M Motorcycle Basic RiderCourse Rider Handbook Study Questions
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Study Questions (and answers,) for the Class M Motorcycle Safety Foundation's (MSF's) Knowledge test portion of the MSF Riding Course of Pennsylvania.
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  1. 1. List the 3 types of motorcycles and the primary use for each.
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  2. 2. Name the distinguishing characteristics of each of the 3 types.
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  3. 3. How can completing MSF's DirtBike School be a benefit for new or experienced riders?
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  4. 4. Name 2 primary differences between cars/trucks and motorcycles.
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  5. 5. What are the problems that these differences cause?
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  6. 6. Describe one crash from your group's experience (or that you are aware of), and briefly describe the circumstances. What would some preventive measures be?
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  7. 7. Who is responsible for safety?
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  8. 8. How can someone tell if they would likely be dangerous on a motorcycle?
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  9. 9. In what way does the Ladder of Risk illustration relate to safe riding?
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  10. 10. What must happen before risks can be managed?
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  11. 11. Part of being responsible means to give a lot of thought to what?
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  12. 12. What is the primary cause of motorcycle crashes?
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  13. 13. What leads up to most crashes?
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  14. 14. In what way does the Crash Chain illustration relate to safe riding?
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  15. 15. How does the Handbook define a "good motorcyclist"?
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  16. 16. How does a rider reduce factors that lead to crashes?
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  17. 17. What does it mean to have a margin of safety?
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  18. 18. What is SEE, and what does each letter stand for?
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  19. 19. Name several purposes of protective riding gear.
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  20. 20. List the 6 items named as proper, protective gear.
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  21. 21. What is the function of a helmet?
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  22. 22. List the 4 basic components of a helmet named on page 10.
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  23. 23. What is the purpose of each of these 4 components?
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  24. 24. What's the difference between a full-face and three-quarter-coverage helmet?
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  25. 25. Why aren't ordinary glasses or sunglasses sufficient eye protection?
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  26. 26. What stickers are likely to indicate a well-made helmet?
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  27. 27. What type of injury accounts for the majority of motorcycle deaths?
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  28. 28. Name 2 types of motorcyclist eye protection.
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  29. 29. What is the value of appropriate footwear?
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  30. 30. Name at least 3 considerations in choosing gloves.
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  31. 31. What is the value of motorcycle specific clothing?
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  32. 32. What are some considerations for choosing proper clothing?
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  33. 33. Define "hypothermia" and provide an example.
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  34. 34. What is the value of dressing in layers?
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  35. 35. How can clothing make you more visible to others in traffic?
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  36. 36. What are some considerations in choosing a rain suit?
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  37. 37. What is the value of a pre-ride inspection?
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  38. 38. What is T-CLOCS and what does each letter stand for?
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  39. 39. Where can you find information about routine maintenance?
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  40. 40. What is the value of routine maintenance?
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  41. 41. What are the primary motorcycle controls?
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  42. 42. What is the most common way to initiate and control motorcycle lean (for turns)?
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  43. 43. How does a rider operate the throttle?
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  44. 44. What does the clutch lever do?
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  45. 45. What does lifting or pressing on the shift lever accomplish?
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  46. 46. What is meant by "shift pattern"?
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  47. 47. Where are the brake controls found?
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  48. 48. What is the best source of information about your motorcycle?
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  49. 49. What does the fuel valve do?
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  50. 50. What are the positions on the fuel valve?
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  51. 51. What does the choke control do?
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  52. 52. Where is the engine cut-off switch located?
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  53. 53. What is the function of the tachometer?
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  54. 54. What are some common indicator lights?
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  55. 55. What are the steps in starting the engine?
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  56. 56. What is the friction zone?
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  57. 57. Describe good riding posture.
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  58. 58. List the 4 steps in turning.
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  59. 59. What is the value of the "look" step?
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  60. 60. What is the value of the "roll" step?
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  61. 61. When is the counterweight technique used?
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  62. 62. Why do you change gears?
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  63. 63. What is the 3-part shift process?
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  64. 64. What is engine braking?
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  65. 65. How much of a motorcycle's stopping power is available from the front brake?
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  66. 66. Why should both brakes be used simultaneously?
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  67. 67. What's the purpose of the range safety rules?
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  68. 68. Name 3 of the more important Range Safety Rules.
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  69. 69. How will the RiderCoaches communicate with you on the range?
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  70. 70. What does it mean to have a space cushion?
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  71. 71. How does a motorcyclist utilize lane positions?
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  72. 72. Name some ways to be more visible to others in traffic.
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  73. 73. What are the 3 "lead times" (RiderRadar)?
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  74. 74. Why is the 2-second following distance considered minimum?
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  75. 75. Why is the 4-second lead-time called "immediate"?
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  76. 76. What advantage is gained by using a 12-second anticipated path?
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  77. 77. Name the 3 components of total stopping distance.
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  78. 78. Safe riding is a skill of what kind?
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  79. 79. What does it mean to Search?
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  80. 80. What is the characteristic of a convex mirror?
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  81. 81. What are the 3 general Search categories?
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  82. 82. What does Evaluate mean?
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  83. 83. What are the 3 action steps of Execute?
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  84. 84. What 3 things in the Oval of Safety affect your margin of safety?
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  85. 85. Where is the greatest potential for conflict?
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  86. 86. What 4 steps should you follow when around an intersection?
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  87. 87. What is significant about a traffic-actuated signal?
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  88. 88. What are some hazards between intersections?
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  89. 89. What is the No-Zone?
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  90. 90. How should you respond to a tailgating driver?
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  91. 91. What are some factors to search for when approaching a curve?
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  92. 92. How can an outside-inside-outside path of travel help you in curves?
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  93. 93. Name a couple of tips for parking your motorcycle.
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  94. 94. Why rise off the seat when crossing an obstacle?
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  95. 95. How is the throttle used when crossing an obstacle?
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  96. 96. Why make a head check before changing lanes?
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  97. 97. Is there a unique procedure when passing another vehicle on your motorcycle?
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  98. 98. What makes starting out on a hill (upgrade) more difficult?
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  99. 99. What is "overriding the headlight" and what is the solution?
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  100. 100. Name and explain the 3 variations to standard braking systems.
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  101. 101. What is the best way to achieve maximum braking?
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  102. 102. What complicates braking in a curve?
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  103. 103. What is a key to stopping quickly in a curve?
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  104. 104. What shold you do if the front tire skids because of improper braking (front brake grab)?
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  105. 105. What is the danger of a rear-tire skid?
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  106. 106. What is a "high-side"?
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  107. 107. In a swerve, how should you lean?
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  108. 108. What action should be avoided when swerving?
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  109. 109. Why is a surface most slippery as it begins to rain?
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  110. 110. What is hydroplaning?
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  111. 111. How can a crowned road affect riding?
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  112. 112. How does carrying a passenger affect the operation of a motorcycle?
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  113. 113. What are a few tips for carrying passengers?
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  114. 114. What 3 points should be considered when carrying loads?
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  115. 115. What is the "load triangle"?
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  116. 116. How should you respond to a dog that approaches from the side?
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  117. 117. What is the primary cause of tire failure?
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  118. 118. What is made more difficult by a broken clutch cable?
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  119. 119. What is the solution for wobble or weave?
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  120. 120. What are the 2 primary effects of alcohol?
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  121. 121. How fast is alcohol eliminated from the bloodstream?
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  122. 122. How much beverage alcohol equals one drink?
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  123. 123. What are some other drugs that affect SEE?
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  124. 124. What is the best way to approach intervention?
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  125. 125. What are some ways to intervene when someone has had too much to drink?
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  126. 126. What besides alcohol/other drugs can produce impairment?
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