Mock Motorcycle Theory Test 10

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A Continue to wear protective clothing
B Ride with your visor fully open
C Slacken your helmet strap
D Wear trainers instead of boots
Correct Answer: A Continue to wear protective clothing
Explanation: Always wear your protective clothing, whatever the weather. In very hot weather it's tempting to ride in light summer clothes, but it isn't worth the risk. If you fall from your motorcycle, you'll have no protection from the hard road surface.
A Check that the neutral lamp shows when the ignition is switched on
B Check that your dipped headlights and tail light are on
C Select first gear and apply the front brake firmly
D Select first gear and apply the rear brake lightly
Correct Answer: A Check that the neutral lamp shows when the ignition is switched on
Explanation: Before starting the engine, make sure the motorcycle is in neutral. Do this by checking that the neutral warning light is lit when you switch on the ignition. If no neutral light is fitted, push the motorcycle forward to check that the rear wheel turns freely.
A To check for cyclists
B To check for potholes
C To help keep your balance
D To look for traffic signs
Correct Answer: A To check for cyclists
Explanation: When riding slowly, you must remember to look out for cyclists - they can travel quickly and fit through surprisingly narrow spaces. Before you turn left in slow-moving traffic, it's important to check that a cyclist isn't trying to filter past on your left.
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Arm signals can be effective during daylight, especially when you're wearing bright clothing. Practise giving arm signals when you're learning. You need to be able to keep full control of your motorcycle with one hand off the handlebars.
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Most regulatory signs are circular. A red circle tells you what you mustn't do.
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Arm signals can be given to reinforce your flashing indicators, especially if the indicator signal could cause confusion; for example, if you intend to pull up close to a side road.
A Changing gear
B Giving a signal
C Moving off
D Slowing down
Correct Answer: C Moving off
Explanation: Your blind spots are the areas behind and to either side of you that aren't covered by your mirrors. You should always check the relevant side when there's a risk of a hazard that isn't visible in your mirrors.
A Brake firmly to a stop
B Change to a high gear
C Lower the side stand
D Slow gently to a stop
Correct Answer: D Slow gently to a stop
Explanation: If a tyre bursts, close the throttle smoothly and slow gently to a stop, holding the handlebars firmly to help you keep a straight course.
A Always increase your speed
B Rely totally on your mirrors
C Signal so that others will give way
D Use mirrors and shoulder checks
Correct Answer: D Use mirrors and shoulder checks
Explanation: Before changing direction, as well as using your mirrors, you may need to take a quick sideways glance to check for vehicles in your blind spots. These are the areas behind and to the side of you that aren't covered by your mirrors.
A Allow the person to finish crossing
B Edge forward slowly
C Ride behind the person
D Sound your horn
Correct Answer: A Allow the person to finish crossing
Explanation: At a pelican crossing, the green light means you may proceed as long as the crossing is clear. If someone hasn't finished crossing, be patient and wait until the road is clear.
A When a vehicle is following too closely
B When you slow down quickly because of danger ahead
C When you're being towed by another vehicle
D When you're riding on the hard shoulder
Correct Answer: B When you slow down quickly because of danger ahead
Explanation: Briefly using your hazard warning lights will warn the traffic behind you that there's a hazard ahead. Turn them off again when following drivers have seen and responded to your signal.
A Brake to a stop as quickly as possible
B Close the throttle and roll to a stop
C Release your grip on the handlebars
D Steer from side to side to keep your balance
Correct Answer: B Close the throttle and roll to a stop
Explanation: Your motorcycle will be very unstable if a tyre bursts. Try to keep a straight course and stop as gently as possible.
A Giving hand signals
B Heavy braking
C Looking over your shoulder
D Riding one-handed
Correct Answer: B Heavy braking
Explanation: You can cause your motorcycle to skid by heavy braking, as well as excessive acceleration, swerving or changing direction too sharply, and leaning over too far.
A The motorcycle should be attached to a sidecar
B The trailer should be fitted with brakes
C The trailer should weigh more than the motorcycle
D The trailer shouldn't be more than 1 metre (3 feet 3 inches) wide
Correct Answer: D The trailer shouldn't be more than 1 metre (3 feet 3 inches) wide
Explanation: To tow a trailer behind a motorcycle, you must have a full motorcycle licence and a motorcycle with an engine larger than 125 cc. Motorcycle trailers mustn't exceed 1 metre (3 feet 3 inches) in width.
A When warning oncoming traffic that you intend to stop
B When you're double-parked on a two-way road
C When your direction indicators aren't working
D When your motorcycle has broken down and is causing an obstruction
Correct Answer: D When your motorcycle has broken down and is causing an obstruction
Explanation: Hazard warning lights are an important safety feature and should be used if you've broken down and are causing an obstruction. Don't use them as an excuse to park illegally, even for a short time. You may also use them on motorways to warn following traffic of danger ahead.
A To check for any overtaking traffic
B To check that the rear indicator is flashing
C To confirm that they're about to turn
D To make sure the side road is clear
Correct Answer: A To check for any overtaking traffic
Explanation: The lifesaver glance makes you aware of what's happening behind and alongside you before you alter your course. This glance must be timed so that you still have time to react if it isn't safe to carry out your manoeuvre.
Correct Answer: B 125 cc
Explanation: Towing a trailer requires special care. You must obey the restrictions that apply when towing - including the 125 cc minimum size of your motorcycle engine and the reduced national speed limits. Don't forget the trailer is there, especially when negotiating bends and junctions.
A Continuous high speeds increase the risk of your motorcycle breaking down
B Motorway service stations don't deal with breakdowns
C The road surface will wear down the tyres faster
D You'll have to do more harsh braking on motorways
Correct Answer: A Continuous high speeds increase the risk of your motorcycle breaking down
Explanation: Before starting a motorway journey, make sure your motorcycle can cope with the demands of high-speed riding. Things you need to check include oil, water, tyres and fuel. When you're travelling a long way, it's a good idea to plan rest stops in advance.
A Four years
B One year
C Three years
D Two years
Correct Answer: D Two years
Explanation: All new learner motorcycle and moped riders must complete a CBT course before riding on the road. This can only be given by an approved training body (ATB). If you don't pass your practical test within two years, you'll need to retake and pass CBT to continue riding.
A Not at any time
B Not unless you're undergoing training
C Only if the passenger holds a full licence
D Only if the passenger is under 21
Correct Answer: A Not at any time
Explanation: You aren't allowed to carry a pillion passenger until you hold a full motorcycle licence. This gives you time to gain riding experience. Even when you've passed your test, don't carry a passenger if you aren't confident that you can do so safely. You're responsible for their safety.
Correct Answer: C Cycles
Explanation: The narrow wheels of a bicycle can become stuck in the tram rails, causing the cyclist to stop suddenly, wobble or even lose balance altogether. The tram lines are also slippery, which could cause a cyclist to slide or fall off.
A Give way to them
B Go around them, leaving plenty of room
C Sound your horn and proceed
D Stop and wave at them to cross
Correct Answer: A Give way to them
Explanation: When you're turning into a side road, pedestrians who are crossing have priority. You should wait to allow them to finish crossing safely. Be patient if they're slow or unsteady. Don't try to rush them by sounding your horn, flashing your lights, revving your engine or giving any other inappropriate signal.
A They may slow down to let you turn
B They may want to turn into the side road
C They might not see you turn
D They're harder to see
Correct Answer: D They're harder to see
Explanation: Cyclists and motorcyclists are smaller than other vehicles and so are more difficult to see. They can easily be hidden from your view by cars parked near a junction.
A So that the rider can be seen more easily
B The rider is inviting you to proceed
C To improve the rider's vision
D To stop the battery overcharging
Correct Answer: A So that the rider can be seen more easily
Explanation: A motorcycle can be lost from sight behind another vehicle. The use of the headlights helps to make it more conspicuous and therefore more easily seen.
A Follow the same course as the lorry
B Keep well back
C Overtake on the left
D Sound your horn
Correct Answer: B Keep well back
Explanation: At mini-roundabouts, there isn't much room for a long vehicle to manoeuvre. It will have to swing out wide so that it can complete the turn safely. Keep well back and don't try to move up alongside it.
A A motorcycle
B A motorcycle and sidecar
C A small delivery van
D A vehicle towing a trailer
Correct Answer: D A vehicle towing a trailer
Explanation: A vehicle with a trailer is restricted to 60 mph. For this reason, it isn't allowed in the right-hand lane, as it might hold up faster-moving traffic that wishes to overtake in that lane.
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Signs in the shape of a circle give orders. A sign with a red circle means that you aren't allowed to do something. Study Know Your Traffic Signs to ensure that you understand what the different traffic signs mean.
A Heavy vehicles
B High vehicles
C Long vehicles
D Wide vehicles
Correct Answer: B High vehicles
Explanation: The triangular shapes above and below the dimensions indicate a height restriction that applies to the road ahead.
A Give way to farm vehicles
B Give way to trams
C Wait at the barriers
D Wait at the crossroads
Correct Answer: B Give way to trams
Explanation: Obey the 'give way' signs. Trams are unable to steer around you if you misjudge when it's safe to enter the junction.
A Entrance to tunnel
B Hump bridge
C Humps in the road
D Soft verges
Correct Answer: C Humps in the road
Explanation: These humps have been put in place to slow the traffic down. They're usually found in residential areas. Slow down to an appropriate speed.
A Go if no pedestrians are crossing
B Go if the way is clear
C Prepare to go
D Stop at the stop line
Correct Answer: D Stop at the stop line
Explanation: When the amber light is showing on its own, the red light will follow next. The amber light means stop, unless you've already crossed the stop line or you're so close to it that stopping may cause a collision.
A At a box junction
B At traffic lights
C Near a level crossing
D On road humps
Correct Answer: D On road humps
Explanation: Because the road has a dark colour, changes in level aren't easily seen. White triangles painted on the road surface give you an indication of where there are road humps.
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: You should know the speed limit for the road on which you're travelling and the vehicle that you're driving. The different speed limits are shown in The Highway Code.
A 40 mph
B 50 mph
C 60 mph
D 70 mph
Correct Answer: C 60 mph
Explanation: If you're travelling on a dual carriageway that becomes a single carriageway road, reduce your speed gradually so that you aren't exceeding the limit as you enter. There might not be a sign to remind you of the limit, so make sure you know the speed limits for different types of road and vehicle.
A A level crossing with no barrier
B A school crossing patrol
C An ambulance station
D An opening bridge
Correct Answer: B A school crossing patrol
Explanation: These lights warn that children may be crossing the road to a nearby school. Slow down so that you're ready to stop if necessary.
A No, only fuel stops will be needed
B No, you'll be less tired if you get there as soon as possible
C Yes, regular stops help concentration
D Yes, you should plan to stop every half an hour
Correct Answer: C Yes, regular stops help concentration
Explanation: Try to plan your journey so that you can take rest stops. It's recommended that you take a break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving or riding. This should help to maintain your concentration.
A Be patient, as you expect them to make mistakes
B Immediately steer around them and drive on
C Start to rev your engine if they take too long to restart
D Stay very close behind and flash your headlights
Correct Answer: A Be patient, as you expect them to make mistakes
Explanation: Learning to drive is a process of practice and experience. Try to understand this and tolerate those who make mistakes while they're learning.
A Carry on and turn at the next junction instead
B Hold back and wait for the other driver to turn first
C Keep the other vehicle to your left and turn in front of it (nearside to nearside)
D Keep the other vehicle to your right and turn behind it (offside to offside)
Correct Answer: D Keep the other vehicle to your right and turn behind it (offside to offside)
Explanation: At crossroads, traffic normally turns offside to offside. This is the safest way to turn, but sometimes the layout or road markings indicate drivers should pass nearside to nearside. Take extra care at these crossroads because, as you turn, your view ahead will be obscured by the oncoming vehicle crossing in front of you.
A Go through carefully
B Go through quickly
C Stop before the barrier
D Switch on hazard warning lights
Correct Answer: C Stop before the barrier
Explanation: At level crossings, the red lights flash before and while the barrier is down. At most crossings, an amber light will precede the red lights. You must stop behind the white line unless you've already crossed it when the amber light comes on. Never zigzag around half-barriers.
A 10 metres (32 feet)
B 12 metres (39 feet)
C 15 metres (49 feet)
D 20 metres (66 feet)
Correct Answer: A 10 metres (32 feet)
Explanation: Don't park within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction (unless in an authorised parking place). This is to allow drivers emerging from, or turning into, the junction a clear view of the road they're joining. It also allows them to see hazards such as pedestrians or cyclists at the junction.
A Bury it in your garden
B Leave it on waste land
C Put it in the dustbin
D Take it to a local-authority site
Correct Answer: D Take it to a local-authority site
Explanation: Batteries contain acid, which is hazardous, and they must be disposed of safely. This means taking them to an appropriate disposal site.
A Be prepared to brake sharply to a stop
B Be prepared to stop for any traffic
C Brake and stop only for large vehicles
D Brake sharply to a stop before looking
Correct Answer: B Be prepared to stop for any traffic
Explanation: When approaching a junction where the traffic lights have failed, you should proceed with caution. Treat the situation as an unmarked junction and be prepared to stop.
A They give a wider field of vision
B They make following traffic look bigger
C They make it easier to judge the speed of following traffic
D They totally cover blind spots
Correct Answer: A They give a wider field of vision
Explanation: Although a convex mirror gives a wide view of the scene behind, you should be aware that it won't show you everything behind or to the side of your vehicle. Before you move off, you'll need to look over your shoulder to check for anything not visible in the mirrors.
A At a mini-roundabout
B At a railway crossing
C On a motorway
D On a pedestrian crossing
Correct Answer: A At a mini-roundabout
Explanation: These markings show the direction in which the traffic should go at a mini-roundabout.
A Buses turning
B Keep right
C Mini-roundabout
D Ring road
Correct Answer: C Mini-roundabout
Explanation: When you see this sign, look out for any direction signs and judge whether you need to signal your intentions. Do this in good time so that other road users approaching the roundabout know what you're planning to do.
A Issue fixed penalty notices
B Repair broken-down vehicles on the motorway
C Stop and arrest drivers who break the law
D Stop and direct anyone on a motorway
Correct Answer: D Stop and direct anyone on a motorway
Explanation: Traffic officers don't have enforcement powers but are able to stop and direct people on motorways and some 'A' class roads. They only operate in England and work in partnership with the police at incidents, providing a highly trained and visible service. They're recognised by an orange-and-yellow jacket and their vehicle has yellow-and-black markings.
A Beware of pedestrians crossing ahead
B Beware of pedestrians: no footpath ahead
C Direction to emergency pedestrian exit
D No access for pedestrians
Correct Answer: C Direction to emergency pedestrian exit
Explanation: If you have to leave your vehicle and get out of a tunnel by an emergency exit, do so as quickly as you can. Follow the signs directing you to the nearest exit point. If there are several people using the exit, don't panic but try to leave in a calm and orderly manner.
A At least 1 minute
B At least 10 seconds
C At least 2 minutes
D At least 2 seconds
Correct Answer: B At least 10 seconds
Explanation: Once the casualty's airway is open, listen and feel for breath. Do this by placing your cheek over their mouth and nose, and look to see if their chest rises. This should be done for up to 10 seconds. If you cannot detect any breathing, you should begin compressions.
A A valid driving licence
B A vehicle handbook
C Breakdown cover
D Proof of your identity
Correct Answer: A A valid driving licence
Explanation: Using a vehicle on the road illegally carries a heavy fine and can lead to penalty points on your driving licence. You must have
  • a valid driving licence
  • paid the appropriate vehicle tax
  • proper insurance cover

Correct Answer: C 38 metres (125 feet)
Explanation: Be aware that this is just the braking distance. You need to add the thinking distance to this to give the overall stopping distance. At 50 mph, the typical thinking distance will be 15 metres (50 feet), plus a braking distance of 38 metres (125 feet), giving an overall stopping distance of 53 metres (175 feet). The stopping distance could be greater than this, depending on your attention and response to any hazards. These figures are a general guide.