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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge beyond those required for driving a car. To earn your motorcycle license in Colorado, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. In the Basic Rider Course you will learn motorcycling skills through on-cycle training as well as in the classroom. Knowledge test questions are based on information and practices from the Colorado Motorcycle Handbook, which is a supplement to the Colorado Driver Handbook. The test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 21 questions (84%).
1. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
2. Before you start riding, always adjust:
the side mirrors.
the clutch.
the suspension.
the throttle.
3. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
shifting gears.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
tipping over.
twisting the throttle.
4. When the road ahead looks slippery, you should:
use the front brake only.
use the rear brake only.
come to a complete stop.
slow down before reaching the slippery surface.
5. When you are sitting properly on a motorcycle, your arms should be:
at a 90-degree angle.
positioned with your hands above your elbows.
positioned with your elbows locked.
bent slightly.
6. When riding, motorcyclists can increase their safety by:
adjusting their lane position.
adjusting their speed.
using their horn and signals when appropriate.
All of the above.
7. If you approach a flashing red traffic light, you:
are traveling in the wrong direction.
All the other answers are correct.
must treat the intersection the same as a stop sign.
may not proceed until it changes to green.
8. If you have to ride over an obstacle, you should:
approach it at a 30-degree angle.
increase your speed.
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
rise slightly off the seat.
9. When you pass parked cars:
stay toward the left of your lane.
there's nothing to worry about.
increase your speed.
it is usually best to remain in the right lane position.
10. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Tread wear
Tire pressure
Cuts and scrapes
All of the above.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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