2022 Tennessee Motorcycle Permit Test 3

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Tennessee when getting your motorcycle learners.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Tennessee when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for Tennessee please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/tennessee/motorcycle.

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1. Before starting a turn, a motorcyclist should change gears to:

Explanation
It is best to change gears before starting a turn. Shifting gears while in the turn can cause a sudden change in power to the rear wheel, causing a skid. If you must change gears while in a turn, change gears smoothly to best prevent skidding.

2. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:

Explanation
While riding in a staggered formation is generally advisable, a group of motorcyclists should switch to a single-file formation when riding in curves, turning, and entering or leaving a highway.

3. You will get the most protection from a helmet if it is all of the following, except:

Explanation
A helmet will provide a rider with the best protection if it meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards; fits snugly all the way around; and has no obvious defects, such as cracks, loose padding, or frayed straps.

4. When approaching a blind intersection, you should:

Explanation
When approaching a blind intersection, move into the portion of the lane that will bring you into another driver’s field of vision at the earliest possible moment.

5. When riding in a group on a straight road, motorcyclists should:

Explanation
Riding in a staggered formation is the best way to keep group ranks close while maintaining adequate space cushions for each individual rider. Motorcyclists should move into a single-file formation when turning, riding in a curve, or entering or leaving a roadway.

6. Where is the greatest potential for conflict between you and other vehicles?

Explanation
The potential for conflict between a motorcycle and other vehicles is greatest at intersections.

7. Which of the following is not recommended as protective apparel for motorcycle users?

Explanation
When riding a motorcycle, it is highly recommended that you wear protective apparel. Clothing that may help protect a motorcycle user in the case of a crash include long-sleeved jackets; long, heavy pants; over-the-ankle, closed-toe boots; and full-fingered leather gloves. It is a good idea to cover as much skin as possible when riding a motorcycle.
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