2022 Tennessee Motorcycle Permit Test 9

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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..

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.

Passing grade:

The normal recommended following distance should be extended if:

Explanation
An expanded cushion of space is needed if your motorcycle will take longer than normal to stop. If the pavement is slippery, if you cannot see through the vehicle ahead of you, or if traffic is heavy and another driver may try to squeeze in front of you, open up your following distance.

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.

The gearshift is located:

Explanation
The gearshift lever of a motorcycle is located in front of the left footrest and is operated by the rider's left foot.

Your lane position should do all of the following, except:

Explanation
A properly chosen lane position should provide a number of benefits, including an increased ability to see others and to be seen. It should help you avoid wind blasts, other drivers' blind spots, and surface hazards. Your lane position should discourage other drivers from trying to share your lane and provide you with an escape route, should a hazard arise.

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.

When riding on a slippery surface, you should:

Explanation
On a slippery surface, any sudden change in speed or direction could result in a skid. Be as smooth as possible when you speed up, shift gears, turn, or brake on such a surface.

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.
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