Learner licence theory test questions

Specialist questions for motorcyclists

1   It is raining and you are about to stop at a red light, but see that there is a large area that looks as though there has been an oil spillage. What should you do to be able to stop safely?

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2   How should the quickest stops be made?

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5   Riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car. True or False?

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6   Which is the best kind of safety helmet to buy?

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7   What should you do if your helmet is damaged?

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8   If your helmet gets dirty what must you wash it in?

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9   Which item is a motorcyclist required to wear by law?

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10   What is the correct fit for your helmet?

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11   To be comfortable when you ride, where should you sit?

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12   Why is face protection important?

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13   What is the best kind of footwear to wear when riding a motorcycle?

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14   If another vehicle can enter your path, what should you assume?

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15   Hypothermia is a term that is used to describe a condition motorcyclists can suffer from. What could cause hypothermia?

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16   When seated on your motorcycle, where should your feet be?

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17   What is the main reason for wearing protective clothing?

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18   What will holding your knees against the petrol tank help you do?

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19   Which brake is the most powerful on a motorcycle?

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20   How much braking comes from the front wheel?

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21   Why is a motorcycle often not seen by other road users?

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22   What would you do to help yourself be seen when riding during the daytime?

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23   Where is the best place on the road to position your motorcycle whilst riding?

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24   What is the danger in not turning off your indicator?

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25   Why is it dangerous to travel in other riders' blind spots?

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26   What effect does an oncoming heavy vehicle have?

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27   If you ride behind a large truck, what should you do?

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28   When you are passing parked vehicles, the main danger is vehicles making U-turns or pulling out without signalling. True or False?

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29   If the rider of a vehicle immediately ahead of you cannot see you either in the rear view mirrors or by turning their head, where would you be?

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30   What should you do if an oncoming vehicle seems ready to cross your path?

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31   When passing parked vehicles, in what position in the lane should you be?

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32   When riding in groups, it is best to place beginner riders where?

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33   What is the major cause of motorcycle crashes at intersections?

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34   When in a line of stopped or moving traffic, what should you do?

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35   If you see a vehicle ahead of you that is about to pull out of a parking space or do a U-turn, what should you do?

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36   If another rider follows you too closely, what should you do?

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37   What can happen if you make a sudden direction or speed change on a slippery surface?

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38   What should you do when riding on slippery surfaces?

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39   What is the main danger in riding on bitumen after a rain shower?

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40   Which brake should be used on a slippery surface?

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41   To avoid skidding on slippery road surfaces, what can you do?

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42   If you encounter rough, uneven surfaces, what should you do to keep control of your machine?

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43   On a high-crowned road, what should you reduce speed the most for?

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44   How can you get a better view of the road ahead at night?

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45   What is the most important thing to do when riding at night?

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46   If you must slow in a curve, how should you do this?

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47   Before going through a curve, what is it best to do?

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48   In an emergency braking situation, what position should your motorcycle be in?

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49   What should you do if the front wheel locks up when braking?

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50   In an emergency, which brake is it best to apply?

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51   What is one of the usual causes of skidding?

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52   You are riding on a suburban street and a large piece of timber is immediately in front of you and there is no alternative but to ride over it. To keep control, what should you do?

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53   If a dog rushes out in front of you, what should you do?

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54   If you get a blowout or puncture on your motorcycle, what should you do?

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55   When riding in groups, what is the formation in which you ride called?

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56   When may you carry a pillion passenger?

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57   Which equipment must a motorcycle have to enable you to carry a passenger?

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58   When carrying a passenger, what is the most important thing to remember?

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59   What items are required by law for a passenger when travelling on a motorcycle?

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60   To drive your motorcycle safely and legally on the road what must it have?

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61   If your motorcycle is more than three years old and was first registered in New Zealand or overseas on/after 1 January 2000, how often does it require a warrant of fitness inspection?

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62   If your motorcycle was first registered in New Zealand or overseas prior to 1 January 2000, how often does it require a warrant of fitness inspection?

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63   What is the maximum speed when towing a motorcycle?

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64   When towing, if the trailer including its load is up to half the weight of your motorcycle, what is the maximum speed you can ride?

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65   When towing, if the trailer including its load is more than half the weight of your motorcycle, what is the maximum speed you can ride?

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66   What does this sign mean?

Motorcycle parking sign

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67   Motorcycles do not have blind spots. True or False?

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68   In any kind of skid what should you do?

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69   What is an engine seizure caused by?

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70   What do the signs that engine seizure is imminent include?

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71   What does countersteering best enable you to do?

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72   When do cross winds occur?

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73   How will you notice if your chain breaks?

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74   When carrying a load on your motorcycle, how far in front and behind must your load not extend?

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75   When carrying a load on your motorcycle, how far from either side must your load not extend?

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Last updated: 8 July 2014