SMART BIKING EXAM
DEFINITIONS
• A two-lane road is a road with one lane of traffic moving in each direction.
• A multi-lane road is a road with two or more lanes of traffic moving in each direction.
• A one-way street is one that carries traffic in one direction only.
• A narrow lane is a lane too narrow to be safely shared by a bicyclist and a motor vehicle side by side.
• A wide lane is a lane wide enough to be safely shared by a bicyclist and a motor vehicle side by side, assuming the pavement is smooth and free of debris.
• A very wide lane is a lane with more than enough width to be safely shared by a bicyclist and motor vehicle side by side.

ASSUMPTIONS
• Unless specifically stated otherwise, assume that for these test questions:
• The road or street is two-way and two-lane
• Lanes are wide, and the pavement is smooth, dry and free of debris, potholes or other hazards
• The situation described occurs in daylight
• The road or street is straight and level (flat)

THIS EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF THIRTY (30) MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
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1. THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION WHEN FITTING A STANDARD FRAME BIKE TO A RIDER IS:
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2. WHY SHOULD A BICYCLIST PERFORM AN ABC QUICK CHECK BEFORE EACH RIDE?
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3. WHICH OF THESE STATEMENTS IS FALSE?
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4. BRAKES SHOULD BE ADJUSTED SO THAT
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5. FOR THE EFFICIENT AND COMFORTABLE RIDING OF MOST BICYCLES, SADDLE HEIGHT IS PROPERLY ADJUSTED FOR THE RIDER IF:
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6. A PROPERLY FIT HELMET FITS SNUGLY ON THE HEAD AND IS WORN:
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7. SELECT FROM THIS LIST BELOW A GEAR COMBINATION TO RIDE A BICYCLE UP A STEEP HILL
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8. IF THE REAR WHEEL STARTS TO SKID WHEN STOPPING, A RIDER SHOULD:
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9. THE OPTIMUM CADENCE FOR LONG-DISTANCE RIDING IS FROM:
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10. STATISTICS SHOW THAT RIDING AGAINST TRAFFIC IS A MAJOR FACTOR CONTRIBUTING TO CAR/BIKE CRASHES. WHY?
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11. SLOW-MOVING TRAFFIC STAYS TO THE RIGHT WHILE FASTER MOVING VEHICLES PASS ON THE LEFT. BICYCLISTS MUST OBEY THIS PRINCIPLE BECAUSE:
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12. YOU ARE RIDING IN A STRAIGHT LINE AND NEED TO PERFORM AN INSTANT/QUICK TURN. YOU TURN THE HANDLEBARS SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT, AS ARESULT YOU AND YOUR BICYCLE:
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13. TO MAKE A SAFE LANE CHANGE YOU SHOULD:
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14. THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE FOR SELECTING A LANE IS:
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15. YOU ARE APPROACHING A MULTI-LANE INTERSECTION WITH WIDE LANES AND A RIGHT TURN ONLY LANE. YOU ARE RIDING AS FAR TO THE RIGHT AS SAFE AND YOU INTEND TO GO STRAIGHT THROUGH. HOW SHOULD YOU HANDLE THIS INTERSECTION?
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16. BICYCLISTS WHO RIDE TOO CLOSE TO THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD:
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17. WHEN MAKING A LEFT TURN IN A NARROW LEFT-TURN ONLY LANE YOU SHOULD RIDE:
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18. ON A MULTI-LANE URBAN ROAD WITH VERY WIDE LANES, BICYCLISTS SHOULD RIDE:
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19. TO INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY AND ENCOURAGE MOTORISTS TO PASS SAFELY, YOU SHOULD:
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20. THE SAFEST BEHAVIOR FOR BICYCLISTS ON A MULTI-USE TRAIL IS:
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21. YOU ARE APPROACHING A DOUBLE-PARKED CAR THAT IS TAKING UP MOST OF THE THROUGH LANE ON A TWO-LANE URBAN ROAD. YOU SHOULD:
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22. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS MOST LIKELY TO CAUSE A FALL WHEN ENCOUNTERED BY A BICYCLIST ON THE ROAD?
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23. WHEN RIDING IN A BIKE LANE:
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24. WHEN RIDING IN A GROUP OF BICYCLISTS, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH RIDER TO:
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25. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING POSES THE GREATEST DANGER FOR BICYCLISTS WHO ARE PROPERLY POSITIONED AND VISIBLE ON A STRAIGHT, FLAT, OPEN ROADWAY:
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26. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS REQUIRES A RIDER TO TAKE EXTRA CAUTION?
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27. SMOOTH SHIFTING REQUIRES
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28. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTION YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT A CRASH WITH A MOTORIST?
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29. THE USE OF A BICYCLE HELMET, PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR AND GLOVES IS ADVISABLE TO:
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30. IF A GROUP OF 10 RIDERS IS PASSING THROUGH AN INTERSECTION WITH A FOUR-WAY STOP, EACH INDIVIDUAL BICYCLIST SHOULD:
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