Our Practice Testing area is designed to help you learn the information that will be covered on your actual written test and to give you the opportunity to become familiar with the testing format. All testing material is covered in Ontario’s official motorcycle handbook.
Motorcycle M1 Quiz – Rules 6
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The weight should not be shifted.
The weight should be shifted to the back.
The weight should be shifted to the front.
The weight should be alternated between the front and the back.
Should be used when riding on curves
Is never recommended
Is recommended at all times
Should not be used on curves, during turns, or when entering or exiting a highway
The lane next to an exit ramp. Other vehicles may not see you and might cut you off in front as they exit.
The lane next to the entrance ramp from where all the traffic will be merging.
All answers are correct.
One should steer clear of freeway lanes that are difficult to merge into. You should do this even if you have the signal on early.
By wearing dark clothing in deep colours.
By switching the headlight and tail-lights on and by wearing brightly-coloured clothing and helmet.
By keeping the four-way flashers switched on the whole time.
By wearing protective gear.
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit as close to you as possible, and hold your waist firmly.
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit as close to you as possible, and cling to the handlebars.
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit towards the rear end of the motorcycle, and hold your waist firmly.
After the motorcycle has started, get on and sit towards the rear end of the motorcycle and cling to the handlebars.
One is going to halt at an intersection.
One is planning to change lanes, make a turn, stop, or slow down.
One is going to embark on a long trip.
One is about to start the motorcycle.
The best way to get to your destination fast.
A common practice of experienced riders.
The best way to pass stopped vehicles at an intersection.
A sign of inexperienced or aggressive riders.
Tire tread, shockers, paint, stereo, seat cover, and all other software should be checked weekly.
Tire tread, shockers, brakes, stereo, seat cover, and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
The rims and wheels, shockers, brakes, chain, stereo, and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
The rims and wheels, shock absorbers, brakes, chain, tire tread, and all other hardware should be checked weekly.
The helmet should be placed on the road near your motorcycle.
The helmet should be hung on the handlebars.
The helmet should be fastened to the back of the motorcycle.
The helmet should be kept on so that you do not have to put it on again.
Drive near the boundaries of the road.
Put yourself in a position where you can see as much as possible of the road ahead
Drive in the centre of the road.
Switch the four-way flashers on so others will be able to see you.
The other drivers will not know you are slowing down.
This way of slowing down is appropriate and is not dangerous at all.
All of the above
The brake lights will not turn on, thereby, making it dangerous to slow down.
Continue riding and avoid the dog as it shall be outrun by the motorcycle anyway.
Avoid kicking the dog and maintaining the control and balance of the bike.
Get the dog out of the way by kicking it gently and then focus on driving.
All of the above
All the mentioned steps should be followed.
Check the mirrors and signal before pulling off.
Make sure that the spot you choose is away from the moving traffic to avoid any accidents.
Make sure that the surface of the road is hard and good to drive on.
One has to turn on the ignition, make sure the kill switch is off, change the gear to neutral, apply choke (if needed), pull in clutch, and press the starter button.
Turning the ignition switch ON, and making sure the engine kill switch in not in the “OFF” position., change the gear to neutral, apply choke (if needed), pull in the clutch and press the starter button.
One has to turn on the ignition, make sure the kill switch is off, change the gear to reverse, apply choke (if needed), press in the clutch, and push the starter button.
None of the above
Try to downshift when stopping.
Try not to apply brakes when making a turn.
Not put on the headlights.
Stay away from shifting lanes.
It is unsafe to pass.
Overtake and pass with caution.
Pass only when no traffic is sight.
Pass at your discretion.
None of the above
The body of the rider will lean more than what is necessary.
The rider may panic and brake too hard and thus lock the wheels, slide, and then crash.
The motorcycle can slide off the road and crash.
You should drive in the right tire track.
You should not be driving in the curb lane.
You should drive in the centre tire track.
You should drive in the left tire track.
Prevent sunburns on bright summer days.
Minimize and prevent hurt or damage caused by collisions and the impact of debris, wind and rain.
Protect the motorcyclist from mosquitoes.
Protect the rider from insects.
Should only be done if it can be done smoothly
Is the best way to control your speed
Is better than shifting before the curve
Is never an appropriate option
You may turn to the left if the way is clear.
You may proceed straight through if the way is clear.
You may turn to the right if the way is clear.
You must stop.
Maintain as upright and vertical a position as possible.
Angle the motorcycle towards the right.
Angle the motorcycle towards the left.
Move one’s weight as far back as one can.
The headlights should be switched on only at night.
They should be switched on only during the day.
They should be on all the time, even in the daytime.
The need to be turned on only between sunrise and sunset.
The right tire track.
One should not be driving in the passing lane at any time.
The left tire track.
In the centre tire track.
Driving in front of a large vehicle.
Experiencing an emergency of some sort.
Passing a vehicle that is turning to the left.
Driving past a vehicle that is turning to the right.
Used Vehicle Information package.
A receipt for the purchase.
The driving license of the seller.
The permit and the license plates.
Driving out from a side street or because of another vehicle turning left into the motorcyclist’s way.
Vehicles driving forward at the intersection.
Neglecting to use both the front and back brakes.
Not keeping the headlights on all the time.
The centre lane.
All of the above
It is important to be careful. The lanes do not matter.
The passing lane.
The vehicle approaching from the left should have the courtesy to proceed first.
Neither one is correct.
The vehicle approaching from the right should have the courtesy to proceed first.
The one moving faster.
Get off the moving motorcycle.
Try to swerve around it.
None of the mentioned steps should be followed.
Ride into the animal in order to avoid skidding.
Motorcycle Knowledge Test - Top Exam Preparation Tips
Zooming through streets on your motorbike in beautiful sunny weather is one of the most fantastic ways to get around. Not only is it fast, but it gives your muscles a workout and lets you enjoy the beautiful scenery while at it.
But to ride a motorcycle, you need an M Class license, which means you have to take some tests. In Ontario, this usually requires success in Motorcycle Knowledge Test, after which you’ve got to take a Motorcycle Skills Test and then take a Class 6 and or 8 Road Test for a full motorcycle license.
About the Motorcycle Knowledge Test
The motorcycle Knowledge test is a written test. It’s also called an M1 test and usually comprises 40 multiple choice questions covering practical riding tips and the road rules. The test is available in English, Russian, Farsi, French, Mandarin, etc.
The test is usually taken via a touchscreen kiosk at the office in charge of driving licenses. It’s just a 30-minutes test but feel free to take as long as you want to get it right. If you don’t get it right, you can always take it again after a week. Here we talk about preparation for the written motorcycle driving test, background to the test, and what next after acing the test.
Background to the M1 Test
Ontario motorists must possess an M Class license. It can be M1 or M2 for riders of full-speed motorbikes. It can also be M with condition L for riders of limited speed motorbikes, including moped and motorized scooters. Furthermore, the license can be M with condition M for riders of three-wheeled motorcycles.
To apply for the M Class license, one must meet the following qualifications.
- They must be at least 16 years of age.
- Canadian citizens must possess a passport, Ontario Photo Card, Canadian Citizenship Card with accompanying photo, or Secure Certificate of Indian Card Status.
- Permanent citizens must show the record of landing, Ontario Photo Card, Permanent resident card, or just a confirmation of the status.
- Temporary residents will need a study permit, work permit, temporary resident permit, or refugee status claim.
Getting Ready for the Ontario Motorcycle License
Like any other test, preparation matters. In most cases, the test is harder than one expects. Even experienced drivers become nervous sometimes when it comes to the M1 test. Indeed, statistics show that 50% of Canadians flop their driving knowledge test in their first attempt. It’s a wise idea to acquaint oneself with the relevant info before sitting down for the test.
1. Pick a motorcycle driver’s handbook from your local DMV office and familiarize yourself with Canadian traffic laws.
Don’t arrive at the exam office like the kid whose dog ate their homework. You can put your mind at ease by going through the information in your local driving handbooks beforehand. Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws, road signs, and what to do if you encounter one. That way, you’ll have an idea of what the exam is going to look like.
Take notes while you study, and highlight areas you think may require extra focus. The local driving handbook might be large, but don’t despair. Once you get the hang of it, you can browse through like a breeze. You can also find a version of the handbook online.
2. Take a practice run
Nothing informs on progress other than taking a practice test. Try out the ICanDrive.ca practice tests to gauge your knowledge of concepts. The tests usually involve questions on road rules and signs. The areas that you perform poorly are the ones you need to practice more.
There’s nothing like over-preparing for a test. After all, if you flop it the first time, you will have to pay to take it again, and that is an expense. So put in the effort and grasp the concepts. Focus on areas you find difficult, as reflected by the test run in step 2.
4. Re-take practice tests to see if you improved
Re-take the practice test to see your progress. This will inform you of any last-minute items you need to commit to memory. It will also give you confidence, so you don’t tense during exam day.
Most people get nervous when it comes to taking tests. There’s no need to pretend you aren’t. Instead, do things to help you relax and focus:
- Get good sleep, minimum 8 hours of sleep the night before the exam
- Eat proper breakfast
- Arrive early
- Stretch, take deep breaths or have a walk just before sitting for the test
Furthermore, carry all the required documents. The last thing you want is your mind going on a frenzy, thinking if you really put your ID in the bag or forgot it on the table back at home.
6. Read all questions carefully and if you are not sure, pick the best answer.
The test is 30-minute long, but you can take longer. The last thing you want is missing a question or putting the wrong answer because you were in a rush. Motorcycle knowledge test questions can be tricky; it’s best you take your time and ensure you know what each question wants. And where you are not sure, pick what you think is best; it’s what the practice sessions prepared you for, after all.
Above all, stay positive. Evidence shows that believing in positive outcomes boosts confidence. If you’ve studied hard and followed good advice, then relax and hope for good results.
Some of the stuff you’ll need for the test include:
- Test fee payment
- Parent consent for those under 19 years
The test will be administered at your local driving license office. You will be required to book an appointment. Before the test, they’ll inquire about your medical condition and examine your vision. Once you pass the eye test, you can sit for the Ontario Motorcycle License exam.
The M1 test ensures only the best motorists take on the roads for their own safety and that of other people on the road. Please don’t take it lightly. While riding through the streets in warm sunny weather is almost everyone’s favorite activity, motorcycles are dangerous, knowledge of traffic laws and the use of protective gear is a must. Stay safe on the road!