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					        State 4-H Bicycle Rodeo Questions


The following questions will be the basis for the State 4-H Bicycle
Rodeo quizzes.

  • The Junior quiz will contain a total of 15 multiple choice
    questions.

  • The Senior quiz will contain a total of 25 true-false, multiple
    choice, and fill in the blank questions.




NOTE: The questions may be slightly modified. For example, the
          multiple choice answers may be rearranged so that "C" is
          the correct answer, not "A."
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. In Indiana, bicycle traffic is NOT allowed on which roadways?       D
   A.   One way streets
   B.   Highways with unpaved shoulders
   C.   City streets with only two lanes
   D.   Limited access freeways

2. A bicyclist should stop at a stop sign or signal:                   A
   A.   At all points where stop signs or red signals are present
   B.   Only when there are motor vehicles approaching
   C.   Never - bicycles are not required to stop
   D.   Only when you feel like it

3. The best places to ride bicycles are:                               B
   A.   Bicycle routes, U.S. highways, and major streets
   B.   Low volume traffic roads, bicycle paths, and bicycle routes
   C.   Bicycle paths, sidewalks, and playgrounds
   D.   U.S. highways, interstate systems, and major streets

4. Safety equipment required by state law on a bicycle used during     A
   hours of darkness includes:
   A.   Reflectors, light, brakes
   B.   Chain guard, brakes, lights
   C.   Helmet, chain guard, reflector
   D.   Brakes, light, helmet

5. The hand signal for a right turn is:                                C
   A.   Left arm out straight
   B.   Right arm out and bent down at the elbow
   C.   Left arm out and bent up at the elbow
   D.   Left arm out and bent down at the elbow

6. When meeting a pedestrian in a crosswalk:                           A
   A.   Sound a warning and yield the right of way to the pedestrian
   B.   Sound your warning device and continue on
   C.   Continue on as you have the right of way
   D.   Tell the pedestrian to get out of your way

7. According to Indiana state law, the maximum number of people        B
   allowed on a TWO seat bicycle is:
   A.   1
   B.   2
   C.   3
   D.   None of the above
8. If chased by a dog you should:                                                 D
   A.   Yell or scream at the dog and try to scare him away
   B.   Carry dog repellent spray to use on the dog
   C.   Dismount the bicycle and stand with the bicycle between you and the dog
   D.   All of the above

9. A flashing yellow signal light means:                                          B
   A.   The light is changing to red
   B.   Caution! Be careful
   C.   Stop
   D.   Yield right of way

10. When riding a bicycle you should always wear:                                 C
   A.   Shorts
   B.   Socks
   C.   Helmet
   D.   Shirt

11. Bicyclists always have the right-of-way over:                                 D
   A.   Automobiles
   B.   Pedestrians (people)
   C.   Motorcycles
   D.   None of the above

12. When riding a bicycle on a public road it is best to:                         A
   A. Ride with the flow of traffic
   B. Ride with the traffic's flow during daylight and against the flow of
      traffic after dark
   C. Ride against the flow of traffic
   D. Ride against the traffic's flow during daylight and with the traffic
      flow after dark

13. Bicycles on two-way traffic streets should be ridden:                         B
   A.   Just to the left of the center line
   B.   As close to the right hand edge of the pavement as possible
   C.   As close to the left hand edge of the road as possible
   D.   Down the center line of the street

14. What percent of bicycle accidents in the United States are caused             C
    by bicycles that are in poor repair?
   A.   10 percent
   B.   50 percent
   C.   25 percent
   D.   80 percent
15. After dark a bicyclist should:                                             B
    A.   Wear comfortable clothing
    B.   Wear reflective clothing
    C.   Wear dark clothing
    D.   None of the above

16. According to Indiana state law, the maximum number of people               A
    allowed on a bicycle with one seat is:
    A.   1
    B.   2
    C.   3
    D.   Two, if one person is on the seat and the other person is riding on
         the handlebars

17. Before each bike ride, a bicyclist should check:                           D
    A.   Tire pressure
    B.   Brakes
    C.   Tightness of seat
    D.   All of the above

18. Which of the following is not a safe riding technique?                     B
    A.   Riding on the right side of the road
    B.   Looking only one direction at intersections
    C.   Riding with both hands on the handlebars
    D.   Signaling your turns

19. The hand signal for a left turn is:                                        A

    A.   Left arm out straight
    B.   Left arm out and bent up at the elbow
    C.   Left arm out and bent down at the elbow
    D.   Right arm out straight

20. A flashing red signal light means:                                         C
    A.   Caution
    B.   The light is changing to red
    C.   Stop
    D.   Wait for the green light

21. A bicyclist's best protection is:                                          D
    A.   Knee pads
    B.   Brakes that work
    C.   Helmet
    D.   Skill and knowledge
22. The hand signal for slowing down or stopping is:             B
   A.   Left arm out and bent up at the elbow
   B.   Left arm out and bent down at the elbow
   C.   Left arm out straight
   D.   None of the above

23. The most important consideration when buying a bicycle is:   C
   A.   The color
   B.   The style
   C.   Does it fit
   D.   The price

FILL IN THE BLANK




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TRUE-FALSE
1. At a corner where traffic is heavy, it is best to dismount from                  T
   your bicycle before reaching the intersection and use the crosswalks
   as a pedestrian instead of making a left turn while driving.

2. Seventy-five percent of all bicycle-motor vehicle accidents are the              T
   result of failure to follow traffic rules.

3. A safe place to pass a slow moving vehicle is at an intersection.                F

4. Pedestrians have the right-of-way over a bicyclist on sidewalks.                 T

5. According to Indiana state law, it is permissible to operate bicycles with       F
   only one hand on the handlebars while carrying a package in the other hand.

6. When riding a bicycle on a road there should be no more than two (2)             T
   bicyclists riding abreast (side-by-side).

7. Every bicycle operated on a public highway from one half (½) hour                T
   before sunrise shall be equipped with a light on the front exhibiting a
   white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred (500) feet.

8. Hand signals should be given until the turn is completed.                        F

9. A passenger may be carried on a bicycle if they ride on the front handlebars.    F

10. When traffic is light, it is legal to slow down and coast through an            T
    intersection controlled by a yield sign.

11. It is permissible to "hitch a ride" on a truck or other motor vehicle as long   F
    as it is all right with the driver of that vehicle.

				
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