If you've spent a period of time away from playing, these useful exercises will help rebuild your technique
You don't have to use a sweep-picking technique to play arpeggios! Learn how to use common arpeggio shapes without sounding like an Yngwie clone.
A few very simple pentatonic-based ideas that are great for beginners, and a nice review for more advanced players.
Testing the accuracy of your bends and vibrato is a good way to judge how developed you are as a guitarist and a musician.