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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge. To earn your motorcycle license in Maryland, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. The Maryland Motorcycle Handbook provides the information needed to enable you to obtain a motorcycle license. The knowledge test is designed to check your knowledge of traffic laws, road rules and safe driving practices. The test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 21 correct answers to pass (84%).
1. To decrease your chances of being involved in a collision:
All of the other answers are correct.
be prepared to act.
identify and separate hazards.
search your path.
2. When being passed by another vehicle, avoid being hit by:
extended side mirrors.
objects thrown from windows.
blasts of wind.
All of the above.
3. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
on gravel roads
on slippery surfaces
at busy intersections
on multilane highways
4. To avoid hazardous situations and reduce their risk, experienced riders:
scan the road ahead.
avoid carrying passengers.
swerve often.
pull in the clutch when turning.
5. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
sit as far back as possible.
gradually increase your speed.
6. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Filling saddlebags evenly
Securing cargo with elastic cords
Securing cargo as low as possible
Fastening excess cargo to the sissy bar
7. You should check your motorcycle tires:
every time you ride.
every three months.
once a month.
8. Motorcycle riders must be aware of the following potential distractions or impairments:
adjusting electronic controls on your bike.
alcohol, drugs, and even some medications.
listening to music while riding.
All of the above.
9. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
they are beginning to slow down.
they make eye contact with you.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
10. When riding behind a car, which lane position makes you more visible to the driver ahead?
the left
the center
the right
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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