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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. Which of the following is the most likely place for a collision?
A curve
A hill
A one-way road
An intersection
2. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
3. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
See, Execute, Examine.
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Search, Examine, Execute.
4. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the right foot pedal
the left hand lever
the left foot pedal
the right hand lever
5. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
wear a tinted face shield.
not use your headlight.
ride slower than you do during the day.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
6. When inspecting your motorcycle tires before a ride, you should check:
tire pressure.
tread condition.
that there are no cuts, bulges or punctures of foreign objects.
All of the above.
7. In slow tight turns:
lean with the motorcycle.
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
sit as far back as possible.
increase your speed.
8. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
The rear brake
The front brake
The emergency brake
Both brakes equally
9. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
riding in the left lane position
reducing your speed.
swerving from side to side.
staying in the center lane position.
10. At night it is harder for you to see and be seen. To compensate, you should:
decrease your following distance.
use your low beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
stay in the same lane position.
use the taillights of the car ahead.
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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