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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. Your motorcycle side mirrors should be adjusted:
The mirrors are not adjustable.
while you are driving.
before you start driving.
at the first stop after you start driving.
2. When you ride an unfamiliar motorcycle:
ride extra carefully.
wear leather clothes.
wear two helmets.
always ride in the center lane position.
3. Before taking a trip with your motorcycle, it is important to check:
the tires and wheels.
the mirrors.
the fluids.
All of the above.
4. Braking distance is:
usually 100 feet.
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
5. If the front wheel locks:
release the rear brake.
do not apply the rear brake.
release the front brake immediately and then reapply it.
lock the rear brake.
6. When riding at night you should:
use your high-beam light, if possible.
increase the following distance.
reduce your speed.
All of the above.
7. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the left hand lever
the right hand lever
the right foot pedal
the left foot pedal
8. Your passenger should tighten his or her hold when you:
All the other answers are correct.
ride in the left portion of the lane.
are about to start from a stop.
approach surface hazards.
9. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
riding curves.
riding at night.
riding in the left position.
10. If your motorcycle starts to weave, you should:
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch.
relax and maintain a steady speed.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
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MD Motorcycle Test

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