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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. In a staggered formation, the leader rides in the __________ of the lane, while the second rider stays one second behind in the ________ of the lane.
right side; left side
left side; center
center; right side
left side; right side
2. In a turn, rolling on the throttle:
helps stabilize the motorcycle.
should be done before leaning.
helps reduce your speed.
is extremely dangerous.
3. When riding through an intersection, motorcycle riders must be especially aware of:
All the other answers are correct.
pedestrians crossing the road.
cars turning left into their path.
vehicles in the roundabout.
4. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
leave the road as soon as you can.
roll off the throttle.
grip the handlebars firmly.
accelerate out of the wobble.
5. At night, you should use your high-beams when you are _____________ another vehicle.
following or meeting
neither following nor meeting
6. You can ride a motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
only at speeds no more than 35 miles-per-hour faster than the vehicles you are passing.
when there is no traffic.
only during designated peak traffic hours.
7. ______ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
Illegal drugs
Prescription medication
All of the above.
8. When parking at the roadside, you should park at a ______-degree angle with your ______ tire touching the curb.
90, front
45, rear
90, rear
45, front
9. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
a tire goes flat.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
you start to lose control in a curve.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
10. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Left or right
Center or left
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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