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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 surface provides little traction?
gravel roads.
wet pavement.
All of the above.
2. When you ride with other motorcyclists, you should:
check your mirrors frequently.
keep your distance.
keep the group small.
All of the above.
3. In normal turns, you should:
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
None of the other answers is correct.
lean in the opposite direction.
4. The left-hand lever controls:
the clutch.
the front brake.
the throttle.
the rear brake.
5. You should wear protective eyewear:
only while riding on highways and freeways.
only if you choose to do so.
at all times.
if your motorcycle has no windshield.
6. When you carry loads, you should:
stop and check the load every so often.
All the other answers are correct.
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely.
7. When approaching an intersection, you should:
sound your horn to warn other drivers.
cover the clutch and brake to reduce your reaction time.
always yield to other vehicles.
All the other answers are correct.
8. You should check your motorcycle tires:
every time you ride.
every three months.
once a month.
9. Your passenger should:
sit as far forward as possible.
lean as you lean.
keep his or her feet on the footrests.
All of the above.
10. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
they make eye contact with you.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
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MD Motorcycle Permit Test

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