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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. You should check your motorcycle tires:
once a month.
every three months.
every time you ride.
2. Making eye contact with other drivers:
Doesn’t guarantee that the driver will yield.
Is a clear sign of aggressive driving.
Is not worth the effort.
Guarantees that the other driver will yield to you.
3. When traveling in heavy traffic, an adequate space cushion between yourself and the vehicle ahead is:
two seconds
three seconds
one second
four seconds
4. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before starting your motorcycle.
while riding your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
5. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Wet pavement
Warm pavement
Gravel roads
6. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
change gears
lean with the motorcycle
avoid changing gears
use the front brake
7. Rolling on the throttle through a turn:
is the best way to handle tailgaters.
causes the motorcycle to slip.
is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
helps stabilize suspension.
8. Motorcyclists can ride between lanes of traffic:
when traffic is at a standstill.
only if both lanes are headed in the same direction.
in construction zones.
9. If you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface:
you can keep it locked until you have completely stopped.
apply a small amount of hand pressure to the handlegrip on the side of your intended direction of escape.
rise slightly off the seat.
release the rear brake and apply the front brake.
10. You should check your mirrors:
when you begin to slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
if you need to leave the road.
before you change lanes.
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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