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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. Experienced riders search for hazards that are about ________ ahead.
12 seconds
50 feet
40 feet
4 seconds
2. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
Both brakes equally
The rear brake
The front brake
The emergency brake
3. When passing, ride in the ___________ to increase your line of sight and make you more visible.
left or right portions
center portion of the lane
right portion of the lane
left portion of the lane
4. When parking at the roadside, park:
on the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
5. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a T-formation.
single file.
in pairs.
in a staggered formation.
6. Each marked lane gives a motorcyclist _______ possible paths of travel.
7. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
two throttles.
motorcycle boots.
footpegs for the passenger.
a windshield.
8. Motorcycles can ride in H.O.V. lanes:
when carrying a passenger.
at all times.
after 5PM.
only if they are riding in a group.
9. Which of the following should not be done at night?
Use your high beam.
Adjust your lane position when necessary.
Increase your following distance.
Increase your speed.
10. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
None of the other answers is correct.
at normal speed
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MD Motorcycle Test

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