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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. The rear brake provides _______ of the stopping power.
2. To decrease your chances of being involved in a collision:
Choose an effective lane position
Use the proper signals
Search your path
All of the above.
3. Motorcycle collisions are most frequent:
on entrance ramps.
on multi-lane highways.
at intersections.
in school zones.
4. Remind your passenger to tighten his or her hold when you:
are about to turn sharply.
All the other answers are correct.
approach surface hazards.
are about to start from a stop.
5. When parking at the roadside, you should park at an angle:
with your rear wheel on the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
within 5 feet of the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
6. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Warm pavement
Gravel roads
Wet pavement
7. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Limiting the length of your trip.
Taking frequent rest breaks.
All of the above.
8. If the front wheel locks:
grab at the front brake.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
roll on the throttle.
keep it locked.
9. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Left or right
Center or left
10. At blind intersections, it is important to:
see as much as possible and remain visible to others.
ride in a staggered formation.
share your lane with other cars and motorcycles.
change lanes and let the tailgater pass.
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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