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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. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
ride on the shoulder of the road.
2. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
maintaining or increasing your speed.
avoiding sudden moves.
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
3. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
All the other answers are correct.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
4. When riding with a passenger:
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
5. Because operation of a motorcycle is more tiring than the operation of a car, you should:
keep riding even if you are tired.
eat foods high in carbohydrate.
avoid drinking water.
take frequent breaks.
6. When loading saddlebags, it is important to:
load each with about the same weight.
not exceed 15 pounds per bag.
not exceed 1.5 pounds per bag.
fill both saddlebags completely.
7. When you ride in a group, who sets the pace of the group?
The traffic in front of the leader
The tail rider
The group leader
The middle group rider
8. The pavement is particularly slippery:
after it starts to rain.
in the tire tracks left by cars.
in construction zones.
All the other answers are correct.
9. When you are properly seated on a motorcycle, your arms should be:
bent slightly.
at a 90-degree angle.
positioned with your hands above your elbows.
positioned with your elbows locked.
10. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
you start to lose control in a curve.
a tire goes flat.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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