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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 parked next to a curb, your motorcycle should be positioned:
at an angle with the front wheel touching the curb.
at an angle with the rear wheel touching the curb.
None of the other answers is correct.
parallel to the curb.
2. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
in heavy traffic.
only in designated lanes.
whenever it is better to do so.
3. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the lane behind you.
the far lane.
the rear brake.
the lane in front of you.
4. In each lane of traffic, there are ______ lane positions for a motorcycle.
5. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
is recommended at all times.
should be used when riding on curves.
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
None of the other answers is correct.
6. Gravel, manhole covers and lane markings:
are not slippery.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
all provide excellent traction.
all provide poor traction.
7. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
on hills.
at higher speeds.
at lower speeds.
in curves.
8. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are not in a blind spot.
are avoiding hazards.
maximize the space cushion around you.
All of the above.
9. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to react.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
All of the above.
10. Wobbling can be caused by:
All the other answers are correct.
improperly loading your bike.
defective wheel alignment.
lower tire pressure.
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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