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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 the engine locks, you should:
Take the steps described in all the other answers, in the appropriate order.
squeeze the clutch lever to disengage the engine from the rear wheel.
check the oil.
pull off the road and stop.
2. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Evaluate, Examine.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
Search, Evaluate, Examine.
3. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
pull in the clutch.
keep your body straight.
lean in the same direction.
look straight ahead.
4. When approaching a potentially hazardous area, motorcyclists should:
come to a complete stop even if you have the right of way.
come to a gradual stop.
beep your horn to warn other vehicle operators.
cover the clutch and brake as this will reduce reaction time.
5. At night, glare from oncoming cars can:
signal their intention to turn.
replace hand gestures.
reduce your vision.
improve your vision.
6. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
avoiding sudden moves.
maintaining or increasing your speed.
7. Which of the following can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
Illegal drugs
Prescription medications
All of the above.
8. You should check your motorcycle tires:
every time you ride.
once a month.
every three months.
9. When you ride an unfamiliar motorcycle:
wear two helmets.
wear leather clothes.
ride extra carefully.
always ride in the center lane position.
10. When you need to stop, you should use:
the front brake.
the rear brake.
the clutch.
both the front and rear brakes.
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MD Motorcycle Test

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