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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. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
pull in the clutch.
lean in the same direction.
look straight ahead.
keep your body straight.
2. To carry cargo in your motorcycle's saddlebags:
Load saddlebags with about the same weight.
use ropes to secure the load.
All the other answers are correct.
make sure both saddlebags are full.
3. When preparing to pass the vehicle ahead, increase your line of sight by:
staying in the center lane position.
riding in the left lane position.
reducing your speed.
getting the tailgater in front of you.
4. When you are being passed from behind, avoid being hit by:
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind from larger vehicles.
All of the above.
5. When you are carrying a passenger, they should:
lean as you lean.
sit on the saddlebags.
lean back to improve balance.
have their own motorcycle license.
6. The best way to handle a tailgater is to:
sound your horn.
allow them to pass you.
increase your speed.
stay in the center lane position.
7. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the right foot pedal
the left hand lever
the right hand lever
the left foot pedal
8. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
in the center portion of the lane.
where dirt and gravel collect.
at intersections.
in the left lane position.
9. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
grab at the front brake.
reduce your speed.
always ride in the center lane position.
ride in a staggered formation.
10. When you are properly seated on a motorcycle, your arms should be:
at a 90-degree angle.
bent slightly.
positioned with your elbows locked.
positioned with your hands above your elbows.
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MD Motorcycle Test

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