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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. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in construction zones.
on long trips.
in school zones.
on short trips.
2. You may need to change your lane position if you are:
approaching a blind intersection.
being followed.
riding in a residential area.
riding on a multilane road.
3. If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
Accelerate out of the wobble.
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Use the brakes gradually.
4. To swerve correctly:
Press the handgrip in the opposite direction of the turn.
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Press the handgrip in the direction of the turn.
5. Which of the following is the least effective method of attaching cargo to your motorcycle?
Tank bags
Elastic cords
6. At blind intersections, it is important to:
share your lane with other cars and motorcycles.
change lanes and let the tailgater pass.
see as much as possible and remain visible to others.
ride in a staggered formation.
7. Wearing a face shield while riding:
is the best form of face and eye protection.
is prohibited at night.
is a legal requirement for riders under the age of 21.
is less effective than wearing glasses.
8. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
All the other answers are correct.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
9. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
All the other answers are correct.
Gravel roads
10. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
your turn signal.
the lane next to you and the far lane.
only the far lane.
only the lane next to you.
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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