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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 parking next to a curb, you should park with _______ touching the curb.
both wheels
the front wheel
the rear wheel
You should never park next to a curb.
2. Which of the following can affect your blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?
The number of drinks you've had
How fast you drink
How much you weigh
All of the above.
3. On a motorcycle, the rear brake is controlled by:
a button on the handgrip.
the right hand lever.
the rear brake pedal.
the left hand lever.
4. When riding a motorcycle, keep your feet:
firmly on the footrests.
as far forward as possible.
All the other answers are correct.
so that they skim along the surface of the roadside.
5. Motorcycles handle better on surfaces with good traction. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
lane markings, steel plates and manhole covers.
mud, snow, and ice.
steel plates.
All of the above.
6. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
riding in the left lane position
increasing your speed.
staying in the center lane position.
swerving from side to side.
7. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
See, Execute, Examine.
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Examine, Execute.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
8. To increase your chances of being seen, you should:
avoid riding in heavy traffic.
avoid riding at night.
ride in large groups.
wear reflective clothing.
9. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you time to react.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you space to maneuver.
All of the above.
10. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
At intersections.
In residential areas.
On multi-lane roads.
In school zones.
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MD Motorcycle Test

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