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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. You are especially in danger when being passed by large vehicles because:
large vehicles cannot accelerate as fast as motorcycles.
large vehicles tend to swerve into your lane.
their drivers are often tired from working long hours.
large blasts of wind can affect your control.
2. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
only in designated lanes.
in heavy traffic.
whenever it is better to do so.
3. While making normal turns, the rider and the motorcycle must:
lean at different angles.
lean together at the same angle.
not lean at all.
None of the above.
4. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Holding in the clutch
Avoiding sudden moves
Leaning back
Maintaining or increasing your speed
5. What lane position should you ride in when you are being passed from behind?
Left or right
Center or left
6. You can increase your visibility by:
wearing bright jackets or vestsĀ  and brightly colored helmets.
riding in the center lane position.
reducing your speed.
wearing a black jacket.
7. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Wearing protective clothing
Choosing the right helmet
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
Using your headlight
8. Before you pass a parked with someone in the driver seat, you should:
sound your horn.
flash your brake light.
come to a complete stop.
make eye contact with the driver.
9. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. What should you do?
Give them plenty of room.
Change to another lane if one is open.
If there is no room for a lane change, adjust speed to open up space for the merging driver.
All of the above.
10. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Examine, Execute.
See, Execute, Examine.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
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MD Motorcycle Test

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