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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 need at least 21 correct answers to pass (84%).
1. Which of the following does NOT lessen your chances of being involved in a collision?
Wearing protective gear
Using your signal lights
Wearing highly visible clothing
Maintaining a space cushion
2. When being passed by another vehicle, you must be alert for:
extended side mirrors.
things being thrown from the vehicle.
blasts of wind.
All of the above.
3. Motorcycles can slip on grease left by cars on the road. Where are these most likely to be found?
On gravel roads
On bridges and overpasses
At busy intersections
On multilane highways
4. To avoid hazardous situations and reduce their risk, experienced riders:
scan the road ahead.
avoid carrying passengers.
swerve often.
pull in the clutch when turning.
5. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
sit as far back as possible.
gradually increase your speed.
6. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
Filling saddlebags evenly
Securing cargo with elastic cords
Securing cargo as low as possible
Fastening excess cargo to the sissy bar
7. The tires on your motorcycle should be checked:
every time you ride.
at the start of every season.
once a week.
once a month.
8. Motorcycle riders must be aware of the following potential distractions or impairments:
adjusting electronic controls on your bike.
alcohol, drugs, and even some medications.
listening to music while riding.
All of the above.
9. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
they are beginning to slow down.
they make eye contact with you.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
10. When riding behind a car, which lane position will keep you the most visible to the driver?
The left
The center
Any lane position
The right
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MD DMV Motorcycle Test

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