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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. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Avoiding sudden moves
Holding in the clutch
Leaning back
Maintaining or increasing your speed
2. In each lane of traffic, there are ______ lane positions for a motorcycle.
3. To keep other vehicles from sharing your lane:
flash your brake light.
change lanes often.
ride closer to the center portion of the lane.
sound your horn.
4. Why is it important to cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
It gives you the best view of oncoming trains.
A larger angle would be unsafe.
At a lesser angle, you may catch your tires.
It lets you cross the tracks quickly.
5. The best way to help others see your motorcycle is to:
keep the headlight on at all times.
choose the best lane position.
wear bright colored clothes.
All of the above.
6. When riding, motorcyclists should create more space around them by:
using their lights or horn.
adjusting their lane position.
adjusting their speed.
All of the above.
7. You should avoid the right lane position:
when another vehicle is passing you on the left.
when riding through a residential area.
when there is an obstacle in the center of the road.
8. Decreases your chances of being involved in a collision by:
maintaining an adequate space cushion.
choosing an effective lane position.
wearing bright clothing.
All of the above.
9. When you ride with passengers, you should:
ride a little slower.
All the other answers are correct.
increase your following distance.
start slowing earlier as you approach a stop.
10. In normal turns, you should:
lean in the opposite direction.
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
None of the other answers is correct.
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
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MD Motorcycle Test

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