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Prior to applying for a Massachusetts Motorcycle License (“Class M”) you must obtain a learner’s permit. To obtain a learner’s permit, you must be at least sixteen 16, complete an application, present valid identification, pay a fee, and pass a knowledge test. The Massachusetts motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must get a score of 18 (72%) or more. The test will cover the information from the Massachusetts Motorcycle Manual. If you do not have a Class D license, you must pass both a Class D knowledge test and a Class M knowledge test.
1. An ‘uncontrolled’ or ‘open’ intersection is an intersection where:
no law enforcement officer is directing traffic.
there is no speed limit.
no traffic lights or signs are used to indicate the right-of-way.
wearing helmets is not required.
2. Tinted eye protection:
should not be worn at night.
should be worn at all times.
is prohibited by law.
is mandatory for all motorcyle riders.
3. If your motorcycle is equipped with a windshield:
you do not have to wear eye protection.
you are still required to wear a face shield or goggles.
you are still required to wear glasses.
a helmet is not required.
4. The ___________ is the place where debris and oil drippings from cars collect.
opposite lane
left portion of the lane
right portion of the lane
center portion of the lane
5. You should check your motorcycle tires:
every three months.
every time you ride.
once a month.
6. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
whenever it is better to do so.
only in designated lanes.
in heavy traffic.
7. Before changing lanes:
Look over your shoulder.
Check your blind spots.
Check your mirrors.
All of the above.
8. Decreases your chances of being involved in a collision by:
communicating your intentions.
identifying and separating hazards.
being visible.
All of the above.
9. When traveling in a group, motorcycle riders should never ride:
in a single-file formation.
in a group smaller than 3 motorcyclists.
in a staggered formation.
more than two abreast.
10. A group of motorcycle riders should ride in a staggered formation:
when passing trucks.
when merging onto a freeway.
on long stretches of road.
on narrow roads.
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
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