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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. A motorcycle rider who approaches an intersection:
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
must yield the right-of-way vehicles trying to share the lane.
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
2. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
All the other answers are correct.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
3. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Bad drivers are
Not being seen is
Traffic signals are
Seasonal changes are
4. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
roll on the throttle.
pull in the clutch.
apply the rear brake.
5. A motorcycle can be parked in a space reserved for persons with disabilities:
when it is carrying fragile or heavy cargo.
only after riding in a staggered formation.
when parking for less than ten minutes.
if it is equipped with disabled person plates.
6. Which of the following affect your blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?
How fast you drink
How much you weigh
The number of drinks you've had
All of the above.
7. Which surface provides little traction?
wet pavement.
gravel roads.
All of the above.
8. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
they are beginning to slow down.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they make eye contact with you.
9. Most motorcycle crashes happen:
in school zones.
in construction zones.
on short trips.
on long trips.
10. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
avoid changing gears
use the front brake
change gears
lean with the motorcycle
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MA Motorcycle Test

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