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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. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
riding in the left position.
riding at night.
riding curves.
2. In slow tight turns:
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
sit as far back as possible.
lean with the motorcycle.
increase your speed.
3. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the lane behind you.
the far lane.
the lane in front of you.
the rear brake.
4. When passing a truck, it is important to:
flash your headlight.
All the other answers are correct.
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
5. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
you start to lose control in a curve.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
a tire goes flat.
6. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
maintain or decrease your speed.
speed up.
decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
7. You may not park in a disabled parking space unless:
you are dropping off a passenger.
you are parking for 10 minutes or less.
the motorcycle has a disabled license plate.
you are unloading goods.
8. When you are being passed by another vehicle, watch out for:
objects being thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind.
All of the above.
9. To stay safe at intersections, you should:
ride in a lane position that provides the best view of oncoming traffic.
ride with your headlight on.
select a lane position that increases your visibility.
All of the above.
10. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
oil and fluids.
tires and wheels.
All of the above.
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

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