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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. Motorcycle riders should maintain an adequate space cushion when following other vehicles:
in construction zones.
in heavy traffic.
at all times.
in school zones.
2. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
at uncontrolled intersections.
in emergency situations.
every time you stop.
every time you make turns.
3. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
reduce your speed.
always ride in the center lane position.
grab at the front brake.
ride in a staggered formation.
4. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
slow down before through turn.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
drag the rear brake.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
5. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
Motorcyclists wear helmets.
Most motorcyclists ride at night.
They are much faster.
They have a smaller profile
6. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
sit as far back as possible.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
gradually increase your speed.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
7. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
at higher speeds.
in construction zones.
when changing lanes.
at lower speeds.
8. What is the safest braking method?
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
Using only the rear brake
Using only the front brake
Using both brakes at the same time
9. Which of the following should not be done at night?
Increase your following distance.
Use your high beam.
Adjust your lane position when necessary.
Increase your speed.
10. The best colors for being seen are:
red and black.
dark colors in general.
orange, red, yellow or green.
black and white.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
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