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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. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
four hours.
30 miles.
two hours.
round trip.
2. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a T-formation.
in a staggered formation.
single file.
in pairs.
3. The gearshift lever is located:
by the left handgrip.
by the right handgrip.
in front of the right footrest.
in front of the left footrest.
4. When an intersection is marked with stop lines, drivers must:
always stop behind stop lines.
slow down and yield to other vehicles, then move forward.
increase their speed to overtake and pass other vehicles.
never come to a complete stop.
5. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if:
you had one drink and are over the age of 21.
you have had at least one drink.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.
you have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05% or more.
6. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you time to react.
All of the above.
7. To increase your chances of being seen, you should:
avoid blind spots.
use your headlight.
ride in the best lane position.
All of the above.
8. The best way to reduce your reaction time is to:
keep your foot on the brake.
increase your speed.
cover the clutch and the brakes.
keep your feet on the foot pegs.
9. When you carry loads, you should:
fasten the load securely.
distribute the load evenly.
stop and check the load every so often.
All the other answers are correct.
10. Which of the following can increase your safety when you ride at night?
Reducing your speed
Increasing your following distance
Using the lights of the car ahead to help you see
All of the above.
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MA Motorcycle License Test

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