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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. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
maintaining or increasing your speed.
holding in the clutch.
avoiding sudden moves.
leaning back.
2. What checks should you perform on your tires before riding?
Tread condition.
Tire pressure.
Cuts, bulges or punctures of foreign objects.
All of the above.
3. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
sit as far back as possible.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
gradually increase your speed.
4. Wobbling can be caused by:
defective wheel alignment.
improperly loading your bike.
lower tire pressure.
All the other answers are correct.
5. A group of motorcycle riders should ride in a staggered formation:
when merging onto a freeway.
when passing trucks.
on long stretches of road.
on narrow roads.
6. Motorcycle riders can improve their riding strategy by using the "SIPDE" process. SIPDE stands for:
See, identify, process, detect, execute
See, identify, predict, decide, examine
Scan, identify, proceed, direct, execute
Scan, identify, predict, decide, execute
7. You can ride a motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
when there is no traffic.
only at speeds no more than 35 miles-per-hour faster than the vehicles you are passing.
only during designated peak traffic hours.
8. Always use _____________ to stop.
the rear brake only
both brakes at the same time
the front brake only
9. You should operate the engine cut-off switch:
as soon as your motorcycle starts wobbling.
if your throttle is stuck and twisting it back and forth does not free it.
if your rear tire goes flat.
if the front tire goes flat.
10. You should adjust your mirrors:
after you have started riding.
before starting the motorcycle.
before getting on the motorcycle.
after starting the motorcycle.
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

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