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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 parking at the roadside, park:
parallel to the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
on the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
2. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
All the above
Applying the rear brake
Applying the front brake
Rolling on the throttle
3. While making normal turns, the rider and the motorcycle must:
lean together at the same angle.
not lean at all.
lean at different angles.
None of the above.
4. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Cable ties
Nylon rope
Metal chains
Elastic cords
5. When the engine “locks”, it is usually:
low on oil.
out of balance.
6. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
in front of the last rider.
in the middle of the group.
in front of the leader.
behind the leader.
7. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
8. At night, you should use your high-beams when you are _____________ another vehicle.
neither following nor meeting
following or meeting
9. If railroad tracks run parallel to your lane and you need to cross them, you should:
edge across the tracks.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of at least 90 degrees.
cross the tracks at an angle of 180 degrees.
10. You are approaching a turn. If you need to shift gears, you should do it:
before the turn.
after the turn.
before, during, or after the turn.
during the turn.
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MA Motorcycle Test

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