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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. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
2. When you need to swerve, remember to:
brake while swerving.
brake before or after – never while swerving.
always brake before swerving.
never swerve in a turn.
3. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
riding at night.
riding curves.
All the other answers are correct.
4. Which of the following is a hazard associated with passing a row of parked cars?
A door could be opened into your path.
People can step out from between cars.
A driver may pull out in front of you.
All of the above.
5. ______ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
Prescription medication
Illegal drugs
All of the above.
6. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
gradually apply the rear brake.
apply the front brake first.
apply both brakes at the same time.
apply the front brake firmly.
7. You have a better chance to avoid serious injury if you:
drink coffee.
plan you trip.
take short trips.
wear protective clothes.
8. When you ride with other motorcyclists, you should:
check your mirrors frequently.
keep the group small.
keep your distance.
All of the above.
9. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
tires and wheels.
oil and fluids.
All of the above.
10. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
Using bungee cords.
Using a rope.
So that it covers your lights.
On the sissy bar.
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MA Motorcycle Test

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