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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 Operator 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 should the staggered formation be used?
When merging onto the highway
On long stretches of road
When passing as a group
In curves and turns
2. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
drink coffee at least every two hours.
avoid using windshields.
take frequent rest breaks.
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
3. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, how should you position your motorcycle?
With the rear tire off the road
At an angle
Perpendicular to the roadside
Parallel to the roadside
4. Which of the following is the least effective method of attaching cargo to your motorcycle?
Tank bags
Elastic cords
5. When you are preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
lifting your face shield.
riding in the left lane position.
increasing your speed.
swerving from side to side.
6. When riding in traffic, a rider must not share the same lane with cars or other vehicles because:
most of the roads are narrowed
you can face a sudden wind blast
cars and motorcycles need a full lane to operate safely
car drivers may not allow you to share the same lane
7. When you are being passed by large vehicles, you are especially in danger because:
large vehicles cannot accelerate as fast as motorcycles.
large blasts of wind can affect your control.
their drivers are often tired from working long hours.
large vehicles tend to swerve into your lane.
8. When can you operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic?
Whenever it is safe to do so
Only in designated areas
During rush hour
9. If you need to brake and swerve to avoid hitting an obstacle, you should:
brake before or after swerving.
always brake before swerving.
never brake after swerving.
brake while swerving.
10. To help balance yourself in turns, you should:
turn your torso in the direction of the turn.
lean in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
take your feet off the footpegs for balance.
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

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