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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. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
passenger footrests.
motorcycle boots.
a windshield.
All the other answers are correct.
2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
where dirt and gravel collect.
in the left lane position.
at intersections.
in the center portion of the lane.
3. For protection, motorcyclists are required to:
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
None of the other answers is correct.
wear approved helmets.
4. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
at lower speeds.
when changing lanes.
on multilane highways.
at higher speeds.
5. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
increase your speed through the curve.
lean as much as possible.
grab the front brake.
6. Your lane position should:
increase your ability to see and be seen.
avoid surface hazards.
communicate your intentions.
All the other answers are correct.
7. Remind your passenger to tighten his or her hold when you:
approach surface hazards.
All the other answers are correct.
are about to turn sharply.
are about to start from a stop.
8. When riding in a group, the best formation is the ______ formation.
9. The rear brake is operated by:
the left food pedal.
the right foot pedal.
the left handle.
the right handle.
10. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
slow down and come to a stop.
ride in the center lane position.
wear your helmet.
use your horn.
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MA Motorcycle Test

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