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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. In slow tight turns:
increase your speed.
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
sit as far back as possible.
lean with the motorcycle.
2. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
separate braking from swerving.
3. Riding between lanes of traffic is:
prohibited at night.
permitted only when traffic is at a standstill.
allowed in designated areas.
4. The best lane position to ride in is:
the right lane position.
the one where you are most likely to be seen.
the center lane position.
the left lane position.
5. In residential areas, signal a turn at least ______ feet before making the turn.
6. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
whenever it is better to do so.
in heavy traffic.
only in designated lanes.
7. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Using your headlight
Wearing protective clothing
Choosing the right helmet
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
8. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
The time of day
The location in which you are drinking
The type of alcohol
How fast you drink
9. To decrease your chances of being involved in a collision:
maintain an adequate space cushion
scan your path of travel
use your turn signals
All of the other answers are correct.
10. When you are properly seated on a motorcycle, your arms should be:
positioned with your hands above your elbows.
bent slightly.
at a 90-degree angle.
positioned with your elbows locked.
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MA Motorcycle Permit Test

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