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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. The left-hand lever controls:
the throttle.
the front brake.
the clutch.
the rear brake.
2. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by:
maintaining or increasing your speed.
avoiding sudden moves.
leaning back.
holding in the clutch.
3. You should cross an unavoidable obstacle:
while keeping your elbows locked.
with your feet skimming the ground.
at a 90-degree angle.
while maintaining your speed.
4. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on the sissy bar.
in the front of the tank bag.
on a luggage rack behind you.
on the passenger seat.
5. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
avoid changing gears
lean with the motorcycle
use the front brake
change gears
6. When you make a turn you should:
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
All the other answers are correct.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
roll on the throttle through the turn.
7. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
at uncontrolled intersections.
in emergency situations.
every time you stop.
every time you make turns.
8. Before changing lanes:
Look over your shoulder.
Check your blind spots.
Check your mirrors.
All of the above.
9. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
All the other answers are correct.
10. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
gradually increase your speed.
sit as far back as possible.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
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MA Motorcycle License Test

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