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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. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Gravel roads
All the other answers are correct.
Wet pavement
2. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
Nylon rope
Elastic cords
Cable ties
Metal chains
3. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
at an angle.
parallel to the roadside.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with the rear wheel locked.
4. To help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
drag the rear brake.
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
slow down before through turn.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
5. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
on the sissy bar.
in the front of the tank bag.
on the passenger seat.
on a luggage rack behind you.
6. Shifting to a lower gear to slow down is known as:
Anti-Lock Braking.
shift braking.
engine braking.
None of the above.
7. When riding at night, you should:
stay close behind the vehicle in front of you.
reduce your speed.
use your low beam.
not use your headlight.
8. When you have a tire failure, you must remember to:
use the flat tire brake only.
avoid using the brake of the flat tire.
pull the engine kill switch.
slow down with both brakes.
9. You have a better chance to avoid serious injury if you:
drink coffee.
wear protective clothes.
take short trips.
plan you trip.
10. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

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