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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. When carrying a passenger:
you are not permitted to ride at night.
more stopping distance is required.
less stopping distance is required.
your motorcycle must be equipped with saddlebags.
2. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
leaning with the motorcycle.
keeping your body straight.
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
leaning forward.
3. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
roll on the throttle.
pull in the clutch.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
apply the rear brake.
4. To keep other vehicles from sharing your lane:
change lanes often.
flash your brake light.
sound your horn.
ride closer to the center portion of the lane.
5. Shifting to a lower gear to slow down is known as:
shift braking.
Anti-Lock Braking.
engine braking.
None of the above.
6. When turning, you should avoid:
turning your shoulders to look through the turn.
7. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
pull in the clutch.
look straight ahead.
lean in the same direction.
keep your body straight.
8. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
They are much faster.
Motorcyclists wear helmets.
Most motorcyclists ride at night.
They have a smaller profile
9. The ___________ of the lane is the place where debris and oil drippings from cars collect
center third
right third
left third
10. When it is raining, _____________ provide(s) the best traction.
the curb
the tire tracks left by cars
the center lane position
the left lane position
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

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