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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. If you need to brake and swerve to avoid hitting an obstacle, you should:
never brake after swerving.
brake while swerving.
always brake before swerving.
brake before or after swerving.
2. At night it is harder for you to see and be seen. To compensate, you should:
use the taillights of the car ahead.
decrease your following distance.
stay in the same lane position.
use your low beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
3. If the front wheel locks:
grab at the front brake.
roll on the throttle.
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
keep it locked.
4. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Seasonal changes are
Not being seen is
Traffic signals are
Bad drivers are
5. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
wear a tinted face shield.
ride slower than you do during the day.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
not use your headlight.
6. If you must stop quickly while turning in a curve, first:
straighten and square the handlebars.
take your feet off the footrests to improve balance.
pull off the road.
change lane position.
7. When behind a car, ride in ________________ - where a driver is most likely to see you.
the center portion of the lane
the right portion of the lane
the left portion of the lane
the wet part of the lane
8. If you take a turn too fast:
you should keep your arms straight and apply both brakes.
you should shift into a higher hear to improve stability.
other drivers may overreact and brake too hard.
you may end up crossing into another lane of traffic.
9. In _________ turns, lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
slow tight
10. To know what is going on behind you:
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
slow down and look around.
pull off the road and check.
check your side mirrors frequently.
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MA Motorcycle Test

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