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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the public roads in Massachusetts must have a valid driver's license or driving permit. An RMV clerk will screen your vision when you apply for a learner's permit or driver's license. A learner’s permit gives you permission to drive while you practice your driving skills and prepare for your road test. The MA RMV written knowledge test measures your understanding of Massachusetts road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the RMV Driver’s Manual. The Massachusetts RMV knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you need 18 correct answers to pass (72%).
1. When riding at night you should:
speed up.
increase your following distance.
use your low beam.
decrease your following distance.
2. One broken line indicates:
You can not pass other vehicles or go across the line.
You can change lanes, but only when traffic conditions or obstructions in the road make it necessary.
You can pass other vehicles and change lanes, if it is safe.
None of the above.
3. When driving behind a motorcycle, drivers must:
drive on the shoulder beside the motorcycle.
pass in the same lane where the motorcycle is driving.
allow the motorcycle to use a complete lane.
allow the motorcycle to use only half a lane.
4. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No U-turn
Detour ahead
No stopping
No left turn
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
Once per trip
6. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Pull the steering wheel back.
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
7. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
suggested speed
maximum speed
minimum speed
reaction speed
8. If you stop at a railroad crossing with more than one track:
stop on the railroad track and watch for another train.
go through when one of the tracks is free.
go through as soon as the train passes.
wait until you have a clear view of both tracks.
9. Smoking while driving:
does not affect driving abilities.
is not a distracting activity.
helps maintain driver alertness.
is a distracting activity.
10. Regulation signs normally are ____ rectangles with ____ letters or symbols.
yellow; black
black; white
green; white
white; black
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MA DMV Practice Permit Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 16
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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