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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. At a stop sign there is no stop line or crosswalk. You must stop:
at the next crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
only if the traffic signal turns red.
after you enter the intersection, if you have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
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. What is the first thing you should do if your front wheels start to skid?
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
Immediately steer in the direction you want to go.
Accelerate and turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
None of the above.
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%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
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