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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 Massachusetts Driver's Manual. The MA RMV knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need 18 correct answers to pass (72%).
1. You must pull over to the edge of the road and allow an emergency vehicle to pass:
only if the emergency vehicle is approaching.
only if the emergency vehicle is following you.
regardless of your direction.
None of the above.
2. When drivers come to this sign, they must:
stop sign ahead
be ready to stop at the stop sign.
warn other drivers that a stop sign is ahead.
brake sharply and come to a complete stop.
keep right.
3. If you drink alcohol socially, what helps ensure your safety?
Drink coffee before driving.
Take a cold shower before driving.
Stop drinking one hour before driving.
Ride home with a friend who has not been drinking.
4. Before turning, you should:
change lanes.
sound your horn to alert the other drivers.
increase your speed.
give the proper turn signal.
5. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
yellow arrow
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
The same as a green light.
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
None of the above.
6. This road sign means:
advance warning sign
No Passing Zone
One-way street ahead
Railroad Warning
Two way left turn
7. This sign means:
no parking between
Parking is not allowed at 8:30 AM and at 5:30 PM.
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
You can only park between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
None of the above.
8. What shape is a warning sign?
9. You are entering a roadway from a private road, and you need to turn left. You have to yield to:
pedestrians only.
vehicles from the right.
vehicles from the left.
vehicles from both directions.
10. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Stop for other traffic
Yield the right-of-way
Lane shifting
Traffic may be entering from another road, drive with caution
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MA DMV Written Test Facts

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