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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. On slippery roads, drivers should:
go the speed limit, with caution.
not drive faster than 20 MPH.
slow down.
go faster.
2. Examples of proper glass maintenance include:
Keeping your windows clean and clear.
Making sure there is enough windshield fluid in the reservoir.
Replacing worn wiper blades.
All of the above.
3. When driving on wet roads, you should remember:
you should give yourself additional time to stop.
pavement is slick immediately following a rainfall.
driving on wet roads can cause hydroplaning.
All of the above.
4. Alcohol causes:
loss of concentration.
poor judgment.
slower judgment.
All of the above.
5. If your car starts to skid, turn your steering wheel:
in any direction. It doesnt matter.
in the direction you want the vehicle to go.
in the opposite direction of the skid.
to keep the front wheels straight.
6. Your blind spot is the area of the road:
you see in your side mirror.
directly behind your vehicle.
you cannot see without moving your head.
you see in your rearview mirror.
7. BAC is:
the number of ounces of alcohol in your blood.
the acronym for Beer ACcumulation.
the amount of alcohol in your body.
the percentage of alcohol in your blood.
8. When meeting a car with blinding headlights, you should:
look away and toward the left side of the road.
flash your lights on and off to warn the other driver.
look away and toward the right side of the road.
dim your lights and then speed up to pass quickly.
9. Drivers can not pass a vehicle on the left if:
they approach the top of a hill on a two-way road and can not see over it.
they are within 100 feet of a railroad crossing on a two-way roadway.
they can not safely return to the right lane before they reach a solid yellow center line for the right lane.
All of the above.
10. This road sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Sharp left turns ahead, in both directions.
The center lane in both directions of travel will soon turn left.
Vehicles may only travel in the center lane.
The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.
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MA DMV 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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