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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. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
School zone
Speed limit
2. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
A flashing red light.
A steady red light.
A stop sign.
A police officer.
3. Drive below the posted speed limit when:
entering a highway where there are other cars.
others drive below the speed limit.
you are on a four lane road.
anything makes conditions less than perfect.
4. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
Schedule regular stops.
All of the above.
5. What do warning signs mean?
Drivers are approaching a hazardous location.
Danger ahead.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
All of the above.
6. This sign warns of a ________ ahead.
hill sign
soft shoulder
no passing zone
7. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
None of the other answers are correct.
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
8. To avoid being in a truck driver’s blind spot, you should:
avoid driving on either side of the truck and don’t tailgate.
sound your horn.
reduce your following distance.
never pass the truck and put your headlights on.
9. Parking is not allowed:
within 250 feet of a traffic light.
In an intersection.
within 300 feet of a pedestrian safety area.
on public roads.
10. When driving on slippery roads, drivers should:
avoid crossing bridges or intersections.
increase their following distance.
change lanes quickly.
brake harder than usual.
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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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