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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. Anything that requires you to _______ could cause you to crash.
take your eyes off the road
take your attention away from driving
take your hands off the wheel
All of the above.
2. These are:
route signs
regulatory signs.
miles-left signs.
speed limit signs.
route signs.
3. At a stop sign there is no stop line, you must stop:
before the traffic light turns red.
after you enter the crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
before you enter the crosswalk.
4. Road signs that direct drivers to services are:
brown and white.
green and white.
blue and white.
black and white.
5. If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should:
get some coffee.
get an energy drink.
stop driving.
open your window.
6. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, you must:
move into the left lane, or to the left side of a single lane.
move into the right lane, or to the left side of a single lane.
move into the right lane, or to the right side of a single lane.
None of the above.
7. If your car breaks down on the highway, you should:
use your four-way flashers to warn other drivers.
flash your headlights at oncoming traffic.
stop in the right lane.
sound your horn to warn passing vehicles.
8. A flashing yellow traffic signal means:
Stop and proceed when a green light appears.
Slow down and be alert at the upcoming intersection.
No right turn.
The same thing as a stop sign.
9. This sign means:
school sign
Shopping center ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
10. If an approaching driver does not dim the headlights, you should:
move your eyes to the right and avoid looking directly at the bright lights.
switch to daytime lights.
flash your headlights to low beam for a second, then return to high beam.
move your eyes to the left to help avoid the glare of approaching high beams.
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MA RMV Test Facts

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