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Prior to applying for a Massachusetts Motorcycle License (“Class M”) you must obtain a learner’s permit. To obtain a learner’s permit, you must be at least sixteen 16, complete an application, present valid identification, pay a fee, and pass a knowledge test. The Massachusetts motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must get a score of 18 (72%) or more. The test will cover the information from the Massachusetts Motorcycle Manual. If you do not have a Class D license, you must pass both a Class D knowledge test and a Class M knowledge test.
1. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
speed up.
decrease your speed.
maintain or decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
2. To increase your chances of being seen, you should:
ride in large groups.
avoid riding at night.
avoid riding in heavy traffic.
wear reflective clothing.
3. When parking at the roadside, you should park at an angle:
within 5 feet of the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with your rear wheel on the curb.
4. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are available to a motorcycle?
One
Four
Three
Two
5. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
roll on the throttle.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
pull in the clutch.
apply the rear brake.
6. If you are chased by a dog:
approach the animal slowly, then speed up.
stop until the animal loses interest.
kick it away.
swerve around the animal.
7. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
On multi-lane roads.
At intersections.
In school zones.
In residential areas.
8. When deciding if it safe to pass, you should not:
pass if signs or pavement markings prohibit passing.
pass a school bus with flashing red lights.
All the other answers are correct.
follow another vehicle that is passing a car in front of you.
9. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
rear brake
clutch
chain
front brake
10. Which of the following is the most likely place for a collision?
A curve
An intersection
A hill
A one-way road
 
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
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