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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. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Gravel roads
All the other answers are correct.
2. Your passenger should:
sit as far forward as possible.
keep his or her feet on the footrests.
lean as you lean.
All of the above.
3. If you approach a blind intersection:
make sure you are not being followed.
you should make a U-turn as soon as possible.
pull away from the curb without checking for traffic behind.
move to the portion of the lane that will bring you into another driver’s field of vision as soon as possible.
4. Riding in the ________________ lane position discourages other vehicles from trying to share your lane.
Left or right
5. Which lane position should be avoided by motorcyclists?
6. You should use both brakes at the same time:
in emergencies only.
when riding on hills.
None of the other answers is correct.
every time you slow or stop.
7. The best way to handle tailgaters is to:
get them in front of you.
flash your brake light.
tell them they can pass you.
increase the space cushion between you and the tailgater.
8. Knowing when and how to stop or swerve are two critical skills in avoiding a crash. Most riders involved in a crash:
separate braking from swerving.
overbrake the rear tire and pull in the clutch.
underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
underbrake the rear tire and overbrake the front.
9. In normal turns, you should:
remain upright while the motorcycle leans.
lean at the same angle as the motorcycle.
lean in the opposite direction.
None of the other answers is correct.
10. Sit on your motorcycle so you can use your arms to:
make hand signals.
hold yourself up.
apply the brakes.
control the motorcycle.
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MA Motorcycle Test

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