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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. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
maximize the space cushion around you.
are not in a blind spot.
are avoiding hazards.
All of the above.
2. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
sit as far back as possible.
gradually increase your speed.
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
3. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant level should be checked:
every week.
every month.
once a year.
every day.
4. The best way to carry small loads on a motorcycle is to:
fasten the load securely with ropes.
keep the load forward.
None of the other answers is correct.
stack the load against a frame on the back of the seat.
5. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
Tire pressure
Cuts and scrapes
Tread wear
All of the above.
6. When you make a turn you should:
roll on the throttle through the turn.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
look through the turn to where you want to go.
All the other answers are correct.
7. You can increase your visibility to ther drivers by:
Wearing reflective clothing
Keeping both feet on the pegs.
Rising slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs
Increasing your following distance
8. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
they make eye contact with you.
9. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Holding in the clutch
Maintaining or increasing your speed
Avoiding sudden moves
Leaning back
10. The oily strip that collects drippings from cars is usually found:
in school zones.
in the left portion of the lane.
in the center portion of the lane.
in the right portion of the lane.
 
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MA DMV Motorcycle Test

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