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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. The front brake is operated by:
the left-hand lever.
the left-foot pedal.
the right-foot pedal.
the right-hand lever.
2. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
at intersections.
in the left lane position.
in the center portion of the lane.
where dirt and gravel collect.
3. Which of the following should not be done at night?
Increase your speed.
Increase your following distance.
Use your high beam.
Adjust your lane position when necessary.
4. If your motorcycle group is larger than _______ riders, divide it into smaller groups.
3
5 or 6
2 or 3
4
5. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist:
up.
flat.
down.
slightly bent.
6. Motorcycle riders can improve their riding strategy by using the "SIPDE" process. SIPDE stands for:
Scan, identify, predict, decide, execute
See, identify, predict, decide, examine
See, identify, process, detect, execute
Scan, identify, proceed, direct, execute
7. 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.
8. In Maine, you must wear a helmet:
only when riding on highways.
at all times.
if you are under the age of 18.
only if you are the rider.
9. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
All of the other answers are correct.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
slow down as much as possible.
10. At night, you should use your high-beams when you are _____________ another vehicle.
following
neither following nor meeting
following or meeting
meeting
 
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MA Motorcycle Test

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