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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. This sign warns drivers that:
reduction of lanes sign
there is a one lane bridge ahead.
drivers in the left lane have the right-of-way
the right lane ends.
the road ahead is narrow.
2. This sign indicates that:
advisory speed sign
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
the safe speed around the curve ahead is at least 25 MPH.
there is a school zone after the curve.
the highest safe speed drivers should travel around the curve ahead is 25 MPH.
3. A flashing yellow light means:
The light will soon change from green to red.
Yield the right-of-way to other traffic at the intersection.
Drive with caution.
You have the right-of-way.
4. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Drivers cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction.
Left turns are not allowed where this sign is displayed.
Vehicles turning left must make a U-turn.
Sharp turn ahead.
5. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Pull your vehicle off the road and park it.
Turn on your emergency lights.
Open the side window so you can see.
All of the above.
6. You should increase your following distance when:
following a motorcycle.
driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision.
exiting a freeway.
All of the above.
7. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Stop if you can.
Go. The light will soon be red.
If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping.
8. What does it mean if an oncoming driver flashes headlights at you during a period of low visibility?
Your vehicle was difficult to see. You should turn on your headlights.
Your headlights are too bright. You should turn them off.
You are driving in the wrong direction. Make a U-turn as soon as possible.
Your headlights are too bright. You should use parking lights instead.
9. Before crossing any railroad tracks, you must:
look and listen for trains.
make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
wait until the crossing gates are completely up.
All of the above.
10. This sign means:
night speed
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
The recommended speed limit is 45 MPH.
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MA RMV Knowledge Test Facts

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