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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. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
traffic from all four directions must stop.
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
All of the above.
2. Left turns on a red light are allowed:
in school zones.
from a one-way street into a one-way street.
at intersections, after stopping, if the way is clear.
3. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No parking
No U-Turn
Two way left turn
No right turn
4. This road sign means:
advance warning sign
Limited parking
Playground warning
One way
Railroad crossing
5. ________ is the only effective way to reduce your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Drinking coffee
Taking a cold shower
Eating food
6. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
Yes, except for school zones.
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
7. If you are pulled over by law enforcement, you should:
get out of your vehicle and walk toward the patrol car.
unbuckle your seat belt and lower your window.
stay in the driver’s seat with both hands clearly in sight on the steering wheel.
turn off your interior light if stopped at night.
8. Drivers should be aware that a motorcyclist may:
quickly change speed or lane position.
move to the center of the lane on steel deck bridges.
decrease speed and rise off the seat when approaching a railroad crossing.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Slippery when wet
Merging traffic
Divided highway ends
Divided highway begins
10. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
go to the next entrance ramp.
None of the above.
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MA DMV Practice Test Facts

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