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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 road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Do not pass
No turn on red
Do not enter
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
2. This road sign means:
do not enter
Railroad crossing
Yield the right-of-way
Do not enter
Pass with caution
3. This road sign means:
stay right sign
Keep to the side indicated by the arrow
Stop sign ahead
Side road
Low shoulder
4. When the driver behind you wants to pass, you should:
change lanes.
speed up.
use your brake lights.
slow down to allow room for the other driver to complete the pass safely.
5. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Church ahead
Do not enter
Intersection ahead
Side road
6. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
U-turns are not allowed.
they must not make a right turn.
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
None of the above.
7. Arrows on the roadway:
indicate reserved lanes.
show which lanes you must use.
indicate HOV lanes.
indicate that you cannot pass or change lanes.
8. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you increase the chance of a crash.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
All of the above.
9. When they see this road sign, drivers must:
wrong way sign
treat it as a Yield sign.
not drive past this sign.
treat it as a 4-Way Stop sign.
come to a complete stop and call the police.
10. You want to turn left at an intersection ahead. A car reaches the intersection from the opposite direction and moves straight ahead. You:
must wait for the car to go through before you turn.
can turn left. You have the right of way.
may not enter the intersection to prepare for your left turn if the light is green.
must make a U-turn and then turn right.
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MA DMV Written Test

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