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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. More than one vehicle is approaching a four-way stop sign. Who has the right of way?
The driver on the left.
The first driver to reach the intersection and stop.
The last driver to reach the intersection.
No one.
2. This sign means:
no parking
U-turns are not allowed.
No parking on pavement.
Parking is not allowed.
None of the above.
3. This sign indicates:
slippery road sign
Winding road. Drive with caution.
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead. Slow your speed.
Warning: drunk drivers.
4. Speed limit signs are:
warning signs
destination signs (guide signs)
regulatory signs
service signs
5. When they see a crossbuck sign, drivers:
must always come to a complete stop.
are legally required to yield the right of way to trains.
must slow down and wait for the red lights to flash.
must cross the intersection immdiately.
6. If you hear a thumping sound while driving, you should:
hook your shoe under the gas pedal and see if you can free it.
get off the road and check your tires.
pull the steering wheel back.
try your emergency lights.
7. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Yield right-of-way to bicycles
Bicycles have the same rights as other vehicles
Bicycle parking ahead
Bicycles cross or ride beside traffic
8. This road sign indicates that:
restricted lane ahead sign
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
Vehicles cannot go straight ahead, and must turn either to the right or left.
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
None of the above.
9. When driving, it is important to keep a space cushion _________ your vehicle.
only behind
only to the sides of
only in front of
on all sides of
10. Drivers must yield for emergency vehicles:
when they see a flashing red or blue light or hear a siren.
only when other vehicles yield.
None of the above.
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MA Knowledge Test Facts

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