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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 is:
side road sign
a right curve sign.
a side road sign.
a merging traffic sign.
a reduction of lanes sign.
2. Drinking alcohol while taking drugs:
could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
reduces the effects of the drug or medicine.
reduces the effects of the alcohol.
has no effect, they are different substances.
3. You may not pass another vehicle on either side of a _______ centerline.
single broken yellow
solid or broken yellow
single broken white
double solid yellow
4. You are stopped at a stop sign and you are going to go straight through the intersection. A car on the cross road has stopped at the same time at a stop sign on your right and is going to go straight. Who has the right-of-way??
No one.
The car on your right.
Whoever enters the intersection first.
5. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a narrow bridge ahead.
a low place in the road.
low clearance.
a winding road.
6. When you need to enter a freeway exit ramp:
pass slower vehicles on the right.
don't slow down on the freeway itself, and maintain your speed once in the exit ramp.
don't slow down on the freeway itself. Wait until you are in the deceleration lane.
slow down before entering the exit ramp.
7. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 12,000 lbs. allowed
Hill or downgrade up ahead
8. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
make alcohol the focus of the event.
stop drinking several minutes before you intend to leave.
9. If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:
sound your horn.
flash your headlights.
flash your brake lights.
use your emergency lights.
10. What shape is a yield sign?
Upside-down triangle
Vertical rectangle
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MA RMV Knowledge Test

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