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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 steady green light at intersections means:
You may not turn right
You may drive through the intersection if the road is clear
You must stop and check for oncoming traffic before proceeding
You must increase your speed
2. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
There is a traffic signal ahead
Railroad crossing ahead
You must stop ahead
No Passing Zone
3. You can pass on the right:
when a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction is prepared to turn left.
when a vehicle ahead makes a right turn.
when a vehicle ahead makes a left turn.
when passing is restricted by parked cars.
4. Roads are most slippery:
when it stops raining.
just before it rains.
when it first starts to rain.
on hills.
5. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
watch for this species crossing the road.
park in the zoo area.
6. This road sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
a divided highway is ahead.
they are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
they cannot go straight ahead.
the one-way street or roadway is about to change to two-way traffic.
7. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a regulatory sign.
a warning sign.
a guide sign.
a speed reduction sign.
8. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No left turn
Sharp curve ahead
No U-turn
Winding road ahead
9. What do flashing red lights on a school bus indicate?
Traffic that approaches from either direction may proceed.
You must pass the school bus.
The bus is stopped to load or discharge passengers.
The bus is about to stop.
10. This traffic sign warns you about:
hill sign
merging traffic.
a hill or a downgrade up ahead on the road.
an intersection ahead.
a winding road.
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MA DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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