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Maryland MVA Motorcycle Practice Test 13 2018

(From the 2018 Maryland Motorcycle Manual)
Number of tests: 13
Number of questions: 30
Passing score: 84

Directions: To get a motorcycle license in Maryland, you must pass a knowledge test. The Maryland Knowledge test consists of 25 questions. You must score 84% to pass that test. The following questions are based on the details provided in the Maryland Motorcycle Manual. If you need additional information, please contact your local DMV office. You can find your nearest DMV office at Maryland DMV locations.

You have made 2 errors so far.
1. When it starts to rain it is usually best to:
  • Pull off to the side until the rain stops

  • Ride in the center of the lane

  • Increase your speed

  • Ride in the tire tracks left by cars

2. When crossing railroad tracks that are not parallel to the road, you should
  • Always cross the tracks at a 90 degree angle

  • Try to cross the tracks at least at a 45 degree angle

  • Try to get to the shoulder to considerably reduce speed before crossing the tracks.

  • try to avoid crossing the tracks, possibly finding a different route

3. If a driver is tailgating you, you should:
  • Block them from passing

  • Allow them to pass

  • Speed up

  • Move to one side, so you can share the lane

4. The center portion of a lane often contains an oily strip. This strip:
  • should be avoided since other parts of the lane do not have the oily strip

  • adds to traction for most motorcycle tires

  • is usually safe for driving on, except when it begins to rain

  • is not safe for driving on at any time

5. Before changing lanes, motorcycle drivers should turn their heads to look because:
  • Motorcycles have blind spots, just like other vehicle

  • You should try to make eye contact with other drivers near you

  • By turning your head you can catch the attention of other drivers

  • Mirrors are not really helpful

6. Which of the following will help you ride safely on slippery surfaces?
  • Maintaining or increasing your speed

  • Using the center lane

  • Using only the front brake

  • Using both brakes