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Maryland MVA Motorcycle Practice Test 8 2019

(From the 2019 Maryland Motorcycle Manual)
Number of tests: 8
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. If riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings and the motorcycle begins to weave, you should
  • Tighten your hold on the handlerips and increase your speed to get past the hazard

  • Drive in a weaving pattern as much as possible

  • Ride on the shoulder as the road is likely to dangerous to ride on

  • Relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across

2. When riding in a group and the group is passing another vehicle it is best to:
  • Allow one rider to fully pass the other vehicle before another motorcycle rider begins to pass

  • Pass in a staggered formation, so the driver of the vehicle being passed is more likely to see the group members

  • Have the last rider in the group wave at the vehicle being passed to signal there are no other motorcycles approaching

  • Get past the other vehicle as soon as possible, so several members of the group may pass the vehicle at one time

3. What does this hand signal mean?
  • Right turn

  • Left turn

  • Slow or stop

  • Backing up

4. How does the stopping distance for motorcycles compare to cars?
  • Motorcycles need longer to stop

  • Cars need much longer to stop

  • Both motorcycles and cars take about the same amount of time to stop

  • Cars need a little longer to stop

5. Maximum straight-line braking is done by:
  • Using only the rear brake

  • Using only the front brake

  • Using both the front and rear brakes without locking either wheel

  • Using both front and rear brakes while locking the rear wheel

6. Helmeted riders are how many more times likely to survive a crash than those not wearing helmets?
  • 20 times

  • Two times

  • Three times

  • Six times