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Maryland Motorcycle Free Practice Test

You are about to take the Maryland MVA Motorcycle Online Practice Test. This sample test consists of 9 multiple choice questions and answers.

Please select the best answer for each question below and then click "Grade It!"

1. At minimum, your street-legal motorcycle should have:
a.
Headlight, taillight and brakelight
b.
Front and rear brakes
c.
A rear view mirror
d.
A horn and turn signals
e.
a and b and d
f.
All of the above
2. Blame doesn’t matter when someone is injured in a crash. There is rarely a single cause of any crash. The ability to ride aware, make critical decisions and carry them out:
a.
Separates beginning riders from all the rest
b.
Separates experienced riders from all the rest
c.
Separates responsible riders from all the rest
3. To lessen the chance of a crash occurring:
a.
Scan your path of travel 5 seconds ahead
b.
Stay in the center portion of your lane at all times
c.
Maintain an adequate space cushion
d.
Use your signals when there are other vehicles nearby
e.
All of the above
4. There is more to shifting gears than simply getting the motorcycle to pick up speed smoothly. Learning to use the gears when downshifting, turning or starting on hills is important for:
a.
Safe motorcycle operation
b.
Freeway, highway, and expressway riding only
c.
Only riding at the suggested speed limit
d.
Primarily for city driving
5. Road and surface characteristics, such as potholes, guardrails, bridges, telephone poles and trees:
a.
won’t move into your path and should not influence your riding strategy.
b.
may move into your path and influence your riding strategy.
c.
won’t move into your path but may influence your riding strategy.
6. Increase your chances of being seen at intersections by:
a.
By honking your horn and communicating with other drivers
b.
Provide a space cushion around the motorcycle that permits you to take evasive action.
c.
Wearing dark colored clothing
d.
Riding with your headlight on in a lane position that provides the best view of oncoming traffic
e.
a and c
f.
b and d
7. Motorcycles have “blind spots” like cars.
a.
True
b.
False
8. At night it is harder for you to see and be seen. Picking your headlight or taillight out of the car lights around you is not easy for other drivers. To compensate, you should:
a.
Keep your lane position– Maintain whatever portion of the lane you are riding in, in order to be seen.
b.
Use your low beam - This keeps glare down and reduces eye strain.
c.
Decrease distance – Distances are harder to judge at night than during the day.
d.
Reduce your speed – Ride even slower than you would during the day.
e.
All of the above
9. Only experienced riders should carry passengers or large loads. To carry passengers safely:
a.
Equip and adjust your motorcycle to carry passengers.
b.
Instruct the passenger before you start.
c.
Adjust your riding technique for the added weight.
d.
All of the above

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