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Maine Motorcycle Permit Test

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 50
Passing score: 40
Directions: To obtain a motorcycle license in Maine, you must pass a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. The knowledge test consists of 50 questions from the Motorcycle Operator Manual. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass you must receive a score of 40 or better. There is no motorcycle manual in Spanish. The test is not available in Spanish.
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1.
On which of the following surfaces does a motorcycle have the best traction?
Dry pavement
Gravel
Snow
Leaves
2.
When you are stopped, you:
Should remain in first gear.
Should remain in neutral.
Should remain in fifth gear.
Can remain in any gear.
3.
To swerve correctly, you should:
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Press the handle grip in the direction you plan to swerve.
Press the handle grip in the direction opposite of where you plan to swerve.
4.
The front brake:
Is only safe to use when the roadway is slippery.
Is safe to use if used properly.
Should be used as an emergency brake.
Is less powerful than the rear brake.
5.
How much of a motorcycle's total braking power can the front brake supply?
About 10 percent
About 25 percent
About 50 percent
About 70 percent
6.
If you are riding when it starts to rain, it is a good idea to:
Ride down the center of the lane.
Increase your speed.
Ride in the tire tracks left by cars.
Pull onto the shoulder of the road.
7.
Studies show that nearly ______ of riders killed in motorcycle crashes had been drinking.
20 percent
40 percent
60 percent
80 percent
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