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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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8.
If a driver is following you too closely, you should:
Flash your brake light before you slow to warn the other driver.
Accelerate.
Pull over to the side of the road.
Slow down.
9.
When being passed, you should not move to the portion of the lane farthest from the passing driver because it:
Discourages the passing driver from cutting into your lane too early.
Encourages the passing driver to cut into your lane too early.
Encourages the passing driver to complete the pass as quickly as possible.
Encourages other drivers to pass you.
10.
The center portion of a lane often contains an oily strip. This strip:
Is not safe for motorcyclists at any time.
Is usually safe for motorcyclists, unless it is raining.
Should always be avoided since other parts of the lane do not have the oily strip.
Adds to traction for most motorcycle tires.
11.
Taking corners too fast:
Can cause the rider to go into another lane.
Is better than going too slowly.
Often causes the rider to stay in their lane.
Is acceptable because motorcycles are smaller than other types of vehicles.
12.
If in a no passing zone:
A motorcycle may still pass another vehicle.
A motorcycle is not allowed to pass another vehicle.
A motorcycle may pass another vehicle if the pass can be completed before another vehicle approaches.
A motorcycle may pass on the shoulder.
13.
As weight transfers to the front of your bike while you are braking, you should:
Gradually increase pressure to the front brake.
Use more rear brake pressure.
Not worry. The weight transfer will not have an effect on your motorcycle.
Try to lock the front tire.
14.
To lessen your chances of being involved in a crash, you should:
Use your turn signals to indicate that you plan to change lanes.
Tailgate other drivers.
Keep your eyes focused no more than 15 feet in front of your motorcycle.
Not use a headlight during the day.
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