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Massachusetts driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 18
Directions: Each learner’s permit exam has 25 multiple-choice questions. Topics covered on the exam include alcohol misuse, suspensions, and JOL violations, as well as rules of the road and identifying road signs.To pass the exam, you must answer 18 questions correctly within the allotted time of 25 minutes.

Full-service RMV Branches have automated testing stations (ATS), which are easy-to-use videoscreen kiosks that use a computer program to deliver learner’s permit exam questions visually. The ATS lets you practice with sample questions before beginning the actual exam. You must study the contents of this manual to be able to pass the learner’s permit exam.

The learner’s permit exam fee of $30 covers the cost of processing your application and administering your learner’s permit exam. If you fail the exam or your permit expires, you will be charged this fee again for another examination.
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1.
Which of the following best ensures your safety and the safety of those around you when you are backing your vehicle?
Honk your horn right before shifting into reverse.
Check behind the vehicle before you get into the driver's seat.
Check your rearview mirrors to see what is behind you.
Turn up the car radio before backing up to get the attention of anyone who may be around you.
2.
This sign means:
One-way traffic.
Divided highway ends.
Two-way traffic.
Keep left.
3.
A work zone:
May be moving or stationary.
Is marked with black and white signs.
Does not require a driver to slow down and pay extra attention.
All of the above.
4.
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in thickly settled areas and business districts is:
10 mph.
20 mph.
30 mph.
50 mph.
5.
What is the first thing you should adjust, if needed, when you get into a car to drive?
Your seat belt
The steering wheel
Your rearview mirror
Your seat
6.
A leaky exhaust system in your vehicle is dangerous because it can cause:
A loss of hearing.
Pollution.
Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Poor engine performance.
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