General Knowledge Test

General Knowledge Test
General Knowledge — Practice Test Questions
1) What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
A. State law requires vehicle inspections
B. Safety is the most important reason to inspect your vehicle
C. To make sure your lights are working properly
D. To check for over inflated tires
2) What things should you check during a trip?
A. Watch for pedestrians crossing
B. Check brake fluid level
C. Watch gauges for signs of trouble
D. Make sure your signals are working properly
3) Name some key steering parts.
A. Tires, rims, lug nuts
B. Leaf springs, bellows, eye bolt
C. Axle, control arm, pressure plate
D. Spindle, tie rod, drag link
4) Name a suspension system defect.
A. Leaking shock absorbers
B. Under inflated tires
C. Loose lug nuts
D. Cracked brake cylinder
5) ‘What 3 kinds of emergency equipment should you have?
A. Flash light, tire gauge, tire inflation foam
B. First aid kit, bandage gauze, pain reliever
C. Fire extinguisher, spare electrical fuses, warning device
D. Exterior hazard light, cell phone, wheel chock
6) What is the minimum tread depth for front tires?
A. 4/32 inch
B. 2/32 inch
C. 7/16 inch
D. 3/8 inch
7) What is the minimum tread depth for other tires?
A. 4/32 inch
B. 2/32 inch
C. 7/16 inch
D. 3/8 inch
8) Name some things you should check on the front of your vehicle during the walk around
inspection? |
A. Fuel tank, engine, tires
B. Brakes, air lines, suspension
-C. Signal and clearance lights, headlights
D. Cab area, coupling system, rims
9) What should wheel bearing seals be checked for?
A. Tightness
B. Leaking
C. Fluid level
D. Safety
10) How many reflective triangles should you carry?
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11) Why should you back toward the driver’s side?
A. State law requires backing toward the driver’s side
B. Because it takes less time
C. Because you can see better |
D. So you won’t have to look over your passenger
12) What is a pull-up? I
A. Re-positioning of your vehicle when backing
B. A replacement for backing
C. Short forward movement to save brake wear
D. A Diaper
. 13) Ifstopped on a hill, how can you start moving without rolling back?
A. Place wheel chock under front wheel
B. Place wheel chock under rear wheel
C. Partly engage clutch before taking your foot off the brake
D. Use your parking brake
14) When backing, why is it important to use a helper?
A. To help avoid blind spots
B. To watch for obstacles
C. To free the passenger side mirror
D. So you will not have to do all of the work
15) What's the most important hand signal that you and the helper should agree on?
A. Pull up
B. Back up
C. Go
D. Stop
16) What are the 2 special conditions where you should downshift?
A. Before stopping and exiting a curve
B. Before starting off and driving uphill
C. Before shutting engine off and before exiting vehicle
D. Before starting down a hill and before entering a curve
17) When should you downshift automatic transmissions?
A. Before starting downgrade
B. Before starting upgrade
C. Before entering curve
D. Before exiting curve
18) Retarders keep you from skidding when the road is slippery. True or False?
A. True
B. False
19) What are the 2 ways to know when to shift?
A. Engine sound, engine temperature
B. Engine speed, road speed
C. Eight seconds after leaving previous gear, clutch loosens
D. Clutch tightens, rpms drop
20) How far ahead should you look when driving?
A. 10 to 12 seconds |
B. 8-10 seconds
C. 12 to 15 seconds
D. 15-17 seconds
21) What are the 2 main things to look for ahead?
A. Traffic and road conditions
B. Vehicles and stoplights
C. Disabled vehicles and obstacles
D. Curves and potholes
22) What's your most important way to see the sides and rear?
A. Use your helper
B. Use your mirrors
C. Use your signals
D. Use your horn
23) What does "communicating" mean in safe driving?
A. Using cell phones
B. Braking often
C. Using your horn
D. Signaling your intentions
24) Where should your reflectors be placed when stopped on a divided highway?
A. 50°/50°/50° |
B. 100°/50°/50°
C. 10°/100°/100’
D. 100°/100°/10°
25) What 3 things add up to total stopping distance?
A. Stopping distance/ reaction distance/ perception distance
B. Vehicle distance/ stopping distance/ reaction distance
C. Braking distance/ obstacle distance/ stopping distance
D. Perception distance/ reaction distance/ braking distance
26) If you go twice as fast, your stopping distance will increase by twice or 4 times?
A. Twice
B. Four times
27) Empty trucks have the best braking. True or False?
A. True
B. False
28) What is "hydroplaning"?
A. Tires lose contact with road and have no traction
B. Turning steering wheel but vehicle doesn’t turn
C. Braking but vehicle doesn’t stop
D. Form of surfing
29) What is "black ice"?
A. Very hot slippery tar
B. Oil slick on the roadway
C. Snow on the roadway
D. Thin sheet of clear ice on roadway
30) You should use low beams whenever you can. True or False?
A. True
B. False
31) What should you do before you drive if you are drowsy?
A. Eat
B. Sleep
C. Drink coffee
D. Exercise
32) What effects can wet brakes cause?
A. Slower stopping speed |
B. Hydroplaning
C. Brake wear —
D. Lack of braking power
33) You should let air out of hot tires so the pressure goes back to normal. True or False?
A. True
B. False
34) You can safely remove the radiator cap as long as the engine isn't overheated. True or
False?
A. True
B. False
35) What factors determine your selection of a "safe" speed when going down a long, steep
downgrade?
A. Speed/ space/ distance / perception
B. Reaction time/ distance/ speed/ vehicle size
C. Weight of vehicle/ length of grade/ steepness/ road conditions/ weather -
— D. Perception/ reaction/ speed of vehicle/ stopping distance
36) Why should you be in proper gear before starting down a hill?
A. So you can focus on braking
B. You may not be able to shift back into any gear and all braking effect will be lost
C. To maintain speed
D. So you will not damage the transmission
37) Describe the proper braking technique when going down a long, steep downgrade.
38) Whatisa "hazard"?
A. Any road condition or user that is a possible danger
B. Any obstacle in the roadway
C. Anything that obstructs the roadway
D. A game of chance
39) Why make emergency plans when you see a hazard?
A. So you won’t hurt your vehicle or anyone else
B. So you will have more time to act
C. So you won’t have to make plans afterward
D. To avoid hitting something
40) Stopping is not always the safest thing to do in an emergency. True or False?
A. True |
B. False
41) What is an advantage of going right instead of left around an obstacle?
A. You will avoid skidding
B. You will avoid hydroplaning
C. You will avoid drivers passing on the left
D. You will avoid a head on collision
42) What is an "escape ramp"?
A. A highway exit in case you can't change lanes
B. Any highway exit .
C. An extra lane to pass slower traffic
D. An exit at the bottom of a hill to slow you down and stop
43) If a tire blows out, you should put the brakes on hard to stop quickly. True or False?
A. True
B. False
44) What is one thing to do at an accident scene to prevent another accident?
A. Stop your vehicle immediately no matter which lane you are in
B. Stand in the middle of the lane and wave to oncoming traffic
C. Call your boss
D. Put out flares
45) Name 2 causes of tire fires?
A. Speed and excessive braking
B. Over inflated tires and turning sharply
C. Weight of vehicle and road conditions
D. Under inflated tires and duals that touch
46) What kind of fire is a B:C extinguisher good for?
A. Electrical, fuel
B. Meat, cheese
C. Wood, paper, cloth
D. Metal, rubber
47) When using your extinguisher, should you get as close as possible to the fire?
A.Yes
B. No
48) Name a cause of vehicle fires.
A. Flammable cargo
B. Sudden stopping
C. Overheating
D. Excessive road temperature
49) For what 3 things related to cargo are drivers responsible?
A. Size of cargo, where cargo is placed, and unbalanced cargo
B. Inspection of cargo, balanced weight of cargo, secured cargo
50) How often while on the road must you stop to inspect your cargo?
A. Every 3 hours or 150 miles
B. Every 6 hours or 300 miles
C. Before and after your trip
51) What is the "gross combination weight" (GVW)?
A. Weight of cargo, plus weight of drivers and passengers
B. The maximum weight specified by the manufacturer that a vehicle can hold
C. Weight of trailer plus weight of cargo
D. Weight of power unit, plus trailer, plus cargo
52) Name a situation where legal maximum weight may not be safe.
A. Mountain traveling
B. Crossing bridges
C. Overloading
D. Transporting hazardous materials
53) What can happen if you don't have enough weight on the front axle?
A. Your front end will hydroplane
B. Can cause poor traction
C. Will cause "fishtailing"
D. Will damage shock absorbers
54) What is the minimum number of tie downs for a 20 foot load?
A. At least one tie down for every 20 feet
B. At least two tie downs for every 10 feet
C. At least one tie down for every 5 feet
D. At least one tie down for every 10 feet
55) What is the minimum number of tie downs for any flatbed load?
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56) Name 1 basic reason for covering cargo on an open road.
A. Protect cargo from theft
B. Insurance requirements
C. Protect the cargo from weather
D. State law requirements
57) What must you check before transporting a sealed load?
A. Cargo is secured inside container
B. Container is locked
C. Check that you don’t exceed height restrictions
D. Check that you don’t exceed weight restrictions
58) Stab braking should not be used on vehicles:
A. Equipped with air brakes
B. Hauling hazardous materials
C. Towing trailers
D. Equipped with anti-lock brakes
59) What should you always do when traveling down a long downgrade?
A. Apply brakes when your vehicle exceeds the safe speed by 5 mph
B. Use stab braking
C. Use the braking effect of the engine
D. Apply trailer brakes
60) Bridge formulas are designed to:
A. Permit less maximum axle weight for axles that are farther apart
B. Permit less maximum axle weight for axles that are closer together
C. Permit same maximum axle weight for any axle spacing
D. Same formula used to total the GVWR
61) Which statement is true?
A. You can always trust other drivers to turn in the direction they are signaling
B. Drivers with rental trucks are often not used to driving a large vehicle and may be more
dangerous
62) The first offense for driving a commercial vehicle under the influence of drugs or
alcohol will cause you to lose your CDL for:
A. 6 months —
B. 2 years
C. 1 year
D. 3 years
63) Your vehicle will be placed "out of service" if this many leaves are broken or missing?
A. Any atall
B. One third of total number
C. One half of total number
D. One fourth of total number
64) Can your truck or bus be inspected by federal inspectors?
A; Yes
B. Only to the point of entry
C. Yes, but cannot place you out of service
D. Yes, and can also place you out of service
65) Can I use over-the-counter medication when operating a CMV?
A. Yes, but only take half a dose
B. Should not be used because it can make you sleepy
C. Yes, but only during daylight hours
D. As long as the dispatcher say’s it is ok.
66) Which of these statements is True?
A. You should use your high beams from 7 pm til 7 am
B. Most drivers are more alert at night than during the day
C. Many accidents occur between 12 am and 6 am
D. Hazards are easier to see at night
67) Which statement is True about rear drive-wheel braking skids?
A. When pulling a trailer, the trailer can push the towing vehicle sideways.
B. The locked wheels have more traction than the ones that are rolling.
C. It is not a cause of jackknifing.
D. The vehicles front wheels will slide sideways.
68) Which of these can you NOT check at the same time?
A. Clearance lights and 4 way flashers
B. Taillights and clearance lights
C. Headlights and clearance lights
D. Brake lights, 4 way flashers and turn signal
69) Which of the following will occur after you start your engine?
A. Manifold exhaust indicator gauge will rise to 190 degrees.
B. The water temperature gauge will rise to normal operating temp.
C. In 10-15 minutes the air pressure gauge will rise to normal.
D. In 4-5 minutes the oil pressure gauge will rise to normal.
70) If your vehicle is 40 feet long and you are traveling 50 mph, what is the safe following
distance?
A. 3 seconds
B. 4 seconds
C. 7 seconds
D. 5 seconds
71) You can be placed out of service if your Blood Alcohol Concentration is:
A. 1.0% or higher |
B. Any amount detectable
С. .03% or higher
D. .04% or higher
72) What should you do when you see a hazard in the road in front of you?
A. Turn on your 4 way flashers to warn other drivers
B. Stop in the roadway, set out triangles and go to the back of your vehicle to flag down drivers
C. Stop quickly and exit the roadway if possible
D. Steer and counter-steer around the hazard
73) Why should you conduct a pre-trip inspection?
A. To see if you can add more freight to your load
B. To make sure the vehicle is safe to operate
C. To avoid being placed out of service
D. To add time to your logbook
74) What happens when a tire blows out at highway speed?
A. The low air pressure alarm will come on
B. You will hear a loud hissing sound coming from your tire
C. You will feel a vibration :
D. There will be an immediate drop in speed
75) Which of these statements is True about tire pressure?
A. You should reduce air pressure in warmer weather
B. You do not have to check the air pressure in a pre-trip inspection
C. The air pressure in the tire increases when the temperature rises
D. All of the above
76) You should use your horn:
A. When changing lanes
B. To help you avoid a collision
C. When a car gets in your way
D. To make a deer move away from the roadside
77) Convex mirrors will:
A. Show a wider view than flat mirrors
B. Make objects appear closer than they actually are
C. Make objects appear smaller than they actually are
D. Make objects appear larger than they actually are
78) What type of fire will water extinguish?
A. Tire
B. Gasoline
C. Diesel
D. Electrical
79) If you are traveling down a long grade and your brakes start to get weak, you should:
A. Pump the brake pedal |
B. Downshift and continue
C. Stop as quickly as possible
D. Continue to the bottom, then stop and check the brakes
80) Why is it important to shift gears properly?
A. To keep the engine at the proper temperature
B. To keep the radiator cool
C. To keep the oil flowing through the crankcase
D. To help maintain control of the vehicle
81) When starting off on dry, level pavement, it is normally not necessary to:
A. Press on the gas pedal and pop out the clutch
B. Apply the parking brake
C. Both A and B
82) With low-beam headlights on, you can see
A. 250 feet ahead
B. 200 feet ahead
C. 150 feet ahead
D. 300 feet ahead
83) Which of these conditions can produce a skid?
A. Over steering
B. Over braking
C. Driving too fast
D. All of the above
84) What should you do if you are being tailgated?
A. Slam on your brakes
B. Turn on your 4 way flashers
C. Increase following distance
D. Motion for the driver to pass
85) When should you use controlled braking?
A. If the vehicle is equipped with anti-lock braking
B. Only use with hydraulic brakes
C. You need to stop quickly
D. To keep the vehicle in a straight line when braking
86) Which of the following is True when driving in cold weather?
A. Use anti-freeze in your windshield washer fluid
B. Use bleach on. your tires to increase traction
C. If the temp is below freezing, the engine will not freeze
D. Exhaust leaks are not a concern
87) When drinking alcohol, which is affected first?
A. Judgment and self control
B. Kidney control
C. Coordination
D. Muscle control
88) When backing to a dock, which of the following is NOT True?
A. Always back toward the drivers side if possible
B. Use a helper and hand signals
C. Back slowly until you bump the dock
89) What is controlled braking? _
A. Used if the vehicle does not have anti-lock brakes
B. Applying brake firmly, but not enough to lock up
C. Applying brake to lock up, then releasing and reapplying
D. Applying brake to lock the wheelsup
90) What should you do when traveling through a construction zone?
A. Only reduce speed if you see a worker near the road
B. Watch for holes in the road and drop offs
C. Stop before entering, then proceed in low gear
D. Go as quickly as possible to avoid congestion
91) When your brakes are wet, it Is very easy to:
A. Hydroplane if traveling faster than 30 mph
B. Hydroplane
C. Overheat your brakes
D. Jackknife the trailer
92) If you are stopped on the shoulder of the road on a divided highway, you must:
A. Place reflective triangles or flares within 10 minutes of stopping
B. Flag down the next passing motorist and request assistance
C. Wait for road-side assistance
D. Turn off your vehicle
93) The maximum speed limit for a school bus on a highway is:
A. 50 mph
B. 55 mph
C. 45 mph
D. 65 mph
94) When conducting a pre-trip inspection of the steering system, you would not inspect:
A. Missing nuts, bolts or other parts on the steering box
B. Leaking shock absorbers
C. Power steéring hoses, pumps and fluid level
D. Power steering fluid leaks
95) Before entering a curve, you should:
A. Slow down to a safe speed and downshift before entering the curve
B. Up-shift and accelerate before entering the curve
С. Come to a stop before entering the curve
96) You must come to a full stop at railroad crossings:
A. Always
B. When carrying passengers or hazardous cargo
C. At night
D. If the crossing is unmarked
97) You may not drive for morethan hours following your last period of 8
consecutive hours off duty.
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98) About of all fatal crashes involve drinking drivers.
A. One-third
B. One-half
C. One-quarter
D. Two-thirds
99) When you double your speed, it takes times as much distance
to stop your vehicle.
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100) "Offtracking" is:
A. Driving on a dirt road
B. Passing on the right
C. Pulling onto the shoulder of the road
D. Trailer wheels following a different path. than the tractor wheels
101) How far ahead should a driver be looking while driving a vehicle?
a. 1/8 mile.
b. 1/4 mile.
c. 1/2 mile.
d. 3/4 mile.
102) You are driving a heavy vehicle and must exit the highway using an off ramp that
curves downhill. You should:
a. use the posted speed limit for the ramp.
b. slow down to a safe speed before the ramp.
c. wait until you are in the curve before you start to downshift.
d. shift to a higher gear before the turn.
103) Which of these statements are true about downshifting?
a. When you downshift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve.
b. When you downshift for a hill, you should do so after you start down the grade.
c. When you downshift for a curve, you should do so after you enter the curve.
d. When you downshift for a curve, do so just after the curve.
104) Which fires can you put out with water?
a. tire fires.
b. fuel fires.
c. electrical fires.
d. chemical fires.
105) Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true.
a. never get out and look before backing.
b. You should avoid backing whenever you can.
c. When you use a helper, he/she should use clear voice signals
d. it is safer to back to the right side of the vehicle than it is to the drivers side.
6. The key point in balancing cargo weight is to keep the load.
a. to the front.
b. to the rear.
c. centered.
d. low to the floor.
107) In normal driving some drivers use the hand valve before the brake pedal to prevent a
jackknife. Which of these statements are true?
a. This should not be done.
b. This results in less skidding.
c. Lets driver steer with both hands.
d. Best way to brake in a straight line.
108) There are two things a driver can do to prevent a roll over, the first, keep the cargo as
close to the floor as possible and what is the other?
a. make sure the brakes are adjusted.
b. keep both hands firmly on the wheel.
c. go slow around turns.
d. keep 5th wheel free play tight.
109) Brakes can get wet when you drive through a heavy rain. Wet brakes can cause?
a. wheel lockup.
b. trailer jackknife.
c. pulling to one side.
d. all the above.
110) You are checking your steering and exhaust systems during a pre-trip inspection.
Which of these statements is true?
a. Steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees ( 2 inches on a 20-inch steering wheel) can make
it hard to steer.
b. Leaks in the exhaust system are not a problem if they are outside of the cab.
с. Some leakage of power steering fluid is normal.
d. if you find a leak in the exhaust system, drive with the window open.
111) Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do
not take action. ; ! .
a. You can almost always turn to miss an obstacle more quickly than you can stop.
b. Stopping is always the safest action in a traffic emergency.
¢. Leaving the road is always more risky than hitting another vehicle.
d. Unbuckle your seat belt before impact so you will not be trapped inside your vehicle.
112) Which of these is a good rule to follow when driving at night?
a. Always use your high beams at night.
b. Look directly at the oncoming headlights.
c. Keep your speed slow enough to stop within the range of your headlights.
d. Keep your instrument lights bright. |
113) Which of these statements are true about brakes?
a. The heavier a vehicle or the faster it is moving, the more heat the brakes have to absorb to stop
it.
b. Brakes have more stopping power when they get very hot.
c. When going down hill, heavy use of the brakes is recommended.
d. Brake drums cool very quickly.
114) Which of these is the most important thing to remember about emergency brakes?
a. Disconnecting the steering axle brakes will keep the vehicle in a straight line.
b. To keep the rear wheels from skidding, brake hard.
c. Never do it without downshifting first..
d. If the wheels are skidding, you cannot control the vehicle.
115) How do you test hydraulic brakes for leaks?
a. Hydraulic brakes can not leak, so there is no need to test them.
b. Move the vehicle slowly and see if it stops when the brakes are applied.
c. With vehicle stopped, pump the pedal three times, apply firm pressure, hold for five seconds
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d. Step on the brake pedal and the accelerator at the same time and see if the vehicle moves.
116) You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercial driver
license. When can you legally haul hazardous materials?
a. When the load does not require placards.
b. When the gvwr is 26,001 Ibs or more.
c. When the shipment will not cross State lines.
d. When a person who has the hazardous materials endorsement rides in the vehicle.
117) You are checking your wheels and rims during a pre-trip inspection. Which of these
statements is true?
a. Rust around wheel nuts may mean they are loose.
b. Cracked wheels or rims can be used if they have been welded.
c. Missing, bent or broken studs are not a safety hazard.
d. Mismatched lock rings may be used on the same vehicle.
118) To avoid a crash, you had to drive on the right shoulder. How should you move back
onto the pavement?
a. Come to a complete stop, if possible, before steering back onto the pavement.
b. Brake hard to slow the vehicle, then steer sharply onto the pavement.
c. Steer sharply onto the pavement, then brake hard as you counter steer.
d. Keep moving at the present speed and steer very gently back onto the pavement.
119) If you are being tailgated, you should?
a. Increase the space in front of your vehicle.
b. Flash your brake lights.
c. Speed up.
d. Signal the tailgater when it is safe to pass.
120) Which of these statements about staying alert to drive is true?
a. A half hour brake for coffee will do more to keep you alert than a half hour nap.
b. There are drugs that can over come being tired.
с. It is not possible to fall asleep while sitting up.
d. The only thing that can cure fatigue is sleep.
121) Which of these statements about speed management is true?
a. Empty trucks always stop faster than fully loaded ones.
b. As the speed of the vehicle doubles, its stopping distance also doubles.
с. Choose a driving speed that lets you stop in the space that you can see ahead.
d. Following to closely is not a problem if the driver is alert.
122) How far should a driver look ahead of the vehicle while driving?
a. 1-2 seconds.
b. 5-8 seconds.
c. 12-15 seconds.
d. 18-21 seconds.
123) You are driving a 40 foot vehicle at 45 mph. Driving conditions are ideal (dry
pavement, good visibility). The least amount of space that you should keep in front of your
vehicle to be safe is the distance you would travel in:
a. 2 seconds.
b. 3 seconds.
c. 4 seconds.
d. 5 seconds
124) Which of these statements about drinking alcohol is true?
a. Some people aren't effected by drinking.
b. A few beers has the same effect on driving as a few shots of whiskey.
c. Coffee and fresh air can sober a person up.
d. If you drink alcohol fast enough, it will effect you less.
125) As the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
a. The effects of alcohol decreases.
b. The drinker is always aware of increased effects.
c. The person is even more dangerous if allowed to drive.
d. The driver can sober up in less time.
126) Driving under the influence of a drug which makes you drive unsafely is?
a. Permitted if it is prescribed by a doctor.
b. Against the law. |
c. Permitted if it is a diet or cold medicine.
d. Easier if combined with a small amount of alcohol.
127) You wish to turn right from a two-lane street to another two-lane street. Your vehicle
is so long that you must swing wide to make the turn. Which of these drawings show how
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128) Some traffic emergencies may require you to Jeave the road. Which of these is a good
thing to remember?
a. If you must leave the road, try to get all wheels off the pavement.
b. You should brake hard as you leave the road.
с. You should avoid braking until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
d. Most shoulders will not hold a large truck.
129) Cargo that can shift should have at least tie-downs?
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c.3
d. 4
130) Which of these statements about cargo loading is true?
a. The legal maximum weight allowed by a state is safe for all driving conditions.
b. If cargo is loaded by the shipper, the driver is not responsible for overloads.
c. State regulations dictate legal weight limits.
d. If the initial inspection is thorough, it is not necessary to check the load on the road.
131) If a straight vehicle goes into a front wheel skid, it will?
a. Slide sideways and spin out.
b. Slide sideways somewhat, but not spin out.
c. Go straight ahead but will turn if you turn the steering wheel.
d. Go straight ahead even if the steering wheel is turned.
132) The most common cause of serious vehicle skids is?
a. Driving to fast for road conditions.
b. Poorly adjusted brakes.
c. To much weight on the front axle.
d. Bad tires.
133) Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
a. When you downshift for a hill, speed up at the same time.
b. When you downshift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve.
c. When you downshift for a hill, you should do so after you start down the hill.
d. When you downshift for a curve, you should do so after you enter the curve.
134) You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must,
what will keep your brakes working?
a. Gently pressing the brake pedal while driving through the water. |
b. Applying hard pressure on both the brake pedal and the accelerator after coming out of the
water.
c. Disconnecting the steering axle brakes after coming out of the water.
d. Decrease engine RPM while crossing the water.
135) Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?
a. If the trailer begins to drift, turn the top of the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the
drift.
b. You should avoid backing whenever you can.
¢. You should use a helper, he/she should use clear voice signals.
d. It is safer to back a vehicle than to drive forward.
136) High beams should?
a. Be used whenever it is safe and legal to do so.
b. Be turn on when an oncoming driver does not dim his/her lights.
c. Be dimmed when you are within 100 feet of another vehicle.
d. Be used as sparingly as possible.
137) Stab Braking -
a. Should never be used.
- b. Involves locking the wheels.
c. Involves steady pressure on the brake pedal.
d. Will not allow you to turn.
138) For an average driver driving 55 MPH on dry pavement, it will take about ____ to
bring the vehicle to a stop. =
a. Twice the length of the vehicle.
b. Half the length of a football field.
c. The length of a football field.
d. Sixty feet.
139) The parking brake should be tested while the vehicle is?
a. Parked.
b. Moving slowly.
c. Going down hill.
d. Moving at least 30 MPH.
140) Controlled braking -
a. lock the brakes and release the pedal when you have stopped.
b. Apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the brakes.
c. Apply the brakes as hard as you can until the brakes lockup then release them.
d. Can never be used on a heavy vehicle.
141) The vehicle in front of you has a red triangle with an orange center on the rear. What
does this mean? |
a. The vehicle is hauling hazardous materials.
b. Itis a slow moving vehicle.
c. It has an over sized load.
d. The vehicle does not pay road use taxes.
| 142) You must park on the side of a level, straight, two-lane road. Where should you place
the three reflective triangles? :
a. One within 10 feet of the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear of the vehicle, and
one about 100 feet from the front of the vehicle
b. One within 10 feet of the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear, and one about 200
feet to the rear.
c. One about 50 feet from the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear of the vehicle and
one about 10 feet from the front of the vehicle.
d. One within 100 feet of the rear of the vehicle, one about 10 feet to the rear and one about 10
feet from the front of the vehicle.
143) The key principle in balancing cargo weight is to keep the load?
a. Centered.
b. To the front.
c. To the rear.
d. None of the above.
144) When should you check your load?
a. Before you leave on your trip.
b. At the start of the trip and at your first stop. |
e. Before you leave, after the first 25 miles and every 150 miles or 3 hours.
d. After the first 25 miles.
145) If a vehicle is loaded with very little weight on the front axle, what can happen?
a. Poor traction.
b. Damage to drive axle tires.
c. Better handling.
d. All the above.
146) Cargo inspections
a. Should be done only before driving.
b. Should be done at every break during trip.
. €. Are only needed if you are hauling hazardous materials.
d. Should be done every 6 hours or 300 miles.
147) How do you correct a rear-wheel acceleration skid?
a. Increase acceleration to the wheels.
b. Apply the brakes.
c. Stop accelerating and push in the clutch.
d. Apply the brakes.
148) Which of these statements about double-clutching and shifting is true?
a. It should not be done when the road is slippery.
b. You can use the sound of the engine to tell you when to shift.
e. You must use both clutch pedals.
d. All the above.
149) Which of these statements about tires and hot weather driving are true?
a. You should inspect your tires more often.
b. If a tire is to hot to touch, You should drive on it to cool it off.
с. Recapped tires are less likely to fail in hot weather than new tires.
d. None of the above.
150) What should you do if your vehicle hydroplanes?
a. Start stab braking.
b. Downshift immediately.
с. Accelerate slightly.
d. Release the accelerator.
151) You must make a very quick stop. You should brake so you:
a. Can steer hard while braking hard.
b. Use the full power of the brakes and lock them up.
c. Stay in a straight line and can steer.
d. All the above.
152) While driving, you see a small (1 foot square) cardboard box ahead in your lane. You
should:
a. Stop and direct traffic around it.
b. Hit it with your vehicle to knock it off the road.
c. Steer around it if it is safe to do so..
d. Aim for it with your left steering tire.
153) Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
a. You should assume posted clearances are always correct.
b. A vehicle's clearance can change with the load carried.
c. If the road surface causes the vehicle to tilt, you should drive close to the shoulder.
d. Heavy vehicles can always fit under any clearance.
154) When you are on top of a hill and know you will be going down a steep grade, which
statement is true? |
a. Never downshift until you are going down the grade.
b. Always downshift to a gear lower than you came up the hill before starting down the grade.
c. Put the vehicle in neutral while going down the grade and use a very heavy pressure on the
brake pedal. | 4 |
d. Use a steady brake pressure before starting down the grade.
155) You are driving a vehicle with a light load, traffic is moving at 35 MPH in a 55 MPH
zone. The safest speed for your vehicle in this situation is most likely:
a. 30 MPH.
b. 35 MPH.
c. 50 MPH.
d. 25 MPH.
156) What sort of things should you inspect during a trip?
a. Gauges, exhaust, lights, cargo, and coupling devices.
b. Gauges, brakes, lights, pumps, and hoses.
c. C. gauges, brakes, lights, cargo, and coupling devices.
d. Gauges, tires, shock absorbers, brake shoes and frame members.
157) When should you downshift your vehicle?
a. Before going down hill. --
b. Before entering a curve.
c. Going up a hill.
d. All the above.
158) Which item is a key suspension part?
a. Tie rod.
b. Drag link.
c. Pitman arm.
d. None of the above.
159) What factors determine a persons blood alcohol content?
a. How much alcohol you drink.
b. How fast you drink.
c. How much you weigh.
d. All the above.
160) Perception distance is?
a. The distance traveled from the time your brain tells your feet to move from the accelerator until
your foot is actually pushing the brake pedal.
b. The distance traveled from the time your eyes see a hazard until the time your brain recognizes
the hazard.
c. The distance it takes to stop once the brakes are applied.
d. The time until perception is reached.
e. None of the above.
161) When driving how far ahead should you be looking?
a. One football field.
b. Two football fields.
c, 5 — 10 seconds.
d. 12 — 15 seconds.
162) Doubling your speed has what effect on braking distance?
a. No difference in stopping distance.
b. Twice the speed = twice the stopping distance.
c. Twice the speed = four times the stopping distance.
d. Twice the speed = eight times the stopping distance.
163) Hazardous material placards are:
a. Placed on the front, rear, and both sides of the vehicle.
b. 10 and % inches square.
c. Turned up right on a point, in a diamond shape.
d. All of the above.
164) Which of these requires the greater stopping distance?
a. A loaded vehicle.
b. An empty vehicle.
с. А partially loaded vehicle.
d. None of the above.
165) You are convicted of speeding in your personal vehicle and issued a ticket. What are
your responsibilities to your employer?
a. CDL holders must report convictions for traffic violations ( except parking violations ) to
employers with in 72 hours.
b. CDL holders must report convictions for traffic violations ( except parking violations ) to
employers with in 3 business days.
c. CDL holders must report convictions for traffic violations ( except parking violations ) to
employers with in 30 business days..
d. CDL holders must report convictions for all traffic violations including parking violations to
employers with in 72 hours
166) Which of the following emergency items are you not required to have available?
- a. Fire extinguisher.
b. Spare fuses.
c. First aid kit.
d. Warning triangles.
167) Under inflated tires can cause a fire.
a. True.
b. False.
168) When backing and turning, you should:
a. Back and turn towards the driver’s side.
b. Use a helper if possible.
c. Check your path before you begin backing.
d. All of the above.
169) Which of the following is a basic step to take after an accident?
a. Protect the area.
b. Notify the authorities.
c, Care for the injured.
d. All of the above.
170) Which of the following is not a DL skills examination?
a. Materials handling test.
b. Pre-trip vehicle inspection.
c. Basic control skills test.
d. On road test.
171) What is the minimum number of tie-downs required for a small load?
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173) The acronym " GVW " means?
a. Government vehicle weight.
b. Gross variable weight.
c. Global vehicle weight.
d. Gross vehicle weight.
174) When inspecting brakes components you should pay special attention to:
a. Cracked brake drums.
b. Brake shoes with oil, grease or fluid on the shoes.
c. Broken, missing, damaged or heavily worn shoes.
d. All of the above.
175) Battery fluid is classified as a:
a. Poison.
b. Flammable liquid.
c. Minor fire hazard.
d. Corrosives.
176) When using a helper to back up, What is the most important hand signal?
a. Slow down.
b. Pull forward.
c. Come straight back.
d. Stop.
177) What is the minimum tread depth for a front tire?
a. 2/32 of an inch.
b. 4/32 of an inch.
c. 6/32 of an inch.
d. 4 of an inch.
178) Your vehicle brakes down on an undivided highway. There are no hills or curves with
in a mile in either direction. Where should you place the warning triangles?
a. 100 feet in front, 10 feet behind and 100 feet behind the vehicle.
b. 10 feet, 100 feet and 200 feet behind the vehicle.
c. 100 feet in front, 100 feet and 200 feet behind the vehicle.
d. 100 feet, 200 feet and 500 feet behind the vehicle.
179) A fire extinguisher with a C rating is designed for what type of fires?
a. Electrical fires and burning liquids only.
b. On burning wood, paper and cloth.
c. Burning liquids only.
d. All fires regardless of fuel.
180) When transporting cargo, how often should you check your load?
a. With in the first 25 miles of the trip and every 100 miles or every 2 hours afterwards, which
ever comes first. |
b. With in the first 50 miles of the trip and every 100 miles or every 2 hours afterwards, which
ever comes first.
c. With in the first 25 miles of the trip and every 150 miles or every 3 hours afterwards, which
ever comes first. |
d. With in the first 25 miles of the trip and every 200 miles or every 4 hours afterwards, which
ever comes first.
181) You should always aim the fire extinguisher at the top of the flames so that the
chemicals will fall on to the fire.
a. true. |
b. False.
182) How many classes of hazardous materials are there?
a. 3. |
b. 6.
c. 9.
a. 12.
183) When should a driver consider turning off a retarder system on the vehicle?
a. During wet and icy road conditions.
b. When driving through mountainous areas.
с. When roads are clear and dry.
d. Driver are not able to turn off retarder system.
184) When caring for an injured person, you should:
a. Only move them if they are in danger from fire or traffic.
b. Apply direct pressure to any wounds.
c. Keep the injured person warm.
d. All of the above.
185) Should your vehicle catch fire, it is best to pull into a service station because they have
plenty of fire fighting equipment?
a. True.
b. False.
186) When loading the cargo compartment of a vehicle it is best to place heavy items on the
bottom and the light items on top.
a True.
b. False.
187) What are the three rules for using your turn signals?
a. 1. Signal when changing lanes, 2. Signal when turning corners. 3. Make sure the signal turns
off after the turn is completed.
b. 1. Signal early 2. Signal continuously 3. Make sure the signal turns off after the turn is
completed.
G ba Signal when changing lanes, 2. Signal when turning corners. 3. Use arm | signals only when
its raining.
d. All of the above.
188) Which item is a key steering system part?
a. Torque arm.
b. Pitman arm.
c. Leaf spring.
d. Control arm.
189) Blocking is used to keep the cargo from shifting.
a. True.
b. False.
190) When fighting an engine compartment fire, it is best to lift the hood in order to target
the fire's base.
a. True.
b. False.
191) Reaction time or distance is?
a. The distance traveled from the time your brain tells your foot to move from the accelerator to
actually pushing on the brake pedal.
b. The distance traveled from the time your eye see a hazard until the time your brain recognizes
the hazard.
c. The distance it takes to stop your vehicle.
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