CDL GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

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  1. When preparing to do a pre-trip inspection you must check to see that the parking brakes are on and/or chocked. 

    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  2. When getting in to start the engine and inspect inside the cab you must 

    A. Make sure the parking brake is on.
    B. Put gearshift in neutral (or park if automatic).
    C. Start engine and listen for unusual noises.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above
  3. Look at the guages - the oil pressure gauge should come up to normal within how long after starting the engine?

    A. Minutes
    B. It does not matter.
    C. Seconds
    C. Seconds
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. You should check the following for looseness, sticking, damage or improper settings:

    A. Steering wheel
    B. Accelerator, brake and clutch pedals
    C. Transmission controls
    D. All of the above
    D. All of the above
  5. After inspecting mirrors and windshilds for cracks, dirt, illegal stickers, or other obstructions to your vision, you should:

    A. Clean and adjust as necessary.
    B. Not worry about any of it.
    C. Look in the mirror to see if you look good.
    A. Clean and Adjust as necessary
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. When checking lights you should:

    A. Make sure that the parking brake is set.
    B. Turn off the engine and take the key with you.
    C. Turn on the headlights and four way flashers.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above
  7. What should wheel bearing seals be checked for?

    A. Hub oil level and no leaks
    B. Color of paint used on cover
    C. Cleanliness
    A. Hub oil level and no leaks
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. How many red reflective triangles should you carry?

    A. 3
    B. 1
    C. 2
    D. 4
    A. 3
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. How do you test hydraulic brakes for leaks?

    A. Drive 20 mph and slam on the brakes.
    B. Drive slowly and pump the brake pedal. Make sure it doesn't hit the floor.
    C. Pump the brake pedal three times, then apply firm pressure to the pedal and hold for five seconds. The pedal should not move.
    C. Pump the brake pedal three times, then apply firm pressure to the pedal and hold for five seconds. The pedal should not move.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Why put the starter switch key in your pocket during the pre-trip inspection?

    A. For your safety
    B. So you don't lose it
    C. So no one moves the vehicle
    A. For your safety
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. To avoid roll backs when you start, you should:

    A. Engage the clutch very quickly
    B. Partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake
    C. Press the accelerator
    D. Stop on a flat area
    B. Partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. What is the proper way to hold the steering wheel?

    A. Firmly with one hand at the top of the wheel and the other at the bottom
    B. With your right hand on the wheel
    C. Firmly with both hands on opposite sides of the wheel
    C. Firmly with both hands on opposite sides of the wheel
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Why should you back toward the driver's side?

    A. So you can see better
    B. Backing roward the right side is dangerous
    C. A and B
    C. A and B
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. When backing, why is it important to use a helper?

    A. It's more fun when you have help.
    B. It makes people think you are a better driver.
    C. There are blind spots you can't see.
    C. There are blind spots you can't see.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. What is the most important hand signal that you and the helper should agree on?

    A. Stop
    B. Right
    C. Left
    D. Go
    A. Stop
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. What are two special conditions where you should downshift?

    A. Before starting down a hill and before entering a curve
    B. Before starting up a hill and before entering a curve
    C. When starting off fast and speed shifting
    A. Before starting down a hill and before entering a curve
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. When should you downshift automatic transmissions?

    A. When going up grades
    B. When going down grades
    C. when going around curves
    D. None of the above
    B. When going down grades
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. Retarders keep you from skidding where the road is slippery.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  19. What are the two ways to know when to shift?

    A. Use engine speed (rpm) and road signs
    B. Use engine speed (rpm) and use road speed (mph)
    C. Use your watch and engine sound
    B. Use engine speed (rpm) and use road speed (mph)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. How far ahead should you look?

    A. Most good drivers look 12 to 15 seconds ahead
    B. Most good drivers look 20 to 30 seconds ahead
    C. Most good drivers look 5 to 10 seconds ahead
    D. Most good drivers look 2 to 4 seconds ahead
    A. Most good drivers look 12 to 15 seconds ahead
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. What are two main things to look
    for ahead?

    A. Rest Area 
    B. Traffic and road conditions
    C. Road Signs 
    D. Police 
    B. Traffic and road conditions
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. What is your most important way to see
    the sides and rear?

    A. By looking out the window
    B. Checking your mirrors regularly 
    C. Getting on the C. B. radio.
    B. Checking your mirrors regulary
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. What does "communicating"
    mean in safe driving?

    A. Letting other drivers know you're there to help prevent
    accidents.
    B. Using hand signals. 
    C. Driving a brightly colored vehicle.
    A. Letting other drivers know you're there to help preventaccidents.
  24. Where should your reflectors be placed when stopped on an undivided highway?

    A. Within 10 feet of the front or rear and 100 feet behind and ahead of the vehicle.
    B. Within 50, 100, and 150 feet of the vehicle.
    C. Within 10, 20, and 30 feet of the vehicle.
    A. Within 10 feet of the front or rear and 100 feet behind and ahead of the vehicle. 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. What three things add up to total
    stopping distance?

    A. Road conditions, reaction distance,
    and braking distance
    B. Perception distance, reaction distance, and braking distance 
    C. Braking distance, controlling
    speed, and reaction distance.
    B. Perception distance, reaction distance, and braking distance 
  26. If you go twice as fast, will your stopping distance increase by:

    A. three times
    B. twice
    C. five times
    D. four times
    D. Four times
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. Empty trucks have the best braking.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  28. What is hydroplaning?

    A. driving in the snow
    B. when you hit a pot hole
    C. when the tires lose their contact with the road 
    C. when the tires lose their contact with the road 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. What is black ice?

    A. Dirty snow
    B. Rain and snow mixed
    C. A thin layer of ice clear enough that you can see the road underneath it.
    C. A thin layer of ice clear enough that you can see the road underneath it.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. If the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours, it can probably:

    A. stop faster than you can.
    B. take turns faster than you can.
    C. out-run you.
    A. stop faster than you can.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. If you are driving a 30 foot vehicle at 55 mph, how many seconds of following distance should you allow?

    A. Eight seconds
    B. Four seconds
    C. Six seconds
    B. Four Seconds
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. You should decrease your following
    distance if somebody is following you too closely.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  33. If you swing wide to the left before
    turning right another driver may try to pass you on the right.

    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  34. You should use low beams whenever you can.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  35. What should you do before you drive if you are drowsy?

    A. Get some sleep before you drive.
    B. Drink some coffee.
    C. Take some caffeine pills.
    D. None of the above.
    A. Get some sleep before you drive.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. What effects can wet brakes cause?

    A. You foot can get tired.
    B. Brakes to work better.
    C. Brakes can be weak or grab.
    C. Brakes can be weak or grab.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. How can you avoid wet brake problems?

    A. Slow down, shift to a low gear, gently put on the brakes.
    B. Apply the brakes harder and faster.
    C. Speed up, shift to a higher gear.
    A. Slow down, shift to a low gear, gently put on the brakes. 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. You should let air out of hot tires so the pressure goes back to normal.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  39. You can safely remove the radiator cap as long as the engine isn't overheated.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  40. What factors determine your selection of "safe" speed when going down a long steep downgrade?

    A. Conditions of brakes, radio bulletins and alertness of driver.
    B. Size of vehicle, traffic conditions, curves in the road.
    C. Total weight of the vehicle, length of the grade, steepness, road conditions, and weather.
    C. Total weight of the vehicle, length of the grade, steepness, road conditions, and weather.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. Why should you be in the proper gear before starting down a hill?

    A. Because you don't want to shift going down a hill.
    B. Because the clutch works better up a hill.
    C. Because gravity can cause the speed of your vehicle to increase.
    C. Because gravity can cause the speed of your vehicle to increase.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. Describe the proper braking technique when going down a long steep downgrade.

    A. Apply the brake just hard enough to feel a definite slowdown.
    B. When your speed has been reduced to around 5 mph below your "safe" speed, release the brake.
    C. When your speed has increased to your "safe" speed. repeat A and B
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above
  43. What is a hazard?

    A. A flashing amber light.
    B. A small animal.
    C. Any road condition or other road user that is a possible danger.
    C. Any road condition or other road user that is a possible danger.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. Why make emergency plans when you see a hazard?

    A. In order to protect yourself and others.
    B. To avoid getting a ticket.
    C. To have something to do while driving
    A. In order to protect yourself and others.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. Stopping is not always the safest thing to do in an emergency?

    A. True
    B. False
    A. True
  46. What are some advantages of going right instead of left around an obstacle?

    A. You can avoid a head on collision.
    B. Taking the shoulder may be best.
    C. Someone may be passing to the left.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  47. What is an "escape ramp?"

    A. A quick way to get out of town.
    B. Ramps that are located a few miles from the top of a downgrade to help you stop.
    C. Ramps to get on and off an interstate highway fast.
    B. Ramps that are located a few miles from the top of a downgrade to help you stop.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  48. If a tire blows out you should put the brake on hard to stop quickly.

    A. True
    B. False
    B. False
  49. What are some things to do at an accident scene to prevent another accident?

    A. Try to get your vehicle to the side of the road.
    B. If you're stopping to help. park away from the accident. C. Put on your flashers and set out reflector triangles.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  50. Name two causes of tire fires:

    A. Tight turns and gravel roads
    B. Under inflated tires and duals that touch
    C. Driver smoking and following too close
    B. Under inflated tires and duals that touch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  51. Truck escape ramps:

    A. Should not be used unless you have first tried all other ways to save your vehicle after brake failure.
    B. Are designed to protect vehicles from damage.
    C. Cannot be used by certain types of heavy vehicles.
    D. All of the above.
    B. Are designed to protect vehicles from damage.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  52. Which of these can cause the vehicle to skid?

    A. Not enough weight on the front axle.
    B. Over acceleration.
    C. Turning too sharply.
    D. All of the above.
    D. All of the above
  53. You are driving a vehicle that could safely be driven at 55 MPH on an open road. But traffic is now heavy, moving at 35 MPH although the speed limit is 55. The safest speed for your vehicle in this situation is most likely:

    A. 45 MPH
    B. 35 MPH
    C. 55 MPH
    D. 25 MPH
    B. 35 MPH
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  54. Every time you park your vehicle and shut the engine off you should:

    A. Leave it in gear (if it has a manual transmission).
    B. Apply the parking brake.
    C. Turn the steering wheel as far to the left as you can.
    D. Do all the above.
    B. Apply the parking brake
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  55. Which of these describes how you should use the brake pedal on a steep downhill grade?

    A. Light steady pressure.
    B. Brake with stronger pressure as the vehicle goes downhill.
    C. Light, pumping action.
    D. Release the brake when you are 5 MPH below your safe speed, then let your speed come back up to your safe speed and repeat braking again, (bring you speed down 5 MPH below your safe speed)
    D. Release the brake when you are 5 MPH below your safe speed, then let your speed come back up to your safe speed and repeat braking again, (bring you speed down 5 MPH below your safe speed)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  56. For an average commercial vehicle, being driven at 55 MPH on dry pavement it will take about ____ to bring the vehicle to a stop.

    A. Half the length of a football field.
    B. Twice the length of the vehicle.
    C. The length of a vehicle.
    D. The length of a football field.
    D. The length of a football field.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?

    A. Loads that consist of liquids in bulk do not present vehicle handling problems because they are usually very heavy.
    B. Oversize loads can be hauled without special permits during times when the roads are not busy.
    C. When liquids are hauled, the tank should always be loaded totally full.
    D. Unstable loads such as hanging meat or livestock require extra caution on curves.
    D. Unstable loads such as hanging meat or livestock require extra caution on curves
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  58. Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?

    A. Backing is always dangerous.
    B. You should back and turn toward the driver's side whenever possible.
    C. You should use a helper and communicate with hand signals.
    D. All of the above are true.
    D. All of the above are true.
  59. When should you wear seat belts?

    A. Only in states where it is required by law.
    B. Only when traveling on a highway.
    C. Any time you are in a moving vehicle.
    D. Only when engaged in interstate commerce.
    C. Any time you are in a moving vehicle.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  60. The most common cause of serious vehicle skids is:

    A. Over inflated tires.
    B. Driving too fast for road conditions.
    C. Poorly adjusted brakes.
    D. Poorly designed roads.
    B. Driving too fast for road conditions.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  61. If you are being tailgated, you should:

    A. Signal the tailgater when it is safe to pass.
    B. Increase the space in front of you.
    C. Flash your brake lights.
    D. Speed up.
    B. Increase the space in front of you.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  62. The parking brake should be tested while the vehicle is:

    A. Moving slowly.
    B. Moving at highway speed.
    C. Going downhill.
    D. Parked
     D. Parked
  63. A drivers trip log, if required:

    A. May be brought up to date once a week.
    B. May be written in pencil
    C. Must be shown immediately when an officer requests it.
    D. All of the above.
    C. Must be shown immediately when an officer requests it. 
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  64. When should the pre-trip inspection
    report from the last driver be reviewed?

    A. Once per week
    B. During your pre-trip inspection
    C. Once a month
    D. Doesn't have to be reviewed
    B. During your pre-trip inspection
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  65. If you are stopped at a rest area and found to have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .02 you will:

    A. Be In trouble with the dispatcher
    B. Be placed out of service for 48 hours
    C. Be placed out of service for 24 hours
    D. Be placed out of service for 72 hours
    C. Be placed out of service for 24 hours
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  66. If you are convicted of a traffic violation you should notify your employer within 30 days if the following is true:

    A The violation occurred in your personal vehicle
    B The violation occurred in a commercial vehicle
    C The violation was for parking in a restricted area
    D Both a & b
    D. Both a & b
  67. A commercial motor vehicle is defined as:

    A A vehicle with a gross weight over 26,001 lbs.
    B A vehicle transporting hazardous materials
    C A vehicle transporting 16 or more passengers
    D All of the above
    D. All of the above
  68. Suspension systems are intended to:

    A Keep the load in place
    B Keep the axles in place
    C Keep the brake drums from failing
    D Keep the steering wheel tight
    B. Keep the axles in place
  69. Why should the exhaust system be checked?

    A. A leaking exhaust system can allow poisonous fumes into the cab
    B. A leaking exhaust system can be caused by snow and rain
    C. A leaking exhaust system can promote poor fuel mileage
    D. A leaking exhaust system can hamper your visibility
    A. A leaking exhaust system can allow poisonous fumes into the cab
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  70. Which of the following is NOT part of the pre-trip inspection:

    A. Check seat belt fastener
    B. Check engine oil level
    C. Check air seat adjustments
    D. Check horn(s)
    C. Check air seat adjustments
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  71. Tires should be checked for wear often and should be replaced:

    A. When the tread separates
    B. When there are broken valve stems
    C. If the tread depth on your front tires is less than 4/32 deep
    D. All of the above
    D. All of the above
  72. The proper way to hold your hands on the steering wheel is:

    A. Opposite sides of the wheel
    B. Near the bottom of the wheel
    C. Near the top of the wheel
    D. One hand on the steering wheel and one on the shifter
    A. Opposite sides of the wheel
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  73. When backing up your tractor trailer you should try to AVOID:

    A. Pulling ahead to reposition your trailer
    B. Backing toward the right (passenger) side
    C. Backing toward the left (driver's) side
    D. Having someone help/guide you
    B. Backing toward the right (passenger) side
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  74. When accelerating, which of the following is true?

    A. You should not engage the clutch before you take your foot off the brake
    B. Always use the parking brake if you need to slow down
    C. You should speed up smoothly and gradually and avoid jerking
    D. Accelerate when your wheels spin in snow or rain
    C. You should speed up smoothly and gradually and avoid jerking
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  75. Which one of the following is true about shifting gears?

    A. You should ignore engine sounds
    B. Allow the engine tachometer to rev into the highest range possible
    C. Understand the best RPM range for your vehicle
    D. Remain in neutral as long as possible
    C. Understand the best RPM range for your vehicle
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  76. Which of the following statements about downshifting is NOT true?

    A. Downshift before entering a curve
    B. Downshift before climbing a hill
    C. Downshift when you get to the bottom of a hill
    D. Downshift before starting down a hill
    C. Downshift when you get to the bottom of a hill
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  77. An engine retarder is designed to:

    A. Work only with manual transmissions
    B. Apply braking power to the steering wheel
    C. Slow the vehicle down without using brakes
    D. Work when you accelerate
    C. Slow the vehicle down without using brakes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  78. When driving at highway speeds, you should look 12-15 seconds ahead which is:

    A. At least one tractor trailer length
    B. At least 100 yards
    C. At least half a mile
    D. At least a quarter of a mile
    D. At least a quarter of a mile
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  79. Which of the following statements about your mirrors is true?

    A. You cannot see your tires
    B. You should be able to see any vehicles behind your trailer
    C. You should be able to see any cars overtaking you
    D. You should be aware that some objects may appear smaller in your mirrors
    D. You should be aware that some objects may appear smaller in your mirrors
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  80. When using turn signals, which of the following should be avoided?:

    A. Signal when you are merging into traffic
    B. Signal before you exit
    C. Signal when you want to change lanes
    D. Signal just before you start to make a turn
    D. Signal just before you start to make a turn
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  81. The best way to warn the drivers behind you that you are slowing down is to:

    A. Flash your bright lights
    B. Blow your horn
    C. Turn on your emergency flashers
    D. Tap your brakes
    D. Tap your brakes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  82. If you must stop on the shoulder of the road, you should place warning devices at all of the following places except:

    A. Within ten feet of the front or rear corners
    B. On the other side of a divided highway
    C. About 100 feet behind your vehicle
    D. About 100 feet in front of your vehicle
    B. On the other side of a divided highway
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  83. Which of the following statements about stopping distances is NOT true?

    A. Trucks traveling on ice or snow require greater stopping distances
    B. Trucks traveling at higher speeds require greater stopping distances
    C. Empty trucks require greater stopping distances because they have less traction
    D. Brakes, tires, springs and shocks are designed to work best when the truck is empty
    D. Brakes, tires, springs and shocks are designed to work best when the truck is empty
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  84. At 55 miles-per-hour it takes about 6 seconds to stop a fully loaded truck and the braking distance is:

    A. About the length of a football field or 100 yards
    B. About 1/4 mile
    C. About two truck lengths
    D. About two car lengths
    A. About the length of a football field or 100 yards
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  85. When is the road likely to be more slippery?

    A. After a hard rain
    B. After the rain has ended
    C. When it has just begun to rain
    D. After it has been raining lightly for 30 minutes
    C. When it has just begun to rain
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  86. Hydroplaning can occur when you drive through water or slush. If you experience hydroplaning you should:

    A. Speed up to get through the water quickly
    B. Steer hard to the right
    C. Release the accelerator and push in the clutch
    D. Lightly tap your brakes to slow down
    C. Release the accelerator and push in the clutch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  87. Which of the following is NOT true when driving through a curve?

    A. You should be in a gear that allows you to accelerate during the curve
    B. You should brake during the curve
    C. The higher your truck's center of gravity is, the easier it is to roll over
    D. You should slow down before the curve
    B.  You should brake during the curve
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  88. When driving in heavy traffic you should travel:

    A. At a speed consistent with the flow of traffic
    B. Five mph less than automobiles regardless of posted limits
    C. In the right lane to avoid passing
    D. In the left lane when possible to avoid heavy lanes of traffic
    A.  At a speed consistent with the flow of traffic
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  89. Safe drivers maintain space around their vehicles for the following reasons except:

    A. In case you must stop suddenly
    B. In case there are cars following too closely
    C. In case there is an obstacle in the road
    D. In case you need to test your brakes
    D.  In case you need to test your brakes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  90. How much space should you maintain in front of you at highway speeds?

    A. Seven seconds for a 60 foot vehicle
    B. Ten seconds for a 60 foot vehicle
    C. Five seconds for a 60 foot vehicle
    D. Three seconds for a 60 foot vehicle
    A.  Seven seconds for a 60 foot vehicle
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  91. If you find that you are being tailgated, you should:

    A. Increase the distance between you and the tailgater
    B. Flash your brake lights to warn the tailgater
    C. Decrease the distance between you and the tailgater
    D. Quickly change lanes to avoid an accident
    A. Increase the distance between you and the tailgater
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  92. Which of the following statements about overhead space is true?

    A. Warning lights are always installed on low bridges and overpasses
    B. The weight of the cargo changes a truck's height
    C. An empty van is lower than a loaded one
    D. The heights posted at bridges are usually accurate
    B.  The weight of the cargo changes a truck's height
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  93. When making a right hand turn you should always:

    A. Keep the rear of your vehicle close to the curb
    B. Rush through the intersection so you can get out of the way of traffic
    C. Back up to make the driver behind you move back
    D. Steer into the left lane first so you can make the corner
    A.  Keep the rear of your vehicle close to the curb
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  94. When making a left hand turn you should always:

    A. Wait until you reach the center of the intersection before you turn
    B. Pull into the intersection in case the light turns before you are through
    C. Wait for a small gap in traffic and accelerate
    D. Start in the left hand lane if there are two turning lanes
    A.  Wait until you reach the center of the intersection before you turn
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  95. Driving at night is more dangerous because of the following EXCEPT:

    A. Headlights often cause glare which can blind drivers
    B. There are more drunk drivers at night
    C. Traffic lights are less visible than in the day
    D. Most people are less alert at night due to fatigue
    C.  Traffic lights are less visible than in the day
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  96. The following statements about an engine overheating are TRUE EXCEPT:

    A. It is not possible to safely drive without radiator fluid
    B. Never leave the engine running if it is overheating
    C. You should remove the radiator cap to allow heat to escape the radiator
    D. Antifreeze is only used in colder temperatures
    D.  Antifreeze is only used in colder temperatures
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  97. When going down a hill you should always:

    A. Put heavy pressure on the brakes to allow the drums to cool
    B. Be in the right gear before starting down the hill
    C. Use higher gears when you have a heavy load
    D. Allow the brakes to heat up for better stopping power
    B.  Be in the right gear before starting down the hill
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  98. The best time to test your parking brake is:

    A. When the vehicle is moving slowly
    B. When the vehicle is going down a hill
    C. When the vehicle is traveling on the highway
    D. When the vehicle is parked
    D.  When the vehicle is parked
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  99. The following are all probable signs of a tire blowout EXCEPT:

    A. The smell of smoke
    B. Vibration of the vehicle
    C. A loud bang
    D. A thumping sound
    A.  The smell of smoke
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  100. In the event of a tire failure you should:

    A. Pump the brakes until you come to a stop
    B. Disengage the clutch so you are in neutral gear
    C. Accelerate quickly until you find a place to pull over
    D. Stay off the brake and hold the steering wheel firmly
    D.  Stay off the brake and hold the steering wheel firmly
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  101. Your vehicle is going down a long hill and your brakes begin to fail. What should you do?

    A. Pump the brake pedal
    B. Look for an escape ramp or an escape route
    C. Downshift
    D. Put the gears in neutral
    B.  Look for an escape ramp or an escape route
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  102. To correct a drive wheel acceleration skid you should:

    A. Stop accelerating and push in the clutch
    B. Downshift
    C. Accelerate quickly
    D. Pump the brake
    A. Stop accelerating and push in the clutch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  103. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid you should:

    A. Steer in the opposite direction
    B. Accelerate quickly!
    C. Pump the brake
    D. Release the brake and steer/counter-steer
    D. Release the brake and steer/counter-steer
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  104. A front wheel skid is usually caused by:

    A. Driving too fast for conditions
    B. Lack of tread on the front tires
    C. Cargo improperly loaded
    D. All of the above
    D. All of the above
  105. In the event of an accident you should remember to do the following EXCEPT:

    A. Notify authorities
    B. Protect the area
    C. Move the victims out of the way immediately
    D. Stop any bleeding and keep the victims warm
    C. Move the victims out of the way immediately
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  106. Which of the following are causes of vehicle fires:

    A. Spilled fuel
    B. Short circuits
    C. Driver smoking
    D. All of the above
    D.  All of the above
  107. What is the first thing to do if your vehicle catches fire while driving?

    A. Open the hood and let the flames die down
    B. Pull off the road and park in an open area
    C. Find a service station to pull in to
    D. Open the door and jump out of the vehicle
    B. Pull off the road and park in an open area
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  108. Water can be used to extinguish which of the following fires?

    A. Chemical fire
    B. Electrical fire
    C. Tires
    D. Gasoline fire
    C. Tires
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  109. The best way to put out a fire is to:

    A. Stop spraying as soon as the flames disappear
    B. Get as close as possible and spray the flames
    C. Stand downwind and spray the flames
    D. Stand upwind and spray the base of the fire
    D. Stand upwind and spray the base of the fire
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  110. What is the best thing to do if you are tired?

    A. Drink plenty of coffee to stay awake
    B. Plan your trips for the middle of the night to avoid traffic
    C. Get enough sleep
    D. Take pills to keep you alert
    C. Get enough sleep
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  111. Which of the following statements about alcohol is true:

    A. If you eat before you drink you won't get as drunk
    B. A few beers are the same as a few shots of whiskey or glasses of wine
    C. Drinking coffee will help you stay sober
    D. Fresh air will help you sober up
    B. A few beers are the same as a few shots of whiskey or glasses of wine
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  112. If you do not have a HAZMAT endorsements on your CDL, under what conditions may you legally haul hazardous materials?

    A. If the load does not require placards
    B. When a DOT official approves the load
    C. When you will remain within your state
    D. If your dispatcher feels it is an emergency situation
    A. If the load does not require placards
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  113. If you are asked to haul a placarded load and you do not have HAZMAT endorsements you should:

    A. Take the placards off the vehicle
    B. Obtain written approval from your dispatcher
    C. Obtain written approval from the DOT official
    D. Refuse to take the load
    D. Refuse to take the load
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  114. You should check your cargo how often?

    A. Within 25 miles after beginning a trip
    B. After you have driven for three hours
    C. After you take a break
    D. All of the above
    D. All of the above
  115. Overloading your trailer can result in the following EXCEPT:

    A. It can increase speed on downgrades
    B. It can slow you down on upgrades
    C. It can increase stopping distances
    D. It can help you go through snow better
    D. It can help you go through snow better
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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