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  1. When the roads are slippery you should
    B. make turn as gentle as possible
  2. Which of these statements about brakes is true?
    A. The heavier a vehicle or the faster it is moving, the more heat the brakes have to absord to stop it
  3. Truck escape ramps
    A. help avoid damage to vehicle
  4. You are starting your vehicle in motion from a stop.  As you apply power to the drive wheels, they start to spin.  You should
    A. take your foot off the accelerator
  5. The distance that you should look ahead of ahead of your vehicle while driving amount to about ____ mile at highway speed
    C. 1/4
  6. The drivers manual suggests several things to do when you pass a vehicle.  Which of these is not true of them
    B. at night, turn on your high beams before you start to pass and leave them on until you have completely passed the vehicle.
  7. Which of these statements about downshifting is true
    A. When you downshift for a curve you should do so before you enter the curve
  8. Which of these can cause a vehicle to skid
    D. All of the above
  9. Which of these pieces of emergency equipment should always be carried in your vehicle
    D. all of the above
  10. Which of these statements about drugs is true
    C. Use of drugs can lead to accidents and/or arrest
  11. Which of these would tell you that a shipment contains hazardous materials
    D. all of the above
  12. To avoid a crash, you had to drive into the right shoulder.  You are now driving at 40 mph on the shoulder. How should you move back onto the pavement
    A. If the shoulder is clear, stay on it until your vehicle has come to a stop. Then move back onto the pavement when it is safe.
  13. Which fires can you use water to put out?
    A. tire fires
  14. You should use your mirrors to check
    D. all of the above
  15. Which of these statements about speed management is true
    D. all of the above
  16. Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time
    A.You can almost always turn to miss an obstacle more quickly than you can stop
  17. Which of these statements about tires and hot-weather driving is true
    B. You should inspect your tires every two hours or every 100 miles when driving in very hot weather.
  18. Which of these is the most important thing to remember about emergency braking
    C. If the wheels are skidding, you cannot control the vehicle
  19. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid, you should
    B. stop braking, turn quickly, and countersteer
  20. Which of these is a sign of tire failure
    D. all of the above
  21. What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel
    D. With both hands, on opposite sides of the wheel
  22. You are driving a 40 foot vehicle at 35 mph.  The road is dry and visibility is good. what is the least amount of space that you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe
    C. 4 seconds
  23. Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night
    A. keep your speed low enough that you can stop within the range of your headlights
  24. Which of these about driving in area with strong winds is true
    C. winds are especially a problem when coming out of tunnels
  25. To help you stay alert while driving, you should
    C. take short breaks before you are drowsy
  26. You do not have a Hazardous Materials Endorsement on your Commercial Driver's License.  You can drives vehicle hauling hazardous materials when
    C. the vehicle does not require placards
  27. 27
  28. The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice.  Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation
    A. stop driving as soon as you can safely do so
  29. Retarders
    C. can cause the drive wheels to skid when they have poor traction
  30. You are driving a new truck with a manual transmission. What gear will you probably have to use to take a long, steep downhill grade
    B. a lower gear than you would use to climb the hill
  31. Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment
    B. valve clearance
  32. You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you.  The marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the markings mean
    A. It may be a slow-moving vehicle
  33. High beams should be
    A, used when it is safe and legal to do so
  34. B
  35. An enroute inspection should include checking for
    D. all of the above
  36. Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true
    A. You should avoid backing whenever you can
  37. Which of these is a good things to remember about drinking alcohol
    D. all of the above
  38. You are checking your tires for a pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true
    B. Tires of mismatched size should not be used on the same vehicle
  39. Which of these can cause a fire
    D. All of the above
  40. What is countersteering
    D. Turning the wheel back in the other direction after syeering to avoid a traffic emergency
  41. 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 though the speed limit is 55.  The safest speed for your vehicle is most likely
    B. 35
  42. On which fires can your use the ABC fire extinguisher
    D. all of the above
  43. Which of these statements about cargo loading is true
    C. state laws dictate legal weight limits
  44. Which of these statements about using turn signals is true
    C. when turning you should signal early
  45. Which of these statements about double-clutching and shifting is true
    C. you can use the tachometer to tell you when to shift
  46. Which of these best describes how you should use the brake pedal on a steep downhill grade
    B. light steady pressure
  47. Which of these statements about speed management is true
    C. you should choose a speed that lets you stop with the distance that you can see ahead
  48. The center of gravity of a load
    B. can make a vehicle more likely to tip over on curves if it is high
  49. Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true
    A. If a hill or curve keeps drivers behind you from seeing the vehicle within 500 feet, the rear reflective triangle should be moved back down the road to give adequate warning
  50. You are checking your brakes and suspensions system for a pre-trip insection. Which of the statements is true
    D. all of the above
  51. When driving through work zones you should
    D. all of the above
  52. You are driving a vehicle at 55 mph on dryu pavement.  About how much total stopping distance will you need to bring it to stop
    D. the length of football field
  53. You must park on the side of a level straight four-lane divided highway. Where should you place the reflective triangles
    A. one within 10 feet of the rear of the vehicle on about 100 feet to the rear and one about 200 feet to the rear
  54. According to Drivers Manual why should you limit the use of your horn
    A. it can startle other drivers
  55. Which of these statments about accelerating is true
    B. Rough acceleration can cause mechanical damage
  56. If a straight vehicle (no trailer or articulation)goes into a front-wheel skid, it will
    C. go straight ahead even if the steering wheel is turned
  57. Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true
    A. unstable loads such as haging meat or livestock can require extra caution on curves
  58. You are driving a heavy vehicle.  You must exit a highway using an offramp that curve downhill. You should
    A. slow down to a safe speed before the curve
  59. Which of these is a proper use of vehicle lights
    D. all of the above
  60. A key principle to remember about loading cargo is to keep the load
    D. balanced in the cargo area
  61. You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph.  There are no vehicle in front of you.  Suddenly a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do first
    A. stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down
  62. Which of these is a good thing to remember when crossing or entering traffic with a heavy vehicle
    A. Heavy vehicles need larger gaps in trafiic than cars
  63. Which of these statements about staying alert to drive is true
    D. sleep is the only thing that can overcome fatigue
  64. Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors
    C. there are blind spots that your mirror cannot show you
  65. You are checking your steering and exhaust system in a pre-trip inspection. Which of these problems if found should be fixed before the vehicle is driven
    D. all of the above
  66. Your vehicle has hydraulic brakes. whieltraveling on a level road, you press the brake pedal and find that it goes to the floor which of these statements is true
    B. pumping the brake pedal may bring the pressure up so you can stop the vehicle
  67. Brake fade
    A. can be caused by the brakes getting very hot
  68. You are driving on two-lane road. An oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is most often the best action to take
    C. steer to the right
  69. Which of these statements about engine overheating is true
    C. you should never remove the radiator cap on a pressurized system until the system has cooled
  70. You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade.  Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade
    B. use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages
  71. Which of these is a good thing to do when steering to avoid a crash
    C. dont turn any more than needed to clear what is your way
  72. You are checking your wheels and rims for a pre-trip inspection.  Which of these statements is true
    A. Rust around wheel nuts may mean that they are loose
  73. You do have a Hazardous Material Endorsement on your Commercial Drivers License.  You are asked to deliver hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle. You should
    A. refuse to haul the load
  74. As the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) goes up what happens
    C. Judgment and self control are affected
  75. If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency you should
    C. avoid braking until your speed has dropped to 20 mph
  76. You should stop driving
    D. whenever you become sleepy
  77. From this item refer to the figure at the right. You are driving a long vehicle that makes wide turns. You want to turn left from Pine Street on cedar Street. Both are two-lane two-way streets. You should
    B. begin turning your vehicle when you are halfway through the intersection
  78. You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, Which of these steps can help keep your brakes working
    B. gently putting on the brakes while driving through the water
  79. Escape ramps are
    D. all of the above
  80. Which of these statements about downshifting is true
    A. When you downshift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve
  81. What will keep an engine cool in hot weather
    D. all of the above
  82. When driving at ight you should
    C. adjust your speed to keep your stopping distance within your sight distance
  83. which of these items is checked in a pre-trip inspection
    D. all of the above
  84. Which of these statements about backing a heavey vehicle is true
    D. all of the above
  85. Which of these statements about cold-weather driving is true
    B. windshield washer antifreeze should be used
  86. Controlled braking
    C. is used to keep a vehicle in a straight line when braking
  87. How do you correct a rear-wheel acceleration skid
    B. stop accelerating
  88. Which of these is not a good rule to follow when caring for a person injured at an accident scene
    C. keep injured persons cool
  89. For your safety, when setting out reflective triangles you should
    B. hold the triangles between yourself and oncoming traffic
  90. The purpose of retarders is to
    B. help slow the vehicle while driving to reduce brake wear
  91. how far should a driver look ahead of the vehicle when driving
    C. 12-15 seconds
  92. Hydroplaning
    D. is more likely if tire pressure is low
  93. If you are being tailgated, you should
    A. increase your following distance
  94. Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true
    B. the weight of a vehicle changes its height
  95. You must drive on a slippery road. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation
    C. slow down gradually
  96. Which of these statements about vehicle fires is true
    D. a burning tire should be cooled with water
  97. Cargo that is not loaded or secured properly can cause
    D. all of the above
  98. Your brakes can get wet when you drive through a heavy rain.  What can this cause when the brakes are applied
    D. all of the above
  99. Cargo covers
    D. all of the above
  100. You are driving a 40 foot vehicle at 50 mph.  Driving conditions are ideal (dry pavement, good visibility).  What is the least amount of space that you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe.
    D. 5 seconds
  101. Immediatly after a long, hot drive you check your air pressure in a tire and itis 5 ib high. You should
    B. recheck the pressure after the tire cools off
  102. The most inprant reason for being alert to hazards is so
    B. you will have time to plan your escape if the hazard become an emergency
  103. You are driving in the right lane of a four-lane, undivided road.  You come over a hill and find a care stopped ahead in your lane.  You do not have room to stop, and the hill blocks your view to the rear.  The shoulder is clear.  Which of these is the best action to take
    D. steer to the right
  104. Which of these statements is a good rule to follow when backing your vehicle
    D. use a helper whenever possible
  105. Every time you leave your vehicle you should
    C. apply the parking brake
  106. Heavy vehicle must sometimes travel more slowly than other traffic. Which of these is not a good rule to follow when you are driving such a vehicle
    C. signal other drivers when it is safe for them to pass you
  107. What should you do if your vehicle hydroplanes
    C. release the accelerator
  108. Cargo inspection
    A. should be done after every break during driving
  109. You should use you mirrors to check the following
    D. blind spots
  110. All of these are true about drinking alcohol except
    D. three 12 ounce beers are equal to 12 shots
  111. All of these will cause a fire except
    D. blown circuit breakers

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