General Knowledge Test 2
In case of which fires can you use water to put it out?
To help you stay alert while driving, you should:
Take short breaks before you get drowsy.
Take cold medicine if you have a cold.
Schedule trips for hours that you are normally asleep
To avoid a crash, you had to drive into the right shoulder. You are now driving at 40mph on the shoulder. How should you move back into the pavement?
If the shoulder is clear, stay on the right until your vehicle comes to a stop then move back into the pavement when it is safe?
Steer sharply onto the pavement, then brake hard as you counter steer.
Brake hard to slow the vehicle, then steer sharply onto the pavement.
Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong wind is true?
Winds are especially a problem when coming out of tunnels.
The lighter your vehicle, the less trouble you will have with the wind.
You should drive alongside other vehicles to help break up the wind.
Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
Keep your speed slow enough that you can stop within the range of your headlights.
Look directly at the oncoming headlights only briefly.
You are driving a 40-foot vehicle at 35mph. The road is dry and visibility is good. What is the least amount of space you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe?
What is the proper way to hold a steering wheel?
With both hands close together, near the top of the wheel.
With both hands, on opposite sides of the wheel.
With both hands close together, near the bottom of the wheel.
High beams should be:
Turned on when an oncoming driver does not dim his/her lights.
Used when it is safe and legal to do so.
Dimmed at the time when you get within 100 feet of another vehicle.
You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you. Then marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the marking mean?
The vehicle is hauling hazardous materials.
It is being driven by a student driver.
It may be a slow moving vehicle.
Which of these is not part of the pre-trip inspection of the engine compartment?
Engine oil level.
Worn electrical wiring insulation.
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?
Downshift to stop.
Keep varying your speed by accelerating and braking.
Stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
You are driving a vehicle that could safely be driven at 55mph on an open road. But traffic is heavy and other vehicles drive at the speed of 35 mph, though the speed limit is 55mph. The safest speed for your vehicle is more likely to be:
What is countersteering?
Turning the wheel back in the other direction after steering to avoid a traffic emergency.
Turning the steering wheel counterclockwise.
Using the steering axle brakes to prevent over steering.
Which of these statements about backing a heavy vehicle is true?
Helpers should be out of the driver's sight and use only voice signals to communicate with the driver.
You should avoid backing whenever you can.
It is safer to back toward the right side of the vehicle than toward the driver's side.
Which of these best describes how you should use the brake pedal on a steep downhill grade?
Repeated strong pressure then release.
Light, pumping action.
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 again, (bring down 5 MPH below your safe speed.
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?
Stopping is always the safest action in a traffic emergency.
You can almost always turn to miss an obstacle more quickly than you can stop.
Leaving the road is always more risky than hitting another vehicle.
Which of these statements about using turn signals?
You do not need to use your turn signal when changing lanes in a traffic on a four-lane highway.
When turning, you should signal early.
You should use your turn signal to mark your vehicle when it is pulled off on the side of the road.
Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true?
You can use the tachometer to tell you when to shift.
Double clutching should only be used with a heavy load.
Double clutching should not be used when the road is slippery.
Which of these statements about speed management is true?
When you double your speed, it will take twice the distance to stop.
Empty trucks always stop in a shorter distance than fully loaded.
You should choose a speed that lets you stop within the distance that you can see ahead.
Can cause the driver's wheels to skid when they have poor traction.
Cause extra brake wear.
Work when you apply the brake pedal.
To correct a drive wheel braking skid, you should:
Increase braking, turn quickly, and counter steer.
Stop braking, turn quickly, then counter steer.
When exiting or entering on a curved freeway ramp, you should:
Maintain the posted speed limit.'
Maintain a speed 5-10 mph under the posted speed limit.
Slow down to at least 50% of the posted speed limit.
Which of the following vehicles will have the longest stopping distance?
How many red reflective triangles are you required to carry?
You are required to inspect your truck within how many miles after beginning the trip?
There are two types of jackknife; they are:
Both trailer and tractor.
The new BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for commercial drivers to be considered intoxicated when driving a commercial vehicle is:
Where should the ignition key be during the pre-trip inspection?
On the drivers seat.
In the ignition.
In your pocket.
When loading a trailer, if the cargo is loaded all to the rear, it may result in:
Damage to steering axle.
Poor traction on drive wheels.
To communicate your intention to other motorists.
Talking with law enforcement officers.
To talk on the CB radio.
If you are convicted for driving under the influence while driving a commercial vehicle, and this is your first offense, you most likely will get:
A probation period for 1 year.
A fine of $250.00
At least one year suspension of your CDL.
If you are stopped at a roadside rest area and found to have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.02 you will:
Be placed out of service for 24 hours.
Be placed out of service for 72 hours.
Be in deep trouble with your dispatcher.
Which of the following statements about speed management is true?
Empty truck and loaded trucks will have the same stopping distance.
If you double your speed, stopping distance will double.
If you double your speed, stopping distance will be increased by 4 times.
You are traveling down a long, steep hill. Your brakes get so hot that they have failed. What should you do?
Downshift and pump the brake pedal.
Look for an escape ramp or escape route.
The center of gravity of a load:
Is only a problem if the vehicle is overloaded.
Can make a vehicle ore likely to tip over on curves if it is high.
Should be kept high as possible.
To prevent a load from shifting, there should be at least one tie down for every ____ feet of cargo.
When driving, ice builds up on your wipers and they no longer clean the windshield. You should:
Stop safely and fix the problem.
Keep driving and turn your defroster on.
Keep driving and spray the windshield wiper fluid.
When the hydraulic brakes fail while you are driving, the system will not build up pressure and the brake pedal will feel spongy or go to the floor. What should you do?
Pump the brake pedal to generate pressure.
Put the vehicle in neutral and set the parking brake.
Push down the brake pedal as hard as you can.
Which may be a sign of tire failure?
A loud hissing noise.
To prevent brake fade you should:
Apply constant hard pressure on the brakes while driving downhill.
Coast downhill, which is not very steep.
Select the gear, which will keep your vehicle to a safe speed on a deep downgrade.
A full stop is required at railroad crossing when:
The nature of a cargo makes a stop mandatory under the State or Federal regulations.
There are no flagman, warning signals or gates at the crossing.
The crossing is located in the city or town with frequent train transit.
When driving at night you should use your low beams when oncoming traffic is within of how many feet?
When driving through the work zone you should:
Reduce your speed only if workers are close to the roadway.
Turn on your parking lights.
Watch for sharp pavement drop off.
Backing of the commercial vehicle is:
Not dangerous if you don't have to turn.
Not dangerous if you have a helper.
When you are parked at the side of the road at night, you must:
Put out your emergency warning lights within 30 minutes.
Use your tail lights to give warning to other drivers.
Turn on your four-way-emergency flashers to warn others.
You must stop on a hill or curve in a two-lane-two-way-road. How far should you place reflective triangles?
As far back as necessary so others can see you.
Within 500 feet behind you.
Within 200 feet behind you.
Stab breaking should not be used on vehicles with:
Sometimes you need to leave a road to avoid a hazard or emergency. When you do you should keep in mind that:
Most shoulders are not strong enough to support a heavy vehicle.
It is less dangerous to drive onto shoulders than to make a collision.
You might be unable to re-enter the road because of the gravel used on shoulders.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a front tire failure?
Steering wheel twisting.
Do not happen with radial tires.
Happen on ice.
Are caused by going too fast or trying to stop too quickly.
In bad weather many car drivers tailgate large vehicles. What should you do ?
Speed up to distance yourself from the tailgater.
Increase your following distance.
Lightly tap your brake to warn the tailgater to drop back.
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