CDL General Knowledge Test 2 – Classic Mode

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1. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid you should...

A Pump the brake
B Steer in the opposite direction
C Release the brake and steer/counter-steer
D Accelerate quickly!

2. 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 About 100 feet behind your vehicle
C About 100 feet in front of your vehicle
D On the other side of a divided highway

3. Which of the following statements about stopping distances is NOT true?

A Empty trucks require greater stopping distances because they have less traction
B Trucks traveling on ice or snow require greater stopping distances
C Brakes, tires, springs and shocks are designed to work best when the truck is empty
D Trucks traveling at higher speeds require greater stopping distances

4. What is the reason the exhaust system should be checked?

A A leaking exhaust system can allow poisonous fumes into the cab
B A leaking exhaust system can promote poor fuel mileage
C A leaking exhaust system can be caused by snow and rain
D A leaking exhaust system can hamper your visibility

5. When is the road likely to be more slippery?

A After a hard rain
B After it has been raining lightly for 30 minutes
C When it has just begun to rain
D After the rain has ended

6. What is the first thing to do if your vehicle catches fire while driving?

A Open the door and jump out of the vehicle
B Pull off the road and park in an open area
C Find a service station to pull in to
D Open the hood and let the flames die down

7. Which of the following is NOT true when driving through a curve?

A You should slow down before 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 be in a gear that allows you to accelerate during the curve

8. When using turn signals, which of the following should be avoided?

A Signal just before you start to make a turn
B Signal when you want to change lanes
C Signal before you exit
D Signal when you are merging into traffic

9. 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

10. In the event of a tire failure you should...

A Stay off the brake and hold the steering wheel firmly
B Pump the brakes until you come to a stop
C Accelerate quickly until you find a place to pull over
D Disengage the clutch so you are in neutral gear

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