Class A Driver’s License Practice Test -5

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What offense is a serious traffic violation?

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Traffic offenses committed in a CMV in connection with fatal traffic accidents, erratic lane changes, a following a vehicle too closely and reckless driving are all considered serious traffic offense. [Page, 1--3. 1.2.3- Serious Traffic Violations, 1.2- CDL Disqualifications, Section 1: Introduction, CDL]

If you have committed two serious traffic violations within a three-year period involving a CMV, you will likely lose your CDL at least _______ days.

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If you have committed two serious traffic violations within a three-year period involving a CMV, you will likely lose your CDL at least 60 days. [Page, 1--3. 1.2.3- Serious Traffic Violations, 1.2- CDL Disqualifications, Section 1: Introduction, CDL]

You will lose your CDL for life ________.

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You will lose your CDL for life if you use a CMV to commit a felony involving controlled substances or if you commit an alcohol-related offense for the second time. [Page, 1--3. 1.2.2- Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident And Commission of a Felony, 1.2- CDL Disqualifications, Section 1: Introduction, CDL]

If you are convicted in any other jurisdiction of any traffic violation (except parking), you need to notify the motor vehicle licensing agency within how many days?

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If you are convicted in any other jurisdiction of any traffic violation (except parking), you need to notify the motor vehicle licensing agency within 30 days. [Page, 1--4. 1.3- Other CDL Rules, Section 1: Introduction, CDL]

You will lose your CDL for at least ______ days if you have committed two serious traffic violations within a three-year period involving a CMV.

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You will lose your CDL for at least 60 days if you have committed two serious traffic violations within a three-year period involving a CMV. [Page, 1--3. 1.2.3- Serious Traffic Violations, 1.2- CDL Disqualifications, Section 1: Introduction, CDL]

If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, you should ________.

Please select 2 correct answers

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If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, you should ignore gestures and refuse to react to the aggressive driver. [Page, 2--23. 2.10.3- What You Should Do When Confronted By An Aggressive Driver, 2.10- Aggressive Drivers/Road Rage, Section 2: Driving Safely, CDL]

Which of the following is emergency equipment you should carry with you at all times?

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You should carry fire extinguishers, warning devices for parked vehicles and spare electrical fuses (if the vehicle uses them). [Page, 2--3. 2.1.3- What to Look For, 2.1- Vehicle Inspection, Section 2: Driving Safely, CDL]

If you see a red triangle with an orange center symbol on a vehicle that means you should ______.

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If you see a red triangle with an orange center symbol on a vehicle that means you should proceed cautiously. The red triangle with an orange center symbol indicates the vehicle ahead is a slow moving vehicle. [Page, 2--21. 2.8.3- Drivers Who Are Hazards, 2.8- Seeing Hazards, Section 2: Driving Safely, CDL]

What is the purpose of an antilock braking system (ABS)?

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Antilock braking system (ABS) is a computerized system that keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications. [Page, 2--34. 2.18- Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), Section 2: Driving Safely, CDL]

While driving a heavy commercial vehicle, why should you avoid turning wide to the left as you start turning right?

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While driving a heavy commercial vehicle, you should avoid turning wide to the left as you start turning right because a following driver may think you are turning left and try to pass you on the right, potentially causing a crash. [Page, 2--18. 2.7.6- Space For Turns, 2.7- Managing Space, Section 2: Driving Safely, CDL]

What is the Gross Combination Weight?

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The Gross Combination Weight is the total weight of a powered unit, plus trailer(s), plus the cargo. [Page, 3--1. 3.2.1- Definitions You Should Know, 3.2- Weight and Balance, Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely, CDL]

Why are heavy trucks more at risk for turning over?

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The truck's center of gravity moves higher up from the road as more cargo is added. This makes the trucker easier to turn over. [Page, 3--2. 3.2.4- Balance the Weight, 3.2- Weight and Balance, Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely, CDL]

Commercial drivers need to be familiar with a number of abbreviations. GCW is one of them and it stands for ________.

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Commercial drivers need to be familiar with a number of abbreviations. GCW is one of them and it stands for Gross Combination Weight. [Page, 3--1. 3.2.1- Definitions You Should Know, 3.2- Weight and Balance, Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely, CDL]

There are two basic reasons for covering your cargo during transportation. One reason is to protect the cargo from weather. What is the other?

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There are two basic reasons for covering your cargo during transportation. One reason is to protect the cargo from weather. The other is to protect people (pedestrians, passengers and other civilians) from the cargo's contents if it spills [Page, 3--3. 3.3.4- Covering Cargo, 3.3- Securing Cargo, Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely, CDL]

Cargo should have at least one tiedown for each ____ ft. of cargo.

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Cargo should have at least one tiedown for each 10 ft. of cargo. [Page, 3--2. 3.3.2- Cargo Tie-down, 3.3- Securing Cargo, Section 3: Transporting Cargo Safely, CDL]

The safety valve opens the air compressor tank at what psi?

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The safety valve opens the air compressor tank at 150 psi. [Page, 5--2. 5.1.6- Safety Valve, 5.1- The Parts of an Air Brake System, Section 5: Air Brakes, CDL]

When you need to depress the brakes harder and harder just to maintain the same speed this means ______.

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When you need to depress the brakes harder and harder just to maintain the same speed this means your brakes are fading. [Page, 5--3. 5.1.10- Application Pressure Gauge, 5.1- The Parts of an Air Brake System, Section 5: Air Brakes, CDL]

What affects the stopping distance for air brakes?

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Perception distance, reaction distance, brake lag distance and braking distance all affect the total stopping distance. [Page, 5--9. 5.4.4- Stopping Distance, 5.4- Using Air Brakes, Section 5: Air Brakes, CDL]

When you need to apply more pressure to help your brakes work normally effectively, this means that your brakes are fading. Which of the following can cause fading brakes?

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The brakes being out of adjustment, air leakage and mechanical problems can be possible reasons why increased application on the brakes becomes necessary. [Page, 5--3. 5.1.10- Application Pressure Gauge, 5.1- The Parts of an Air Brake System, Section 5: Air Brakes, CDL]

Which of the following helps the stop light switch work?

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The stop light switches works by air pressure. [Page, 5--3. 5.1.12- Stop Light Switch, 5.1- The Parts of an Air Brake System, Section 5: Air Brakes, CDL]

When you are backing up a straight truck, you turn the top of the steering wheel ______.

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When you are backing a straight truck, you turn the top of the steering wheel in the direction you want to go. [Page, 6--3. 6.1.7- Backing With A Trailer, 6.1- Driving Combination Vehicles Safely, Section 6: Combination Vehicles, CDL]

The emergency line has two functions. It supplies air to the trailer air tanks and what else?

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The emergency line has two functions. It supplies air to the trailer air tanks and controls the emergency brakes on combination vehicles. [Page, 6--5. 6.2.4- Trailer Air Lines, 6.2- Combination Vehicle Air Brakes, Section 6: Combination Vehicles, CDL]

When does the ABS activate?

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The ABS activates only when the wheels are about to lock up. [Page, 6--7. 6.3.2- Braking With ABS, 6.3- Antilock Brake Systems, Section 6: Combination Vehicles, CDL]

When you are backing up a truck with a trailer, you turn the steering wheel _______.

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When you are backing up a truck with a trailer, you turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction of where you want to go. [Page, 6--3. 6.1.7- Backing With A Trailer, 6.1- Driving Combination Vehicles Safely, Section 6: Combination Vehicles, CDL]

To test the trailer brakes you should perform which of the following steps?

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To test the trailer service brakes you should check for normal air pressure, release the parking brakes and move the vehicle forward slowly. Apply the trailer brakes with the hand control, if so equipped. You should be able to feel the brakes come on. [Page, 6--11. 6.5.2- Combination Vehicle Brake Check, 6.5- Inspecting a Combination Vehicle, Section 6: Combination Vehicles, CDL]

It's important for a school bus driver to ensure the emergency exits are _________.

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It's important for a school bus driver to ensure the emergency exits are undamaged, operating smoothly and able to close securely from the inside. [Page, 11--6. 11.3- School Bus Only, Section 11: Vehicle Inspection Test, CDL]

The exterior baggage compartments of your vehicle should ______.

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The exterior baggage compartments of your vehicle should be undamaged, operate properly and latch securely. [Page, 11--7. 11.5.3- External Inspection of Coach/Transit Bus, 11.5- Coach/Transit Bus, Section 11: Vehicle Inspection Test, CDL]

The minimum tread depth for steering axle tires should be _____.

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The minimum tread depth for steering axle tires should be 4/32. [Page, 11--4. 11.2.4- Wheels, 11.2- External Inspection (All Vehicles), Section 11: Vehicle Inspection Test, CDL]

Which of the following is NOT included on a Class A Pre-trip inspection test?

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All versions of the Class A Pre-trip inspection test will include an in-cab inspection, an engine start and an inspection of the coupling system. [Page, 11--8. 11.6.1- Class A Pre-Trip Inspection Test, 11.6- Taking the CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Test, Section 11: Vehicle Inspection Test, CDL]

If you are applying for a Class A CDL, you will be required to perform ___ of the ____ versions of a pre-trip inspection in the vehicle you have brought with you for testing.

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If you are applying for a Class A CDL, you will be required to perform one of the four versions of a pre-trip inspection in the vehicle you have brought with you for testing. [Page, 11--8. 11.6.1- Class A Pre-Trip Inspection Test, 11.6- Taking the CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Test, Section 11: Vehicle Inspection Test, CDL]

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