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General Knowledge Test 2
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  1. When roads are slippery, you should:

a. Stop and test the traction while going up hills.

b. Drive alongside other drivers.

c. Decreases the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle.

d. Make turns as gently as possible.

  1. While driving, you see a small (1 foot square) cardboard box ahead in your lane. You should:

a. Steer around it when it is safe to do so.

b. Hit it with your vehicle to knock it off the road.

c. Brake hard to avoid hitting it.

d. Stop and direct traffic around it.

  1. Which of these pieces of emergency equipment should be carried at all times in your vehicle?

a. Fire extinguishers.

b. Warning devices for parked vehicles.

c. Spare electrical fuses (if the vehicle uses them).

d. All of the above.



  1. What is counter steering?

a. Using the steering axle brakes to prevent over steering.

b. Steering in the opposite direction from what other drivers expect you to do.

c. Turning the wheel in the opposite direction after steering to avoid a traffic emergency.

d. Turning the steering wheel counter clockwise.



  1. You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercial drivers license. When can you drive a vehicle hauling hazardous materials?

a. Never

b. Only when the shipment will not cross state lines.

c. Only when the vehicle does not require placards.

d. Only when a person who has the hazardous materials endorsement rides in the vehicle.



  1. You are driving a new truck with a manual transmission. What gear will you probably have to use to take a long downhill grade?

a. A lower gear that you would use to climb the hill.

b. The same gear you would use to climb the hill.

c. A higher gear that you would use to climb the hill.

d. None: newer trucks can coast down hills.



  1. High beams should be:

a. Dimmed when you are within 100 feet of another vehicle.

b. Used whenever it is safe and legal to do so.

c. Turned on when an oncoming driver does not dim his or her lights.

d. All of the above.



  1. An en-route inspection should include checking:

a. Cargo doors and / or cargo securement.

b. Tire temperature.

c. Brake temperature.

d. All of the above.



  1. Where or when should you test the stopping action of your service brakes?

a. At a special brake testing center only.

b. When the vehicle is traveling downhill without a load.

c. When the vehicle is moving at about 5 MPH.

d. In a parking lot when the vehicle is not moving.



  1. Stab braking:

a. Should never be used.

b. Involves locking the wheels.

c. Involves steady pressure on the brake pedal.

d. Should only be used on slick roads.



  1. Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?

a. When turning, you should signal early.

b. You do not need to use your signal when changing lanes on a four lane highway.

c. You should use your turn signal to mark your vehicle when it is pulled off the side of the road.

d. When turning, you should cancel the signal just before you make the turn.



  1. Retarders:

a. Allow you to disconnect the steering axle brakes.

b. Cannot be used on interstate highways.

c. Work better at very low rpms.

d. Can cause the vehicle to skid when the road is slippery.



  1. Which of these statements about staying alert to drive is true?

a. If you must stop to take a nap, it should be at a truck stop or other public area never on the side of the road.

b. A half-hour break for coffee will do more to keep you alert that a half-hour nap.

c. The only thing that can cure fatigue is sleep.

d. There are drugs that can overcome being tired.



  1. You are driving on a two lane road. An oncoming driver drifts into your lane and is headed straight for you. Which of these is generally the best action?

a. Steer to the right

b. Steer onto the left shoulder

c. Hard braking

d. Steer into the oncoming lane



  1. You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help keep your brakes working?

a. Applying hard pressure on both the brake pedal and accelerator after coming out of the water.

b. Gently pressing the brake pedal while driving through the water.

c. Turning on your brake heaters.

d. Driving through quickly.


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