Friday, September 15, 2017

CDL Tank Vehicle Endorsement - Exam 4 - 36 Questions

Tank Vehicle Endorsement
EXAM 4

By Gary Boutin

1. What is the reason that food products not be carried in tanks with baffles:

a. For sanitary reasons.
b. Because it damages the product.
c. For safety reasons.
d. For all of these reasons.

2. When driving a tank vehicle you should
:

a. Increase your following distance.
b.   Keep your following distance the same.
c.   Decrease your following distance.
d.   Any of these depending on circumstances.

3. Which of these statements is most accurate
:

a.   All tank vehicles are different.
b.   Tank vehicles are the same as other commercial vehicles.
c.   All tank vehicles are the same.
d.   All tank vehicles are roughly the same.

4. As you approach a curve, you should
:

a.   Maintain your speed.
b.   Accelerate slightly.
c.   Any of these depending on circumstances.
d.   Slow down.

5. For tank vehicles, emergency equipment
:

a.   Will be the same for all types.
b.   Will be the same as for any other commercial vehicle.
c.   Is not required.
d.   Will be different for each type of vehicle.

6. As you drive through a curve, you should
:

a.   Accelerate slightly.
b.   Any of these depending on circumstances.
c.   Slow down slightly.
d.   Maintain a constant speed.

7.  To avoid skids
when driving a tank vehicle, you must make sure that you do not:

a.   Over-steer.
b.   Over-brake.
c.   Over-accelerate.
d.   All of the above.

8. Under what circumstances can you load a cargo tank totally full
:

a.   None.
b.   If only taking a short trip.
c.   If it is the only way you can match the amount to the shipping manifest.
d.   If it is cold outside.

9. To control surge, your braking should be characterized by
:

a.   Steady pressure.
b.   Light pressure.
c.   Heavy pressure.
d.   Variable pressure.

10. When driving tank vehicles, you should be extra careful to drive
:

a.   Passively.
b.   Aggressively.
c.   Smoothly.
d.   Timidly.

11. In tanks with bulkheads, you must be careful about
:

a.   Weight distribution.
b.   Leaks.
c.   Surge.
d.   All of the above.

12. You should be particularly careful when loading dense vehicles like acids, because
:

a. They evaporate more than others.
b. They may exceed the vehicle weight limit.
c. They expand more than others.
d. All of the above.

13. When driving a smooth bore tank, you should be particularly cautious
:

a.   Stopping and starting.
b.   On curves.
c.   At tollbooths.
d.   On high-speed highways.

14. Which of these tanks is likely to have the strongest forward and back surge
:

a.   A bulkhead tank.
b.   A baffled liquid tank.
c.   A smooth bore tank.
d.   They will all be the same.

15. Compared to a normal commercial vehicle, when you make lane changes in a tank vehicle you should take
:

a.   A shorter distance.
b.   The same distance.
c.   A longer distance.
d.   Any of these depending on circumstances.

16. The outage requirements are
:

a.   The same for every liquid within a 1% margin.
b.   The same for every liquid within a 5% margin.
c.   The same for every liquid.
d.   Different for every liquid.

17. When a tank vehicle starts to skid, your first priority should be
:

a.   To steer out of it.
b.   To restore traction.
c.   To accelerate out of it.
d.   To apply the brakes.

18. When driving a tank vehicle, you should remember that wet roads will increase the normal stopping distance by
:

a.   50 %.
b.   75 %.
c.   100 %.
d.   120 %.

19. Baffled liquid tanks can be subject to
:

a.   Back to front surge.
b.   Side to side surge.
c.   Any of these.
d.   Front to back surge.

20. The amount of liquid you load into a tank depends upon
:

a.   The weight of the liquid.
b.   Legal weight limits.
c.   The amount the liquid will expand in transit.
d.   All of these factors.

21. When braking in a tank vehicle, you should make sure that you do not
:

a.   Apply the brakes too soon.
b.   Release the brakes too soon.
c.   Keep pressure constant.
d.   Brake well in advance.

22. When braking in a tank vehicle, you should be particularly careful not to
:

a.   Steer to the left.
b.   Steer at all.
c.   Steer quickly.
d.   Steer slowly.

23. Which of these will take the longest to stop
:

a.   A full tank vehicle.
b.   An empty tank vehicle.
c.   They are all the same.
d.   A half full tank vehicle.

24. Which of these products is most likely to be carried in a smooth bore tank
:

a.   Milk.
b.   Fertilizer.
c.   Petroleum.
d.   Liquid concrete.

25. Outage is describes as the room you must allow for
:

a.   Liquids to contract.
b.   All of these things.
c.   Liquids to expand.
d.   Liquids to evaporate.

 26. Liquid in a tank with baffles can have a surge in what direction:

a. Side to side.
b. Front to back.
c. No surge. Baffles prevent surge from any direction.
d. Top to bottom.

27. How should you check a tank for any spills
:

a. Check the intake, discharge and cut-off valves.
b. Check the tank's body (or shell) for dents or leaks.
c. Check pipes, connections and hoses.
d. None of the above.

28. Vehicles should be checked for any leaking because ________
:

a. Leaks affect how quickly the vehicle accelerates.
b. It is illegal to carry liquids or gases in a leaking tank.
c. Leaks may lengthen your trips.
d. None of the above.

29. Why does hauling liquids in tanks require special skills
:

a. Tanks that carry liquids have more controls.
b. Liquid is significantly heavier than solids.
c. Low center of gravity.
d. High center of gravity and liquid's movement.

30. Un-baffled liquid tankers are sometimes called __________
:

a. Edge less tanks.
b. Smooth-bore tanks.
c. Smooth-bare tanks.
d. Slick tanks.

31. A liquid tank that has no baffles typically transports which of the following most often
:

a. Milk or food products.
b. Gasoline.
c. Radioactive liquids.
d. Liquid gas.

32. You should you be careful when driving a smooth bore tank during the ________
:

a. Winter.
b. Wind.
c. Starting or stopping.
d. None of the above.

33. The _________ should help you determine how much liquid to load into a tank
:

a. The amount the liquid will expand in transit.
b. The weight of the liquid.
c. Legal weight limits.
d. All of the above.

34. To decide which placards to use, you should know _______
:

a. The total weight of all classes of hazardous materials in your vehicle.
b. The amount of hazardous materials shipped.
c. The hazard class of materials.
d. All of the above.

35. When should you inspect your vehicle when you are transporting hazardous materials
:

a. You shouldn't inspect your vehicle.
b. Only during bad weather.
c. The first time you make a trip only.
d. Before and during each trip.

36. The person in charge of loading and unloading a cargo tank must be sure a qualified person is always watching. This person must be within how many feet of the tank
:

a. 25-ft.
b. 50-ft.
c. 35-ft.
d. 30-ft.

Answers:

1. a
2. a
3. a
4. d
5. d
6. a
7. d
8. b
9. a
10. c
11. a
12. b
13. a
14. c
15. c
16. d
17. b
18. c
19. b
20. a
21. b
22. c
23. b
24. a
25. c
26. a
27. d
28. b
29. d
30. b
31. a
32. c
33. d
34. d
35. d
36. a

Questions 1 to 36 were obtained from Free DMV Practice Tests.

Note: All the test have duplication questions sometimes with different wording. Some tests more than other, because the DMV want to make sure you understand these area of the commercial driving exams.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

CDL Tank Vehicle Endorsement - Exam 3 - 36 Questions


By Gary Boutin

FROM https://www.test-guide.com/cdl/free-cdl-practice-tests/cdl-tanker-practice-test-2.html

1. Why are the specials skills and knowledge required to drive a tanker:

a. Tankers have a high center of gravity.
b. Tankers have an increased risk of rollover.
c. Liquid surge can occur in tankers.
d. All of the above.

2. Dividers inside tankers that have holes in them are known as:

a. Barriers.
b. Bulkheads.
c. Baffles.
d. Separators.

3. Why are baffles used in some tankers:

a. To make the interior of a tanker easier to clean out.
b. To control forward-and-back liquid surge.
c. To eliminate side-to-side liquid surge.
d. To allow you the hauling of mixed loads.

4. Why should you have sufficient outage in a tanker truck:

a. To reduce the possibility of liquid surge.
b. To lower the center of gravity of the tanker.
c. To reduce the chance of leaks due to liquid expansion.
d. To reduce the weight of the tanker.

5. Why do you need to know the outage requirements when hauling liquids in bulk:

a. Outage requirements vary across liquids.
b. Some baffled tankers do not require outage.
c. Some heavy liquids do not require outage.
d. All of the above.

6. In which direction do baffled tanks NOT usually prevent the movement of surge:

a. Up and down.
b. Side to side.
c. Forward and backward.
d. All of the above.

7. How does a baffled tanker handle differently than a tanker with baffles:

a. The baffled tanker will have less side to side surge than the unbaffled tanker.
b. The baffled tanker can handle curves faster than an unbaffled tanker.
c. The baffled tanker will have less front to back surge than the unbaffled tanker.
d. The baffled tanker will handle the same as the unbaffled tanker.

8. Which of the following is a potential danger of side to side surge:

a. Containment breach.
b. Rollover.
c. Suspension system failure.
d. None of the above.

9. Which of the following is a liquid tight divider between compartments inside of a tank:

a. Bulkhead.
b. Baffle.
c. Separation walls.
d. None of the above.

10. A tank endorsement is needed for:

a.   Nonhazardous liquids.
b.   Nonhazardous gases.
c.   Hazardous gases.
d.   All of these.

11. Manhole covers must have:

a.   Gaskets.
b.   Caps.
c.   Locks.
d.   Plugs.

12. Which of these valves should you check carefully before driving
:

a.   Cut off.
b.   All of them.
c.   Discharge.
d.   Intake.

13. If you are driving a vehicle which is leaking liquids or gases, who may be liable for the costs of cleanup:

a.   The local authority.
b.   The operator.
c.   The highways authority.
d.   You the driver.

14. You should check that all valves are in the correct position before:

a.   Unloading.
b.   Loading.
c.   Doing any of these things.
d.   Moving.

15. Which of these is particularly easy to roll over
:

a.   A liquid tanker.
b.   A truck carrying gas canisters.
c.   A gas tanker.
d.   A truck carrying frozen liquid.

16. The best way to deal with liquid surge is to
:

a.   Only fill tanks half full.
b.   Be very familiar with the handling of the vehicle.
c.   Drive very slowly.
d.   Drive at the speed limit.

17. The first thing you should do before loading, unloading or driving a tank vehicle is:

a.   To do all these things.
b.   To sound a warning.
c.   To establish a perimeter.
d.   To carry out an inspection.

18. The best way to check for leaks is to
:

a.   Look under and around the vehicle.
b.   Look on top of the vehicle.
c.   Drive the vehicle for 5 miles.
d.   Smell all around the vehicle.

19. All pipes, connections and hoses should be checked particularly carefully
:

a.   Around joints.
b.   If longer than 3 m.
c.   All of these.
d.   Around their middles.

20. The term liquid surge describes
:

a.  Any of these.
b.  The movement of liquid inside a tank.
c.  The movement of liquid on the roadway.
d.  The movement of liquid as you fill a tank.

21. If a wave of liquid surge is moving towards the front of the truck, the truck will tend to be pushed:

a.   Backward.
b.   To the left.
c.   Forward.
d.   To the right.

22. Tank vehicles need special handling skills because of
:

a.   Their low center of gravity.
b.   The extra weight to the front.
c.   Their high center of gravity.
d.   The extra weight to the rear.

23. If you are towing a portable tank with a vehicle which needs a Class A or B CDL, you must have a tank endorsement if the tank is rated at greater than:

a.   1100 gallons.
b.   900 gallons.
c.   1200 gallons.
d.   1000 gallons.

24. The most important thing to look out for on any tank vehicle is:

a.   Peeling paintwork.
b.   Low tire pressure.
c.   Leaks.
d.   Inefficient mileage.

25. If your vehicle needs a Class A or B CDL you need a tank endorsement if you wish to carry liquid or liquid gas in a permanently mounted cargo tank rated at greater than:

a.   119 gallons.
b.   129 gallons.
c.   99 gallons.
d.   109 gallons.

26. You should never drive a tank vehicle with:

a.   Open valves.
b.   Open manhole covers.
c.   Open vents.
d.   Open valves or manhole covers.

27. The best way of finding out how to inspect a tank vehicle is:

a.   To check with the previous driver.
b.   To check the operator manual.
c.   To check with the operating company.
d.   Any of these.

28. A tank endorsement is required for certain vehicles transporting:

a.   Gases only.
b.   Liquids only.
c.   Liquids and gases.
d.   Liquids or gases.

29. Driving a vehicle which is leaking liquids or gases is:

a.   None of these.
b.   A criminal offense.
c.   An administrative offense.
d.   A civil offense.

30. Highway curves and on or off ramps should be negotiated:

a.   Slightly below the speed limit.
b.   At the speed limit.
c.   Any of these depending on circumstances.
d.   Well below the speed limit.

31. If a truck is on a slippery surface at a stop line, liquid surge can push it:

a.   Over the stop line.
b.   To the edge of the intersection.
c.   Onto the stop line.
d.   Into the intersection.

32. Tankers can be turned over on curves if traveling:

a.   At the speed limit.
b.   10 mph above the speed limit.
c.   15 mph above the speed limit.
d.   5 mph above the speed limit.

33. You must pay careful attention to weight distribution if your tank has:

a.   Top inlets.
b.   An oval cross-section.
c.   Bottom inlets.
d.   Bulkheads.

34. If you are found driving a leaking vehicle, you will be:

a.   Stopped from driving any further.
b.   Told to have repairs made within a week.
c.   Told to drive to your destination then have repairs made.
d.   Given a severe warning.

35. Because ______, you may often only partially fill tanks:

a. It is easier to drive with heavier tanks.
b. Studies have shown there is not much need for liquids to be transported by tanks.
c. A full tank of dense liquids could exceed legal weight limits.
d. None of the above.

36. Transporting liquids in tank vehicles requires special skills for two reasons: One is the liquid movement (or liquid surge); the other is _______
:

a. High center of gravity.
b. Uneven liquid expansion.
c. Low center of gravity.
d. The tank's bottom heaviness.


Answers:

1. d
2. c
3. b
4. c
5. a
6. b
7. c
8. b
9. a
10. d
11. a
12. b
13. d
14. c
15. a
16. b
17. d
18. a
19. a
20. b
21. c
22. c
23. d 
24. c
25. a
26. d
27. b
28. d
29. b
30. d  
31. d
32. a
33. d
33. a
34. a
35. c
36. a

Questions 1 to 37 were obtained from Free Practice Test.


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

CDL Passenger Endorsement - Exam 4 - 36 Questions

EXAM 4
By Gary Boutin

1. It is best to wear your seat belt:

a. At all times.
b. Unless you will not be driving over 35 mph.
c. Only on sand, gravel, or ice covered roads.
d. Only if your bus holds more than 27 people.

2. If you have riders aboard, you should never fuel your bus:

a. Without a fire bottle beside you.
b. In a closed building.
c. Without attaching the grounding cable.
d. With any of the windows open.

3. Which of these statements about hazards is true:

a. A car with out-of-state license plates is a hazard because that state may not have inspection laws.
b. Movement inside a parked car could mean that a person is about to step out of it.
c If you can see any part of another vehicle, assume the driver sees you.
d. All of the above are true.

4. Which will most affect the amount of traction that your bus will have:

a. The drive wheels.
b. The type and condition of the road surface.
c. The size of the tires.
d. Horsepower.

5. Which can cause the most dangerous driving condition in poor weather:

a. Rain.
b. Ice.
c. Snow.

6. What should you do when driving for a long period:

a. Keep the window rolled down.
b. Take regular breaks.
c. Drink coffee.

7. Should you start to pass another vehicle before a no-passing zone:

a. Yes, if you begin your pass before you reach the solid yellow lines.
b. Only if the pass can be completed safely before the no-passing zone.
c. Yes, if no oncoming traffic is coming.

8. On a two-lane road can you pass a car that is passing another vehicle:

a. Yes.
b. Yes, only if the person knows you are passing them.
c. No.

9. Why must you be careful when passing a heavy vehicle going downhill:

a. The other driver cannot see you as easily as he can when going uphill.
b. The heavy vehicle may be picking up speed.
c. It is illegal to pass a vehicle going downhill.

10. Why is it harder to pass at night: 

a. You cannot judge distance as well because of oncoming headlights.
b. Your own headlights do not give you enough light to pass.
c. Other drivers cannot see you at night.

11. When passing a vehicle at night what is important to remember:
 
a. Have your high beams on.
b. Use your low beams.
c. Flash your lights.

12. Before passing many drivers make the mistake of:

a. Following too far behind.
b. Following too closely.
c. Turning their blinker on too soon.

13. Why should you be aware of a car in front of a car you will be passing:

a. It may try to pass also.
b. It might get a flat tire.
c. To be sure you can safely return to your lane after completing the pass.


14. Why does it require more time for the eyes to adjust at night:

a. There is less light at night.
b. Different parts of the eyes are used.
c. Both of the above.


15. When are drivers more likely to be tired:

a. When they first get up in the morning.
b. After lunch.
c. At night.


16. What may be the only notice that drivers following you have at night:

a. Your taillights.
b. Your back bumper.
c. Your rear window.


17. When can your rear view mirrors be a handicap to you at night:

a. When they make other objects seem closer than they are.
b. When the glare of other headlights in them blinds you.
c. When they do not show your blind spots.


18. If you are trying to avoid the glare of oncoming headlights you:

a. Are looking to the right edge of the road and could miss tinted windshields.
b. Are looking to the right edge of the road and could miss fog lights.
c. Are looking to the right edge of the road and could miss a threat from the left.

19. Which of the following is much harder to judge at night:
a. The time.
b. Your strength.
c. Distance.

20. Should you cross over to the far left lane as soon as you enter a freeway: 


a. Yes as long as you are careful.
b. No work over to the left lane when it is safe to do so.
c. Yes but if you have an accident it is your fault.

21. What should you do if you miss your freeway off ramp:


a. Put the vehicle in reverse and go back to the off ramp.
b. Cross over the median and make a U-turn.
c. Take the next off ramp.

22. When you are on the freeway - if you can do so safely maintain a speed:


a. That is the average of other drivers.
b. That is slower than the other drivers.
c. That is faster than the other drivers.

23. Why is it important to keep a safe following distance on the freeway:


a. So you will not get a ticket for tailgating.
b. So you can adjust quickly if traffic comes to a complete stop.
c. So you will save fuel.

24. When can you park on the freeway:


a. When you need to stop to look at a map.
b. When you need to get out and stretch your legs.
c. Only in emergencies.

25. If red is reflected back from pavement markings you are going:


a. In the right direction on the freeway.
b. To be coming to the end of the freeway.
c. In the wrong direction on the freeway.

26. When entering the freeway your best strategy is to: 


a. Try to keep your speed low.
b. Merge at or close to the speed of traffic on the freeway.
c. Stop until there is a spot to enter.

27. When preparing to turn left how should you keep your wheels pointing: 


a. To the left.
b. To the right.
c. Straight ahead.

28. What is the best tactic to use before crossing an intersection:


a. Look right, then left, then right again.
b. Look left, then right, then left again.
c. Look to the rear, then ahead and then to the rear again.

29. What is a yield sign: 


a. A yield sign tells you to stop.
b. A yield sign tells you to slow down and be ready to stop.
c. A yield sign tells you to slow down to ten miles per hour.

30. How should an intersection with flashing red lights be treated: 


a. As if it was controlled by stop signs.
b. As if it was a two-way intersection.
c. No special treatment must be given to the intersection.

31. The light turns green and as the car ahead starts forward you:


a. Wait a moment so that you will have a safe following distance.
b. Proceed as closely as possible behind that car.
c. Stop at the limit line to make sure it is safe.

32. How does failing to look far enough in front of you affect your driving: 


a. It can cause your vehicle to weave in and out.
b It can cause you to stop too smoothly.
c. It can cause you to be in the wrong gear.

33. Chains are required to be installed on which wheels:


a. The front wheels
b. The drive wheels.
c. The back wheels of a tandem.

34. While driving the bus you should:


a. Scan the emergency exit door every few seconds
b. Scan the emergency equipment to make sure that it is in place.
c. Scans the interior of the bus as well as the road ahead, to the sides and to the rear.

35. How do you certify corrected defects on your pre-trip inspection:


a. Skip these items on your pre-trip inspection.
b. Sign the previous driver report.
c. Assume that the shop has handled these items.

36. When driving down a steep hill which is best:


a. Shift down to a lower gear and not use your brakes.
b. Shift down to a lower gear so that you will not use your brakes hard.
c. Use your brakes only.


Answers:


1. a
2. b
3. b
4. b
5. b
6. b
7. b
8. c
9. b
10. a
11. b
12. b
13. c
14. c
15. c
16. a
17. c
18. c
19. c
20. b
21. c
22. a
23. b
24. c
25. c
26. b
27. c
28. b
29. b
30. a
31. a
32. a
33. b
34. c
35. b
36. b


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

CDL Passenger Endorsement - Exam 3 - 36 Questions

Passenger Endorsement
EXAM 3
By Gary Boutin

1. A pre-trip inspection should include:

a. Removing coolant.
b. Spraying WD-40 into the air filter.
c. Checking of the engine oil level.
   
2. When backing with a trailer, you should:


a. Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction.
b. Turn the wheel as sharply as possible.
c. Turn the steering wheel in the direction of the turn.
   
3. To avoid a hazard:


a. Swerving may be a quicker way to avoid the hazard.
b. Stopping is always most effective.
c. Change lanes without looking.
   
4. How should you brake if your vehicle loses ABS
:

a. Pump the brake repeatedly.
b. Brake normally, you will still have brakes.
c. Push the brake down as hard as you can.
   
5. Why is texting a worrisome distraction:


a. Because it involves mental and physical distraction at the same time.
b. Because people like to read.
c. Because a message may be upsetting.
   
6. Who may drive a vehicle that uses placards when carrying hazardous materials
:

a. Any driver with a CDL.
b. A driver with a hazardous materials endorsement.
c. A driver with a minimum of 10-years of experience.
   
7. Which of the following is not a reason to slowdown and be extra careful:


a. When approaching a work zone.
b. When traveling in normal traffic.
c. When using a roadway with a drop off.

8. Tar in the road pavement often rises to the top in very hot weather. Spots where the tar bleeds are:


a. Offer about the same traction as the rest of the roadway.
b. Offer more traction.
c. Very slippery.
   
9. How much energy does talking on a cell phone take away from driving
:

a. About 10-percent.
b. About 39-percent.
c. About 82-percent.
   
10. What is aggressive driving
:

a. Operating a vehicle in the left lane.
b. Operating a vehicle in a selfish or pushy manner.
c. Operating a vehicle with strong regard for other motorists’ safety.
   
11. You may not consumer alcohol within how many hours of going on duty
:

a. 2.
b. 1.
c. 4.
   
12. A cargo van with a light load is:


a. Usually taller than with a heavy load.
b. Usually shorter with a heavy load.
c. Usually the same height with a load or without.
   
13. If your brakes fail on a downgrade, what is your best hope to stop
:

a. An escape ramp.
b. Using the shoulder.
c. Going off the road.
   
14. When driving a 50-foot truck at 50 mph, what should be your minimum following distance
:

a. 6-seconds.
b. 5-seconds.
c. 4-seconds.

15. What is a danger of swerving to avoid a hazard while driving a large truck
:

a. The truck may flip over.
b. The truck may stay in the same lane.
c. The truck may miss the object.
   
16. What should you do if the coolant temperature gauge goes above the highest safe temperature
:

a. Run the air conditioner.
b. Continue to drive.
c. Pull over and find out what is wrong.
   
17. After an accident, flares should be used with caution because:


a. Flares are expensive.
b. There may be spilled fuel on the ground that could ignite.
c. If it is sunny, others may not see the flares.
   
18. What is the minimum size of a placard
:

a. 7 ½ inches.
b. 4-inches.
c. 10 ¾ inches.
   
19. A posted speed safe for cars:


a. May be too slow for a bus.
b. May be too fast for a bus.
c. Is usually safe for buses too.
   
20. Which of the following is not a good rule when using turns signals
:

a. Do not over signal, if no one is near you, there is no need to signal.
b. Signal early, signal well before the turn.
c. Signal continuously, do not cancel a signal until the turn is completed.

21. When completing a pre-trip inspection:


a. Each time the inspection is completed, different items should be looked at.
b. The inspection should be done the same way each time.
c. It is OK to do it in a different order each time.
   
22. When backing with a trailer, you should:


a. Turn the steering wheel in the direction of the turn.
b. Turn the wheel as sharply as possible.
c. Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the turn.
   
23. On a wet road, how much should you reduce your speed
:

a. By about one-quarter.
b. By about one-third.
c. By about one-half.
   
24. If you’re not sure what to do with a fire, what should you do
:

a. Wait for firefighters.
b. Stay inside the vehicle.
c. Use water.
   
25. When it is difficult to see, such as at dawn or dusk, what is the best way to make your vehicle more visible
:

a. Use low beam lights.
b. Use only the clearance lights.
c. Use your high beam lights.
   
26. What should be done shortly after a tire has been changed
:

a. Deflate the tire to 10-psi.
b. Stop and check that lug nuts are tight and re-tighten if necessary.
c. Repair the brakes.
   
27. When driving a 50-foot truck at 50-mph, what should be your minimum following distance
:

a. 5-seconds.
b. 4-seconds.
c. 6-seconds.

28. If turning to avoid a hazard:


a. You should turn the wheel very sharply.
b. You should not brake as it might cause the wheels to lock.
c. You should brake hard.
   
29. A pre-trip inspection should include:


a. A check of the engine oil level.
b. Spraying WD-40 into the air filter.
c. Removing coolant.
   
30. On any upgrade, gravity will:


a. Slow you down.
b. Not impact your speed.
c. Speed you up.
   
31. When trying to put out an electrical fire:


a. Use an X extinguisher.
b. Use a B or C extinguisher.
c. Use water.
   
32. In very hot weather, tires should be checked regularly because:


a. The tread wears down quicker.
b. Air pressure may increase with the temperature.
c. They may melt.
   
33. What is a danger of swerving to avoid a hazard while driving a large truck
:

a. The truck may stay in the same lane.
b. The truck may flip over.
c. The truck may miss the object.
   
34. When driving a bus, one way to better hear if a train is coming is to:


a. Wait until the passengers on the bus quiet down.
b. Open the emergency windows.
c. Open the forward door.

35. With an engine fire, what should you do
:

a. Open the hood as soon as possible.
b. Turn the engine off as soon as possible.
c. Not use a fire extinguisher.
   
36. Which of the following is not a step in avoiding becoming an aggressive driver
:

a. Slowing down and keeping a reasonable following distance.
b. Not expecting delays on a drive.
c. Avoiding gestures and keeping hands on the wheel.

Answers: 

1. c
2. a
3. a
4. a
5. a
6. b
7. b
8. c
9. b
10. a
11. c
12. a
13. a   
14. a
15. a
16. c
17. b
18. c
19. b
20. a
21. b  
22. c
23. b  
24. a
25. a
26. b  
27. b
28. b
29. a  
30. a
31. b
32. b
33. b
34. c
35. b
36. b
 

Questions 1 to 20 are from DMV Written test



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CDL School Bus Endorsement - Exam 8 - 36 Questions

School Bus Endorsement
EXAM 8

By Gary Boutin

1. Why is it often difficult to look far enough ahead when driving at night? 

a. There is too much light inside your vehicle.
b. The glare from oncoming headlights may force you to look to the shoulder.
c. The pavement tends to be drier and shines more at night.

2. When entering the freeway your best strategy is to? 


a. Try to keep your speed low.
b. Merge at or close to the speed of traffic on the freeway.
c. Stop until there is a spot to enter.

3. When preparing to turn left how should you keep your wheels pointing? 


a. To the left.
b. To the right.
c. Straight ahead.

4. What is the best tactic to use before crossing an intersection?


a. Look right, then left, then right again.
b. Look left, then right, then left again.
c. Look to the rear, then ahead and then to the rear again.

5. At night your ability to steer a vehicle is reduced because? 


a. You can not see as well.
b. You may not be able to look down the road far enough.
c. Both of the above.

6. Since you must know what is in front of you how should you use your eyes? 


a. You should be gazing straight ahead at all times.
b. You should either be looking at your dashboard or looking straight ahead.
c. You should be shifting your view every few seconds.

7. How often should you look in your rear view mirrors? 


a. Several times per minute.
b. Only when you are changing lanes or backing up.
c. Once a minute.

8. Can your ability to look around you be handicapped by what you see?


a. No, you will continue to keep your eyes moving at all times.
b. No, you are only interested in the vehicles that could be a threat to you.
c. Yes, certain things will attract your attention more than others.

9. A vehicle that is straddling lanes is a possible sign of a drunk driver? 


a. Yes.
b. Yes, only if it is at night.
c. No.

10. Is it OK to have a drink if you are still under the maximum allowed? 


a. Yes, because you are not legally drunk.
b. Yes, because you are still able to drive.
c. No, because you do not know you can drive safely.

11. What type of drug is alcohol? 


a. A stimulant.
b. A depressant.
c. An opiate.

12. How is your reaction time affected by alcohol? 


a. It speed up.
b. It stays the same.
c. It slows down.

13. Can your performance be affected the day after you have been drinking? 


a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Only if you drank a large amount.

14. In backing up which is more dangerous? 


a. Backing to the left.
b. Backing to the right.
c. They are equally dangerous.

15. When braking, when will a bus have the most traction? 


a. When the wheels are rolling just short of locking up.
b. During a skid.
c. When the wheels have locked up.

16. When driving down a steep hill which is best?


a. Shift down to a lower gear and not use your brakes.
b. Shift down to a lower gear so that you will not use your brakes hard.
c. Use your brakes only.

17. If a posted speed is 45-PH what is a safe speed for your bus? 


a. It may be 45-miles per hour or it could be more.
b. It will be exactly 45-miles per hour.
c. It may be 45-miles per hour or it could be less.

18. Which way will a bus lean if you are driving too fast on a banked curve? 


a. It will lean toward the inside.
b. It will lean in the direction of the turn.
c. It will lean toward the outside.

19. What should you do about speed if the road becomes slippery? 


a. Reduce your speed gradually.
b. Reduce your speed quickly.
c. Stop immediately wherever you are.

20. Chains are required to be installed on which wheels? 


a. The front wheels.
b. The drive wheels.
c. The back wheels of a tandem.

21. While driving the bus you should? 


a. Scan the emergency exit door every few seconds
b. Scan the emergency equipment to make sure that it is in place.
c. Scans the interior of the bus as well as the road ahead, to the sides and to the rear.

22. How do you certify corrected defects on your pre-trip inspection? 


a. Skip these items on your pre-trip inspection.
b. Sign the previous driver report.
c. Assume that the shop has handled these items.

23. On which wheels may buses have recapped or re-grooved tires? 


a. On all wheels.
b. Anywhere except the front wheels.
c. On all wheels except the drivers.

24. What is the maximum weight of hazardous materials allowed on a bus? 


a. 100-pounds.
b. 500-pounds.
c. 1000-pounds.

25. What is the total weight of hazardous materials of one class allowed on a bus? 


a. One hundred pounds.
d. Five hundred pounds.

26. When you discharge an unruly rider, you should choose a place that is:


a. Near a police station.
b. Isolated, so he won't bother others.
c. As safe as possible.
d. Convenient for you.

27. A bus may carry baggage and freight only if it is:


a. Allowed to move freely and easily.
b. Close to any door or window in an emergency.
c. Protected from falling or shifting packages.
d. Secured and out of the way of an exit.
e. All of the above are true.

28. Which of these should be considered a hazard?


a. Only an ice cream truck.
b. Only a blind intersection.
c. Only a driver signaling a turn.
d. Anyone or anything that may cause an unsafe condition.

29. If your bus has an emergency exit door it must:


a. Be closed when operating the bus.
b. Always have a red door light on.
c. Be free to open for fresh air.
d. Meet all of the above.

30. Which of these will result in the best control on curves?


a. Brake all the way through curves.
b. Slow to a safe speed before entering curves, then accelerate slightly through the curves.
c. Speed up slightly before the curves, then keep speed constant through the curves.
d. Slow to a safe speed before entering curves, then coast through them.

31. Carrying hazardous material on a bus is 


a. Never permitted.
b. Permitted only on weekdays.
c. Permitted if they meet certain condition.
d. Permitted only on weekends.

32. Usually the best position for a bus when students are crossing the road is?

a. On the left side of the road.
b. On the right edge of the roadway.
c. In the middle of the road.

33. What is the only real control that you have over students leaving the school bus?

a. Turning off the engine.
b. Opening the door.
c. Threatening them with punishment.

34. Employees using drugs and alcohol have several times as many accidents?

a. Twice as many.
b. Three to four times as many.
c. Five times as many.

35. Which will make you tire earlier?

a. You do not like what you are doing.
b. You have exercised beforehand.
c. You are hungry.

36. How does failing to look far enough in front of you affect your driving? 

a. It can cause your vehicle to weave in and out.
b It can cause you to stop too smoothly.
c. It can cause you to be in the wrong gear.

Answers: 

1. b
2. b
3. c
4. b
5. c
6. c
7. a
8. c
9. a
10. c
11. b
12. c
13. a
14. b
15. a
16. b
17. c
18. c
19. a
20. b
21. c
22. b
23. b
24. a
25. a
26. c
27. d
28. d
29. a 
30. b 
31. c

32. b
33. b
34. b
35. a
36. a 


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CDL Air Brakes Endorsement - Exam 7 - 36 Questions

DRUM BRAKES 
EXAM 6
By Gary Boutin

1. To determine if slack adjusters need adjustment.

a. Apply the service brakes and release the parking brakes.
b. Apply both the service and parking brakes.
c. Pull out the automatic slack adjustment control knob.
d. Release both the service and parking brakes.

2. The governor stops pumping air when it reaches the "cut out" level, is or around ___ psi.

a. 125-psi.
b. 200-psi.
c. 225-psi.
d. 175-psi.

3. Foundation brakes are used:

a. Only in emergencies.
b. When parking.
c. At each wheel.
d. During freeway travel.

4. Your truck has a properly functioning dual air brake system and minimum size air tanks. The air pressure should build from 85 to 100-psi within:

a. 30-seconds.
b. 45-seconds.
c. 60-seconds.
d. 240-seconds.

5. When you apply your brakes, the air brake system works with an electric switch, by air pressure, to turn on the brake lights.

a. True.
b. False.

6. What do air brakes use to make the brakes work?

a. Compressed gas.
b. Compressed oil.
c. Compressed air.

7. Air brakes are really three different braking systems: service brake, parking brake and emergency brake.

a. True.
b. False.

8. The S-cam forces the brake shoes away from one another and presses them against the inside of the brake drum. It is called the S-cam because:

a. It is shaped like the letter Z.
b. It is shaped like the letter N.
c. It is shaped like the letter S.

9. What is a dual air brake system?

a. A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems, the first system is called the primary system and the second is called the secondary system.
b. A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems, each system has its own air tanks, hoses, lines, etc.
c. A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems, both systems supply air to the trailer if there is one.
d. None of the above.

10. How should you check the free play of manual slack adjusters on S-cam brakes?

a. Park on a level ground, secure the wheels and then free parking brakes.
b. Stop on a level ground and apply parking brakes.
c. Park on level ground and drain off air pressure before making adjustments.
d. Park on a slight grade and release the parking brake, then apply the service brakes and check for any vehicle movement.

11. Excessive use of the service brakes result in overheating which can lead to:

a. Improper adjustment of the S-cam.
b. Increased contact between the brake drum and brake linings.
c. Expansion of the brake drums.

12. The air brake system for a straight truck or bus should not leak at a rate of more than ___ psi per minute with the engine OFF and the brakes released.

a. 1.
b. 3.
c. 2.

13. If you must make an emergency stop, you should brake so you:

a. Use the hand brake before the brake pedal.
b. Use the full power of the brake pedal.
c. Can steer and your vehicle stays in a straight line.

14. The proper method of braking when going down long/or steep grades, after selecting the proper gear, is to brake you speed about ___ miles per hour below your safe speed, then release your brakes.

a. 5.
b. 10.
c. 5.

15. Your truck or bus has a dual air brake system. If a low air pressure warning comes on for only one system. What should you do?

a. Reduce your speed and drive to the nearest garage for repairs.
b. Reduce your speed and test the remaining system while your driving.
c. Stop and safely park. Continue only after the system is fixed.

16. The driver must be able to see a warning before air pressure in the service brakes air tanks falls below ___ psi.

a. 50-psi.
b. 60-psi.
c. 80-psi.

17. The brakes pedal in air brake system.

a. Controls the speed of the air compressor.
b. Controls the air pressure applied to put on the brakes.
c. Connects the slack adjusters by a series of rods and linkages.

18. Before driving a truck or bus with a dual air brake system the pressure in each system should be at least ___ psi.

a. 80-psi.
b. 100-psi
c. 120-psi.

19. To check the free play of manual slack adjuster on S-cam brakes.

a. Chock the wheel and turn off the parking brakes.
b. With the parking brakes on and then apply the service brakes.
c. And Drain off air pressure before adjusting vehicle movement.

20. Under normal condition to engage the parking brakes the driver must first:

a. Turn off the engine only.
b. Let the air out of the air brake system.
c. Be sure that the air brake system is fully pressurized.

21. The air loss rate for a straight truck or bus with the engine OFF and the brakes on should not be more than:

a. 1-psi in one minute.
b. 2-psi in 45-seconds.
c. 3- psi in one minute.

22. The air brake lag distance at 55-mph on dry pavement adds about ___ feet to your stopping distance.

a. 12-feet.
b. 32-feet.
c. 52-feet.

23. How should you check that the trailer brakes come on when air pressure in the system drops below a certain level?

a. Park on a slight incline, drain off air pressure, set the parking brakes and check for movement.
b. Chock the wheels, apply the parking brake, shut off the engine, and pump the brake pedal to reduce air tank pressure.
c. Wait for normal pressure, release the parking brake, move the truck forward slowly, and apply the brake firmly.

24. To test your service brakes you should:

a. Stop the vehicle and put the parking brake on.
b. Release the parking brake, move forward slowly and depress brakes.
c. Put parking brake on and release air pressure.
d. Depress brakes when traveling at highway speeds.

25. Stab braking occurs when you:

a. Press on the brake pedal as hard as you can.
b. Release the brakes when the wheels lock up.
c. Apply the brakes when the wheels start rolling.
d. All of the above.

26. Air brakes take longer to stop than hydraulic brakes because:

a. The reaction time is longer for the driver.
b.  It takes longer for the air to flow through the lines.
c. The linings get hotter more quickly.
d. None of the above.

27. The proper way to go down long grades is to:

a. Use a low gear and push hard on the brakes.
b. Let up on the brakes from time to time to cool them.
c. Use a low gear and apply light pressure on the brakes.
d. Brake on and off down the hill.

28. You should avoid using the parking brake:

a. On steep hills.
b. If the air pressure is low.
c. When the brakes are hot.
d. Any time you park.

29. Air tanks should be drained:

a. At the end of each day or shift.
b. To keep sludge from clogging brake system valves.
c. Manually when automatic devices fail.
d. All of the above.

30. Fanning air brakes:

a. Cools them off.
b. Increases the air pressure.
c. Increases the braking power.
d. Decreases the air pressure.

31. If your air compressor stops working:

a. You will lose your brakes immediately.
b. The brakes will immediately lock up.
c. You'll still have air pressure left in the air tanks.
d. Your brakes won't be affected.

32. The governor allows the air to start pumping again when it reaches the cut in level, or around:

a. 200-psi.
b. 100-psi.
c. 150-psi.
d. 125-psi.

33. You should not use the parking brakes:

a. On a steep hill.
b. If the air pressure is low.
c. When the brakes are hot.
d. In hot weather.

34. The brake drums or discs:

a. Must have linings that fit loosely on the brake shoes.
b. Must not have any cracks.
c. Must not have cracks longer than half the width of the friction area.
d. Should be kept well-greased.

35. Slack adjusters:

a. Never need to be adjusted.
b. Should only be adjusted by a qualified mechanic.
c. Can be adjusted manually or automatically.
d. Should travel at least two inches from where the push rod is attached.

36. To determine if slack adjusters need adjustment:

a. Apply the service brakes and release the parking brakes.
b. Apply both the service and parking brakes.
c. Pull out the automatic slack adjustment control knob.
d. Release both the service and parking brakes.

Answers:

1. d.
2. a.
3. c.
4. b.
5. a.
6. c.
7. a.
8. c.
9. a.
10. a
11. c
12. b
13. c
14. a
15. c
16. b
17. b
18. b
19. a
20. b
21. c
22. b
23. b
24. c
25. b
26. b
27. c
28. c
29. a
30. d
31. c
32. b
33. b
34. b
35. c
36. d

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