CDL Quiz 2

1. While driving at night, which lights should you use as often as you can?
Low beams
Emergency flashers
High beams
Novelty lights

2. How many tiedowns are required for a 20-foot load?

3. If you double your speed, how much distance will it take to stop?
Three times as much
Five times as much
Twice as much
Four times as much

4. On which of the following types of fires should you NOT use a B:C fire extinguisher?

5. Always try to back toward the driver’s side because
Your truck will naturally pull toward the driver’s side.
You can see better, watching the vehicle’s rear out the side window.
It’s more comfortable for turning your neck.
All of the above are true.

6. “Operation Lifesaver” recommends that
You should obey new speed limits to avoid harming law enforcement officers.
You should follow several steps to avoid accidents at railroad grade crossings.
You should not operate a boat while drinking alcoholic beverages.
You should do all of the above.

7. How long does it take a typical tractor-trailer to clear a double railroad track?
More than 15 seconds
10 seconds
More than 30 seconds
14 seconds

8. Common medications for colds
Have warning labels indicating they shouldn’t be used while you are driving a CMV.
Are perfectly safe and legal.
Are fine, as long as you use them carefully and drink plenty of coffee.
Are illegal to use while you are operating a CMV.

9. Where should you place your warning devices if you must stop on a one-way road or divided highway?
20 feet, 50 feet, and 100 feet toward approaching traffic
10 feet, 100 feet, and 200 feet toward approaching traffic
100 feet, 200 feet, and 300 feet toward approaching traffic
50 feet, 100 feet, and 150 feet toward approaching traffic\

10. When backing, it is important to use a helper
Because you have blind spots.
Because people feel more comfortable when you do.
Because you are providing a job for someone else.
For all of the above reasons.

11. What is the definition of a hazard?
Something you can easily avoid
Something you must stop for
Something you can safely ignore
A road user or road condition that presents a possible danger

12. What is the best way to figure out how many seconds of following distance you have?
Use the stopwatch on your cell phone to determine how long it takes you to reach a mile marker after the car in front of you has passed it.
Get ¼ closer to the car in front of you, then back off again. Multiply how long this took you by four to give the following distance.
Send a text message to a friend to text you back in ten seconds. See how far you have travelled in that time.
Wait until the vehicle ahead of you passes a shadow or landmark. Then start to count the seconds until you reach it.

13. Which of the following is a key steering component?
Bearing plate
Leaf spring
Gear box
Torque rod

14. It has just reached freezing. Which of the following areas may be slippery?
A wet-looking road
A bridge
A shaded area
All of the above

15. If the engine is not overheated, is it completely safe to remove the radiator cap?
Yes, as long as there is no overflow.
Yes, as long as the radiator isn’t damaged.

16. Which of these is NOT part of the basic method for shifting up?
Releasing the clutch
Accelerating while pressing the clutch and turning toward the driver’s side
Releasing the clutch and pressing the accelerator at the same time
Pushing in the clutch and shifting into a higher gear at the same time

17. Why should you cover your cargo?
To protect individuals from any spilled cargo
To protect your cargo from bad weather
Because many states require it
For all of the above reasons

18. To transport cargo safely, which of the following are you NOT responsible for?
Making sure that cargo is properly secured
Ensuring the freshness of sealed cargo
Checking the cargo
Recognizing possible overloads

19. How often must you stop to check your cargo while on the road?
Every 3 hours or 150 miles
After each break you take
Within the first 50 miles
All of the above

20. How can you start moving without rolling backward?
Put on the parking brake whenever necessary.
Apply the trailer brake hand valve.
Engage the clutch before removing your foot from the brake.
Do all of the above.