Knowledge Test 11

1. Which of these is a good driving rule for work zones?
Turn on you flashers / hazard lights
Use your brake lights to warn drivers behind you.
Drive slowly
All of the above

2. Brake "fade":
Can be corrected by letting up on the brakes for 1-2 seconds and then re-apply them.
Only occurs with drum brakes.
Can be caused by the brakes becoming too hot.
All of the above.

3. You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercial driver's license. You are asked to haul hazardous materials in a placarded vehicle. You should:
Refuse to haul the load.
Take the placards off the vehicle.
Haul the load, but file a report with the department of transportation after the trip.
Haul the load, but only to the nearest place where a driver with a hazardous materials endorsement can take over.

4. You should stop driving:
After 5 hours.
After 7 hours.
After 9 hours.
When you become sleepy.

5. Which of these statements about downshifting is true?
When you downshift for a hill, you should do so after you start down the hill.
When double clutching, you should let the rpm's decrease while the clutch is released and the shift lever is in neutral.
When you downshift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve.
All of the above.

6. For your safety, when setting out reflective triangles you should:
Keep them out of sight while you walk to the spot where you set them out.
Carry the triangles at your side.
Turn off your flashers.
Hold the triangles between your body and oncoming traffic.

7. You must drive on a slippery road. Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
Apply the brakes during turns.
Slow down gradually.
Use a smaller following distance.
All the above.

8. Cargo that is not loaded or secured properly can cause many problems. Which of these statements is true?
Other highway users can hit or be hit by loose cargo.
Loose cargo can cause injury to the driver or passengers during a quick stop or crash.
Overloading can damage vehicle.
All of the above are true.

9. Which item below lists almost all or all the emergency equipment that is required on a school bus?
A fire extinguisher, flashlight, fusees, electrical fuses (if your vehicle uses them), a crow bar, emergency triangles, and a first aid kit (with an emergency medical card for each student inside the first aid kit).
A crow bar and fire extinguisher only.
A can of brake fluid, flashlight, and a new bottle of window washer fluid.
A hammer, nails, screwdriver, pliers, and screws.

10. As part of your pre trip inspection you must:
Check for poorly balanced weight
Check if cargo is secured
Check for overloads
All of the above

11. No matter how small the cargo is, it should have at least:
Small loads do not have to have tie downs
One tie downs
Two tie downs
None of the above

12. Overloading can have a bad effect on?
Speed control
All of the above

13. Where should you ignition key be during your pre-trip inspection?
In the ignition
On the dashboard
In your pocket
Pocket on the door

14. Dry bulk tanks require special care because:
The load can shift
They have a high center of gravity
Both of the above
None of the above

15. Under loaded front axles can cause the following:
Too much play in the steering wheel
Poor traction
Damage to the tires.
All of the above