Knowledge Test 8

1. Which of these statements about driving in areas with strong winds is true?
Winds are especially a problem when coming out of tunnels.
You should drive alongside other vehicles to help break up the wind.
You can lessen the effect of the wind by letting some air out of your tires.
The lighter your vehicle, the less trouble you will have with the wind.

2. You are driving a heavy vehicle. You must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill. You should:
Come to a full stop at the top of the ramp.
Wait until you are in the curve before downshifting.
Slow down to a safe speed before the turn.
Slow to the posted speed limit for the off-ramp.

3. Which of these is a good rule to follow when steering to avoid a crash?
Avoid counter steering.
Steer with one hand so that you can turn the wheel more quickly.
Apply the brakes while turning.
Don't turn any more than is needed to clear what is in your way.

4. Which of these statements about downshifting for a long downhill grade is true?
The proper time to downshift is just after the vehicle starts down the hill.
It allows engine compression and friction to help the brakes slow the vehicle.
It should not be done with automatic transmissions.
It is necessary if the vehicle has retarders.

5. How do you correct a rear wheel acceleration skid?
Apply the brake.
Apply more power to the wheels.
Stop accelerating.

6. Which of these statements about overhead clearance is true?
A vehicles clearance can change with the load carried.
You should assume the posted clearance signs are correct.
Extra speed will cause air to push your vehicle down for extra clearance.
If the road surface causes your vehicle to tilt toward objects at the edge of the road, you should drive close to the shoulder.

7. Medical certificates must be renewed every:
One year
Two years
Four years
None of the above

8. During a pre-trip inspection you discover an exhaust leak or power steering leak, you should:
Report the problem and make arrangements for another bus to use.
Go home because shouldn't drive the vehicle this way.
Note the problem and continue your route.
None of the above.

9. During what time in your pre-trip inspection do you check the back emergency door? (to insure it is closed.)
During step four (lights first half) the inside walk through.
Only during the operation inspection of the pre-trip.
Only during the inside walk through.
None of the above.

10. Inspect your cargo after you have driven
25 miles
50 miles
100 miles
None of the above

11. Axle weight means the following?
The weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles
The weight transmitted to the tires from the axle
None of the above
Both of the above

12. Blocking your cargo to keep it from sliding must be done:
Side of cargo
Back of cargo
Front of cargo
All of the above

13. The basic two reasons to cover your cargo are 1) to protect the cargo from the weather and 2):
Protect people from spilled cargo
Protect vehicle following you from spilled cargo
Protect the roadway from spilled cargo
All of the above

14. Overlenght, overwidth, and / or overweight loads require:
Flashing lights
Driving limited to certain times
Special transit permits.
All of the above

15. Turn signals should be used:
At least 100ft. Before turning or changing lanes
At least 200ft. Before turning or changing lanes
At least 300ft. Before turning or changing lanes
At least 500ft. Before turning or changing lanes