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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Connecticut CDL test consists of 50 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 40 questions (80%). The general knowledge test covers the contents of the Connecticut CDL Manual. All CDL applicants (Class A, B and C) must study the following sections: Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if you plan to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes), Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test, Road Test. In addition, the Class A CDL test will include questions based on the Combination Vehicles section. Take this CDL practice test now to prepare for the actual CT general knowledge test! To get your CDL, you must pass both the knowledge and skills tests. CDL knowledge tests include: General Knowledge, Passenger Transport, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Hazardous Materials, Tanker Vehicles, Doubles/Triples, School Bus, Firefighter. Depending on what class of license (A, B or C) and endorsements you need, you must take one or more knowledge tests. A special endorsement is also required to drive certain types of vehicles. The following endorsements may be used with a Class A, B or C CDL: HazMat (H), Tank Vehicles (N), Tank Vehicles Transporting Hazardous Materials (X) and Passenger Transport (P). The School Bus endorsement (S) is only available for Class A or B CDL, and the Doubles/Triples endorsement (T) is only available for Class A driver's licenses.
1. When backing, you should back and turn toward the driver's side:
so you can back on a curved path.
so you can back in a straight line.
so you can see the shoulder of the road.
so you can see better.
2. For a hazmat endorsement, applicants will be required to:
submit fingerprints and undergo a background check.
supply employment records for the last three years.
supply a list of the states visited within the last 3 years.
All of the above.
3. When possible, you should park:
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
on the shoulder.
on the roadway.
so you will have to back up when you leave.
4. To reduce driver distraction, you should do all of the following except:
Eat while driving.
Pre-program radio stations
Plan your route before driving
Adjust mirrors before driving
5. Hydroplaning occurs when:
you release the accelerator too soon.
tires lose traction.
tire pressure is high.
you push in the clutch to let the drive wheels turn freely.
6. When should you sound your horn?
When you are about to change lanes.
When you are being tailgated by an aggressive driver.
When using your horn can help avoid an accident.
When steering around an obstacle.
7. Which of the following statements is true?
The weight of a cargo van does not change its height.
The weight of a cargo van changes its height.
The heights posted at bridges and overpasses are always correct.
An empty van is lower than a loaded one.
8. In some states, move-over laws require drivers to:
submit to a chemical test to determine their BAC when requested by a peace officer.
obey the directions given by police officers at railroad crossings.
slow and change lanes when approaching a roadside incident.
All of the above.
9. Without engine oil:
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
traction will be reduced.
the ABS won't work.
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
10. Slippery surfaces usually:
make it easier to stop.
make it more difficult to stop.
can cause lack of steering power.
None of the above.
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CT CDL Practice Test

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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