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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Kansas 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 Kansas 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 KS 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. Which of the following is NOT considered a serious traffic violation?
Driving at 15 mph or more above the posted limit
Sounding your horn to let others know you are there
Reckless driving
Making improper lane changes
2. Black ice is:
wet ice.
rain and snow mixed.
dirty snow.
a thin layer of ice clear enough that you can see the road underneath it.
3. Which of the following statements about backing heavy vehicles is true?
Always back as quickly as possible.
Back to the right side so that you can see better.
You should avoid backing whenever you can.
The helper should stand where you cannot see the helper.
4. When traction is poor, as in rain or snow, you should speed up very gradually. If you don't:
you will exceed the speed limit.
the brakes will not work.
you could lose control.
brake pressure will push the rod out.
5. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Cracked valve stems
Too much air pressure
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
6. When driving in construction areas you should:
decrease your speed.
stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
reduce speed to a crawl.
increase your speed.
7. When steering to avoid a crash, you should:
not turn any more than needed to clear what is in your way.
steer with one hand so that you can turn the wheel more quickly.
apply the brakes while turning.
All of the above.
8. _________ helps coordinate emergency response to chemical hazards.
The Federal Transportation Organization
The National Prevention Network
The National Chemical Network
The National Response Center
9. When you park, you should try to park:
so there is enough room to back out.
on the shoulder of the road.
so you'll be able to pull forward when you leave.
None of the above.
10. Which of the following vehicles is most likely to turn over?
65 ft. conventional double
3 axle tractor semitrailer
5 axle tractor semitrailer
Triple trailer
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KS CDL Knowledge Test

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