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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 MS 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. A vehicle inspection should be done in the same order each time:
because it's much quicker.
because the report must be written in that order.
so you are less likely to forget something.
because it is required by law.
2. HAZMAT placards are:
speed signs
optional signs
warning signs
regulatory signs
3. When driving in a construction zone, if a construction worker is near the road, you should:
speed up.
further reduce your speed.
maintain a constant speed.
come to a complete stop.
4. Before you back into an area, you should __________ overhanging hazards like trees, branches or electric wires.
ask someone else to check for
check your mirrors to be aware of
look out of the windows for
get out of the vehicle and check for
5. Use of drugs can lead to traffic accidents resulting in:
Property damage
All of the above.
6. Which of the following statements about retarders is NOT correct?
You should turn the retarder off whenever the road is wet, icy, or snow covered.
Retarders help you avoid skids.
Retarders reduce reduce brake wear.
Retarders help slow a vehicle, reducing the need for using brakes.
7. To determine a safe speed for a downgrade, you should consider:
The total weight of the vehicle and cargo.
Trip origin and destination city.
Oncoming traffic.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following is not a rule for using turn signals?
Signal continuously
Cancel your signal after you have turned
Signal early
Don't signal unless another vehicle is behind you
9. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
not engage in complex conversations with others.
adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
eat and drink while you drive.
not turn off all communication devices.
10. The Individual Vehicle Distance Record (IVDR) must include all of the following except:
Number of stops
Trip origin and destination
Date of trip
Total distance traveled
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MS CDL Practice Test

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