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Any driver, regardless of the vehicle Class, who wants to haul hazardous materials, must add an “H” endorsement to their CDL. In order to obtain the Hazmat endorsement drivers are required to pass a Transportation Security Administration background check and a knowledge test. The Nevada hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The NV CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Nevada CDL Manual. Study the chapter covering hazardous materials to learn how to recognize, handle, and transport Hazmat, then take this practice test to prepare for your exam!
1. During a hazardous materials emergency, you should:
prevent smoking and keep open flames away.
warn others of the danger.
keep everyone away.
All of the above.
2. Which of the following is NOT a reason for hydraulic brake failure?
Stab braking
Loss of hydraulic pressure
Brake fade on long hills
All of the above.
3. Placards are:
signs put on the inside of a vehicle that remind the driver of the type of cargo he or she is carrying.
signs that warn others to stay at least 500 feet away from the vehicle.
used to warn others when the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeds 10,000 pounds.
signs put on the outside of a vehicle that identify the hazard class of the cargo.
4. After starting the engine the coolant temperature should:
slowly decrease.
hold steady.
rise gradually.
rise quickly.
5. What is the main difference between portable tanks and cargo tanks?
Portable tanks are not permanently attached to a vehicle.
The product is loaded or unloaded while the portable tanks are off the vehicle.
Portable tanks must show the lessee or owner’s name.
All of the above.
6. What is used to warn others of HazMat?
Flashing lights
Security envelopes
Emergency packages
7. When driving in work zones you should:
Observe the posted speed limits at all times.
Drive slowly and carefully.
Use your four-way flashers or brake lights to warn drivers behind you.
All of the above.
8. Placards are:
signs put inside a vehicle used to warn others of hazardous materials.
a type of safety equipment.
signs placed on a vehicle to identify the hazard class of the cargo.
devices placed below a vehicle to improve traction.
9. Front-end header boards:
should never be used.
protect drivers from cargo in case of an accident or emergency stop.
reduce traction.
protect drivers from spilled cargo.
10. Which of the following is not a place where the shipping papers may be kept?
In a pouch on the driver's door
On the driver's seat when out of the vehicle.
In clear view within reach while driving.
In a pouch on the passenger's door
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NV CDL Hazmat Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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