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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 ND 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 transporting cargo, you are NOT responsible for:
recognizing poorly balanced weight.
the price of the cargo.
ensuring that cargo is loaded safely and securely.
inspecting your cargo.
2. Rust around wheel nuts may mean:
the wheels or rims have had welding repairs.
the nuts are too tight.
the nuts are loose.
the weather is wet.
3. _________ is operating a motor vehicle with the intent of doing harm to others.
Passive driving
Aggressive driving
Angry driving
Road rage
4. If you must drive through a deep puddle you should:
slow down and place transmission in a low gear.
start slowly and Speed up smoothly and gradually so the vehicle does not jerk.
speed up to get through the puddle as quickly as possible.
apply the brakes until your speed reaches 40 mph.
5. Before driving a vehicle with a dual air system, allow time for the air compressor to build up a minimum of ____ pressure in both the primary and secondary systems.
25 psi
75 psi
50 psi
100 psi
6. To maintain alertness while driving, you should:
keep the cab warm.
rely on caffeine.
take periodic breaks – about every 250 miles.
protect yourself from glare with sunglasses.
7. After starting the engine the coolant temperature should:
hold steady.
rise quickly.
rise gradually.
slowly decrease.
8. To prevent drowsiness before a trip, you should:
avoid medications that cause drowsiness.
avoid driving with a passenger.
drive with the windows rolled down.
drink 2 cups of coffee.
9. Texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is:
acceptable if you are contacting your supervisor.
acceptable if you are contacting your dispacther.
only allowed at night.
10. Use of drugs can lead to traffic accidents resulting in:
Property damage
All of the above.
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ND CDL Practice Test

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