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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. Aggressive driving is the act of:
operating a vehicle at night.
operating a vehicle at a safe speed.
operating a vehicle in a selfish or pushy manner.
operating a vehicle in the left lane.
2. Confused drivers can be very hazardous. Clues to confusion include:
using brakes often.
changing lanes for no apparent reason.
All of the above.
3. Confused drivers may:
change lanes for no apparent reason.
stop without warning.
change direction suddenly.
All of the above.
4. To control your speed on a downgrade, you should:
use engine braking.
use controlled braking.
fully apply the brakes.
coast in neutral.
5. A burning tire must be:
immediately removed from the vehicle.
covered with cloth.
cooled with water.
None of the above.
6. During a walk around inspection, which of the following should you check?
Shock absorber condition.
Condition of wheel and rim.
Condition of the front axle.
All of the above.
7. If you experience a loss of hydraulic pressure, you should do all of the following except:
Pump the brakes
Use the parking brake
Put the transmission in Neutral
8. In newer vehicles with air brakes, you put on the parking brake:
placing the transmission in Park.
using a P-shaped, yellow control knob.
moving the orange push-pull lever to the right.
using a diamond-shaped, yellow, push-pull control knob.
9. The speed limit is 55 mph. Traffic is heavy, moving at 35 mph. What's the safest speed in this situation?
25 mph
35 mph
45 mph
40 mph
10. Empty trucks:
require the same stopping distance than full trucks.
require a greater stopping distance than full trucks.
require a shorter stopping distance than full trucks.
None of the above.
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Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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