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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. To avoid being blinded by the high beams of an oncoming vehicle:
watch the sidelines when someone coming toward you has very bright lights on.
look at the right side of the road.
don't look directly at bright lights when driving.
All of the above.
2. If you cannot see well enough while driving in cold weather, you should:
turn your defroster on and slow down until you can see again.
keep driving and check that the wiper blades press against the window hard enough to wipe the windshield clean.
stop safely and fix the problem.
reduce your speed and make sure the windshield washer works.
3. When a tire fails, do NOT:
brake, unless you're about to run into something.
stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down.
keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
None of the above.
4. After a tire has been changed, you should:
stop a short while later and check that the nuts are tight.
deflate the tire to 15 psi.
wait at least 30 minutes before driving.
decrease tire pressure.
5. Which of the following statements is true?
Delivery truck drivers are professionals and do not pose any hazard to you.
You can always trust other drivers to turn in the direction that their turn signal is indicating.
You do not have to worry about individuals driving cars with out-of-state license plates.
Short-term or daily rental truck drivers are often not used to driving a large vehicle and may pose a hazard to you.
6. Trailers built on or after March 1, 1998 are required to be equipped with anti-lock brakes. These trailers will have:
blue malfunction lamps on the right side.
red malfunction lamps on the left side.
yellow malfunction lamps on the left side.
yellow malfunction lamps on the right side.
7. Which of these is NOT part of the basic method for shifting up?
Release the accelerator, push in the clutch and shift to neutral at the same time.
Accelerate while pressing the clutch and turn toward the driver's side.
Push in the clutch and shift to the higher gear at the same time.
Release the clutch and press the accelerator at the same time.
8. Placards are used to:
identify the hazard class of the cargo.
warn the public to stay at least 500 feet away from the vehicle.
indicate the maximum speed that the vehicle can travel.
indicate the maximum speed that the vehicle can reach on a level road.
9. When driving a 50-foot truck at 40 mph, your minimum following distance should be:
6 seconds
5 seconds
8 seconds
4 seconds
10. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
increases slightly.
is 4 times longer.
stays about the same.
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Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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