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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. You should hold your steering wheel:
firmly with both hands.
gently with both hands.
firmly with one hand.
with both hands on the same side of the wheel.
2. To prevent rolling back when you start, if you have a manual transmission you should:
never the parking brake.
partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake.
use the lowest reverse gear.
3. If you are driving a 50 foot truck and you are traveling at 55 mph, you should have at least _________ of following distance.
3 seconds
12 seconds
6 seconds
5 seconds
4. Anti-lock brakes:
help you stop faster.
reduce the perception distance.
keep your brakes from locking up when you brake hard.
increase your stopping distance.
5. Another name for front-end header boards is:
cargo stopper.
headache racks.
head belt.
containerized racks.
6. Which of the following statements about accelerating is TRUE?
When traction is poor, you should avoid speeding up gradually.
If the drive wheels begin to spin, speed up to regain traction.
Rough acceleration can cause mechanical damage.
All of the above.
7. When driving a modern truck, the gear you should be in before starting down a hill is usually_____ the gear required to climb the same hill.
lower than
the same as
higher than
None of the above.
8. When driving a double or triple, you should:
drive with emergency flashers on.
drive in the left lane whenever possible.
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
9. The maximum length of three or four units is:
125 feet
50 feet
75 feet
63 feet
10. Class A:B:C fire extinguishers are designed to work on:
electrical fires.
burning wood, paper, and cloth.
burning liquids.
All of the above.
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ND CDL Practice Test

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Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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