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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 RI 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. An empty truck requires _________ a full truck.
a greater stopping distance than
the same stopping distance as
less stopping distance than
2. If you see a hazard ahead, you should:
come to a complete stop when safe to do so.
call the emergency services.
think about the emergencies that could develop and be prepared to take action.
3. Hazardous materials can be recognized by looking at the container's:
4. 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.
5. The speed limit is 55 mph. Traffic is heavy, moving at 35 mph. What's the safest speed in this situation?
45 mph
40 mph
35 mph
6. Overloading can have bad effects on all of the following except:
Exhaust system
7. The law requires __________ to inspect a commercial motor vehicle before a trip.
a qualified inspection technician
the driver
a qualified testing engineer
8. Slippery surfaces usually:
make it more difficult to stop.
make it easier to stop.
can cause lack of steering power.
9. Things that can distract your attention while you are driving include:
police pulling someone over.
All of the above.
10. To maintain alertness while driving, you should:
avoid heavy foods.
have another person ride with you.
All of the above.
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RI CDL Practice Test

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