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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. If the engine catches fire, you should:
open the hood as soon as you can.
avoid shooting foam from the vehicle's underside.
turn off the engine as soon as you can.
2. Which of the following are possible causes of tire fires?
Over-inflated tires and short circuits.
Under-inflated tires and dual tires that touch.
Loose fuel connections or under-inflated tires.
3. How do you find out how many seconds of following distance you have?
Wait until the vehicle ahead of you passes a pavement marking or some other clear landmark, then use the stopwatch on your mobile phone to see how long it takes you to reach the same spot.
Wait until the vehicle ahead of you passes a pavement marking, shadow or landmark. Then count off the seconds until you reach the same spot.
Pass a stationary object and count how many seconds it takes the vehicle ahead of you to reach the same spot.
4. If a car suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard, you should NOT:
slow down to prevent a crash.
signal and change lanes to avoid the car, if possible.
stay close behind the car and honk your horn.
5. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid, you should:
stop braking and countersteer.
release the clutch and press the accelerator at the same time, then countersteer.
fully apply the brakes until you stop.
6. Eating while driving is:
a good way to prevent drowsiness and maintain alertness.
a way to be more productive.
a source of distraction.
7. The most common type of brake is the:
S-cam drum brake
G-cam disc brake
R-cam drum brake
8. Checking the engine compartment during the seven-step inspection does NOT include checking:
the engine oil temperature.
the engine oil level.
the power steering fluid level.
9. How do you put on the parking brake on newer vehicles?
By pulling out a diamond-shaped yellow knob.
By move a yellow lever to the left.
By using a round yellow knob.
10. When backing, it is best to:
use only the passenger's side mirror.
try to back in the direction of the drift.
use a helper whenever possible.
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Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
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