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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. Truck tractors with air brakes built after March 1, 1997, are required to be equipped with:
hydraulic brakes.
a rear backup camera.
anti-lock brakes.
2. The _______ applies and releases the brakes when you use the brake pedal during normal driving.
emergency brake system
parking brake system
service brake system
3. In coming down steep downgrades, you should:
select an appropriate speed.
go slowly enough so your brakes don't get too hot.
All of the above.
4. What is the minimum tread depth for front tires?
1/32 inch
1/2 inch
4/32 inch
5. When looking ahead of your vehicle while you are driving, you should:
shift your attention back and forth, near and far.
look to the left side of the road.
look as far as your peripheral vision can see.
6. If you will be transporting hazardous materials that require placards, you must:
obtain a hazardous materials endorsement.
obtain a special transit permit.
transport the materials at night only.
7. If you feel drowsy, you should _______ before driving.
drink coffee
8. Which of the following may have reduced the clearances since the heights were posted at bridges and overpasses?
The weight of a cargo
Repaving of the road
9. If you swing wide to the left before turning right:
another driver may try to pass you on the right.
you may damage the service brakes.
another driver may try to pass you on the left.
10. If you get stuck on railroad tracks, you should:
have a helper push your vehicle.
get out of the vehicle and away from the tracks.
stay in the vehicle and call for help.
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RI CDL Practice Test

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