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Drivers who want to drive combination vehicles must pass the combination vehicles test. The Rhode Island CDL combination test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The test covers the combination vehicles section of the Rhode Island CDL Manual. Take this practice test now to prepare for the actual RI CDL combination test!
1. Before leaving your vehicle unattended, you should:
Remove the keys.
Apply the parking brake.
All of the above.
2. Most heavy vehicles require ________ change gears.
double shifting
double clutching
single clutching
3. You are driving a modern truck with a manual transmission. When going down a hill you should usually:
use the same gear you would use to go up the hill.
use a lower gear than would be required to go up the hill.
shift into neutral and coast.
4. Overloading a vehicle with cargo can have negative effects on all of the following except:
Weight limits
5. A high center of gravity means:
a rollover is less likely.
you are more likely to tip over.
you'll have better traction.
6. If the spring brakes do not release when you push the trailer air supply control, you should:
check the electrical cables.
check the air line connections.
rev or lug the engine.
7. If you get stuck on the railroad tracks, the first thing you should do is:
immediately get out of the cab and move away from the tracks.
scream for help.
stay in your vehicle and call 911.
8. What is a pull up when referring to truck driving?
A specific maneuver used to decelerate smoothly in the exit lane.
When a driver stops and pulls forward to get a better position.
A driving maneuver used to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and stop.
9. Over-length loads:
require special transit permits.
may require special equipment such as "wide load" or flags.
All of the above.
10. Hydroplaning:
only occurs at extremely high speeds.
only happens when tire pressure is higher than normal.
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
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RI CDL Combination Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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