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Any driver, regardless of the vehicle Class, who wants to haul hazardous materials, must add an “H” endorsement to their CDL. In order to obtain the Hazmat endorsement drivers are required to pass a Transportation Security Administration background check and a knowledge test. The Rhode Island hazmat test consists of 30 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 24 questions (80%). The RI CDL hazmat test covers the information found in the Rhode Island CDL Manual. Study the chapter covering hazardous materials to learn how to recognize, handle, and transport Hazmat, then take this practice test to prepare for your exam!
1. If you hear a loud loud "bang" and the steering feels "heavy", you should:
hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brake.
pump the brakes until the vehicle has slowed down.
brake hard and pull off the road.
2. A shipping paper for HazMat must include:
a proper shipping description for each HazMat.
page numbers if the shipping paper has more than 1 page.
All of the above.
3. If hazardous materials are spilling from your vehicle while you are driving:
touch the leaking material to make sure it's not water.
park the vehicle, secure the area and send someone else for help.
try to find the source of the leak by smell.
4. If the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours:
it can probably stop faster than you can.
it will usually take longer to stop.
it will take the same amount of time to stop.
5. To know if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, look for:
a yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
the ABS logo on the steering wheel.
an ABS placard.
6. To prevent drowsiness you should:
get adequate sleep before a trip.
schedule trips for the middle of the night.
never drive with a passenger.
7. Non-bulk packaging means a packaging which has:
a water capacity greater than 908 kg (2,000 pounds) or less as a receptacle for a gas.
a maximum capacity of 450 L (119 gallons) or less as a receptacle for a liquid.
All of the above.
8. Overloading can have negative effects on:
All of the above.
9. Which of the following may be used to warn of a stopped vehicle carrying explosives?
Liquid burning flares
Reflective triangles
10. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is in Neutral.
the ABS is not working properly.
the ABS is working properly.
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RI CDL Hazmat Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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