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CDL PRACTICE TEST - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (VIRGINIA)

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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The Virginia 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 Virginia 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 VA 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. When driving on wet roads, you should reduce your speed by about:
one-third.
one-fifth.
one-half.
2. If driving a heavy vehicle, you should:
stay in the left lane.
stay in the right lane.
try to pass other vehicles going uphill.
3. To check the signal lights, do the following:
Turn off all lights, turn on the stop lights, and turn on the left turn signal lights.
Turn off all lights, turn on the right turn signal lights, and turn on the stop lights.
Turn on all lights, turn off the stop lights, and turn off the left turn signal lights.
4. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Cracked valve stems
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Too much air pressure
5. The safety valve is usually set to open at:
200 psi.
150 psi.
100 psi.
6. Headlights:
should not be used when driving at night.
can blind other drivers.
must be turned on a half hour before sunset to a half hour after sunrise.
7. To stay alert and safe while driving, you should:
avoid any drug that hides fatigue.
drink coffee if you get drowsy.
drive at night, if possible.
8. When transporting cargo, drivers:
must inspect the securement of the cargo within the first 50 miles of a trip.
should not inspect the cargo within the first 50 miles of a trip.
should inspect the securement of the cargo only if they see problems that could cause a crash.
9. You should always be looking for hazards to have time to plan a way out of any emergency. This is part of being a:
modular driver.
reasonable driver.
defensive driver.
10. Texting while driving a CMV is:
acceptable if the message work-related.
prohibited.
acceptable if the message less than 140 characters.
 
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VA CDL Knowledge Test

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