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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. After drinking, which of the following can help you sober up?
Taking a cold shower.
Drinking black coffee. The caffeine will eliminate the effects of alcohol.
None of the above.
2. Which of the following statements is true?
The heights posted at bridges and overpasses are always correct.
The weight of a cargo van changes its height.
An empty van is lower than a loaded one.
3. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
plan your route before you begin driving.
clear the vehicle of any unnecessary objects.
All of the above.
4. Drivers should inspect their cargo and its securing devices within the first _______ after beginning the trip.
25 miles
50 miles
100 miles
5. A red triangle with an orange center means:
Slow-moving vehicle
The vehicle is hauling hazardous materials
Law enforcement vehicle
6. Use your four-way emergency flashers:
to warn drivers behind you that people are working on the road.
when parked at the side of the road.
All of the above.
7. While driving at night, use __________ when it is safe and legal to do so.
interior lights
high beams
low beams
8. When you're in an accident and not seriously hurt, to help any injured parties you should:
Get the injured person to stand up.
Keep the injured person warm.
Give the injured person a cold drink.
9. Drivers should watch out for black ice when the temperature is ______ freezing and the road looks ______.
above; wet
below; wet
below; dry
10. When backing a truck you should:
look straight ahead.
always rely on your mirrors.
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
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CDL Knowledge Test VA

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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