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The CDL general knowledge test is required to be taken by all CDL applicants. The West 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 West 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 WV 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 backing your vehicle, it's not recommended to:
back and turn towards the driver's side.
back as slow as possible.
use the lowest reverse gear.
back towards the right side.
2. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
eat and drink while you drive.
not turn off all communication devices.
adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
not engage in complex conversations with others.
3. You should always be looking for hazards to have time to plan a way out of any emergency. This is part of being a:
good enough driver.
defensive driver.
modular driver.
reasonable driver.
4. Tests have shown that trucks with a high center of gravity are more likely to tip over, therefore you should:
distribute the cargo so the majority of the weight is on the steering axle.
put the lightest parts of the cargo under the heaviest parts.
distribute the cargo as low as possible.
All of the above.
5. In cool weather, as the temperature rises to the point where ice begins to melt:
traction will increase.
it is safe to drive.
the road will become more slippery.
black will makes the road look wet.
6. If you are driving toward a traffic light that's been green for a long time, you should:
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
maintain your current speed.
brake as quickly as possible.
increase your speed to get through the intersection before the traffic light changes to red.
7. If you are involved in a collision and not seriously hurt, you should:
do your best to care for the injured.
notify the authorities.
protect the area.
All of the above.
8. If brakes fail on a long downgrade, you should:
use an escape ramp if it is available.
set the parking brake.
turn off the engine as soon as you.
pump the brake pedal 3 times.
9. When a tire fails, you must:
get out and check all the tires after you have come to a stop.
stay off the brake.
hold the steering wheel firmly.
All of the above.
10. Loads that are over-length, over-width and/or overweight:
may require special equipment such as “wide load” signs, flags and flashing lights.
may require a police escort.
require special transit permits.
All of the above.
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WV CDL Practice Test

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