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1. Why are multi-speed axles and auxiliary transmissions used?
To make a vehicle operate more smoothly
To provide extra gears
To improve a vehicle's gas mileage

On many vehicles, multi-speed rear axles and auxiliary transmissions are used to provide extra gears.

2. On a bus, carry-on baggage should be stored:
In a manner that allows riders to exit through any window or door in an emergency.
In the aisle near the front of the bus.
On passengers’ laps.

The aisles and stairwells of a bus should always be kept clear. Luggage and freight must be placed in a location that allows passengers to exit through any window or door in the event of an emergency.

3. When backing a truck, you should:
Only use the side mirrors on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Use both side mirrors.
Not use a helper.

When backing a truck, always use the mirrors on both sides of the vehicle. Have someone help you whenever possible.

4. Rust around wheel nuts may mean:
It rained recently.
The nuts are loose.
The nuts are too tight.

It is important to inspect your tires before every drive. Rust around wheel nuts may indicate that they are loose.

5. If you’re not sure what to do to extinguish a fire in your vehicle, you should:
Use water.
Stay inside the vehicle.
Wait for the firefighters.

If you are not sure which kind of extinguisher should be used on a fire in your vehicle, particularly a hazardous materials fire, you should wait for the firefighters to arrive and allow them to extinguish it.

6. Which of the following is not a type of distraction?

Distractions that can affect safe driving can be classified as physical (such as reaching for an object), mental (such as talking with passenger), or both (such as talking on a hand-held phone).

7. Texting while driving is especially dangerous because:
It is both a mental and physical distraction.
A message may be upsetting to the driver.
People like to read and may become too engaged in their phones.

Texting while driving is particularly dangerous because it is both a mental and physical distraction to the driver. In addition to diverting a driver's mental attention away from the road, texting requires a person to remove at least one hand from the vehicle's controls.

8. When driving in winter, which of the following should receive extra attention in a pre-trip inspection?
Coolant and antifreeze levels
The air conditioning unit
The oil pressure

When doing a pre-trip inspection during the winter, you should pay extra attention to the coolant level and amount of antifreeze; the defrosting and heating equipment; the wiper blades and windshield washer; the tires and tire chains; the lights and reflectors; the windows and mirrors; the hand holds, steps, and deck plates; the radiator shuttles and winterfront; and exhaust system.

9. To warn drivers behind you that you will be slowing down, you should:
Turn on the right turn signal followed by the left turn signal.
Tap your brake pedal a few times to illuminate your brake lights.
Swerve from side to side to get their attention.

To let drivers behind you know that you plan to slow down, lightly tap your brake pedal a few times to flash your brake lights. It is important to communicate your intentions to other drivers.

10. If involved in an accident, which of the following is not recommended?
Trying to move your vehicle to the side of the road
Caring for the injured
Driving away from the scene

When involved in an accident, you should protect the area, notify authorities, care for the injured, collect required information, and report the accident. You can lose your license for leaving the scene of an accident.

11. A thin layer of ice that forms on road surfaces is called:
White ice.
Black ice.
Blue ice.

Black ice is a thin layer of ice that is clear enough for the road surface to be seen through it. A road covered in black ice may look like it is merely wet. You should be very careful when temperatures are below freezing and the road looks wet.

12. If you’re unfamiliar with the area in which you must back up, you should:
Get out of your vehicle and walk around the area to become more familiar with it.
Not use both side mirrors because it can be distracting.
Wait for someone else to back up in the area so you can see how they do it.

Before backing up, you should get out of your vehicle and look at your line of travel. Check your clearance to the sides and overhead.

13. If there is a cargo fire in a box trailer:
The trailer doors should be opened.
The trailer doors should not be opened.
A large, heavy blanket should be put over the trailer.

The doors of a trailer should be not be opened in the event of a cargo fire, especially if the cargo includes hazardous materials. Opening trailer doors would increase the fire's oxygen supply, potentially causing the fire to increase in size.

14. When performing a pre-trip inspection and looking into the fifth wheel gap, you should:
Make sure the locking jaws are open.
Make sure the locking jaws are fully closed around the kingpin.
Make sure the locking jaws are loose.

When inspecting a trailer coupling, you should make sure the fifth wheel locking jaws are closed around the shank of the kingpin, not the head of the kingpin.

15. Drivers talking to passengers in their vehicle should be viewed as:
Responsible drivers.
Distracted drivers.
Knowledgeable drivers.

Drivers who are engaged in conversation with passengers may be distracted from the task of driving. Use extra caution when driving near distracted drivers.

16. When driving, you should stop every ____ to take a break to avoid becoming too tired.
Half hour
Two hours
Six hours

To reduce the risk of becoming fatigued on a long trip, you should stop to take a break at least once for every two hours or 100 miles driven.

17. Which of the following is true?
It is safe to drive on a tire that is missing one or two lug nuts.
A cracked lock ring on a rim is safe if you are not driving faster than 55 mph.
A missing clamp on a rim is dangerous and should be corrected.

Missing clamps, spacers, studs, or lugs are dangerous, as are mismatched, bent, or cracked lock rings. Be sure your tires and rims are in good condition before operating your commercial motor vehicle.

18. The minimum acceptable tread depth for rear tires is:
1/64 of an inch.
1/32 of an inch.
2/32 of an inch.

When inspecting your tires, verify that there is at least 4/32 of an inch of tread depth in every major groove on the front tires, and tread depth of at least 2/32 of an inch on the other tires. Tires on the same vehicle should all be the same size.

19. What happens when a vehicle hydroplanes?
The tires lose contact with the road.
The trailer disengages from the tractor.
The vehicle becomes easier to control.

On a wet road, it is possible for a vehicle's tires to lose traction with the road surface and begin to glide along on the layer of water. This is referred to as hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.

20. If you doubt that you have enough space to safely drive under a bridge or sign, you should:
Drive faster.
Drive more slowly.
Drive on the shoulder.

If you are not certain that your vehicle will fit under overhead objects, you should slow down and take a different route, if possible.

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