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1. When checking your vehicle's lights before driving:
The vehicle should be running and in gear.
The engine should be turned off.
The check can be done from inside the vehicle.
The check can be done by looking at a reflection from a shiny surface.

To check your vehicle's lights before a trip, you should set the parking brake, turn off the engine, remove the key from the ignition, and take the key with you. Turn on your low beam headlights and four-way flashers. Get out of the vehicle to make sure the lights are working properly.

2. When starting an engine, oil pressure should come up to a normal level:
Within seconds.
Within five minutes.
After about three minutes.

Look at your truck's gauges when starting the engine. The oil pressure in an engine should come up to a normal level within seconds of the vehicle's engine being started.

3. A convex mirror is sometimes called a ____ mirror.

Large vehicles often have curved, convex mirrors, sometimes referred to as "fisheye," "spot," or "bug-eye" mirrors. These mirrors provide a wider view than flat mirrors. However, they also make objects seem smaller and farther away than they actually are.

4. If a vehicle is equipped with power steering, you should inspect:
The hoses.
The pumps.
Both of the above.

When inspecting a vehicle with power steering, check the hoses, pumps, and fluid level. In particular, you should look for leaks in the hoses.

5. Which of the following is acceptable?
Dual tires that do not come into contact with each other
Tires of mismatched sizes if used only on short trips
Retreaded tires on the front of a school bus
Tires with cracks

When inspecting a vehicle, you should ensure that dual tires do not come into contact with each other or with other parts of the vehicle. Tire sizes should not be mismatched, and tires should not be cut or damaged in any way. Regrooved, recapped, or retreaded tires are not permitted to be used on the front wheels of a bus.

6. A highway curve should be taken:
At or slightly above the posted speed limit.
At the posted speed limit.
Well below the posted speed limit.

Due to a high center of gravity, tank vehicles are especially prone to tipping over in turns and curves. To counteract this, you should take curves and ramps at speeds that are well below the posted limits.

7. If other vehicles are having a difficult time getting around your truck on a road with two or more lanes, you should:
Speed up.
Drive on the shoulder.
Use the right lane.

You should stay in the right lane of a multilane road if your vehicle is being slowed down by a heavy load. Allow other vehicles to pass your truck using the left lane.

8. Maintaining a cushion of space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead is:
Not encouraged, as it slows the flow of traffic.
Encouraged, as it allows you time to react to unexpected hazards.
Only encouraged if you are traveling with a passenger.

For safe driving, it is essential that you maintain cushions of space on all sides of your vehicle. This helps to ensure that you will have time to take appropriate action if a problem arises.

9. A placard indicating hazardous materials is shaped like a:

Hazardous materials warning placards are diamond-shaped.

10. If one-fourth of the leaves in a leaf spring are missing when a vehicle is inspected:
The vehicle’s driver will be allowed to drive, but only at reduced speeds.
The vehicle will be put out-of-service until it is fixed.
The vehicle will be fine to drive since most of the spring is in place.

When inspecting a vehicle's suspension, you should look for broken or missing leaves in the leaf springs. Any defect of this kind is dangerous. If one-fourth or more of the leaves are missing from any leaf spring, the vehicle must be put out-of-service.

11. When a tank that is divided by bulkheads is being loaded with liquid cargo:
The section closest to the front of the vehicle should be filled the most.
The section closest to the rear of the vehicle should be filled the most.
The middle sections should be filled the most.
One of the middle sections should be left empty.

When filling a tank that is divided by bulkheads, make sure that you do not place too much weight on the front or rear of the vehicle.

12. A stopped bus:
Is not a cause for concern.
Is not a concern if passengers are not unloading.
Should not be on the roadway.
Is a concern, whether passengers are visible or not.

Always drive cautiously around a stopped bus. Passengers may cross in front of or behind it, and the bus may prevent them from seeing your vehicle.

13. When driving a tank vehicle, a highway curve should be taken:
At or slightly above the posted speed limit.
At the posted speed limit.
Well below the posted speed limit.
As fast as surrounding traffic is taking it.

Tank vehicles' high centers of gravity make them vulnerable to rollover. To reduce this risk, they should be driven well below the posted speed limits on curves and ramps.

14. When starting a vehicle, warning lights and buzzers:
Should not light up or sound.
Should turn on and shut off quickly.
Should turn on and remain on.

After starting a vehicle's engine, the warning lights and buzzers should turn on, then quickly turn off.

15. When placing a placard:
It should be at least three inches away from any other markings.
It could be placed under a ladder if space is an issue.
It can be affixed to a background of similar color.
It can be upside down.

Among other requirements, hazardous materials placards must be placed at least three inches away from any other markings; away from ladders or other attachments or devices; on backgrounds of contrasting color; and upright, with words or numbers level and reading left to right.

16. When traveling down a hill, you can reduce the amount of required braking by:
Switching into a higher gear.
Switching into a lower gear.
Switching into neutral.

Before starting down a hill, decelerate and shift down into a gear that will allow you to control your vehicle without braking too hard. Using too much brake when driving downhill can cause the brakes to overheat, reducing the braking power.

17. When approaching a railroad crossing, you should:
Increase your speed to get across the tracks as quickly as possible.
Roll your window down to listen for a train.
Rely on traffic control signals.
Never try to outdrive an approaching train.

Reduce your speed as you approach a railroad crossing. Remember that you will not necessarily be able to hear a train, and don't assume that signals will warn you of its approach. Never try to outdrive an approaching train at a railroad crossing.

18. The best way to recognize that your trailer has begun to skid is by:
Seeing other drivers' faces.
Seeing it in your mirrors.
Feeling it.
Listening to the radio.

The earliest and best way to recognize the beginnings of a trailer skid is by seeing the trailer veer off-course in your mirrors.

19. How do ice cream trucks become hazardous to other drivers?
Ice cream trucks must be kept cold.
Children often run toward an ice cream truck without looking for other traffic.
Ice cream trucks leave trails of water and ice on the roadway.

Ice cream trucks can create hazardous conditions for other drivers because they attract children. Children often do not notice or pay attention to other vehicles on the roadway when running to or from ice cream trucks.

20. When entering a curve, you should:
Get off the roadway.
Use the shoulder.
Take the vehicle out of gear.

It is important to take turns and curves at a safe speed. You should always downshift before entering a curve.

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