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Illinois CDL Permit Test - Air Brakes

Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 20
Directions: This endorsement is required for driving a vehicle with air brakes. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a written test. The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Study Guide. Questions come from chapters covering: Air Brakes. The Air Brakes endorsement may be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
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1.
Air tank drains:
Allow rain water to enter the tank.
Are used to drain water and compressor oil from the air tank.
Should never be opened.
Must remain open during transit.
2.
How is the parking brake released?
By tapping on the brake pedal three times
By pushing in the brake control knob
By engaging the accelerator
By tapping the accelerator twice
3.
What does the air compressor governor do?
Controls when the air compressor pumps air into the air storage tanks.
Controls how quickly air leaves the air storage tanks.
Controls the temperature of the air entering the air storage tanks.
Controls the temperature of the air leaving the air storage tanks.
4.
What can happen if a parking brake is used in very wet weather when temperatures are below freezing?
The brakes will squeak.
The brakes may freeze so the vehicle cannot move.
The brakes may suddenly release by themselves.
The brakes may explode.
5.
What is a wig wag?
A type of warning system
A tube used to move air from the compressor to the tanks
A noise made by air brakes when used
A part within the braking unit that allows air to move freely
6.
To make a stop in a vehicle using air brakes, the driver should:
Press down the brake pedal.
Lift the brake pedal toward them.
Push in the brake knob.
Pull out the brake knob.
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