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Massachusetts 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. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from the chapter covering: Air Brakes. The Air Brakes endorsement may be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
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1.
Vehicles with dual air brake systems:
Maintain full-capacity air pressure in the braking systems even when the vehicle is not running.
Maintain some air pressure in the braking systems when the vehicle is not running.
Must be run to build enough air pressure to brakes to operate properly.
Do not need time to build air pressure before a trip.
2.
The brake pedal is part of which braking system?
The service brake system
The parking brake system
The emergency brake system
The auxiliary brake system
3.
The air entering air storage tanks may contain:
Water and compressor oil.
Frost.
Gravel.
Antifreeze.
4.
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
5.
Air tanks usually hold enough compressed air:
For one stop before needing to be refilled.
For several stops before needing to be refilled.
For a day’s worth of braking.
For an unlimited number of stops.
6.
Some air brake systems use alcohol:
To reduce the risk of ice forming in air brake valves.
To make the compressor run more efficiently.
To lubricate parts of the braking system.
To reduce the risk of rust forming on air brake valves.
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