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Pennsylvania CDL Permit Test - Combination

Number of questions: 20
Passing score: 16
Directions: All applicants who are applying for a Class A CDL should be prepared to take the Combination test. This test covers information found in Section 6 of the Commercial Driver's Manual. Section 6 provides the information needed to safely operate tractor-trailers, doubles, triples, and straight trucks with trailers. The test is made up of 20 multiple-choice questions, and applicants will need to correctly answer a minimum of 16 questions to pass. The Combination test is not a replacement for the Double/Triple endorsement test.
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1.
When connecting a converter dolly to a second or third trailer, the trailer height should be:
Slightly higher than the center of the fifth wheel.
Level with the center of the fifth wheel.
Slightly lower than the center of the fifth wheel.
Next to the center of the fifth wheel.
2.
What does the trailer air supply control look like?
It is a square blue knob.
It is a triangular yellow knob.
It is an eight-sided red knob.
It is a circular orange knob.
3.
When coupling a trailer:
Make sure to couple matching glad hands.
Any glad hand can be connected to any other glad hand.
It is best to leave one glad hand unattached.
Only one set of glad hands should be connected.
4.
When a combination vehicle goes around a corner:
The turn should be made as tightly as possible.
The front and rear wheels move in different paths.
The rear wheels should run over the curb.
It is acceptable for street signs to be knocked over if they are too close to the road.
5.
When driving a bobtail tractor, you should be aware that:
Bobtails stop very easily.
Bobtails cannot drive as fast as tractors with semitrailers.
Bobtails are more difficult to stop than tractors with semitrailers.
Bobtails are illegal in most states.
6.
If a trailer is too high:
It will not make a difference when coupling.
It may not couple correctly.
Coupling will be more secure.
Coupling will be easier.
7.
In a vehicle equipped with an automatic tractor protection valve, the valve will pop out when:
Air pressure drops to a level between 20 and 45 psi.
You are experiencing a trailer jackknife.
Wheels have regained traction after a skid.
Air pressure is above 45 psi.
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