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Pennsylvania CDL Permit Test - Knowledge Test Class A

Number of questions: 50
Passing score: 40
Directions: This license is required for driving any legal combination of vehicles, with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of a trailer exceeds 10,000 pounds. To receive this license, applicants must pass a 50-question test. Test questions come from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s Manual. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Combination Vehicles. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, Doubles/Triples, HazMat, Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.
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When driving at highway speeds, you should watch the road about ____ ahead of your vehicle.

One block
100 yards
One quarter mile
One mile

When making a turn, when should you cancel your turn signal?

Before you enter the turn
In the middle of the turn
After the turn is completed
It does not matter.

If you need to travel down a hill, you should switch into a lower gear:

After you start moving downhill.
As you go downhill and pick up speed.
Before you start moving downhill.
Near the bottom of the hill.

When entering traffic on an expressway during the skills test, you should:

Check for traffic.
Not use signals.
Abruptly enter a lane of traffic.
Cut off other drivers if needed.

Failing to exit your vehicle properly during an exercise in the basic vehicle control skills test will result in:

Failure of only that exercise.
A reset of that exercise.
Automatic failure of the basic vehicle control skills test.
An extra point against your score.

Areas of the road that are shaded:

Usually do not freeze.
Usually do not contain moisture, so they can’t freeze.
Will remain slick after ice on other areas of the road has melted.
Should always be avoided.

During a basic vehicle control skills test, you may be asked to:

Parallel park.
Inspect your tires.
Monitor your gauges.
Pull forward into a parking space.
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