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South Carolina 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 two, three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the South Carolina 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.
While operating on a downgrade, you should brake until you reach a speed that is:
5 mph below your safe speed.
10 mph below your safe speed.
15 mph below your safe speed.
2.
Foundation brakes are used:
Only at the front wheels.
Only at the rear wheels.
Only at the driver’s side wheels.
At each wheel.
3.
When leaving a vehicle unattended, a driver should:
Always set the parking brake.
Only set the parking brake if the vehicle is parked on a slope.
Deflate the tires by 10 percent.
4.
To ensure normal stopping power, drivers of vehicles equipped with a front brake limiting valve should:
Set the control to normal.
Set the control to the off position.
Set the control to neutral.
Keep the control at the halfway mark.
5.
Brakes can get out of adjustment quickly, especially:
If they are hot.
In the winter time.
If they are used frequently.
6.
When a brake pedal is pressed and the S-cam is turned, the S-cam:
Presses the brake shoes against the inside of the brake drum.
Tightens the brake drum onto the axle.
Presses the brake lining against the wheel.
Releases air from the air tanks.
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