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South Dakota CDL Permit Test - Class A Knowledge Test

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. To pass, applicants must answer 40 questions correctly. Each question has three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the South Dakota Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Introduction, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes (if applicable), Combination, Doubles and Hazardous Materials. Endorsements that may be used with a Class A CDL are: Hazardous materials, Tank, Passenger, HazMat and Tank, Air Brakes and School bus.
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1.
When making a tight maneuver, you should:
Not use your mirrors, as they can be distracting.
Use your mirrors, but not too frequently.
Use your mirrors frequently.
2.
When backing up, follow a turning trailer by:
Changing nothing. The vehicle will naturally follow the trailer.
Changing the direction of the steering wheel.
Turning the steering wheel even harder in the direction that it is already turning.
3.
Bridges usually freeze:
Only once temperatures drop significantly below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
After all other surfaces.
Before other surfaces.
4.
If there is a fire in your vehicle, you should not:
Park in an area away from buildings, trees, brush, and other vehicles.
Pull into a service station.
Notify emergency services of your problem and your location.
5.
When inspecting a power steering-equipped vehicle, you should be sure that:
The fluid is at the proper level.
The hoses are connected to the battery.
The hoses do not contain any fluid.
Only small leaks are present.
6.
When braking with ABS, you should:
Pump the brake pedal.
Brake normally.
Brake harder than you would with a different braking system.
7.
Which of the following vehicles is not exempted in requiring the driver to hold a CDL?
A military vehicle
A school bus
An emergency vehicle
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