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Tennessee 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 three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 20 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Commercial Driver Guide. 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.
Air tank drains:
Allow rain water to enter the tanks.
Are used to drain water and oil from the tanks.
Should never be opened.
Must remain open while driving.
2.
If the low air pressure warning signal comes on, you should:
Continue driving, but have the brakes repaired within a week.
Pull over and inspect the brakes.
Phone a mechanic while driving.
3.
What does the air compressor governor do?
Controls when the air compressor pumps air into the air storage tanks.
Controls how quickly air leaves the air storage tanks.
Controls the temperature of the air entering the air storage tanks.
Controls the temperature of the air leaving the air storage tanks.
4.
Why do you need to drain air tanks regularly?
Because the air gets old and needs to be replaced
Because compressed air contains some water which must be drained from the tanks
To allow for a change in air pressure
To remove bad air from the tanks
5.
What color is the low air pressure warning light?
Green
Orange
Red
Purple
6.
When traveling down a steep downgrade:
The air brakes should be used.
The vehicle should be placed in a low gear and the driver should use engine braking.
The driver should continually downshift instead of using the brakes.
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