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Knowledge Test 5

1. Which of these statements about down shifting is true.
When you down shift for a curve, you should do so before you enter the curve.
When double clutching, you should let the RPM's decrease while the clutch is released and the shift lever is in neutral.
When you down shift for a hill, you should do so after you start down the hill.
All of the above are true.

2. Which of these statements about drugs is true?
A driver can use any prescription drug while driving
Amphetamines (pep pills or bennies) can be used to help the driver stay alert.
Use of drugs can lead to accidents and / or arrest.
All of the above.

3. To avoid a crash, you had to drive onto the right shoulder. You are now driving at 40 MPH on the shoulder. How should you move back onto the pavement?
Keep moving at the present speed and steer very gently back onto the pavement.
Steer sharply onto the pavement and counter steer when both back wheels of your vehicle are on the pavement.
Brake hard to slow the vehicle, then steer sharply onto the pavement.
Come to a complete stop, if possible, before steering back onto the pavement.

4. Which of these statements about managing space is true?
Smaller vehicles require more space to stop than larger ones.
When the road is slippery, you should keep much more space in front of your vehicle.
Many accidents are caused by drivers keeping too much space in front of their vehicles.
All of the above.

5. Which of these is the most important things to remember about emergency braking?
If the wheels are skidding you cannot control vehicle.
Disconnecting steering axle brakes will help keep your vehicle in a straight line during emergency braking.
Never do it without down shifting first.
It wears brake linings.

6. To correct a rear wheel (drive wheel) braking skid, you should:
Apply more braking pressure to the brake pedal
Release brakes and accelerate.
Apply more pressure to the brake pedal and steer counter steer.
Release the brakes and steer / counter steer.

7. While driving, ice builds up on your wipers and they no longer clean the windshield. You should:
Keep driving, and spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Keep driving, and reach out the window and knock the ice off.
Pull over in a safe place and remove the ice.
Keep driving, and turn your defroster on.

8. The road you are driving on becomes very slippery due to glare ice., Which of these is a good thing to do in such a situation?
Apply the brakes often to keep the linings dry.
Down shift to stop.
Drive at a varying speed.
Stop driving and park where it is safe to do so.

9. You must park on the side of a level, straight, two lane road. Where should you place the three reflective triangles?
One within 10 feet of the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear, and one about 200 feet to the rear.
One within 10 feet of the front of the vehicle, one about 200 feet from the front, and one about 100 feet to the rear.
One within 10 feet of the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear, and one about 100 feet from the front of the vehicle.
One about 50 feet from the rear of the vehicle, one about 100 feet to the rear, and one about 100 feet from the front of the vehicle.

10. You are driving in the right lane of a four lane, undivided road, you come over a hill and find a car stopped ahead in your lane. You do not have roomed to stop, and the hill blocks your view to the rear. Which of these is most likely the best action to take?
Steer to the right.
Use hard braking and brace for collision.
Steer into the left lane.
Steer into the oncoming lanes.

11. You are checking your tires for a pre trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?
Tires of mismatched sizes should not be used on the same vehicle.
Radial and bias-ply tires can be used together on the same vehicle.
Dual tires should be touching each other.
2/32 inch tread depth is safe for the front tires.

12. The first step to take if your vehicle catches fire while driving is:
Head for the nearest service station.
Get the vehicle off the road and stop in an open area.
Park in the shade of a building.
Immediately open the door and jump out.

13. Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true?
If you miss a gear while up-shifting, you must bring the vehicle to a stop.
Double clutching should only be used with a heavy load
You can use the tachometer to tell you when to shift.
Double clutching should not be used when the road is slippery.

14. The center of gravity of a load:
Is only a problem if the vehicle is overloaded.
Should be kept as high as possible.
Can make a vehicle more likely to tip over on curves.
All of the above.

15. You are testing the stopping action of service brakes on a hydraulic system. Which of these can mean there is a problem?
The brake pedal goes to the floor
Stopping action is delayed.
The vehicle pulls to one side when the brake pedal is pressed.
All of the above.