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Knowledge Test 9

1. Which of these statements about speed management is true?
On a wet road, you should reduce your speed by about 1/3.
On packed snow, you should reduce your speed by about 1/2.
When the road is slippery, it will take longer to stop and it will be harder to turn without skidding.
All of the above.

2. You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph. There are no vehicles in front of you. Suddenly a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do first?
Begin light braking.
Begin controlled or stab braking.
Stay off the brake until the vehicle slows down on its own.
Quickly steer onto the shoulder.

3. As the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
The person becomes more dangerous if allowed to drive.
The effects of alcohol decreases.
The drinker more clearly sees how alcohol is affecting him / her.
The drinker can sober up in less time.

4. Which of these will help keep an engine cool in hot weather?
Making sure the engine has the right amount of oil.
Properly adjusted v-belts.
Avoiding high speed driving.
All of the above.

5. What is hydroplaining?
Only occurs when there is a lot of water.
Is more likely if tire pressure is low.
Cannot occur when driving through a puddle.
Only occurs at speeds above 50 mph.

6. When a vehicle is carrying a load at night, which extends four feet or more beyond the rear of the body, there must be ____ at the extreme end of the load.
A red flag.
2 red flags.
1 red light.
2 red lights.

7. When checking the bus seats, what are you looking for?
To insure they are securely fastened to the bus.
To see if they have been removed.
To insure the seat and back portions are not loose.
All the above.

8. You must inspect your cargo:
After every break
Every 3 hours or 150 miles
Before starting
All of the above

9. Tie downs must be of the proper type and strength. The combined strength of cargo tie downs must be strong enough to lift.
One and one half times the weight of the cargo tied down
Three times the weight of the cargo tied down.
Twice the weight of the cargo tied down
The weight of the cargo tied down

10. Tank vehicles are used to carry any liquid and are dangerous to drive because:
Danger of load surge
High center of gravity
Both of the above
None of the above

11. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) means the following?
Maximum gvw specified by manufacture for a single vehicle plus load
Maximum gvw specified by the manufacture
Maximum gvw specified by manufacture for a single vehicle
None of the above

12. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) means the following:
Total weight of a single vehicle plus its load
Total weight of a single vehicle
Both of the above
None of the above

13. Prior to driving, what are some of the items you should check the interior of the bus for?
Schoolbooks and students belongings.
A student or other passengers
Trash and clothing.
All the above

14. How far can the board of education make a student walk to their assigned pick up location?
1 mile
1/2 mile
100 yards
500 yards

15. There are three types of vehicle inspections, which one is one of them?
All the above