General Knowledge Test Question

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Russ's Comment
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Hi, I've been studying the HRT for a little while each night for a few weeks now. I've decided to split up my CDL written test and start off by just taking the General Knowledge part tomorrow. I feel like I am learning the concepts behind the material pretty well...but the wording is what gets me tripped up sometimes. I have to really pay attention to the "except" and answers that are "none of these" or "all of these." I'm a bit nervous about tomorrow and really hoping I do well.

My question is this: I've heard that I will have the option to "skip" certain questions on the test that I'm unsure of, then come back to them at the end of the test if needed. But when I made my appt. at my local dmv , the lady seemed to think that was not an option. Has anyone taken the written portion lately and happen to know if the "skip" function is still an option?

Thanks!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

87Wrangler 's Comment
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Pretty sure you can skip a written question and just go back to re read it...my advice would be to circle the number on the ones that trip you up or make a small identifying mark so you can easily find it , then move to the next question.

After you answer all of the questions you are confident about. Go back and finish the ones that are tricky...This in my mind should keep your focus in the proper area, and help with frustration, which may cause you to possibly miss few you that you normally would not.

The main goal is to answer enough correct answers to pass.

Then you can go back to reread and spend time narrowing down the troublesome ones without feeling so rushed. If time becomes a factor quickly read the remaining ones and choose the best possible answer and move on to the next not leaving any unanswered...just the way I would approach a written test. hope this helps

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Russ's Comment
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By the way, I'm taking the exam in Tennessee.

Jim W.'s Comment
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I took the knowledge test in NJ a few weeks ago and I was able to skip a question. It did not show up again because as soon as you have enough correct answers to pass, you're done.

Russ's Comment
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Thanks, 87 Wrangler. I'm hopeful this "skip" option is still in effect. Appreciate the suggestions as well.

Russ's Comment
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Thanks, Jim. Sounds good...hopeful that's still the case in TN. And congratulations on passing your test.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Russ asks :

My question is this: I've heard that I will have the option to "skip" certain questions on the test that I'm unsure of, then come back to them at the end of the test if needed. But when I made my appt. at my local dmv , the lady seemed to think that was not an option. Has anyone taken the written portion lately and happen to know if the "skip" function is still an option?

I have taught classes for the CDL Permit test. In a way, said Lady was correct. But, why is the button there? The test stops when you either get 40 correct (General Knowledge) or you miss more than ten. So, out of the large supply of questions in the computer, you should find 40 you can answer. If towards the end of the test you see the same question again, the "skip" button will disappear. Go for it!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Russ's Comment
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Thanks, Errol V...appreciate it.

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