Free Illinois CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2022

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our IL General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Illinois CDL manual. Our CDL practice test covers most of the subject areas on the Illinois General Knowledge Test such as shifting techniques, railroad crossing safety, drunk driving laws, and much more to make you become a safer driver. In addition, each question has a detailed explanation that will help you understand the concept and answer future questions about it correctly. If you don't get the pass right away, don't worry, you can take this practice test an unlimited number of times to make sure you learn all the questions. Our Illinois CDL Practice Test will refine your driving knowledge so you can earn your CDL and start driving on the roads. Let’s take our practice test now!

Our CDL practice tests:
Based on 2022 IL commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
IL CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
Why should you try to move to your right when steering in an emergency?
2.
When is it necessary to learn how a fire extinguisher works?
3.
If you are stopped at a roadside rest area and found to have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.02 you will:
4.
Which statement below is false?
5.
"According to the driver’s manual, why should you limit the use of your horn?"
6.
Which of these statements about certain types of cargo is true?
7.
If you have to make a vehicle inspection report you must sign it
8.
There are three maximum limits you must follow at all times. Those limits are:
9.
When is it a good idea to use drugs to help you stay awake while driving?
10.
The aggregate WLL for logs loaded lengthwise must be at least:
11.
When starting to move the truck, when is it acceptable to roll backwards?
12.
What is the aggregate WLL of one 7/15 inch Grade 43 chain, and three 5/16 inch Grade 70 chains?
13.
What keeps an engine cool in hot weather driving?
14.
What is the minimum Working Load Limit for the entire securement system?
15.
How many tiedowns are required for cargo that is prevented from forward movement?
16.
A bulkhead is defined as:
17.
What is the best advice for drivers when a heavy fog occurs?
18.
When securing building materials, how many knots are acceptable in the tiedown(s)?
19.
Which of the following is considered on duty time
20.
What happens if you spend 8 hours in the sleeper berth?
21.
All of the following apply to farm vehicle operator CDL exemption except:
22.
A school bus endorsement is required in order to transport:
23.
You should use your mirror to check?
24.
Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which of these is a good rule to remember at such a time?
25.
Which of these do not provide extra gears on some trucks?
26.
Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
27.
What is the Federal standard for the weight limit on a single axle?
28.
A load weighing 41,500 lbs requires securement against rearward force of:
29.
Why did Congress enact the Bridge Formula in 1975?
30.
Which of these could be considered off duty time?
31.
A chain marked with a
4 is identified as what kind?
32.
If you need to leave the road in a traffic emergency, you should:
33.
The proper time to cancel your turn signal for a lane change or turn is:
34.
Your log must include all of the following except:
35.
Specific examples of vehicles which drivers should pay close attention to as possible hazards include:
36.
When crossing railroad tracks in a placarded vehicle or a bus:
37.
When securing a metal coil with eyes lengthwise, all of the following are steps for securement option #1 except for:
38.
Which of the following are covered by the specific log securement requirements?
39.
Which of these statements about vehicle fire is true?
40.
Where in the trailer could you place cargo so that the weight applied to the trailer tandems is greater than the weight of the cargo itself?
41.
To determine blood alcohol concentration level for a person, it is necessary to know:
42.
All of these are requirements for securing longwood lengthwise except:
43.
What does BAC stand for?
44.
When securing flattened or crushed cars on a vehicle with containment on 2 sides, how many tiedowns, at minimum, are required?
45.
Low-beam headlights generally light to a distance of:
46.
All of the following are concerns for driving on offramps or onramps except:
47.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL for a group of concrete pipe weighing 16,000 lbs?
48.
When securing a single metal coil with eyes vertical:
49.
You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you must, which of these steps can help to keep your brakes working?
50.
When securing paper rolls with eyes crosswise, which of the following can be used to prevent side-to-side shifting when there is more than 8 inches of space to the wall?