CDC 3e251 Set B Vol. 1

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This quiz will cover all URE multiple choice questions from Vol. 1 of the B-Set of Pavements and Construction Equipment Operator 5-Level upgrade course. All questions are taken directly from the UREs and the multiple choice options are the same. Correct answers reflect the correct answers from the CDC themselves and not necessarily the correct answers from the CERTest.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Normally, on equipment and vehicles, what determines the type of vehicle isnpection checklist you use?
    • A. 

      Size of vehicle

    • B. 

      Type of vehicle

    • C. 

      Availability of checklist

    • D. 

      Experience of the operator

  • 2. 
    When heavy equipemtn is palced in storage, how often must it be inspected for servicablility?
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      Semi-monthly

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not normally an equipment or vehicle operator's responsibility?
    • A. 

      Replacing burned out bulbs

    • B. 

      Filling the battery with fluid

    • C. 

      Filling the crankcase with oil

    • D. 

      Changing the transmission fluid

  • 4. 
    Failure to lubricate a vehicle or piece of equipment properly when required constitutes...
    • A. 

      Vehicle abuse

    • B. 

      Dereliction of duty

    • C. 

      Equipment disregard

    • D. 

      Maintenance ignorance

  • 5. 
    When operating a dumptruck with an automatic trnasmission, the power take-off is engaged with the...
    • A. 

      Engine shut off

    • B. 

      Clutch disengaged

    • C. 

      Transmission in gear

    • D. 

      Transmission in neutral

  • 6. 
    When performing an operator's inspection before operating a dump truck, you should...
    • A. 

      Wash the vehicle

    • B. 

      Make sure the spreader chains have been set

    • C. 

      Check and make sure the dump box operates

    • D. 

      Make sure you have brought shovels with you

  • 7. 
    If you choose to spread materials in layers, you should stop the truck where you want to start the spread, position the dump control levers, and
    • A. 

      Raise the bed about one foot

    • B. 

      Raise the bed about three feet

    • C. 

      Raise the bed about halfway

    • D. 

      Ensure the bed is all the way down and chained

  • 8. 
    Before you begin loading a vehicle, you must first determine the vehicle's...
    • A. 

      Turning radius

    • B. 

      Weight capacity

    • C. 

      Height limitations

    • D. 

      Tire characteristics

  • 9. 
    You are tasked to haul a load of heavy grader blades and light weight broom bristles.  How should these items be loaded on the vehicle?
    • A. 

      Grader blades in the front and broom bristles toward the back

    • B. 

      Grader blades toward the rear and broom bristles in front

    • C. 

      Grader blades on the bottom and broom bristles on top

    • D. 

      Grader blades on top and broom bristles on the bottom

  • 10. 
    What determines the method of securing cargo?
    • A. 

      Type of cargo only

    • B. 

      Distance to be traveled only

    • C. 

      Type of vehicle transporting the cargo

    • D. 

      Type of cargo, speed of vehicle, and distance to be traveled

  • 11. 
    You are using a forklift to load bundles of 12'x2' airfield landing mats onto a trailer.  To do this properly, you must pay close attention to the...
    • A. 

      Centering the load

    • B. 

      Height restrictions

    • C. 

      Weight restriction

    • D. 

      Size blocking you use

  • 12. 
    When hauling construction materials, you should load binders to…
    • A. 

      Secure the portable loading ramps

    • B. 

      Make unloading from the trailer easier

    • C. 

      Tighten the chains that secure the load to the trailer

    • D. 

      Allow the forks to slip out easily from under a load

  • 13. 
    What is the best reason for hauling a dozer to a construction site?
    • A. 

      Save fuel

    • B. 

      Provide a direct route

    • C. 

      Reduce wear on the dozer

    • D. 

      Reduce the number of obstacle

  • 14. 
    Normally, if there is no loading ramp available to load the dozer, you should…
    • A. 

      Back the dozer onto the trailer

    • B. 

      Push-up a pile of dirt behind the trailer

    • C. 

      Use a hydraulic crane to load the dozer on a trailer

    • D. 

      Find a street with a curb and back the trailer up a curb

  • 15. 
    To prevent the trailer from moving while you back the tractor under it, you should…
    • A. 

      Check the color codes on the lines and couplings

    • B. 

      Check the couplings to see if the markings match

    • C. 

      Block the trailer wheels with wooden blocks (chocks)

    • D. 

      Disconnect the emergency line to set the brake

  • 16. 
    What is the correct order for correcting a tractor to a trailer?
    • A. 

      Electric cables, brake lines, fifth wheel

    • B. 

      Fifth wheel, brake lines, electric cable

    • C. 

      Electric cable, fifth wheel, brake lines

    • D. 

      Brake lines, fifth wheel, electric cable

  • 17. 
    How do breakaway trailers differ from cargo trailers?
    • A. 

      They are longer

    • B. 

      Their wheelbase is shorter

    • C. 

      They have no weight restrictions

    • D. 

      They are built lower to the ground

  • 18. 
    What is the proper order for disconnecting a tractor from a breakaway trailer?
    • A. 

      Fifth wheel handle open, brake lines, lower hydraulic ram

    • B. 

      Brake lines, electric cables, fifth wheel handle open

    • C. 

      Fifth wheel handle open, electric cables, lower hydraulic ram

    • D. 

      Lower hydraulic ram, disconnect brake and electric lines, fifth wheel handle open

  • 19. 
    When you are making a turn with a tractor and trailer, you must keep in mind that the trailer has a tendency to…
    • A. 

      Cut the corner

    • B. 

      Follow the tractor

    • C. 

      Continue going straight

    • D. 

      Swing wide on the corner

  • 20. 
    What is the term given to a condition where the tractor and trailer are jammed together at an acute angle?
    • A. 

      Pigtail

    • B. 

      Bobtail

    • C. 

      Jackknife

    • D. 

      Piggyback

  • 21. 
    What is the best way to position a tractor for unloading at a wharehouse dock?
    • A. 

      Park parallel to the dock

    • B. 

      Pull forward into the dock

    • C. 

      Back toward the left and turn toward the dock

    • D. 

      Back toward the right and turn toward the dock

  • 22. 
    What action should be taken to regain control of a tractor and trailer in a skid?
    • A. 

      Apply only the trailer brakes

    • B. 

      Apply only the tractor brakes

    • C. 

      Release the brakes to get the wheels turning

    • D. 

      Keep the brakes depressed to stop the tractor

  • 23. 
    Where does the bitumeter gauge on the asphalt distributer receive its power?
    • A. 

      Hydraulic pump

    • B. 

      Power take-off unit

    • C. 

      Electronic source inside the cab

    • D. 

      Small 10-inch wheel lowered from behind the running board

  • 24. 
    The first task in operating a water truck is to…
    • A. 

      Fill the water tank

    • B. 

      Start the water pump

    • C. 

      Connect the spray bar hoses

    • D. 

      Open all valves

  • 25. 
    Why should you use caution when filling the water truck with a fire hose from a fire hydrant?
    • A. 

      Cold water may splash out

    • B. 

      Spilled water may make the tank slippery

    • C. 

      The hose may come out of the tank and hit someone

    • D. 

      You may get sediment from the hydrant and clog the water pump

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