Forklift Test MCQ Quiz: Trivia!

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Forklift Test MCQ Quiz: Trivia!

A forklift is machinery that is used to lift and move large loads. Many warehouses, construction sites, and manufacturing facilities keep forklifts on hand. According to this quiz, you must know who can operate lift truck equipment, the number one cause of powered industrial truck fatalities, and the center of gravity of an unloaded lift truck. This quiz will give you a concept of how forklifts are operated. This experience will be uplifting.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is allowed to operate lift truck equipment?
    • A. 

      Anyone with a valid drivers license

    • B. 

      Someone who has 3 months experience

    • C. 

      Only those who have read the operator's manual

    • D. 

      Only trained and authorized personnel that are employer certified

  • 2. 
    Once a person has been trained to operate a lift truck, they are authorized to use any type of lifting device.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following requires powered industrial truck operator recertification?
    • A. 

      The lift truck operator hits racking while driving the truck

    • B. 

      A portion of the load falls during handling

    • C. 

      It has been three years since employer certification

    • D. 

      When another operator is involved in an accident

  • 4. 
    The Industrial Truck Association has placed powered industrial trucks into how many classes?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      6

  • 5. 
    How much does an unloaded 5,000 lb capacity lift truck weigh?
    • A. 

      Approximately 3,000 lb

    • B. 

      Approximately 5,000 lb

    • C. 

      Approximately 9,000 lb

    • D. 

      Approximately 12,000 lb

  • 6. 
    What is the number one cause of powered industrial truck fatalities?
    • A. 

      Struck by a falling object

    • B. 

      Tip over

    • C. 

      Lift truck striking pedestrian

    • D. 

      Falling from forks

  • 7. 
    When backing out of a trailer, it is important to assure the pathway is clear for safe travel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The center of gravity of an unloaded lift truck is located:
    • A. 

      In the counterbalance

    • B. 

      Over the forks

    • C. 

      Under the operator's seat

    • D. 

      At the steering wheel

  • 9. 
    Fast and sudden maneuvers are the safest manner of moving a lift truck.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Please refer to Figure #1.  In this illustration, the "Combined Center of Gravity" is formed by:
    • A. 

      The center of gravity of the load and pallet

    • B. 

      The center of gravity of the truck

    • C. 

      The combination of the center of gravity of the truck and load

  • 11. 
    Please refer to Figure #1.  Which dimension defines the "Load Center"?
    • A. 

      Dimension A

    • B. 

      Dimension B

    • C. 

      Dimension C

  • 12. 
    What will happen if the "Combined Center of Gravity" moves outside the stability triangle?
    • A. 

      The lift truck will remain stable

    • B. 

      The lift truck will tip over in the same direction

  • 13. 
    As the load center increases, the capacity increases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Refer to Figure #2.  Generally, which truck will resist tipping over sideways if turning quickly?
    • A. 

      Truck A

    • B. 

      Truck B

  • 15. 
    Refer to Figure #3.  Can a lift truck with a 5,000 lb capacity at a 24" load center lift the following load?
    • A. 

      Yes, the lift truck can safely lift the load

    • B. 

      No, the lift truck cannot safely lift the load

  • 16. 
    Operators using a lift truck must use the available seat belt?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In the event of a lateral or longitudinal tip-over, the operator of a sitdown counterbalance lift truck should:
    • A. 

      Hold on firmly to steering wheel with both hands

    • B. 

      Brace feet against floorboard

    • C. 

      Lean away from the point of impact

    • D. 

      Stay within the operator compartment

  • 18. 
    The inspection of the lift truck should be performed when?
    • A. 

      Beginning of each shift

    • B. 

      Every 40 hours

    • C. 

      When strange noises are heard

  • 19. 
    If the lift truck develops mechanical problems, the operator should:
    • A. 

      Operate the lift truck until the mechanic arrives

    • B. 

      Repair the problem to the best of their ability

    • C. 

      Immediately report the mechanical problem to your supervisor

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are part of the pre-operational checklist?
    • A. 

      Mast functions

    • B. 

      Overhead guard

    • C. 

      Seat belt

  • 21. 
    A nameplate is not required if the operator knows the capacity of the lift truck.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    When the lift truck is left unattended, the forks must be placed:
    • A. 

      Above eye level

    • B. 

      4" to 6" above the ground

    • C. 

      On the floor

  • 23. 
    When picking up a load, the forks must be spaced:
    • A. 

      As close together as possible

    • B. 

      As wide apart as necessary for maximum support of the load

    • C. 

      As far apart as possible

  • 24. 
    If the load is too big to see around, you should:
    • A. 

      Lean out to one side of the truck so that you can see

    • B. 

      Lift the load high enough so that you can see underneath

    • C. 

      Drive in reverse

    • D. 

      Have someone direct your path

  • 25. 
    Refer to Figure #4.  Which truck positioning is best to provide maximum clearance for tail swing?
    • A. 

      Truck 1

    • B. 

      Truck 2

    • C. 

      Truck 3

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