PCV Test - 7

PCV Test - 7
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PCV Test - 7

Question 1 of 20

What should you do when making a short stop, facing uphill?

hold the vehicle on the clutch

hold the vehicle on the footbrake

select neutral and apply the parking brake

apply the parking brake after stopping

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Question 2 of 20

You're driving down a long hill. What should you use to prevent the brakes from overheating?

The anti-lock braking system

The footbrake

The secondary brake

The endurance brake (retarder)

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Question 3 of 20

What should anti-lock brakes let you do when you have to stop in an emergency?

brake more gently

brake much later

maintain steering control

stop over a long distance

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Question 4 of 20

When does 'brake fade' occur?

When the brakes get too hot

When the brakes get too cold

When the brakes get too dry

When the brakes get too wet

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Question 5 of 20

Your vehicle is fitted with an air-assisted hydraulic braking system. What would warn you that the vacuum pump isn't working?

The brake pedal feels spongy when pressed

The brake pedal has little resistance

The brake pedal feels hard when pressed

The brake pedal travels a long way

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Question 6 of 20

How can you help to prevent 'brake fade'?

use the endurance brake (retarder)

apply the parking brake

Select neutral for a short distance

Repeatedly pump the brake pedal

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Question 7 of 20

What should you do after driving through a flood?

Carry out an emergency stop

Drive in low gear with the footbrake lightly applied

Avoid braking until the brakes are dried out

Pump the footbrake when approaching hazards

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Question 8 of 20

What can coasting downhill seriously affect?

The air brakes

The cooling system

The tachograph

The electrical systems

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Question 9 of 20

What should you do when driving a large vehicle down a steep hill?

Partly apply the parking brake

Select the vehicle's highest gear

Use the endurance brake

Put the gear lever into neutral

use as high a gear as possible

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Question 10 of 20

When should an endurance brake (retarder) be used?

on motorways only

when braking quickly

when you stop or park

on long downhill slopes

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Question 11 of 20

Your vehicle is fully loaded. Where should you be braking when dealing with bends?

As close to the bend as possible

As you start to turn the wheel

When halfway around the bend

When driving in a straight line

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Question 12 of 20

What could prevent the build-up of brake air pressure on a bus in frosty weather?

Lack of anti-freeze in storage tanks

Insufficient lagging of tanks and pipes

Low engine revolutions

Moisture freezing in the system

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Question 13 of 20

Your vehicle is fitted with an anti-lock braking system. When should you check that it's working properly?

Before each service

At the start of each working day

At the start of each working week

Before every journey

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Question 14 of 20

What should you avoid when using an independent endurance brake (retarder) on slippery roads?

the front wheels spinning

the drive-wheels locking

brake pad wear

anti-skid road surfaces

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Question 15 of 20

How will anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's safety?

They allow you to follow other vehicles more closely

They help you keep steering control while braking heavily

They let you drive faster on wet roads

They enable you to brake later than normal

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Question 16 of 20

Your vehicle is fitted with an anti-lock braking system. What's it designed to allow you to do?

drive at faster speeds

brake much later than normal

apply the brakes more quickly

stop safely in an emergency

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Question 17 of 20

You're about to drive a vehicle fitted with hydraulic brakes. What should you check before driving the vehicle?

The hydraulic brake fluid level

The power steering fluid level

The cooling system fluid level

The windscreen washer fluid level

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Question 18 of 20

Where must extra care be taken when using an endurance brake (retarder)?

On uneven roads

On slippery roads

On downhill gradients

On uphill gradients

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Question 19 of 20

Which component will last longer when you use a retarder?

The brake linings

The catalytic converter

The exhaust system

The transmission

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Question 20 of 20

You're about to drive an unfamiliar vehicle. What should you do if you think there may be moisture in the air-brake reservoir?

Assume the system has automatic drain valves

Find out whether you need to drain the system manually

Nothing, it is the vehicle owner's responsibility

Leave the engine running for a while before driving

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