Air brake systems are a crucial aspect of road safety in Newfoundland, Canada. These brakes are designed to slow, stop, and hold large vehicles or combinations of vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, buses, and heavy-duty trucks.


Air Brake Test - Quiz 4

At a truck stop before a downgrade, what needs to be checked before continuing to drive?

Question 1 of 30

Which of the following is NOT a component of a spring parking brake system?

Question 2 of 30

What absorbs the heat produced by friction?

Question 3 of 30

Which of the following is NOT a component of an air brake system?

Question 4 of 30

Normally on an S-cam brake with automatic slack adjustment, ________ brake applications of ________ psi per day will keep the brakes properly adjusted.

Question 5 of 30

What does a kPa stand for?

Question 6 of 30

On spring operated parking brakes, during normal operation, air pressure _________ the spring, holding it ready for parking or emergency braking.

Question 7 of 30

What is the function of a 'spitter' valve on a reservoir?

Question 8 of 30

On spring brake systems, during full brake application, compounding of the force applied on the slack adjusters and linkage can be said to be a combination of two forces: the force applied by the _________ and the _________.

Question 9 of 30

On a combination vehicle, what is the first step in a tractor protection valve check?

Question 10 of 30

The ________ of the drum brakes determines the amount of _____ they are able to absorb and dissipate into the atmosphere.

Question 11 of 30

What will a tractor protection valve with a broken return spring cause?

Question 12 of 30

What is the best way to avoid major breakdowns?

Question 13 of 30

What is a reason a medium sized vehicle would use air over hydraulic brakes?

Question 14 of 30

A brake chamber is a circular container divided in the middle by a flexible ________.

Question 15 of 30

Braking distance is defined as:

Question 16 of 30

Air that is squeezed into a much smaller space than it normally would occupy is said to be ________.

Question 17 of 30

For a vehicle to move along the highway, an internal combustion engine must convert its _____ energy into ______ energy.

Question 18 of 30

Friction produces what?

Question 19 of 30

The ________ the air supply is kept, the ______ chance of brake problems.

Question 20 of 30

A vehicle carrying a load of 20,000 kg at 20 km/h is brought to a stop in 45 metres with normal application of the brakes. If this same vehicle carried 40,000 kg at 40 km/h, it would require ____ times the braking force to stop the vehicle in 45 metres.

Question 21 of 30

The electronic engine control is activated automatically by the ATC if all the wheels begin to slip. What effect does this have?

Question 22 of 30

Which of the following is NOT true about automatic traction control?

Question 23 of 30

Which of the following is considered the 'brain' of an anti-lock braking system?

Question 24 of 30

Ultimately, it is the _______ responsibility to ensure that brakes are adjusted correctly.

Question 25 of 30

A relay valve has two uses. Which of the following is one of them?

Question 26 of 30

The amount of force available at the push rod is consistent out to ____ inches of stroke.

Question 27 of 30

What methods can the driver use to stay aware of the condition of the vehicle's braking system?

Question 28 of 30

What are the two most common slack adjuster problems?

Question 29 of 30

The _______ adjusts the free play in the linkage between the push rod and the brake shoes.

Question 30 of 30



In Newfoundland, air brake tests are mandatory for anyone who wishes to operate any of these vehicles on the road. The test ensures that the air brake system is working correctly and that drivers understand how to operate it. Additionally, the Newfoundland government enforces strict regulations regarding air brake systems’ maintenance and inspection to ensure optimal safety on the road. These regulations aim to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities caused by poorly maintained or faulty air brakes. With these measures in place, Newfoundland’s air brake system standards are vital in promoting transportation safety in the region.

There are two types of Air Brake Endorsement:
Type 9 – Air brake endorsement without brake adjustment certification.
Type 9a – Air brake endorsement with brake adjustment certification. has prepared this Air Brake practice test to assist drivers in understanding an air brake system’s basic operation and function. Requirements for Air Brake Endorsement are:

1) Must complete an Air Brake Written Test

2) Must complete an Air Brake Practical Test.

This endorsement permits the holder to drive vehicles equipped with air brakes in the class of vehicle for which the driver is licensed.

To successfully prepare, consider utilizing these exams and the official Newfoundland Air Brake Manual to your advantage. The more knowledge you can attain, the better it will be for you once you decide to return to the license office to take the air brake license written knowledge test.