Air brakes play a crucial role in ensuring the safe operation of vehicles that operate on Nova Scotia’s highways.


Air Brake Test 02

1 / 30

Caging a spring parking brake is the same as...

2 / 30

With automatic traction control, __________ is activated when the system detects a wheel slipping because the wheels operating on different surfaces such as one wheel on dry pavement and the other on ice.

3 / 30

Which of the following is true of a basic dual air brake system?

4 / 30

If a relay emergency valve is mounted on the trailer reservoir and a loss of air pressure from the power unit service system occurs, what will automatically happen?

5 / 30

On vehicles equipped with ______ brakes it is possible to pump the brake pedal to compensate for brakes that are out of adjustment. This is not possible with a vehicle equipped with ___________ brakes.

6 / 30

In regards to a dual air brake system, air taken from primary and secondary circuits through a two-way check valve is known as _________.

7 / 30

If the air pressure drops to a range between ______ psi, the trailer supply valve will close automatically by spring pressure, opening the exhaust port.

8 / 30

___________ must not be used to hold a parked vehicle that is left unattended. Loss of pressure will result in loss of brakes. Always set the __________.

9 / 30

When a brake diaphragm chamber bottoms out, the force reduces to ____.

10 / 30

Which of the following is responsible for preventing automatic spring brake application if the trailer supply line has a gradual leak?

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What are the two types of trailer supply valves? Choose the best answer.

12 / 30

Which of the following can a tractor with a dual air brake and spring parking brakes system tow?

13 / 30

When connecting the glad hands, start with the two gaskets together and the couplers at a ___ angle to each other.

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An ABS system keeps the wheel from skidding and increases vehicle stability and control during what type of conditions?

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On the pre-trip air brake inspection, you must ensure that the parking brake spring is not _______ or it will not expand and apply the brake.

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Which of the following is true in the case that there is air loss in one of the dual air brake system's circuits?

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$What would happen if a trailer that is not equipped with spring parking brakes were to separate from the tractor?

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If the foot valve is supplying a higher application pressure than the hand valve, a two-way check valve will allow air flow from which source?

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Tractors and trailers _______ ABS can be connected to one another without affecting the operation of the ABS.

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Which of the following is capable of directing air flow into a common line from either of the foot valve or the hand valve?

21 / 30

What system reduces the potential of powering into a jackknife caused by wheel overspin during acceleration?

22 / 30

A tractor protection valve is normally located near the _________.

23 / 30

Which of the following negatively affects braking ability?

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Which of the following is another term for a control (service) line?

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Which of the following is a disadvantage of a control (service) line and foot and hand valve system?

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___________ prevents total loss of air from the tractor if the trailer breaks away, or if the connecting air lines between tractor and trailer become separated or ruptured.

27 / 30

The effectiveness of diaphragm brake chambers drops off significantly if the stroke exceeds __% of its designed travel.

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Which of the following is a term that refers to the coupling device used to connect the control (service) and supply (emergency) lines of the trailer to the tractor?

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A/n _______ is an electronic system that monitors wheel speed at all times and controls wheel speed while braking.

30 / 30

Which of the following negatively affect braking ability?

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In this Canadian province, strict regulations require commercial vehicle operators to hold an air brake endorsement on their driver’s licenses. The air brake system is designed to help drivers control their vehicles, especially when carrying heavy loads or traveling at high speeds. Properly using air brakes reduces the risk of accidents and can save lives. In Nova Scotia, drivers must pass a special test to obtain their air brake endorsement, which tests their knowledge of the system and ability to operate it safely. This ensures that all commercial vehicle operators in the province are trained and competent in using air brakes, contributing to safer and more efficient road transportation.

Before learning to drive a Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, or Class 4 vehicle, you must get authorized instruction in the class of vehicle you want to be licensed in. For each section of these practice tests, we have multiple practice tests. Requirements for Air Brake Endorsement are 1) Must complete an Air Brake Written Test 2) Must complete an Air Brake Practical Test.

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