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Illinois CDL Permit Test - Bus

Number of questions: 20
Passing score: 16
Directions: This endorsement is required for driving a school bus. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Study Guide. Questions come from chapters covering: Passengers, School Buses, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
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1.
Most hazardous materials:
Should be stored near the engine of a bus.
May be transported on a bus if passengers are informed in advance.
Can be transported on a bus if the items can be stored near the rear of the vehicle.
Cannot be transported by bus.
2.
If you are approaching a drawbridge that does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you should:
Continue across the drawbridge with caution.
Speed up to get across the drawbridge as quickly as possible.
Wait for another driver to cross first.
Stop, look, and make sure the bridge is completely closed before proceeding.
3.
In the event of a bus evacuation, students should be led at least ____ away from the road.
10 feet
20 feet
50 feet
100 feet
4.
When should alternating flashing amber warning lights be activated?
When a bus is within 10 feet of a bus stop
When a bus is about 50 feet from a bus stop
When a bus is at least 300 feet from a bus stop
When a bus is 1,000 feet from a bus stop
5.
When stopping at a railroad crossing, opening the forward door:
Can increase your chances of hearing an approaching train.
Should never be done.
Could allow other noises to enter the bus, making it more difficult to hear any approaching trains.
Will take too long and is discouraged.
6.
Once stopped as a part of the stop/start maneuver, you should:
Use the four-way flashers.
Not use the four-way flashers because it is just a test, not an emergency.
Leave the vehicle in first gear.
Park in front of a fire hydrant.
7.
When planning to drive a bus that has been parked for a few days:
The driver should assume the interior is in good working order.
The driver should call the local police department.
The driver should do a walkthrough inspection to ensure no damage has occurred since the last trip.
The driver should ask the passengers to check the interior of the bus.
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