Maryland 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. Each question has three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Maryland Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering 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.
When should a bus start moving after students have boarded?
As soon as the students are through the door
When the students are near their seats but are still standing
When the students are seated and looking forward
As soon as the students cross the standee line
2.
When approaching a school bus stop, the driver should:
Honk the horn.
Drive slowly.
Talk to students on the bus.
3.
A blind spot extends at least ____ behind a school bus.
10 feet
50 feet
100 feet
1,000 feet
4.
If your vehicle's ABS is malfunctioning:
You will not have any working brakes.
You will still have brakes.
You should only use the parking brake.
5.
When dropping off students at a school, a driver should:
Secure the bus by turning off the engine.
Leave the key in the ignition, if leaving the driver’s compartment.
Read a book while students unload.
6.
When entering traffic on an expressway during the skills test, you should:
Check for traffic.
Not use signals.
Abruptly enter a lane of traffic.
Cut off other drivers if needed.
7.
The overhead rearview mirror is located:
On the outside left of the bus.
On the outside right of the bus.
Above the windshield inside the bus.
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