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Massachusetts 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 four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the 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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Before leaving a bus stop, a driver should:

Make sure no students are running to catch the bus.
Make sure students have placed their backpacks in the aisle.
Make sure students have opened the emergency vent.
Make sure students are facing the rear of the bus.

Students should board a school bus:

In a single-file line.
Two at a time.
In as large a group as possible.
However they want to. It makes no difference.

If a student drops an item while approaching the bus, the student should:

Stop and pick up the object.
Have another student pick up the object.
Ask the driver to pick up the object.
Just leave the item alone and walk away.

If you miss a student’s stop while bringing students home after school, you should:

Back up to the stop.
Follow locally established procedures.
Not worry about the student.
Stop quickly and let them exit.

What should properly adjusted outside side flat mirrors on a school bus allow the driver to see?

The sides of the school bus
Under the school bus
The front tires touching the ground
Vehicles in front of the bus

When conducting a vehicle inspection, you will need to identify all of the following, except:

The power steering belt.
The water pump belt.
The alternator belt.
The water compressor belt.

If you must back up at a student pick-up point, you should:

Back up before the students board the bus.
Let the students board the bus and then back up.
Let half the students board the bus and then back up toward the other half of the students.
Tell the students to wait at the stop and then back toward the stop.
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