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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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1.
A school bus stop:
Can be added by the driver if there is a need.
Should be voted on by the students.
May change, depending on weather conditions.
Should be established by the proper school district authorities.
2.
When conducting a vehicle inspection, you must show each of the following, except:
That the oil pressure gauge is working.
That the oil pressure warning light turns off, or that the gauge shows increasing or normal oil pressure.
That the oil temperature gauge, if equipped, rises to the normal operating range.
That the oil pressure gauge comes on when brakes are used.
3.
An outside convex mirror is properly adjusted if:
The driver can see at least one lane of traffic and the entire side of the bus.
The driver can see the front bumper.
The driver can see the top of the bus.
The driver can see the front windshield.
4.
The drive shaft should:
Be bent toward the passenger side.
Be bent toward the driver’s side.
Be bent to one side or the other.
Not be bent.
5.
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
6.
After students unload at a school, the driver:
May assume students have taken all of their belongings with them.
Should assume the students have immediately cleared the doorway.
Should walk through the bus and check for any sleeping or hiding students.
May turn off the dispatch radio.
7.
ABS allows you to:
Drive faster.
Drive less carefully.
Maintain control during slippery conditions.
Drive longer distances.
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