Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has two, three or four possible answer.. Read More

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has two, three or four possible answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Minnesota Commercial Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers Safely, Cargo, Air Brakes, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The Passenger endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. When it is difficult for others to see your vehicle, such as at dawn or dusk, you can help other drivers by:

Explanation
At times when visibility is low, you should turn your headlights on to the low beam setting. If you are having a difficult time seeing others, they are probably having a difficult time seeing you.

2. Which part of the truck is the air compressor connected to?

Explanation
In an air brake system, the air compressor is connected to the engine through gears or a v-belt.

3. When backing a truck, you should:

Explanation
When backing a truck, always use the mirrors on both sides of the vehicle. Have someone help you whenever possible.

4. When driving with passengers, a bus driver should:

Explanation
To avoid becoming distracted, a bus driver should not engage in conversation with passengers.

5. While driving, ____ generally holds spring brakes in place.

Explanation
While driving, spring brakes are generally held in place by air pressure. If the air pressure gets low enough, the springs will activate the brakes.

6. You should ____ if the low pressure warning signal activates while you are driving.

Explanation
If the low pressure warning signal activates while you are driving, it is important that you safely exit the roadway as soon as possible and park your vehicle. If the air pressure gets too low, the brakes will no longer work well enough for you to stop safely.

7. If a driver begins to feel fatigued while driving, they should:

Explanation
If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, the only safe response is to safely leave the road and get some sleep. Using artificial stimulants can be dangerous because they may cause extreme fatigue when they begin to wear off.
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