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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.. Read More

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 Mississippi Professional Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Passengers, School Buses, Cargo, Air Brakes, 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.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. In a vehicle with dual air brakes, a leak in one system ____ the second system.

Explanation
A dual air brake system is made up of two separate air brake systems. If there is an air leak in one system, it may not affect the other.

2. If you must drive a school bus during periods of high winds, you should:

Explanation
You should slow down when driving a school bus in high winds. Keep a strong grip on the steering wheel and try to anticipate gusts.

3. A dual air brake system:

Explanation
A dual air brake system has two separate air brake systems that use a single set of brake controls. One system typically operates the regular brakes on the rear axle or axles. The other system operates the regular brakes on the front axle.

4. A passive railroad crossing:

Explanation
Railroad crossings that do not display any traffic control devices are known as passive crossings. The decision to proceed across tracks at a passive crossing is entirely up to the driver.

5. Small amounts of a hazardous material may be transported on a bus if:

Explanation
Small amounts of hazardous materials may be carried on a bus if there is no other way to transport them. However, there are certain categories of materials that may not be carried on a bus in any quantity.

6. When leaving a vehicle unattended, a driver should:

Explanation
Always apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle unattended.

7. When taking the basic vehicle control skills test, failing to exit your vehicle properly during any exercise will result in:

Explanation
When exiting your vehicle during the basic vehicle control skills test, you must face the vehicle and maintain three points of contact at all times. If your testing vehicle is a bus, you must maintain contact with the handrail. Exiting the vehicle incorrectly may result in automatic failure of the basic control skills test.
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