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South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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.
The area to the left of a school bus is considered especially dangerous to students because:
The sun’s reflection obscures the left side of the bus.
Passing vehicles are located to the left of the bus.
It is difficult to see the left side of any bus.
There is no door on the left side of the bus.
2.
When checking the air and electrical lines during a vehicle inspection, all of the following should be true, except:
The air hoses are making a hissing noise.
The air hoses and electrical lines are not cut.
The air lines are not pinched.
The air lines are not dragging against tractor parts.
3.
If a bus must be evacuated, it is safest for students to:
Stand no more than 50 feet away from the bus.
Stand downwind of the bus in the event of a fire.
Be led far away from any railroad tracks.
4.
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
5.
If approaching a railroad crossing while driving a placarded vehicle, you should always:
Activate your four-way flashers.
Stop within five feet of the tracks.
Change gears while on the tracks.
Change lanes while on the tracks.
6.
When taking the on-road driving test, you will be evaluated on your lane usage. Which of the following is an example of poor lane usage?
Not driving over curbs or sidewalks
Stopping behind crosswalks
Driving in the leftmost lane if more than one driving lane is available
Finishing a right turn in the rightmost lane
7.
During the basic vehicle control skills test:
A pull-up always counts against the applicant.
A pull-up should be completed at least once.
Stopping without changing direction is not considered a pull-up.
Excessive pull-ups are acceptable in the opinions of some test administrators.
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