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The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the Alaska school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The AK CDL bus test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The knowledge test covers the following sections of the Alaska CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this AK CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When loading and unloading students, drivers of a school bus should check their mirrors:
After entering the traffic.
After closing the door.
2. It is safer to drive over (rather than to avoid) which of the following?
Paper and cloth sacks
Cardboard boxes
None of the above.
3. Drivers should adjust their mirrors:
after driving.
before driving.
while driving.
4. Vehicles with ABS have ______ malfunction lamps on the bus’s instrument panel to tell you if something is not working.
5. After unloading at the school, you should walk through the bus to:
to check for items left by students and hiding or sleeping students.
close the door.
make sure no students are returning to the bus.
6. A disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle:
should not be towed or pushed, unless getting off would be unsafe.
should be towed or pushed, unless staying on the bus would be unsafe.
should only be pushed or towed by another bus.
7. Regrooved tires:
cannot be used on the front wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the rear wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the wheels of buses.
8. You should use the overhead inside rearview mirror to:
see what is happening on the bus.
to monitor traffic and check clearances.
see the front bumper "danger zone" area in front of the bus.
9. Which of the following statements about bus evacuation is true?
If time allows, you should close all windows before leaving the bus.
You should never remove the ignition key.
If time allows, you should notify your dispatch office of the evacuation conditions, location and type of assistance needed.
10. Hydroplaning is more likely if:
tire tread is worn.
tire pressure is low.
All of the above.
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AK CDL School Bus Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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