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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. School bus drivers must check that the entry door is not damaged and:
trailer air connectors are sealed.
operates smoothly and closes securely from the inside.
operates smoothly and closes securely from the outside.
2. If you experience a tire failure, do NOT:
stay off the brake (unless you'reabout to run into something).
apply the brakes as hard as you can.
hold the steering wheel firmly.
3. When evacuating the bus, a safe place will be at least _____ off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
30 feet
20 feet
100 feet
4. How should you brake when driving a bus with ABS?
Brake as you always have.
Pump the brakes as usual.
Always try to fully apply the brakes.
5. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, the students:
should be evacuated and moved as far away from the tracks as possible.
should remain on the bus.
should be evacuated and stand near the bus.
6. If driving a charter bus, you should:
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
allow passengers on the bus early.
7. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they are securely fastened to the bus.
they have not been damaged.
All of the above.
8. Engine oil pressure should come up to normal within _________ after the engine is started.
five minutes
two minutes
9. The driver MUST evacuate the bus when:
there is a threat of a fire.
the position of the bus may change and increase the danger.
All of the above.
10. When driving in high winds, you should:
change lanes frequently.
increase your speed.
reduce your speed.
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AK School Bus Test

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