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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 Connecticut school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The CT 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 Connecticut CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this CT CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. You should always adjust your speed to be able to stop within:
30 feet.
the distance you can see ahead.
the length of your vehicle.
50 feet.
2. When approaching the bus stop, you should activate the lights approximately _______ before the bus stop.
4-6 seconds
25 seconds
5-10 seconds
15 seconds
3. When unloading the students, you must:
avoid counting the number of students while unloading, as this is a waste of precious time.
tell students to exit the bus and walk behind the bus.
wait until all students are seated and facing forward before moving the bus.
have the students remain seated until they are told to exit.
4. Riders getting on or off the bus:
should  should stand near the back of your vehicle.
should not be supervised.
can stumble and should be supervised.
are likely to be disruptive.
5. Rims with welding repairs:
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
are not safe.
are acceptable only when carrying a heavy load.
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
6. Backing a school bus is:
strongly discouraged.
strongly encouraged.
usually encouraged.
always safe if you use caution.
7. If the road is icy, you should:
put the transmission in neutral and stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down, then pull off the road and stop.
maintain your current speed and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
All of the above.
8. At railroad-highway crossings, if the gate comes down after you have started across:
cross the tracks in a low gear.
come to a complete stop and call your dispatcher.
drive through the gate even if it means you will break it.
back up until you are completely off the tracks.
9. Properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirrors allow the school bus drivers to see _____ behind the bus.
50 feet
100 feet
200 feet
300 feet
10. The inside rearview mirror is used to:
see the "danger zone" areas around the bus.
see hazards ahead.
monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
see the "danger zone" areas insde the bus.
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CT CDL School Bus Test

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