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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. If you are loading students along the route and cannot account for a student, you should:
call the relevant authorities.
secure the bus, adjust the mirrors and prepare to leave.
secure the bus, take the key and check around and underneath the bus.
ask other students if they saw the missing students.
2. Buses must never carry:
radioactive materials.
small arms ammunition.
hospital supplies.
All of the above.
3. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of fatigue?
Trouble remembering the last few miles driven
Heavy eyelids
Driving at the speed of the traffic
Frequent blinking
4. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Protect the scene.
Order the evacuation.
Walk through the bus to ensure no students remain on the bus.
Secure the bus.
5. School buses are:
one of the safest forms of transportation.
one of the fastest forms of transportation.
the most efficient vehicle on the road.
the slowest form of transportation.
6. When a tire suddenly blows out while you are driving, what should you do first?
Brake lightly and hold the steering wheel firmly.
Use the parking brake.
Hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brakes.
Use controlled or stab braking.
7. When stopping to pick up students, you should place the vehicle in:
in second gear.
8. To know if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, look for:
a yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
the ABS shipping paper.
an ABS placard.
the ABS logo on the steering wheel.
9. What should you do if you miss a student's unloading stop?
Back up whenever possible.
Turn on the right turn signal and try to stop to unload the student.
Do not back up, and follow the local procedure.
None of the above.
10. Proper adjustment and use of all mirrors is vital to the safe operation of a school bus:
in order to have the students exit in orderly fashion.
in order to monitor the danger zones around the bus for students, traffic, and other objects.
in order to see 500 feet or 10 bus lengths behind the bus.
All of the above.
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CT CDL 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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