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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 Hawaii school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The HI 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 Hawaii CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this HI CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
2. Rough acceleration:
improves gas mileage.
is necessary to warm up the engine.
can cause mechanical damage.
3. When unloading students along the school bus route:
Have the students remain seated until told to exit.
Count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.
All of the above.
4. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
review the bus safety guidelines.
5. When approaching a stopped school bus, drivers must be aware that:
the bus may suddenly start up and drive into your way.
students may start to get out of the bus.
All of the above.
6. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
is 4 times longer.
increases slightly.
stays about the same.
7. In an emergency:
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
8. When dealing with a disruptive rider, you should:
give the rider a cup of coffee.
discharge the rider at the next scheduled stop.
discharge such rider immediately.
9. To avoid a hazard:
stopping is always the best thing to do.
steering away from what is ahead may be the best thing to do.
driving on the shoulder of the road is always the best thing to do.
10. Drivers should adjust their mirrors:
while driving.
after driving.
before driving.
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HI 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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