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The passenger endorsement applies to drivers who want to drive a bus in any Class A, B, or C CDL. Applicants must pass a special knowledge test, and must pass skills tests in a passenger vehicle. The Illinois CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The IL passenger test covers the following sections of the Illinois CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this IL practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. A driver distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving, such as:
adjusting the radio.
All of the above.
2. You hear a loud "bang" which sounds like a tire blowout. You should:
inspect your tires with your mirrors.
check the tires at the next stop.
keep driving as normal.
assume you have a tire failure.
3. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
be closed.
have a red door light turned on.
stay open.
None of the above.
4. Hydroplaning:
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
is less likely if tire pressure is low.
can occur at speeds as low as 10 mph, if there is a lot of water.
can occur only if there is a lot of water on the road.
5. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they are safe for riders.
they have not been damaged.
they are securely fastened to the bus.
All of the above.
6. When changing lanes, you should:
not use your mirrors.
not use your turn signals.
do it quickly.
None of the above.
7. The standee line:
is used at bus stops.
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
is part of the braking system.
shows riders where they cannot stand.
8. Most hydraulic brake failures occur for one of two reasons, one of which is:
excessive downshifting.
driving in cold weather.
loss of hydraulic pressure.
relying too much on the engine braking effect.
9. If stopped on a hill, how can you start moving without rolling back?
Partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake, put on the parking brake if necessary.
Release the parking brake before you have applied enough engine power to keep from rolling back.
Press on the gas pedal, even if you have to roll back a little.
None of the above.
10. Which of the following is not a way to know when to change gears?
Check that the pressure gauge shows normal oil pressure
Use road speed (mph)
Watch your tachometer
Use engine speed (rpm)
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Passenger Test - IL CDL

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