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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 Illinois school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The IL 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 Illinois CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this IL CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. The standee line:
shows riders where they cannot stand.
is part of the braking system.
is used at bus stops.
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
2. The overhead inside rearview mirror is:
located below the outside flat mirrors.
mounted above the windshield on the driver's side area of the bus.
mounted on the left front corner of the bus.
mounted at the side of the windshield.
3. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
maintain your current speed.
speed up to get through the light.
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
None of the above.
4. After stopping, you should:
Have the students board the school bus as quickly as possible.
Turn on the right turn signal indicator.
Activate the alternating amber lights and ensure the stop arm is extended.
Activate the alternating red lights and ensure the stop arm is extended.
5. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
the road hasn't started to ice up yet.
there is no ice on the road surface.
the pavement is dry.
ice has formed on the road.
6. If your bus has a manual transmission, when crossing railroad tracks you should never:
listen and look in both directions for trains.
proceed carefully.
use your brakes.
change gears.
7. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid, you should:
stop braking.
apply the brakes and turn in the direction of the skid.
None of the above.
8. If you lose ABS control on one or more wheels, you should:
stop braking and countersteer.
drive normally (you still have regular brakes), but get the system serviced soon.
immediately report it to the motor carrier.
fully apply the brakes until you stop.
9. When you double your speed, the braking distance is:
3 times longer.
4 times longer.
2 times longer.
the same.
10. What should you be able to see if the outside convex mirrors are adjusted properly?
The area from the front of the bus to the service door and all of the students, including the heads of the students right behind you.
The top of the rear window in the top of the mirror, and all of the students.
The entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts, the front of the rear tires touching the ground, and at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
The entire area in front of the bus, the right and left front tires touching the ground, and the area from the front of the bus to the service door.
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IL School Bus Test

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