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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. You should use the overhead inside rearview mirror to:
to monitor the left and right sides of the bus at a wide angle.
to monitor traffic and check clearances.
see the front bumper "danger zone" area in front of the bus.
see what is happening on the bus.
2. If the road is icy, you should:
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
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.
All of the above.
3. ABS:
helps increase brake pressure.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
allows you to drive faster.
4. If you have to drive off the road, you should:
fully apply the brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
leave the road completely.
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
brake as hard as you can to maintain control.
5. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the bus safety guidelines.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
6. Riders getting on or off the bus:
should not be supervised.
should  should stand near the back of your vehicle.
can stumble and should be supervised.
are likely to be disruptive.
7. When dealing with a disruptive rider, you should:
call for help.
discharge such rider immediately.
discharge the rider at the next scheduled stop.
give the rider a cup of coffee.
8. Properly adjusted outside mirrors should allow school bus drivers to see _______ behind the bus.
3 bus lengths
4 bus lengths
1 bus length
2 bus lengths
9. You should adjust outside mirrors:
during a trip.
while students get off the bus.
before a trip begins.
while students get on the bus.
10. Properly adjusted mirrors on a school bus should allow the driver to see:
the vehicles in front of the bus.
under the school bus.
the sides of the school bus.
the front tires touching the ground.
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IL CDL Bus Test

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