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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 Iowa CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The IA passenger test covers the following sections of the Iowa CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this IA practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Buses must never carry:
radioactive materials in the space occupied by people.
oxygen medically prescribed for, in the possession of a passenger, and in a container designed for personal use.
emergency hospital supplies.
2. To warn drivers behind you that you will be slowing down, you should:
turn on the parking, clearance and side-marker lights.
tap your brake pedal a few times to flash your brake lights.
turn on the right and left turn signals at the same time.
3. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
make sure the parking brake is on.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
4. Which of the following could cause poisonous carbon monoxide to enter the cab?
Exhaust system leaks
Lack of engine coolant
Lack of engine oil
5. If your bus leans toward the outside on a banked curve, the bus:
is going at the proper speed.
is going too fast.
is going too slow.
6. Which of the following is not a rule for using turn signals?
Don't signal unless another vehicle is behind you
Signal early
Cancel your signal after you have turned
7. If you feel drowsy, you should _______ before driving.
drink coffee
8. To ensure rider safety, bus drivers should always check the interior of the bus before driving. Aisles and stairwells should always be:
reserved for seniors.
9. To prevent fatigue during long trips you should:
take frequent breaks.
take a cold shower.
rely on caffeine.
10. When driving, you should check your mirrors:
every 10 seconds.
only when there may be a problem.
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IA CDL Passenger Test

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