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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 Kansas school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The KS 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 Kansas CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this KS CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, you should:
lead students as far away from the tracks as possible, in the direction of any oncoming train.
lead students across the tracks, and have them stand at least 100 feet off tracks.
keep students on the bus and contact your dispatcher to explain the situation.
keep students on the bus and call for help.
2. If you experience a tire failure, do NOT:
when the vehicle has slowed down, brake very gently, pull off the road, and stop.
apply the brakes as hard as you can.
stay off the brake (unless you'reabout to run into something).
hold the steering wheel firmly.
3. If the road is icy, you should:
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.
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
All of the above.
4. While crossing railroad tracks, you should:
not shift gears.
shift down.
stop, then look and listen for the train.
shift up.
5. 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.
All of the above.
6. Buses may carry:
small-arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
emergency hospital supplies.
All of the above.
7. Watch out for black ice:
any time the temperature is below freezing and the road looks wet.
right after it starts to rain.
when it is snowing.
when the temperature is above freezing and the road is dry.
8. If there is a behavior problem on the bus that requires you to pull the bus over, after securing the bus you should:
immediately call the school administrator or the police to remove the student.
put the student off the bus.
count the number of students to confirm the location of all students before before calling the police.
stand up and speak respectfully to the offender. If a change of seating is needed, request that the student move to a seat near you.
9. When stopping, drivers should bring the school bus to a full stop with the front bumper at least ______ away from students at the bus stop.
30 feet
5 feet
10 feet
50 feet
10. Before starting down a hill, you should slow down and shift down:
so you can coast downhill.
to a speed that you can control without using the brakes hard.
to a gear that will cause your engine to exceed its redline.
to a gear that will cause your brakes to overheat.
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KS School Bus CDL 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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