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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. When you need to brake, you should warn the drivers behind:
by turning on the 4-way emergency flashers.
by making gestures.
by flashing your brake lights.
by changing lanes.
2. School buses:
are never equipped with ABS.
are only equipped with ABS when transporting students.
may be equipped with ABS.
are only equipped with ABS if built after March 2010.
3. When students board, you should:
announce the next stop.
check all mirrors.
count the number of mirrors.
close the door.
4. Antifreeze:
helps the engine only when the temperature is below freezing.
doesn't help the engine in any way.
helps the engine under hot conditions as well as cold conditions.
helps the engine only under hot conditions.
5. When you double your speed, the braking distance is:
the same.
4 times longer.
3 times longer.
2 times longer.
6. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
there's a function light.
7. After unloading at the school, you should walk through the bus to:
close the door.
make sure no students are returning to the bus.
to check for items left by students and hiding or sleeping students.
release the parking brake.
8. When evacuating the bus, a safe place will be at least _____ off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
20 feet
100 feet
50 feet
30 feet
9. Of all the space around your vehicle, the most important is:
the area ahead of the vehicle.
the area to the sides of the vehicle.
the area behind the vehicle.
All areas around the vehicle are equally important.
10. The stop signal arm and flashing red signals of a school bus must be used only:
when the school bus is stopped on a street or highway to load or unload students.
during sharp turns.
in heavy traffic.
in heavy rain.
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KS School Bus 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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