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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 Maine school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The ME 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 Maine CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this ME CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If the ABS is not working:
you still have normal brake functions.
the vehicle will have no brakes.
the vehicle will have weak brakes.
2. When stopping at drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least _____ before the draw of the bridge.
50 feet
150 feet
100 feet
3. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is in Neutral.
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS is not working properly.
4. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
5. Road surfaces where water collects can create conditions that cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Which of the following is an indication of standing water?
Tire splashes
Clear reflections
All of the above.
6. School bus drivers should position the outside convex mirrors to see:
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
the area from the front of the bus to the service door.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
7. The driver MUST evacuate the bus when:
the position of the bus may change and increase the danger.
there is a threat of a fire.
All of the above.
8. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
review the bus safety guidelines.
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
9. Even if you are not required to always stop at railroad crossings and you are sure no train is approaching, you must stop before reaching the crossing if:
the tracks are not clear.
there is oncoming traffic.
you can drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
10. If your bus has a manual transmission:
cross the railroad tracks in a low gear.
never change gears while crossing railroad tracks.
All of the above.
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ME School Bus Test

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