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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. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
ice has formed on the road.
there is no ice on the road surface.
the pavement is dry.
2. Why should you back toward the driver's side?
You can more easily correct any steering errors.
You can see better and watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
All of the above.
3. ABS:
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
helps increase brake pressure.
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
4. When loading or unloading passengers, put the transmission:
in first gear.
in reverse.
in Neutral.
5. The standee line is:
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where the driver cannot stand.
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where they cannot stand.
is a line that passengers must stand on.
6. Which of the following is a special danger of loading and unloading a bus?
Student clothing or accessories accessories may be caught in the handrail or door as they exit the bus.
Students may drop an object near the bus.
All of the above.
7. Buses must never carry:
oxygen medically prescribed for, in the possession of a passenger, and in a container designed for personal use.
emergency hospital supplies.
radioactive materials in the space occupied by people.
8. Watch out for black ice:
any time the temperature is below freezing and the road looks wet.
when it is snowing.
when the temperature is above freezing and the road is dry.
9. When you need to brake, you should warn the drivers behind:
by flashing your brake lights.
by making gestures.
by changing lanes.
10. Air tank drains:
are used to remove water and oil from the air tanks.
should not be used in wet weather.
protect the tanks and the rest of the system from too much pressure.
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ME School Bus Test

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