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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 Massachusetts CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The MA passenger test covers the following sections of the Massachusetts CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this MA practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. When driving in extremely hot weather, if the air pressure in the tires is too high, you should:
let air out of the tires to decrease pressure.
call your supervisor.
continue driving.
stop and remain stopped until the tires cool off.
2. Rough acceleration:
is recommended during long trips.
is necessary to warm up the engine.
can cause mechanical damage.
improves gas mileage.
3. To make the brakes work, air brakes use:
carbon monoxide.
compressed air.
hydraulic air.
4. If you are driving a school bus, the 4-way emergency flashers should:
be activated after crossing railroad tracks.
be used only when a train is approaching.
never be used.
be activated before crossing railroad tracks.
5. The vehicle inspection report:
ensures that when the driver gets behind the wheel, the mechanic is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle.
ensures that vehicle inspections are conducted regularly.
tells the motor carrier about problems that may need fixing.
tells the shipper how to package the materials.
6. Watch out for black ice:
when it is snowing.
when the temperature is above freezing and the road is dry.
right after it starts to rain.
any time the temperature is below freezing and the road looks wet.
7. 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.
the road hasn't started to ice up yet.
8. Which of the following could cause poisonous carbon monoxide to enter the cab?
Lack of engine coolant
Exhaust system leaks
Lack of engine oil
Wrong type of fuel
9. Which of the the following statements about fatigue is true?
Fatigue impairs your vision and judgment.
Fatigued driving is one of the leading causes of accidents.
Fatigue may cause you to not see and react to hazards.
All of the above.
10. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
speed up to get through the light.
maintain your current speed.
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
None of the above.
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MA Passenger Test

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