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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. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
call the police.
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
2. Pre-trip inspections:
should always be done in the same order.
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
are optional when the driver is familiar with the vehicle.
3. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
stay open.
have a red door light turned on.
be closed.
None of the above.
4. To avoid a crash:
stopping is always the safest thing to do.
swerving is always the worst thing to do.
stopping is not always the best thing to do.
None of the above.
5. With an engine fire, you should:
turn the engine off as soon as possible.
open the hood as soon as possible.
not shoot foam from the vehicle’s underside.
All of the above.
6. Carry-on baggage:
should not be left in the aisle.
may be left in the aisle.
must be left in the aisle.
None of the above.
7. ABS:
helps you increase your following distance.
helps you increase your average speed.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
improves your visibility at night.
8. Service brakes should:
be checked before each trip.
only be checked by a mechanic.
always be checked before applying the brakes.
All of the above.
9. When possible, you should park:
on the shoulder.
so you will have to back up when you leave.
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
on the roadway.
10. ABS helps you:
brake harder.
stop faster.
drive faster.
None of the above.
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MA CDL Passenger Test

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