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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 Michigan school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The MI 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 Michigan CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this MI CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. The ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel is:
2. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
3. Before leaving a bus stop, you should:
walk through the bus to check for sleeping students.
walk through the bus to check for items left by students.
make sure no students are around or returning to the bus.
4. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Order the evacuation.
Protect the scene.
Secure the bus.
5. If the drive wheels begin to spin when accelerating, you should:
continue to accelerate.
brake gently.
take your foot off the accelerator.
6. Buses must never carry:
hospital supplies.
tear gas.
small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
7. Select the best answer. Before operating the school bus, you should always:
check the right mirror.
check the left mirror.
check each mirror.
8. 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.
9. It is safer to drive over (rather than to avoid) which of the following?
Cardboard boxes
Paper and cloth sacks
None of the above.
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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MI School Bus CDL 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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