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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 Minnesota school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The MN 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 Minnesota CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this MN CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When driving at night, to avoid glare from oncoming vehicles you should:
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking.
wear sunglasses.
put your own high beams on when other drivers do not put their low beams on.
look directly at lights of oncoming vehicles.
2. One reason parked delivery trucks can present a hazard is:
they are often hard to see.
their drivers are often in a hurry and may suddenly step out of their vehicle.
packages may fall out of the truck.
All of the above.
3. To know when to shift, you can use each of the following except:
perception distance.
engine speed.
road speed.
engine sounds.
4. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
quickly pass the vehicle.
maintain your safe following distance.
change lanes quickly.
sound your horn.
5. If a student is believed to have suffered a neck or spinal injury, you should:
move the student as far away from the bus as possible.
not move the student.
stay as far away from the student as possible.
move the student off the bus.
6. Brake fade results from:
excessive smoke.
excessive use of the service brakes.
excessive wear.
excessive speeding.
7. If there is a behavior problem on the bus that requires you to pull the bus over, after securing the bus you should:
immediately call the school administrator or the police to remove the student.
put the student off the bus.
stand up and speak respectfully to the offender. If a change of seating is needed, request that the student move to a seat near you.
count the number of students to confirm the location of all students before before calling the police.
8. When unloading students at the school, you should:
close the door and release the parking brake.
secure the bus by turning off the ignition switch.
have the students stand until told to exit.
leave the driver's compartment and keeping the key in the ignition.
9. ABS:
helps you increase your following distance.
improves your visibility at night.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
helps you increase your average speed.
10. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the bus safety guidelines.
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
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MN 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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