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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 unloading students along the school bus route:
Count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.
Check all mirrors.
Have the students remain seated until told to exit.
All of the above.
2. If your bus has a manual transmission, when crossing railroad tracks you should never:
change gears.
use your brakes.
listen and look in both directions for trains.
proceed carefully.
3. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, the students:
should be evacuated and moved as far away from the tracks as possible.
should remain on the bus.
should be evacuated and stand near the bus.
None of the above.
4. You should adjust the outside left and right side crossover mirrors so you can see:
along the sides of the bus.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
200 feet behind the bus.
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
5. School buses are:
one of the fastest forms of transportation.
the most efficient vehicle on the road.
the slowest form of transportation.
one of the safest forms of transportation.
6. When driving, you should check your mirrors:
every 10 seconds.
only when there may be a problem.
every 4 seconds.
7. If you feel drowsy, you should _______ before driving.
listen to upbeat music
drink coffee
8. Brakes out of adjustment can cause the other brakes to:
last longer.
apply more braking power.
overheat and fade.
work better.
9. It is illegal to drive a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ___ percent or more.
10. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Look under the vehicle for the wheel speed sensor wires coming from the back of the brakes.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
All of the above.
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MN School Bus 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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