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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 Mississippi school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The MS 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 Mississippi CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this MS CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. Carry-on baggage:
should not be left in the aisle.
must be left in the aisle.
may be left in the aisle.
None of the above.
2. If the ABS is not working:
you still have normal brake functions.
the vehicle will have weak brakes.
the vehicle will have no brakes.
None of the above.
3. If there is a serious behavior problem on the bus, you should:
ask the student to move to the back of the bus and be respectful of others.
stop the bus in a safe location off the road, secure the bus and remind the offender of the expected behavior.
pull the bus over and put the student off the bus.
keep checking the rearview mirror to write an accurate report of what happened.
4. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
have a red door light turned on.
stay open.
be closed.
None of the above.
5. What factors can cause brakes to fail or fade?
Excessive use of the service brakes
Not relying on the engine braking effect
Brakes out of adjustment
All of the above.
6. When students unload the bus, they should:
walk along the side of the bus.
stop and help the driver supervise the unloading process.
stand at the side of the bus.
walk at least 10 feet away from the bus.
7. The overhead inside rearview mirror is used to:
allow congested traffic to disperse.
perform a safe stop at designated unloading areas.
monitor passenger activity inside the school bus.
monitor the blind spot area directly behind the driver’s seat.
8. Students should board the bus:
only if there is a student missing.
only if the driver knows their names.
only when signaled by the driver.
9. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
review the bus safety guidelines.
10. Walkers, joggers, and bicyclists wearing headsets:
can usually hear the sounds of traffic.
can always see you.
are usually aware of what is happening around them.
may not hear you.
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MS 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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