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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 Montana CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The MT passenger test covers the following sections of the Montana CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this MT practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. To make the brakes work, air brakes use:
carbon monoxide.
hydraulic air.
compressed air.
2. You hear a loud "bang" which sounds like a tire blowout. You should:
inspect your tires with your mirrors.
check the tires at the next stop.
keep driving as normal.
assume you have a tire failure.
3. When arriving at a destination, it is best to tell passengers to take their carry-ons with them:
at least twice.
after stopping.
as they get off the bus.
before coming to a complete stop.
4. When conducting a pre-trip inspection:
the inspection report should only be reviewed if you will be carrying passengers.
you should review the last vehicle inspection report.
the vehicle inspection report should not be reviewed unless your supervisor tells you to do so.
None of the above.
5. After unloading at the school, you should walk through the bus to:
to check for items left by students and hiding or sleeping students.
close the door.
release the parking brake.
make sure no students are returning to the bus.
6. If driving a charter bus, you should:
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
allow passengers on the bus early.
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
7. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
take your foot off the accelerator.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
apply your brakes all the way.
8. Backing a school bus is:
strongly discouraged.
strongly encouraged.
usually encouraged.
always safe if you use caution.
9. Texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is:
only allowed at night.
acceptable if you are contacting your dispacther.
acceptable if you are contacting your supervisor.
10. While crossing railroad tracks, you should:
shift up.
stop, then look and listen for the train.
shift down.
not shift gears.
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MT CDL Passenger Test

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