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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 Nebraska school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NE 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 Nebraska CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NE CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. Air tank drains:
protect the tanks and the rest of the system from too much pressure.
should not be used in wet weather.
are used to remove water and oil from the air tanks.
are used to move air to the brakes.
2. ABS:
improves your visibility at night.
helps you increase your average speed.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
helps you increase your following distance.
3. You should adjust outside mirrors:
while students get on the bus.
while students get off the bus.
before a trip begins.
during a trip.
4. Which of the following is a special danger of loading and unloading a bus?
Student clothing or accessories accessories may be caught in the handrail or door as they exit the bus.
Students may drop an object near the bus.
Students may disappear from the driver's sight.
All of the above.
5. You should adjust the outside left and right side flat mirrors so you can see:
the rear tires touching the ground.
400 feet behind the bus.
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
All of the above.
6. The header board, if equipped, should:
not be used in case of a crash or emergency stop.
block the forward movement of any cargo you carry.
never be used for cargo.
can be dangerous.
7. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
ice has formed on the road.
there is no ice on the road surface.
the pavement is dry.
the road hasn't started to ice up yet.
8. When a tire suddenly blows out while you are driving, what should you do first?
Brake lightly and hold the steering wheel firmly.
Hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brakes.
Use controlled or stab braking.
Use the parking brake.
9. At railroad-highway crossings, if the gate comes down after you have started across:
back up until you are completely off the tracks.
come to a complete stop and call your dispatcher.
cross the tracks in a low gear.
drive through the gate even if it means you will break it.
10. How should you brake when driving a bus with ABS?
Brake as you always have.
Pump the brakes as usual.
Always try to fully apply the brakes.
None of the above.
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NE 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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