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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. What factors can cause brakes to fail or fade?
Not relying on the engine braking effect
Excessive use of the service brakes
Brakes out of adjustment
All of the above.
2. Before driving your bus, make sure ________ do not have recapped or regrooved tires.
the spare wheels
the rear wheels
the front wheels
None of the above.
3. When loading or unloading passengers, put the transmission:
in first gear.
in reverse.
in Neutral.
second gear.
4. If the school bus is equipped with a handicap lift, you should:
look for damaged, leaking or missing parts and make sure that the lift is fully retracted and latched.
test what happens under braking conditions.
look for cracked drums.
look for bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
5. Service brakes should:
only be checked by a mechanic.
always be checked before applying the brakes.
be checked before each trip.
All of the above.
6. When inspecting the vehicle, make sure that:
all internal and external mirrors and mirror brackets are not damaged.
if equipped, the stop arm is mounted  securely  to  the  frame  of  the  vehicle.
all emergency exits are not damaged.
All of the above.
7. To prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
keep cool by opening the window.
drive alone whenever possible.
close the vent.
keep the cab warm.
8. If there is a serious behavior problem on the bus, you should:
pull the bus over and put the student off the bus.
keep checking the rearview mirror to write an accurate report of what happened.
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.
9. It is safer to drive over (rather than to avoid) which of the following?
Paper and cloth sacks
Plastic containers
Cardboard boxes
None of the above.
10. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
a fire if spilled fuel is on the ground.
the vehicle to slide back and forth.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
the springs to put on the brakes.
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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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