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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 New Hampshire school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NH 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 New Hampshire CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NH CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. Buses may carry:
emergency hospital supplies.
small-arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
All of the above.
2. Drivers should adjust their mirrors:
before driving.
while driving.
after driving.
None of the above.
3. When unloading the students, you must:
tell students to exit the bus and walk behind the bus.
wait until all students are seated and facing forward before moving the bus.
avoid counting the number of students while unloading, as this is a waste of precious time.
have the students remain seated until they are told to exit.
4. When driving at night, to avoid glare from oncoming vehicles you should:
put your own high beams on when other drivers do not put their low beams on.
look directly at lights of oncoming vehicles.
wear sunglasses.
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking.
5. The overhead inside rearview mirror:
is mounted above the windshield on the driver’s side area of the bus.
may provide limited visibility in the back of the bus if the bus is equipped with a glass-bottomed rear emergency door.
is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
All of the above.
6. When you are being tailgated, you should:
flash your brake lights.
signal the tailgater when it's safe to pass you.
increase your following distance to create a buffer zone.
All of the above.
7. School buses are equipped with a/an ________ warning system of alternately flashing amber and red lights.
8. When driving on slippery roads, you should NOT:
go slowly.
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
use the engine brake.
try to anticipate stops early.
9. If the road is icy, you should:
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
maintain your current speed and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
put the transmission in neutral and stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down, then pull off the road and stop.
All of the above.
10. Engine oil pressure should come up to normal within _________ after the engine is started.
five minutes
ten minutes
two minutes
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NH School Bus CDL Test

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