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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. How should you brake when driving a bus with ABS?
Always try to fully apply the brakes.
Brake as you always have.
Pump the brakes as usual.
None of the above.
2. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Cracked valve stems
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Too much air pressure
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
3. When driving in very hot weather, the heat will increase the chances of:
suspension system defects.
tire failure.
ABS malfunction.
loss of hydraulic pressure.
4. If you cannot make a right turn without entering another traffic lane, you should:
turn wide before you start the turn.
swing wide to the left before starting the turn.
turn wide as you complete the turn.
watch out for vehicles coming toward you and back up for them.
5. The location of school bus stops:
is changed every year.
may be changed by the driver if the majority of students vote for the change.
is established by each school district and should never be changed without approval.
is established the students and their parents.
6. When changing lanes, you should:
do it quickly.
not use your turn signals.
not use your mirrors.
None of the above.
7. When confronted by an aggressive driver you should not:
try to get out of their way.
put aside your pride.
ignore gestures.
make eye contact.
8. When students board, you should:
announce the next stop.
count the number of mirrors.
check all mirrors.
close the door.
9. When unloading students, tell them to exit the bus and walk at least ___ feet away from the side of the bus.
10. You should position convex mirrors to see:
the entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
All of the above.
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NH CDL School Bus Test

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