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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 many red reflective triangles should you carry?
2. Select the best answer. Danger zones are located:
on all sides of the bus.
in the front of the bus.
to the rear of the bus.
to the sides of the bus.
3. In your mirror, you see a car approaching from the rear. The next time you check your mirror, you don't see the car. If you wish to change lanes, you should:
assume the car left the roadway and change lanes as normal.
ease into the other lane slowly so the other car can get out of the way.
wait until you are sure the car isn't in your blind spot.
None of the above.
4. Carry-on baggage:
may be left in the aisle.
must be left in the aisle.
should not be left in the aisle.
None of the above.
5. When evacuating the bus, a safe place will be at least _____ off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
30 feet
20 feet
100 feet
50 feet
6. At passive railroad crossings, even if there are active railroad signals that indicate the tracks are clear, you must _________  to be sure it is safe to proceed.
stop, look, and listen
listen, look and stop
go, stop and listen
go, look and put the transmission in neutral
7. Bus drivers:
are required to wear a seat belt only when driving in construction zones.
are exempt from wearing a seat belt.
must wear a seat belt at all times.
are required to wear a seat belt only when transporting passengers.
8. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System):
is an addition to your normal brakes.
does not decrease or increase your normal braking capability.
keeps your wheels from locking when you apply the brakes hard.
All of the above.
9. When stopping to pick up students, the driver should park at least 10 feet away from the students. Why?
Because this forces the students to walk to the bus so the driver has a better view of their movements.
Because this forces the students to walk to the bus and have a better view of their own movements.
Because this forces the driver to watch the rear of the vehicle by looking out the side window.
Because this forces the students to cross the street to walk to the bus.
10. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
call the police.
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
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NH School Bus Test

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