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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 North Dakota school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The ND 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 North Dakota CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this ND CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. Crossover mirrors are used to:
see the "danger zone" areas in front of the bus and to the left and right side of the bus.
monitor the left and right sides of the bus at a wide angle.
monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
monitor traffic.
2. When you are about to pass a vehicle, you should:
assume they don't see you.
make gestures.
make eye contact.
slow down.
3. If you are loading students along the route and cannot account for a student, you should:
secure the bus, adjust the mirrors and prepare to leave.
call the relevant authorities.
ask other students if they saw the missing students.
secure the bus, take the key and check around and underneath the bus.
4. After unloading at the school, you should walk through the bus to:
make sure no students are returning to the bus.
release the parking brake.
close the door.
to check for items left by students and hiding or sleeping students.
5. When a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, you should:
put the car battery in the aisle.
not allow the car battery on the bus.
put the car battery at the back of the bus.
check that the battery does not contain any gasoline.
6. ABS:
helps you increase your average speed.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
improves your visibility at night.
helps you increase your following distance.
7. After stopping, you should:
Turn on the right turn signal indicator.
Have the students board the school bus as quickly as possible.
Activate the alternating red lights and ensure the stop arm is extended.
Activate the alternating amber lights and ensure the stop arm is extended.
8. You should position the overhead inside rearview mirror to see:
all of the students on the bus.
the rear of the bus.
the students in the first three rows.
the heads of the students right behind you.
9. The standee line is:
is a line that passengers must stand on.
a line on the floor of the bus showing the driver where the riders cannot stand.
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where they cannot stand.
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where the driver cannot stand.
10. Proper adjustment and use of all mirrors is vital to the safe operation of a school bus:
in order to have the students exit in orderly fashion.
in order to monitor the danger zones around the bus for students, traffic, and other objects.
in order to see 500 feet or 10 bus lengths behind the bus.
All of the above.
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ND CDL School Bus Test

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