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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 Tennessee school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The TN 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 Tennessee CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this TN CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When your route is finished, you should conduct a post-trip inspection of the bus. The inspection should include all of the following except:
Looking for sleeping students
Looking for articles left on the bus
Opening windows and doors
Looking for damage or vandalism
2. When approaching a bus stop, the school bus driver should:
not use the mirrors.
stop on the sidewalk.
approach cautiously.
All of the above.
3. The blind spot for outside left and right side flat mirrors is:
immediately below and in front of each mirror.
above each mirror.
to the left of each mirror.
behind each mirror.
4. If a worker is close to the roadway in a work zone, you should:
drive at the posted speed limit.
reduce your speed below the posted speed limit.
pull off the road and stop.
drive on the shoulder.
5. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
a fire if spilled fuel is on the ground.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
the springs to put on the brakes.
the vehicle to slide back and forth.
6. When approaching the bus stop, you should activate the lights approximately _______ before the bus stop.
4-6 seconds
25 seconds
5-10 seconds
15 seconds
7. Which of the following statements about the special dangers of loading and unloading is true?
Students should be told to leave any dropped object and move to a point of safety out of the danger zones and attempt to get the driver’s attention to retrieve the object.
Students should be told to pick up any dropped object as long as it's not under the bus.
You should move the bus prior to confirming that all students have exited the bus and are in a safe location.
None of the above.
8. Engine oil pressure should come up to normal within _________ after the engine is started.
two minutes
five minutes
ten minutes
9. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
maintain your current speed.
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
speed up to get through the light.
None of the above.
10. If your bus has a manual transmission, when crossing railroad tracks you should never:
proceed carefully.
change gears.
listen and look in both directions for trains.
use your brakes.
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TN CDL School Bus Test

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