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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. If driving a charter bus, you should:
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
allow passengers on the bus early.
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
2. When driving in high winds, you should:
reduce your speed.
increase your speed.
change lanes frequently.
reduce traction.
3. If your bus leans toward the outside on a banked curve:
you are driving too slow.
you are braking too hard.
you are turning too soon.
you are driving too fast.
4. When stopping to pick up students, the driver should park at least 10 feet away from the students. Why?
Because this forces the driver to watch the rear of the vehicle by looking out the side window.
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 students to cross the street to walk to the bus.
5. A disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle:
should not be towed or pushed, unless getting off would be unsafe.
should be abandoned immediately.
should be towed or pushed, unless staying on the bus would be unsafe.
should only be pushed or towed by another bus.
6. What should you do if your vehicle starts hydroplaning?
Apply the brakes and countersteer to regain control of the vehicle.
Leave the road completely.
Accelerate slightly, then push in the clutch to slow down.
Release the accelerator and push in the clutch to let the wheels turn freely.
7. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
8. Properly adjusted mirrors on a school bus should allow the driver to see:
the front tires touching the ground.
the sides of the school bus.
the vehicles in front of the bus.
under the school bus.
9. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, the students:
should be evacuated and moved as far away from the tracks as possible.
should remain on the bus.
should be evacuated and stand near the bus.
None of the above.
10. During unloading, if the school bus driver cannot account for a student outside the bus, the driver should:
walk through the bus to ensure the students is not on the bus.
secure the bus, and check around and underneath the bus.
assume the student got back on the bus.
All of the above.
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TN School Bus Test

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