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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 doing a school bus inspection, school bus drivers must also check:
the emergency kit.
the alternately flashing red lights indicator.
the strobe light, if equipped.
All of the above.
2. If you lose ABS control on one or more wheels, you should:
fully apply the brakes until you stop.
stop braking and countersteer.
immediately report it to the motor carrier.
drive normally (you still have regular brakes), but get the system serviced soon.
3. If the road is icy, you should:
maintain your current speed and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
put the transmission in neutral and stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down, then pull off the road and stop.
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
All of the above.
4. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they are securely fastened to the bus.
they are safe for riders.
they have not been damaged.
All of the above.
5. The overhead inside rearview mirror is used to:
monitor the blind spot area directly behind the driver’s seat.
perform a safe stop at designated unloading areas.
allow congested traffic to disperse.
monitor passenger activity inside the school bus.
6. You should position the overhead inside rearview mirror to see:
the students in the first three rows.
the heads of the students right behind you.
all of the students on the bus.
the rear of the bus.
7. When unloading at the school, the driver should:
ask one of the students to supervise unloading.
walk through the bus and check for hiding/sleeping students.
make sure the students are returning to the bus.
secure the bus by starting the engine.
8. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
All of the above.
9. A school bus driver must evacuate the bus when:
you have pull off the road and stop.
the bus is stalled on the shoulder of a 4-lane divided highway and it's snowing.
the bus is stalled on a railroad crossing.
the ABS is not working properly.
10. Bus drivers:
are exempt from wearing a seat belt.
are required to wear a seat belt only when driving in construction zones.
are required to wear a seat belt only when transporting passengers.
must wear a seat belt at all times.
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TN School Bus Test

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