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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 Virginia school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The VA 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 Virginia CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this VA CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When unloading students at the school, you should:
secure the bus by turning off the ignition switch.
leave the driver's compartment and keeping the key in the ignition.
have the students stand until told to exit.
2. When backing, you should back and turn toward the driver's side:
so you can see the shoulder of the road.
so you can see better.
so you can back in a straight line.
3. When evacuating the bus, a safe place will be at least _____ off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
20 feet
100 feet
30 feet
4. 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:
wait until you are sure the car isn't in your blind spot.
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.
5. Buses must never carry:
small arms ammunition.
radioactive materials.
hospital supplies.
6. If there is a serious behavior problem on the bus, you should:
pull the bus over and put the student off the bus.
ask the student to move to the back of the bus and be respectful of others.
stop the bus in a safe location off the road, secure the bus and remind the offender of the expected behavior.
7. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
8. Carry-on baggage:
should not be left in the aisle.
may be left in the aisle.
must be left in the aisle.
9. When approaching a school bus stop, you should:
activate amber warning lights.
continuously check all mirrors.
All of the above.
10. You should NOT use the parking brakes if:
the brakes are cold.
the brakes are too dry.
the brakes are very hot.
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VA School Bus Test

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