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Maryland CDL Practice Test: Bus - Test 2018

(From the 2018 Maryland CDL Handbook)
Number of tests: 1
Number of questions: 30
Passing score: 80

Directions: To obtain this endorsement for driving a school bus, applicants must pass a 20-question test. And to pass the test, applicants must score at least 80%. Test questions are from the Maryland Commercial Driver Handbook. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B, or C CDL. If you need additional information, please contact your local DMV office. You can find your nearest DMV office at Maryland DMV locations.

You have made 2 errors so far.
1. Which of the following are buses never to carry?
  • Check your rearview mirror for cars tailgating

  • Look right first, then left, then right again

  • Look both ways ahead and ensure it is clear and safe before moving off.

  • Go when the vehicle ahead of you goes

2. While driving a bus, it's good practice to stop, at minimum, how many feet before a drawbridge?
  • Ride on the right side of the road.

  • Ride on either side of the road.

  • Ride on the side of the road with the least traffic.

  • Ride on the side of the road facing traffic.

3. Which of the following is a good indicator that you are driving your bus too fast for a banked curve?
  • Choose to hit something that's standing still rather than something moving toward you

  • Choose to hit something that will give way rather than something that's rigid

  • All of the above

  • If you have to hit anything, try to make it a glancing blow or a sideswipe

4. As you check that the steering box is mounted securely and not leaking, you should look for any missing ________.
  • Only if you were driving at the time of arrest

  • Only if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .02% or higher

  • Only if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .02% or higher and you were driving at the time of arrest

  • Even if you were not driving

5. Which of the following parts should you be able to identify for your CDL Skills test?
  • Road under water ahead.

  • Road narrows ahead.

  • Low clearance ahead.

  • Road ramp ahead.

6. Bus drivers should not carry more than _____ lbs. total of allowed hazardous materials.
  • Drivers turning right

  • Drivers going straight

  • No one

  • Drivers turning left