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Maryland CDL Practice Test: Bus - Test 2019

(From the 2019 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

  • Go when the vehicle ahead of you goes

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

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

  • Ride on either side of the road.

  • Ride on the side of the road facing traffic.

  • Ride on the right side of the road.

3. Which of the following is a good indicator that you are driving your bus too fast for a banked curve?
  • All of the above

  • Choose to hit something that's standing still rather than something moving toward you

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

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

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

  • Only if you were driving at the time of arrest

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

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

5. Bus drivers should not carry more than _____ lbs. total of allowed hazardous materials.
  • Drivers going straight

  • No one

  • Drivers turning left

  • Drivers turning right

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

  • Road under water ahead.

  • Low clearance ahead.

  • Road ramp ahead.