DMV PA - CDL School Bus Endorsement Text Book Questions (And Answers)

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DMV PA - CDL School Bus Endorsement Text Book Questions (And Answers)
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Pennsylvania Department Motor Vehicles DMV Commercial Drivers License CDL School Bus Endorsement Test Endorsement School Bus Textbook
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Test Questions (and answers,) for the School Bus Endorsement portion of the Commercial Drivers License Exam of Pennsylvania, but taken directly from the School Bus Commercial Drivers Manual.
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  1. 1. Why do you play a special role in the lives of the students you transport?
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  2. 2. What types of behavior should you encourage?
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  3. 3. How can you build the proper relationship with your students?
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  4. 4. Describe the differences between the various age levels.
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  5. 5. What methods should you use to maintain student cooperation?
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  6. 6. What is the best way to discipline a student who has misbehaved?
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  7. 7. Who should you contact about a chronic troublemaker?
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  8. 8. What does the word "CLASS" suggest for controlling student behavior?
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  9. 9. Why is the loading zone particularly hazardous?
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  10. 10. What methods should you use to make sure all students safely load and unload the bus?
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  11. 11. When should you activate your eight-way flashing light system when approaching a loading zone?
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  12. 12. Where should students cross the road if necessary?
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  13. 13. In what gear should you place the bus to load and unload?
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  14. 14. Which vehicles may pass a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading?
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  15. 15. What is your role as a driver of exceptional students?
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  16. 16. With whom can you discuss information about an exceptional student?
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  17. 17. In addition to following the guidelines presented in previous units, what guidelines are specific to managing exceptional students?
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  18. 18. Describe what you may need to do to assist physically handicapped students.
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  19. 19. What behavior patterns are common to students with learning disabilities?
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  20. 20. What procedures should you follow if a student has a seizure?
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  21. 21. In addition to loading procedures discussed in unit C, what procedures do you need to follow when loading an exceptional student?
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  22. 22. How can you evacuate the exceptional students from your bus?
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  23. 23. Explain the memory aid "START."
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  24. 24. What is the single most important consideration in transporting exceptional students?
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  25. 25. Explain the seven steps of the pre-trip inspection.
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  26. 26. What should you do during the walkaround inspection?
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  27. 27. During a trip, what signs would indicate abnormal vehicle behavior?
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  28. 28. How can you properly use the clutch and the transmission to reduce vehicle wear?
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  29. 29. What are the procedures in your area for reporting vehicle problems?
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  30. 30. What are some of the differences between driving a school bus and a car?
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  31. 31. Explain how to start a diesel vehicle.
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  32. 32. What is the proper procedure for shifting your vehicle?
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  33. 33. How should you hold and turn the steering wheel?
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  34. 34. What are three good rules for using your turn signals?
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  35. 35. When rounding a curve, where should you brake?
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  36. 36. At what point should you turn on your turn signal when making a left or right turn?
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  37. 37. What procedure should you follow when backing your bus?
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  38. 38. If you must execute a turn-around at a loading zone, when should you unload the students?
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  39. 39. What are some of the factors that affect stopping distance?
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  40. 40. How much distance should you allow between your bus and the vehicle in front of you?
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  41. 41. How much overhead clearance do you have while driving your bus?
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  42. 42. Why do trains appear to be moving slower than they are?
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  43. 43. What is the proper procedure for stopping at a railroad crossing?
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  44. 44. How should you enter traffic at an entrance ramp?
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  45. 45. What should you be particularly watchful of at intersections?
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  46. 46. In general, which lane should you travel in on a four-lane highway?
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  47. 47. What should you do if someone attempts to pass your bus?
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  48. 48. How should you use your gears to your advantage when going down a steep downgrade?
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  49. 49. What is the proper braking method on a long or steep downgrade?
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  50. 50. What is defensive driving?
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  51. 51. What factors affect your ability to drive?
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  52. 52. How does alcohol affect your body with regard to driving?
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  53. 53. What type of attitude will help you be a better driver?
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  54. 54. What effect does concentration have on your ability to spot hazards?
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  55. 55. Discuss methods for effective monitoring of critical sources of information while driving?
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  56. 56. What can you do to make sure your bus is in proper condition to drive?
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  57. 57. What do each of your senses contribute to detecting hazards?
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  58. 58. How far ahead on the road must you be able to see clearly?
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  59. 59. What are some things you can do to increase visibility?
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  60. 60. List 5 things you should do differently on slippery roads.
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  61. 61. What differences are there between nighttime driving and daytime driving?
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  62. 62. At what locations should you be particularly cautious of heavy winds?
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  63. 63. Why are man-made hazards particularly hazardous?
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  64. 64. What three things can you do to identify hazards and changes in the shape of the road?
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  65. 65. What effect does road surface have on stopping distance?
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  66. 66. When is hydroplaning likely to occur?
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  67. 67. Where should you be particularly alert for pedestrian hazards?
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  68. 68. Why must you be observant of other vehicles' behavior?
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  69. 69. Explain the factors that make up total stopping distance.
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  70. 70. What are some of the causes of skidding and how can you control them?
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  71. 71. What procedures should you follow if a tire blows out?
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  72. 72. What should you do if your bus loses its brakes?
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  73. 73. Name several ways your visibility may be suddenly impaired.
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  74. 74. List the options you have when an obstacle appears in your path.
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  75. 75. What are the first actions you should take in a crash?
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  76. 76. Name the potential sources of fire.
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  77. 77. What information should be given to the emergency personnel when requesting assistance?
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  78. 78. What are the reporting procedures in your school district?
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  79. 79. What should you do if a mechanical breakdown occurs?
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  80. 80. Under what circumstances must you evacuate the school bus?
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  81. 81. List the procedures for conducting each type of evacuation drill.
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  82. 82. Where should the reflectors be placed in an emergency?
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  83. 83. What does "KNOW" stand for?
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  84. 84. What are some of the factors you must consider in an emergency where one or more students are injured?
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  85. 85. Name specific hazards that could make an emergency situation worse.
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  86. 86. What is the method of obtaining emergency medical assistance in your school district?
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  87. 87. What information should be given to emergency personnel when you call for help?
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  88. 88. If you are certified in first aid, what should be your first actions following a crash?
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  89. 89. What is your main concern when a student is having a seizure?
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  90. 90. What signs might indicate a fractured bone?
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  91. 91. What should you do, according to local policy, for a student with anaphylactic shock?
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  92. 92. In your school district, what are the procedures for reporting an incident?
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