Passenger Bus Test

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Passenger Bus Test

This evaluation is to ensure you have and understanding of the basic concepts for a vehicle witha a manual transmission. You must obtain an 80% or higher prior moving on to the hands on demonstration and performance


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Before driving your bus, you must make sure it is safe. Your checks should include:
    • A. 

      Complete brake check

    • B. 

      Steering mechanism

    • C. 

      Lights and reflectors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Under what condition may buses have recapped or re-grooved front tires?
    • A. 

      The tires may not be on the front of the bus

    • B. 

      The tires may be on any or all wheels

    • C. 

      Only when speeds will be less than 40 mph

    • D. 

      Only on the outside dual wheels

  • 3. 
    Some safety items to check include
    • A. 

      Horn

    • B. 

      Windshield wipers

    • C. 

      Mirrors,wheels, and rims

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Emergency equipment on a bus consists of:
    • A. 

      First aid and body fluid kits

    • B. 

      Spare electrical fuses (unless equipped with circuit breakers)

    • C. 

      Reflective triangles and fire exstinguishers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    When in operation, all doors must be closed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      It doesnt matter

    • D. 

      Only if the speed is below 25 MPH

  • 6. 
    Name some things to check in the interior of a bus during a pre trip inspection
    • A. 

      Each handhold and railing, including emergency exit handles

    • B. 

      Floor covering

    • C. 

      Signaling devices, including the rear door light and buzzer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Why should you check the height of a bus before and during operation?
    • A. 

      Buses are the same height as cars

    • B. 

      Height clearance is not important

    • C. 

      Bus heights are taller than most cars

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    When is it best to wear your seatbelt?
    • A. 

      At all times

    • B. 

      Only on sand, gravel, and ice covered roads

    • C. 

      Only if the bus holds more than 25 people

    • D. 

      Only if traveling over 35 mph

  • 9. 
    When may baggage and freight be carried on a bus?
    • A. 

      Secured so the driver can move freely and easy

    • B. 

      Secured so any rider can use any door and window in an emergency

    • C. 

      Secured so riders are protected from falling or shifting packages

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following types of cargo can never be carried on a bus?
    • A. 

      Small arms ammunition labeled ORM D

    • B. 

      Irritating materials, tear gas, or any type of liquid class 6 poisen

    • C. 

      Emergency drug shipments

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    You should not let riders stand where?
    • A. 

      Between the wheel wells

    • B. 

      In front of the standee line

    • C. 

      Within 2 feet of an emergency exit

    • D. 

      In a space reserved for the handicapped

  • 12. 
    You should never allow riders to smoke
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      It does not matter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    While driving you should scan the interior of the bus. Also watch
    • A. 

      The road ahead

    • B. 

      The sides of the bus

    • C. 

      The rear of the bus

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Riders can stumble when getting on and of the bus. You should
    • A. 

      Caution riders to watch their step

    • B. 

      Wait for riders to be seatedor brace themselves before moving

    • C. 

      Starting and stopping should be smooth as possible to prevent injury

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Where should you discharge an unrulely passenger?
    • A. 

      Near a police station

    • B. 

      In an isolated place where he wont bother people

    • C. 

      In the safest place possible

    • D. 

      In a place of conveinance for you

  • 16. 
    The most common bus crashes are
    • A. 

      At intersections

    • B. 

      Scrape of mirrors

    • C. 

      Overhead objects

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Crashes on curves that kill people and destroy buses are usually caused from?
    • A. 

      Excessive speed

    • B. 

      Slippery roads

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Buses do not crash

  • 18. 
    To stop for rail road crossings, a bus driver should stop how far before the nearest track?
    • A. 

      5 to 20 feet

    • B. 

      10 to 35 feet

    • C. 

      15 to 50 feet

    • D. 

      20 to 65 feet

  • 19. 
    When stopping for a draw bridge, stop a minimum of ................ feet before the bridge
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

  • 20. 
    Things you should avoid when you have passengers on board
    • A. 

      Avoid fueling the bus with passengers on board

    • B. 

      Dont talk to the riders or engage in any other distracting activity

    • C. 

      Do not push or tow a disabled bus unless getting off is unsafe. Only push or tow the bus to the nearest safe area to unload passengers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Modern Air Brake systems combine three different systems. They are the service brake system, the parking brake system, and what other?
    • A. 

      The emergency brake system

    • B. 

      The foot brake system

    • C. 

      The S-CAM brake system

    • D. 

      The drum brake system

  • 22. 
    What does the air compressor do?
    • A. 

      It controls the speed of the air compressor

    • B. 

      It controls the brake chambers release pressure

    • C. 

      It controls the air pressure applied to the breaks

    • D. 

      It controls when air is pumped into the brakes

  • 23. 
    Why drain water from the compressed air tanks?
    • A. 

      The low boiling point of the water reduces braking power

    • B. 

      Water can freeze in cold weather and cause brake failure

    • C. 

      Water cools the compressor too much

    • D. 

      To keep from fouling the air compressor oil

  • 24. 
    If your vehicle has an alcohol evaporator, why is it there?
    • A. 

      To rid the wet tank of alcohol that condenses and sits at the bottom

    • B. 

      To eliminate the need for daily tank drainage.

    • C. 

      To boost the tank pressure the same way that super charges boost engines

    • D. 

      To reduce the risk of ice in the air brake valves in cold weather

  • 25. 
    If your vehicle has an alcohol evaporator, what should you do everyday during cold weather?
    • A. 

      Change the alcohol from a new bottle

    • B. 

      Clean the air filter with alcohol

    • C. 

      Check the oil for alcohol content

    • D. 

      Check and fill the alcohol level

  • 26. 
    The brake pedal in an air brake system:
    • A. 

      Controls the speed of the air compressor

    • B. 

      Always needs to be held down halfway during normal driving

    • C. 

      Controls the air pressure applied to put on the brakes

    • D. 

      Is connected to slack adjusters by a series of rods and linkages

  • 27. 
    All air brake equipped vehicles have:
    • A. 

      At least one brake heater

    • B. 

      A hydraulic system in case the air system fails

    • C. 

      A supply pressure gauge

    • D. 

      An air use guage

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      It shows you how much air you've used during this trip

    • B. 

      It shows how much pressure you have in the air tanks

    • C. 

      It shows how much pressure you are applying to the brakes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    The driver must be able to see a warning before air pressure in the service air tanks falls below what air pressure?
    • A. 

      40 PSI

    • B. 

      50 PSI

    • C. 

      60 PSI

    • D. 

      80 PSI

  • 30. 
    The parking or emergency brake on a heavy vehicle can only be held in position by something that cannot leak away. an example would be:
    • A. 

      Fluid pressure

    • B. 

      Spring pressure

    • C. 

      Air pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    During normal driving, spring brakes are usually held back by:
    • A. 

      Bolts

    • B. 

      Air pressure

    • C. 

      Spring pressure

    • D. 

      Centrifugal force

  • 32. 
    The braking power of the spring brakes
    • A. 

      Is not affecteb by the condition of the service brakes

    • B. 

      Can only be tested by highly trained brake service people

    • C. 

      Depends on the service brakes being in adjustment

    • D. 

      Increases when the service brakes are hot

  • 33. 
    If your vehicle has dual pakring control valves, you can use pressure from a seperate tank for what purpose?
    • A. 

      To release the spring emergency parking brakes to move a short distance

    • B. 

      To apply more brake pressure if the main tank is getting low

    • C. 

      To stay parked twice as long with your service air pressure

    • D. 

      To balance the service brake system whenever you are parked

  • 34. 
    Which of these is the first thing to do when a low pressure warming comes on?
    • A. 

      Stop and safely park as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      Shift to the next higher gear

    • C. 

      Adjust the brake pedal for more travel

    • D. 

      Open the air supply control valve

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Bring the vehicle to a safe stop and continue only when the system

    • B. 

      Reduce your speed and test the remaining system while under Xray

    • C. 

      Reduce your speed and drive to the nearest garage for repairs

    • D. 

      Continue at a normal speed if only the secondary system fails

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      On level ground with a parking brake, then apply the service brake

    • B. 

      Park on a level ground, chalk the wheels and turn off the parking brakes

    • C. 

      Park on level ground and drain off air pressure before adjusting

    • D. 

      Park on a slight grade, release the parking brake, apply the service brake and check for vehicle movement

  • 37. 
    A straight truck or bus air brake system should not leak at a rate of more how many PSI per minute with engines off and the brakes released?
    • A. 

      1 PSI per minute

    • B. 

      2 PSI per minute

    • C. 

      3 PSI per minute

    • D. 

      4 PSI per minute

  • 38. 
    To test air service brakes, you should brake firmly when moving slowly forward. The brakes are okay if you notice:
    • A. 

      The vehicle pulls to one side

    • B. 

      An unusual feel

    • C. 

      A delayed stopping

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 39. 
    If you must make an emergency stop, how should you brake?
    • A. 

      You brake so you can steer hard while braking hard

    • B. 

      You brake using the full power of the brakes and lock them.

    • C. 

      You brake so you can steer and your vehicle stays in a straight line

    • D. 

      You brake so that you use the hard brakes first

  • 40. 
    Emergency stab braking is when you:
    • A. 

      Press hard on the brake pedal and apply full hand valves until you stop

    • B. 

      Apply hand valves for one second then push hard on the pedal

    • C. 

      Use light steady pressure on the brake pedal

    • D. 

      Brake as hard as you can release the brakes when the wheels lock, put on the brakes again when the wheels start rolling

  • 41. 
    Air braking takes more time than hydraulic braking because
    • A. 

      Air brakes use different brake drums

    • B. 

      Air takes more time to flow through the lines than hydraulic fluid

    • C. 

      Brakes require heavier return springs

    • D. 

      Air is always leaking through air line fittings

  • 42. 
    You should know that your brakes are fading when you feel the following:
    • A. 

      You have to push harder on the brake pedal to control your speed

    • B. 

      The brake pedal feels spongy when pressure is applied

    • C. 

      Pressure on the brake pedal is released and speed increases

    • D. 

      Less pressure is needed on the brake pedal for each stop

  • 43. 
    Brakes can fade or fail from excessive heat caused by using them too much and not relying on the engine braking effect. Brake fade can also be caused by:
    • A. 

      A flat tire

    • B. 

      Adjustment

    • C. 

      Driving too fast on a flat road

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 44. 
    In air brake vehicles the parking brake should be used how?
    • A. 

      As little as possible

    • B. 

      Anytime the vehicle is parked

    • C. 

      To hold your speed when going down hill

    • D. 

      Only during pre- and post trip inspections

  • 45. 
    If you do not have automatic tank air drains, how often should you drain the oil and water from the bottom of the compressed air storage air tanks
    • A. 

      After ever four hours of service

    • B. 

      At the end of each day of driving

    • C. 

      Once a week

    • D. 

      Every other week