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Question #1

What is affixed to a boat to prove that it was built in accordance with the construction requirements?

  • The HIN (Hull Serial Number)

  • The pleasure craft licence

  • The compliance notice

  • The registration

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The compliance notice is affixed to the boat to prove that it is built in accordance with the construction requirements of the Small Vessel Regulations.

Question #2

Which letter represents the stern in the following figure?

Bow-Stern-Port-Starboard 

  • A

  • B

  • C

  • D

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The stern (the rear part of the boat) is represented by letter D.

Question #3

Which letter represents the white light that projects a beam of 225 degrees toward the front of the boat in the following figure?

Navigation lights 

  • A

  • B

  • C

  • D

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The masthead light is represented by letter A.

Question #4

Which proper route must power driven pleasure craft #1 take?

Priority rules

  • A

  • B

  • C

  • D

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Wrong Answer

The right answer is D. As a give-way vessel, boat is # 1 is directed to keep out of the way of boat #2, which is a stand-on vessel, by taking early and substantial action to keep well clear.

Question #5

Which illustration represents an information buoy among the following?

  • Diving buoy

  • Swimming buoy

  • Control buoy

  • Information buoy

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The information buoy is the fourth one. It is white, with an orange, open-faced square symbol on two opposite sides and two orange horizontal bands, one above and one below the square symbols.

Practice Test: Question #6

Which illustration represents an anchorage buoy among the following?

  • Isolated danger buoy

  • Mooring buoy

  • Control buoy

  • Anchorage buoy

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Wrong answer.

The anchorage buoy is the fourth one. It's a buoy that marks the outer limits of designated anchorage areas, is yellow with a black anchor on it.

Practice Test: Question #7

A power-driven vessel shall keep out of the way of a sailing vessel.

Sailing vessel

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

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Wrong Answer.

TRUE. As a stand-on vessel, the sailing vessel has the right of way on the power-driven vessel (give-way vessel). The sailing vessel shall maintain her course and speed.

Practice Test: Question #8

When a boat capsizes, you must try to reach shore as quickly as possible.

Capsizing

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

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Wrong Answer.

FALSE. When a boat capsizes, you must ensure that everyone puts on a personal flotation device or a lifejacket; keep as close to the craft as possible, depending on the circumstances; do a head count of those who were on board and use or display signals to show distress and need of assistance.

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Question #9

Which letter represents the starboard side in the following figure?

Bow-Stern-Port-Starboard 

  • A

  • B

  • C

  • D

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The starboard side (the right side of a pleasure craft) is represented by letter B.

Question #10

Which of the following signs represents the restriction that no internal combustion or steam engine is permitted?

  • No internal combustion or steam engine is permitted

  • Power limit

  • Standardized speed limit

  • No skiing north of the sign

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The restriction sign that no internal combustion or steam engine is permitted is the first sign.

Question #11

We are graphic representations depicting bodies of water.

Charts

  • Topographical maps

  • GPS

  • Atlas

  • Charts

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Wrong answer.

Charts are graphic representations depicting areas of water, depicting the depths, underwater hazards, traffic routes, aids to navigation and adjacent coastal areas.

Practice Test: Question #12

You may use a PFD that is torn as long as it was well repaired by a Transport Canada approved manufacturer.

C

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

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Wrong Answer.

FALSE. A PFD becomes void if it has been repaired or altered; therefore, it is no longer usable and must be replaced and discarded.

Practice Test: Question #13

Flares

Which of the four types of approved flares must be used only in daylight?

  • The smoke signal

  • The rocket parachute flare

  • The hand flare

  • The multi-star flare

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

The smoke signal, which may be used only in daylight.

Practice Test: Question #14

What type of boat uses yellow lights as navigation light?

Yellow light

  • A government vessel

  • A municipal police vessel

  • Towing vessel

  • Trawler

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Wrong Answer.

A power-driven vessel when towing shall show sidelights, a sternlight, and a towing light (yellow) in a vertical line above the sternlight, and two masthead lights in a vertical line. When the length of the tow, measured from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds 200 metres, three such lights in a vertical line shall be displayed. 

Practice Test: Question #15

What should we be prepared to show immediately to avoid a collision while navigating in a canoe or kayak?

Canoe

  • A hand flare

  • A pealess safety whistle

  • A compliance notice

  • A watertight flashlight

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Wrong Answer.

The operator of a pleasure craft under sail, of less than 7 metres in length not under power (canoe, kayak), and underway, must have at hand a flashlight or lighted lantern emitting a white light which must be lit in enough time to prevent a collision.

Practice Test : Question # 16

Pleasure craft which are powered, even temporarily, by an engine or engines of 7.5 kW (10 hp) or more, and which are kept and operated mainly in Canada, must be licensed or registered (pleasure craft license), regardless of where they operate in Canada. 

Pleasure Craft Licence

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

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Wrong Answer

TRUE. You must display your pleasure craft licence number above the waterline on both sides of the bow, as far forward as is practical, and where it is easy to see. The numbers must be in block letters, at least 7.5 cm (3”) high, and must contrast with the colour of the background. You do not need a pleasure craft licence if the boat is registered. Pleasure craft licences are free and valid for ten (10) years. 

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Practice Test: Question #17

Which buoy marks an area where boating is restricted, among the following?

  • Control buoy

  • Hazard buoy

  • Cautionary buoy

  • Keep out buoy

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

The control buoy (the first illustration) fits this definition. A black figure or symbol within the orange circle shows what the restriction is.

Question #18

Minimum age to drive a PWC

At what age may we operate a personal watercraft?

  • 12 years old.

  • From age 16, but from 12 to 15 years it is possible, if the person is accompanied by an adult.

  • 16 years old.

  • 8 years old

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The correct answer is 16 years old. No one under age 16 is allowed to drive a personal watercraft, even under supervision.  

Practice Test: Question #19

The following symptoms are related to which condition: slow pulse, confusion, drowsiness, lack of coordination?

  • Insomnia

  • Heat stroke

  • Hypothermia

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

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Wrong answer.

These symptoms are related to hypothermia.

Practice Test: Question #20

If a diving operation takes place from aboard a pleasure craft, flag A (white and blue) from the International Code of signals which means “I have a diver in the water, keep well clear and at low speed” must be displayed.Diving buoy (Flag A)

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

TRUE. The boat must display Flag A (blue and white). However, during diving operations you must install a diving flag in the water. It is Flag A, red and white. It marks an area where scuba or other such diving activity is taking place. It is white, and is mounted by a red flag with a white diagonal stripe, extending from the tip of the hoist to the bottom of the fly.

Practice Test: Question #21

Identify this buoy?

Starboard hand buoy

  • Isolated danger buoy

  • Port hand buoy

  • Bifurcation buoy

  • Starboard hand buoy

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

This buoy is a starboard hand buoy. It must be kept on the right side of the pleasure craft when heading upstream.

Practice Test: Question # 22

Which type of anchor is particularly popular among boaters because of its versatility in all types of seabed?

  • Mushroom anchor

    Mushroom anchor

  • Danforth or Fluke anchor

    Danforth or Fluke anchor

  • Grapnel

    Grapnel

  • Plough anchor

    Plough anchor

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

The correct answer is the plough anchorWhen selecting an anchor, its holding power and the type of seabed in which it will be used must be considered. As well, the anchor must be of proper size depending on the pleasure craft.

Practice Test: Question # 23

Which factors must be taken into account in determining a safe speed?

Restricted visibility

  • Conditions of visibility and traffic density.

  • The draft in relation to the available depth of water and the manoeuvrability of the vessel.

  • Conditions of wind, sea and current, and the proximity of navigational hazards.

  • All of the above.

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

All these answers are correct. Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that you can take proper and appropriate action to avoid collision, and be able to stop in a safe distance, and appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.

Practice Test : Question # 24

VHF Radio

You may operate a VHF radio without a licence.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

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Wrong Answer

FALSE. Currently, all VHF marine radio operators must have a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) — ROC(M). The course teaches emergency radio procedures, and everyday operating techniques. 

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Practice test: Question #25

What type of fire extinguisher is required on board a boat equipped with an inboard engine?

Fire extinguisher

  • A type fire extinguisher

  • BC type fire extinguisher

  • AB type fire extinguisher

  • B type fire extinguisher

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer

The right answer is BC type fire extinguisher. It is important to know that for boats equipped with an inboard engine, a BC type fire extinguisher is required on board and must be stored in a convenient and easily accessible place.  (Class B: fights combustible liquids (flammable liquid, paint, grease, and oil)+ Class C: fights an electrical fire (motor, fuse box and cables)).

Practice Test: Question #26

What does this picture represent?

Hull Serial Number (HIN)

  • The HIN (Hull Serial Number)

  • The registration

  • The compliance notice

  • The pleasure craft licence

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The right answer is The HIN (Hull Serial Number). The HIN must be permanently affixed to the outside upper starboard (right side) corner of the transom (the boat’s rear, flat end — above the waterline) or as close to that area as possible. It's 12 digits long.

Practice Test: Question #27

Flashlight

The operator of a vessel under oars, canoe or kayak must have at hand a flashlight or lighted lantern emitting a white light which must be lit in enough time to prevent a collision.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

TRUE. Watertight flashlights may also qualify as  navigation lights on all non-powered vessels (kayak, canoe, etc.) and sailboats less than 7m. During restricted visibility or at night, it could be displayed by the operator to prevent a collision.

Practice Test: Question #28

What does this picture represent?

Daybeacon

  • A starboard hand daybeacon

  • A junction daybeacon

  • A port hand daybeacon

  • An information sign

Congratulations!

Wrong answer.

The right answer is : A port hand daybeacon. It points out the left side of a preferred channel. It must be kept on the left when the craft is going upstream. 

Practice Test: Question #29

It is important to keep metallic and/or electrical devices at a distance from the magnetic compass because it could provide inaccurate information.

Compass

  • TRUE

  • FALSE

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

TRUE. A magnetic compass wil lhelp the operator of a pleasure craft to find directions.

Practice Test: Question #30

Which of the following statements is incorrect in regards to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning?

  • Carbone monoxide can build up when two vessels are tied to each other.

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning happens when you breathe too much carbon monoxide and it begins to replace the oxygen in your blood. 

  • It is important to run the engine at idle only in well ventilated areas in order to protect yourself and others from carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are: hot, red and dry skin, rapid pulse, rapid and shallow breathing.

Congratulations!

Wrong Answer.

The first three statements are true. But the symptoms of poisoning carbon monoxide are rather the following: fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizziness or fainting, etc..

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