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Question 1 of 50

Which picture represents the stern?

Question 2 of 50

Which picture represents the masthead light ?

Question 3 of 50

What is affixed to a boat, attached to the transom on the starboard side above the waterline, to prove that it was built in accordance with the construction requirements?

The HIN (Hull Identification Number)

The certificate of ownership

The capacity plate

The registration

Question 4 of 50

Which is the proper route that the boat must take?

Question 5 of 50

Which illustration represents an information buoy among the following?

Question 6 of 50

Which illustration represents an exclusion buoy among the following?

Question 7 of 50

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

TRUE

FALSE

Question 8 of 50

When a boat capsizes or is submerged, should you stay with the boat or try to reach the shore as quickly as possible?

Question 9 of 50

Which picture represents the starboard side ?

Question 10 of 50

To who should you leave a float plan before getting underway?

The USCG

The local police

A responsible person

The sheriff's office

Question 11 of 50

Which picture is the graphical representation of a body of water that provides information on depths, traffic lanes and buoys.

Question 12 of 50

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

PDF

 

TRUE

FALSE

Question 13 of 50

Which of the four types of pyrotechnic devices must be used only in daylight?

Question 14 of 50

What type of boat uses yellow lights as navigation light?

Question 15 of 50

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

Question 16 of 50

What item is not displayed on a capacity plate?

The maximum carrying weight

The boat's top speed

The maximum persons capacity

The maximum horsepower recommended

Question 17 of 50

Which buoy marks an area where boating is restricted? 

Question 18 of 50

What type of propulsion PWC are usually equipped with?

seadoo

 

Inboard engines

Outboard engines

Stern drive

Jet drives

Question 19 of 50

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

Insomnia

Heat stroke

Hypothermia

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Question 20 of 50

Which image demonstrates the best practices to have when a diving operation takes place from aboard a pleasure craft?

Question 21 of 50

What is this buoy called?

Starboard buoy

 

Isolated danger buoy

Port buoy

Bifurcation buoy

Starboard buoy

Question 22 of 50

Which type of anchor has less holding power and should only be used on small, lighter weight boats?

Question 23 of 50

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

Question 24 of 50

What class of fire extinguisher will extinguish flammable liquids such as gasoline?

Engine on fire

 

Class A

Class B

Class C

Class D

Question 25 of 50

What does this image represent?

HIN

 

An HIN (Hull Serial Number)

A proof of registration

A compliance notice

A validation decal

Question 26 of 50

For navigation lights requirements, sailing vessels less than 7 meters may carry an electric torch or lighted lantern showing a white light to be displayed in sufficient time to prevent collision.

Flashlight

 

TRUE

FALSE

Question 27 of 50

What are the markers in the following image called?

Junction marker

 

Junction markers

Alignment markers

Daybeacons

Safe water markers

Question 28 of 50

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

Magnetic compass

 

TRUE

FALSE

Question 29 of 50

Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning?

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

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs 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.

Question 30 of 50

What is the main purpose of a bucket on a pleasure craft?

Bucket

 

Extinguish fires from combustible liquids such as gasoline, oil and grease

Extinguish fires from electrical equipment

To put the fish in

Extinguish A type fires

Question 31 of 50

Which of the following does not represent a distress signal?

Question 32 of 50

Regulations on speed limits on water are the same wherever you are in United States.

Control buoy

 

TRUE

FALSE

Question 33 of 50

Which statement is incorrect regarding the registration number?

The registration number must be display on the back of your vessel.

It is a combination of letters and numbers normally beginning with the abbreviation of the State in which the boat is registered.

It must be painted or apply as a decal with block style letters and numbers of at least 3 inches in height.

The color used for the letters and numbers must contrast with the hull.

Question 34 of 50

As a general rule, recreational boaters should put out 7 to 10 times the depth of the water plus the distance from the water to where the anchor will attach to the bow. 

Boat anchoring

 

TRUE

FALSE

Question 35 of 50

Which illustration represents a mooring buoy among the following?

Question 36 of 50

Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the hull identification number (HIN)?

Hull Identification Number

 

It is forbidden to alter, deface or remove a HIN.

It is not mandatory to have a HIN on your boat.

The HIN must be permanently attached to the transom on the starboard side above the waterline.

The HIN is 12 digits long, beginning with the Manufacturer’s Identification Code.

Question 37 of 50

What is this part of the boat called?

Bow

 

Stern

Freeboard

Hull

Bow

Question 38 of 50

What is this navigation light called?

Stern light

 

Bowlight

Sternlight

One-way rear light

Masthead light

Question 39 of 50

What is the purpose of this buoy?

Diving buoy

 

To delimit a swimming area.

To warn of the presence of divers.

To locate a local hazard.

To anchor where the water is too deep for an anchor.

Question 40 of 50

What is this buoy called?

Control buoy

 

Information buoy

Cautionary buoy

Control buoy

Hazard buoy

Question 41 of 50

When operating in a narrow channel, the navigation rules tell you to stay as much as possible in the middle of the channel.

TRUE

FALSE

Question 42 of 50

What is this flare called?

Parachute flares

 

Pyrotechnic red flares, hand-held or aerial

Pyrotechnic orange smoke, hand-held or floating

Launchers for aerial red meteors

Parachute flares

Question 43 of 50

Which of the following vessels is not a human-powered pleasure craft?

Question 44 of 50

What is the name of this anchor?

Mushroom anchor

 

Grapnel anchor

Plough anchor

Mushroom anchor

Danforth anchor

Question 45 of 50

Which of the following vessels is a human-powered pleasure craft?

Question 46 of 50

What is this navigation light called?

Port sidelight

 

Port sidelight

Sternlight

Bowlight

Starboard sidelight

Question 47 of 50

What type of boat uses a blue light as navigation light?

Question 48 of 50

Which type of hull has a sharper entry into the water that provides for a smoother ride in rough water?

Question 49 of 50

When riding on a PWC, you can wear an inflatable vest.

Inflatable vest

 

TRUE

FALSE

Question 50 of 50

What type of engine small boats are usually powered by?

Power-driven vessel

 

Inboard engines

Outboard engines

Stern drive

Jet drives