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Seamanship quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute

1. In a crossing situation on international waters, the stand-on vessel is in doubt as to whether the give-way vessel is going to give way. According to the Rules, the stand-on vessel may sound the danger signal and:
A. alter course to the right
B. alter course to the left
C. slow, stop or reverse engines
D. hold present course and speed

2. INTERNATIONAL RULES: The prescribed lights for a sailboat at night under power are:
A. masthead, stern and side lights
B. masthead and stern lights
C. side and stern lights
D. masthead and side lights

3. INTERNATIONAL RULES: The term “power driven vessel” refers to any vessel:
A. with propelling machinery on board, whether in use or not
B. making way against the current
C. with propelling machinery in use
D. traveling at a speed greater than that of the current

4. According to the Inland Rules, the inland waters include:
A. all lakes, bays, sounds and rivers in the U.S.
B. all waters inland and up to 2 miles offshore
C. the Great Lakes on the U.S. side of the international boundary
D. all of the above

5. What are the symptoms of shock?
A. rapid pulse
B. turning white
C. temperature rising
D. all of the above

Answers:1.D,Rule 17 2.A, Rule 25 3.C, Rule 3 4.C, Rule 3 5.B

This article originally appeared in the July 2012 issue.