Captain Roy's Marine Training


Deck General Quiz #1



1.

To "ease" a line means to _____.

  A. Releive all tension from a line
  B. To tie off a line
  C. To adjust the tension of a line
  D. all of the above


2.

A "bowline" is used to _____________.

  A. join lines of equal size
  B. form a temporary eye (loop) at the end of a line
  C. be a stopper
  D. keep a line from fraying


3.

The pivoting point of a fully loaded vessel with normal trim proceeding ahead at sea speed is:

  A. Right at the bow
  B. One-third the length of the vessel from the bow
  C. One-half the length of the vessel from the bow
  D. Two-thirds the length of the vessel from the bow


4.

A wildcat is a ________.

  A. deeply-grooved drum on the windlass with sprockets which engage the links of the anchor chain.
  B. winch that is running out of control due to a failure of the overspeed trips.
  C. line that has jumped off the gypsyhead while under strain.
  D. nylon line that parts under strain and whips back in a hazardous manner.


5.

How many fathoms are in a shot of anchor chain?

  A. 6
  B. 15
  C. 20
  D. 30


6.

Class C EPIRBs are ____________________.

  A. Manually activated and operate on maritime (VHF) channels.
  B. Automatically activated and operate on maritime (VHF) channels.
  C. Manually operated and detected by satellite.
  D. Automatically operated and detected by satellite.


7.

Safety equipment on board vessels must be approved by the _______.

  A. U.S. Coast Guard
  B. Safety Standards Bureau
  C. Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA)
  D. National Safety Council


8.

The stowage factor for a cargo is based upon ____________.

  A. one short ton
  B. one short metric ton
  C. one long ton
  D. one long metric ton


9.

What does "in step" refer to in regards to towing?

  A. The towed vessel follows exactly in the wake of the towing vessel.
  B. There is no catenary in the towing hawser.
  C. When turning, both the towed and towing vessels turn at the same time.
  D. Both the towed and towing vessels reach a wave crest or trough at the same time.


10.

You are on watch at sea on course 090 T. A man falls overboard on your starboard side. You immediately start a Williamson Turn. Which step is NOT a part of a Williamson Turn?

  A. Step 1: Come right full rudder until the vessel heads 150T.
  B. Step 2: Stop the engines until clear of the man.
  C. Step 3: Shift the helm to left full rudder.
  D. Step 4: Continue with left rudder until on course 270 T.