Captain Roy's Marine Training

Navigation General Quiz #3


15 degrees of latitude is equal to _____________.

  A. 600 miles
  B. 900 miles
  C. 1200 miles
  D. 1500 miles


The drift and set of tidal, river, and ocean currents refer to the ______________.

  A. Position and area of the current
  B. Speed and direction toward which the current flows
  C. Type and characteristic of the current's flow
  D. None of the above


What is an ebb current?

  A. A current at minimum flow
  B. A current coming in
  C. A current going out
  D. A current at maximum flow


A relative bearing is always measured from ____________.

  A. True north
  B. Magnetic north
  C. The vessel's beam
  D. The vessel's head


Which of the following is published by the U.S. Coast Guard?

  A. Light List
  B. Nautical Charts
  C. Tide Tables
  D. U.S. Coast Pilot


Anticylones are usually characterized by ______________.

  A. Dry, fair weather
  B. High winds and cloudiness
  C. High, gusty winds with sunshine
  D. Overcast skies


One point of a compass is equal to how many degrees?

  A. 7.5
  B. 11.25
  C. 17.5
  D. 22.5


How is the intensity of a light expressed in the Light Lists?

  A. Luminous range
  B. Geographic range
  C. Nominal range
  D. Meteorological range


You are sailing south on the ICW when you sight a red nun buoy with a yellow square painted on it. Which of the following is TRUE?

  A. You should leave the buoy on your port hand.
  B. This buoy marks the end of the ICW in that geographic area.
  C. The yellow is retroreflective material used to assist in sighting the buoy at night.
  D. The yellow square is in error and it should be a yellow triangle.


You are on course 027T and take a relative bearing to a lighthouse of 220. What is the true bearing to the lighthouse?

  A. 113
  B. 193
  C. 247
  D. 279