Captain Roy's Marine Training

Rules Of The Road Quiz #2


You are navigating in a narrow channel in inland waters and must remain in the channel for safe operation. Another vessel is crossing the channel ahead of you from your starboard and you doubt whether your vessel will pass safely. Which statement is true?

   A. You must stop your vessel, since the other vessel has the right of way.
  B. You must sound one short blast of the whistle, and turn to starboard.
  C. You must sound the danger signal.
  D. You must stop your engines, and the sounding of the danger signal is optional.


If you were coming up on another vessel from dead astern on inland waters and desired to overtake on the other vessel's starboard side, what whistle signal would you sound?

  A. One short blast
  B. One prolonged blast
  C. Two short blasts
  D. Two prolonged blasts


The masthead light may be located at other than the fore and aft centerline of a vessel _.

  A. less than 20 meters in length
  B. less than 12 meters in length
  C. which has separate sidelights carried on the outboard extremes of the vessel's
  D. engaged in fishing


The duration of a prolonged blast of the whistle is _____.

  A. 2 to 4 seconds
  B. 4 to 6 seconds
  C. 6 to 8 seconds
  D. 8 to 10 seconds


A bell is used to sound a fog signal for a __.

  A. power-driven vessel underway
  B. sailing vessel at anchor
  C. vessel engaged in fishing
  D. vessel not under command


You see a vessel's green sidelight bearing due east from you. The vessel might be heading _.

  A. east
  B. northeast
  C. northwest
  D. southwest


A vessel shall be deemed to be overtaking when she is in such a position, with reference to the vessel she is approaching, that she can see at night ___________.

  A. only the sternlight of the vessel
  B. the sternlight and one sidelight of the vessel
  C. only a sidelight of the vessel
  D. any lights except the masthead lights of the vessel


A vessel trawling will display a ______.

  A. red light over a white light
  B. green light over a white light
  C. white light over a red light
  D. white light over a green light


Your vessel is NOT making way, but is not in any way disabled. Another vessel is approaching you on your starboard beam. Which statement is true?

  A. The other vessel must give way since your vessel is stopped.
  B. Your vessel is the give-way vessel in a crossing situation.
  C. You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel not under command.
  D. You should be showing the lights or shapes for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.


Two vessels meeting in a "head on"situation are directed by the Rules to _.

  A. alter course to starboard and pass port to port
  B. alter course to port and pass starboard to starboard
  C. decide on which side the passage will occur by matching whistle signals
  D. slow to bare steerageway