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1. INLAND ONLY You are on board the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation. You sound a one blast whistle signal, and the give-way vessel answers with a two-blast signal. You should then sound the danger signal and __________.

maintain course and speed
come around sharply to port
maneuver around the stern of the other vessel
stop and back your vessel if necessary until signals are agreed upon

2. INLAND ONLY A partially submerged object towed by a vessel must show during the day one __________.

diamond shape regardless of length of the tow
diamond shape only when the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters in length
black ball
black ball only when the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters in length

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND According to the Rules, a vessels length is her __________.

length between the perpendiculars
length along the waterline
length overall
registered length

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND By day, you sight a vessel displaying three shapes in a vertical line. The top and bottom shapes are balls, and the middle shape is a diamond. It could be a __________.

vessel trolling
mineclearing vessel
vessel engaged in replenishment at sea

5. INTERNATIONAL ONLY At night, a power-driven vessel underway of less than 7 meters in length where its maximum speed does not exceed 7 knots may show, as a minimum, __________.

sidelights and a sternlight
the lights required for a vessel more than 7 meters in length
sidelights only
one all-round white light

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a crossing situation,a stand-on vessel which is forced to take action in order to avoid collision with a vessel on her own port side shall, if possible, avoid __________.

turning to port
turning to starboard
decreasing speed
increasing speed

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel may show three lights in a vertical line, the top and bottom being red and the middle being white?

A vessel engaged in diving operations
A pilot vessel
A vessel trawling
All of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog, you hear a vessel ahead sound two prolonged blasts on the whistle. You should __________.

sound only fog signals until the other vessel is sighted
not sound any whistle signals until the other vessel is sighted
sound two blasts and change course to the left
sound whistle signals only if you change course

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A distress signal __________.

consists of 5 or more short blasts of the fog signal apparatus
may be used separately or with other distress signals
consists of the raising and lowering of a large white flag
is used to indicate doubt about another vessel's intentions

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You see a vessel's green sidelight bearing due east from you. The vessel might be heading __________.

east (090°)
northeast (045°)
northwest (315°)
southwest (225°)