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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND During the day, a vessel with a tow over 200 meters in length will show __________.

a black ball
a diamond shape
two cones, apexes together
one cone, apex upward

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A "flashing light", by the definition given in the rules, is a light that __________.

is red in color
is visible over an arc of the horizon of 360°
flashes at regular intervals at a frequency of 120 flashes or more per minute
All of the above

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND When two power-driven vessels are crossing, which vessel is the stand-on vessel?

The vessel which is to starboard of the other vessel
The vessel which is to port of the other vessel
The larger vessel
The vessel that sounds the first whistle signal

4. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A 20-meter power-driven vessel pushing ahead or towing alongside will display __________.

a single white light forward
two masthead lights in a vertical line
two towing lights in a vertical line
two all-round red lights where they can best be seen

5. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A towing light __________.

flashes at regular intervals of 50-70 flashes per minute
is yellow in color
shows an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of not less than 180°Nor more than 225°
All of the above

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which statement is TRUE concerning risk of collision?

Risk of collision never exists if the compass bearing of the other vessel is changing.
Proper use shall be made of radar equipment to determine risk of collision.
Risk of collision must be determined before any action can be taken by a vessel.
Risk of collision exists if the vessels will pass within half a mile of each other.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The sternlight shall be positioned such that it will show from dead astern to how many degrees on each side of the stern of the vessel?


8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND If you are the stand-on vessel in a crossing situation, you may take action to avoid collision by your maneuver alone. When may this action be taken?

As soon as you determine that risk of collision exists
Only when you have reached extremis
When it becomes apparent to you that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action
When you determine that your present course will cross ahead of the other vessel

9. INLAND ONLY What is the whistle signal used to indicate a power-driven vessel leaving a dock?

One short blast
Three short blasts
One prolonged blast
Three prolonged blasts

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel showing a green light over a white light in a vertical line above the level of the sidelights is __________.

engaged in underwater construction
under sail and power
a pilot vessel