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1. INTERNATIONAL ONLY A vessel sounds one short blast. This signal indicates the vessel __________.

intends to alter course to starboard
intends to pass starboard to starboard
is altering course to starboard
intends to pass port to port

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Every vessel which is directed by these Rules to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid __________.

crossing ahead of the other
crossing astern of the other
passing port to port
passing starboard to starboard

3. INLAND ONLY Two vessels are in a starboard to starboard meeting situation and will pass well clear approximately 1/4 mile apart. Which action should each vessel take?

Sound a one blast whistle signal and turn to starboard.
Maintain course and sound no signal.
Sound a two blast whistle signal and maintain course.
Sound a three blast whistle signal and turn to port.

4. 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°)

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of a vessel __________.

not under command
restricted in her ability to maneuver
engaged in fishing
All of the above

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway in fog you hear a whistle signal consisting of one prolonged blast followed immediately by two short blasts. This signal is sounded in fog by __________.

vessels at anchor, not engaged in fishing
vessels underway and towing
vessels in danger
pilot vessels

7. INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE of a power-driven vessel proceeding downbound with the current, when meeting an upbound vessel on the Western Rivers?

She shall not impede the upbound vessel.
She shall pass on the port side of the other.
She shall propose the manner of passage.
All of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Two vessels are approaching each other near head on. What action should be taken to avoid collision?

The first vessel to sight the other should give way.
The vessel making the slower speed should give way.
Both vessels should alter course to starboard.
Both vessels should alter course to port.

9. INLAND ONLY You are in charge of a power-driven vessel crossing a river on the Western Rivers. You must keep out of the way of a __________.

sail vessel descending the river
power-driven vessel ascending the river
sail vessel ascending the river
All of the above

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND An anchor ball need NOT be exhibited by an anchored vessel if she is __________.

under 50 meters in length, and anchored in an anchorage
over 150 meters in length
rigged for sail
less than 7 meters in length, and not in or near an area where other vessels normally navigate