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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The whistle signal for a vessel operating astern propulsion is __________.

one long blast
one prolonged blast
three short blasts
four or more short blasts

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in restricted visibility and hear a fog signal forward of the beam. Nothing appears on your radar screen. You must __________.

stop your engines
sound two prolonged blasts of the whistle
sound the danger signal
slow to bare steerageway

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which lights would be shown at night by a vessel which is restricted in her ability to deviate from her course?

Three red lights in a vertical line
Three white lights in a vertical line
Three lights in a vertical line, the highest and lowest white and the middle red
Three lights in a vertical line, the highest and lowest red and the middle white

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in fog when you hear the rapid ringing of a bell for five seconds followed by the sounding of a gong for five seconds. This signal indicates a vessel __________.

aground
more than 100 meters in length, at anchor
fishing while making no way through the water
fishing in company with another vessel

5. INLAND ONLY For the purpose of the Inland Navigation Rules, the term "inland waters" includes __________.

the Great Lakes on the United States side of the International Boundary
the water surrounding any islands of the United States
the coastline of the United States, out to one mile offshore
any lakes within state boundaries

6. INLAND ONLY A commercial vessel engaged in public safety activities may display a(n) __________.

alternately flashing red and yellow light
flashing blue light
flashing yellow light
alternately flashing blue and red light

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A 200-meter vessel is aground in restricted visibility. Which signal is optional?

A bell signal
A gong signal
A whistle signal
All of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A sailing vessel is proceeding along a narrow channel and can safely navigate ONLY inside the channel. The sailing vessel approaches a vessel engaged in fishing. Which statement is TRUE?

The fishing vessel must sound the danger signal.
The fishing vessel shall not impede the passage of the sailing vessel.
Each vessel should move to the edge of the channel on her port side.
Both vessels should be displaying the signal for a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver.

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Your vessel is aground in fog. In addition to the regular anchor signals, you will be sounding __________.

three strokes of the gong before and after the rapid ringing of the gong
a blast on the whistle
three strokes of the bell before and after the rapid ringing of the bell
no additional signals

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel transferring provisions or cargo at sea shall display during the day __________.

two black balls in a vertical line
three black balls in a vertical line
three shapes in a vertical line; the highest and lowest shall be red balls and the middle a white diamond
three black shapes in a vertical line; the highest and lowest shall be balls and the middle one a diamond