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1. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel "not under command" at night must show her sidelights when __________.

making headway
making no headway
moored to a buoy
at anchor

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are making headway in fog and hear a fog signal of two prolonged blasts on your starboard quarter. You should __________.

stop your vessel
change course to the left
change course to the right
hold your course and speed

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In a dense fog you hear a whistle signal ahead of one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts. This signal indicates a __________.

fishing vessel underway trawling
manned vessel being towed
pilot vessel underway making a special signal
vessel not under command

4. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel using a traffic separation scheme shall __________.

only anchor in the separation zone
avoid crossing traffic lanes, but if obliged to do so, shall cross on a heading at as small an angle as is practical
avoid anchoring in areas near the termination of the scheme
use the separation zone for navigation through the scheme if she is hindering other traffic due to her slower speed

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND In the daytime, you see a large sailing vessel on the beam. You know that she is also propelled by machinery if she shows __________.

a basket
a black ball
a black cone
two black cones

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel engaged in trawling will show identification lights of __________.

a red light over a white light
a white light over a red light
a green light over a white light
two red lights in a vertical line

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A vessel approaching a narrow channel shall __________.

avoid crossing the channel if it impedes another vessel navigating in the channel
not overtake any vessels within the channel
keep as close as possible to the edge of the channel on her port side
anchor only in the middle of the channel

8. INLAND ONLY Your vessel is proceeding down a channel, and can safely navigate only within the channel. Another vessel is crossing your bow from port to starboard, and you are in doubt as to her intentions. Which statement is TRUE?

The sounding of the danger signal is optional.
The sounding of the danger signal is mandatory.
You should sound two short blasts.
You should sound one prolonged and two short blasts.

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND At night, a power-driven vessel less than 12 meters in length may, instead of the normal navigation lights, show sidelights and one __________.

white light
yellow light
flashing white light
flashing yellow light

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A pilot vessel may continue to sound an identity signal if she is __________.

underway, but not making way
being towed
not engaged in pilotage duty