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1. INLAND ONLY When two power-driven vessels are meeting on the Great Lakes, Western Rivers, or waters specified by the Secretary, where there is a current, which vessel shall sound the first passing signal?

The vessel going upstream stemming the current
The vessel downbound with a following current
The vessel that is towing regardless of the current
Either vessel

2. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The word "vessel", in the Rules, includes __________.

a barge permanently affixed to the shore
nondisplacement craft
a drilling unit attached to the Outer Continental Shelf
All of the above

3. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND While underway at night you are coming up on a vessel from astern. What lights would you expect to see?

Red and green sidelights
Two white lights
One white light and red and green sidelights
One white light

4. INTERNATIONAL ONLY You are in sight of a power-driven vessel that sounds two short blasts of the whistle. This signal means that the vessel __________.

is altering course to port
is altering course to starboard
intends to leave you on her port side
intends to leave you on her starboard side

5. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which vessel is directed not to impede the passage of a vessel which can only navigate inside a narrow channel?

A vessel of less than 20 meters in length
A vessel not under command
A vessel engaged in surveying
All of the above

6. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND You are underway in fog and hear one short, one prolonged, and one short blast in succession. What is the meaning of this signal?

A vessel is in distress and needs assistance.
A vessel is fishing, hauling nets.
A vessel is at anchor, warning of her position.
A vessel is towing.

7. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Rule 14 describes the action to be taken by vessels meeting head-on. Which of the following conditions must exist in order for this rule to apply?

Both vessels must be power-driven.
They must be meeting on reciprocal or nearly reciprocal courses.
The situation must involve risk of collision.
All of the above

8. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND A power-driven vessel making way through the water sounds which fog signal?

Two short blasts every one minute
One short blast every one minute
Two prolonged blasts every two minutes
One prolonged blast every two minutes

9. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND The lights required by the Rules must be shown __________.

from sunrise to sunset in restricted visibility
at all times
ONLY from sunset to sunrise
whenever a look-out is posted

10. BOTH INTERNATIONAL & INLAND Which craft is a "power-driven vessel" under the Rules of the Road?

An auxiliary sailing vessel, using her engine
A canoe propelled by a small outboard motor
A trawler on her way to the fishing grounds
All of the above