Sailing Quiz

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Question:

Carbon monoxide poisoning is most frequently caused by being exposed to:

Response:

fumes from an overloaded or leaking holding tank.

oil vapors emitted from a crankcase ventilation pipe.

exhaust from running engines, generators, cabin heaters, or galley stoves.

fumes emanating from stale bait in the bait well.

poorly maintained bilge pumps.

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Question:

An emergency distress signal on Channel 16 that requests immediate assistance for a vessel threatened with a serious and immediate danger to life or property is called:

Response:

Mayday call

help emergency call

Pan-Pan call

Security call

any of above

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Question:

The 'danger' or 'doubt' signal used to express a disagreement with an intended maneuver is:

Response:

rapid waving of the arms.

shouting "danger" as loud as possible.

five or more short and rapid blasts of the whistle.

one short blast of the whistle.

wave a towel.

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Question:

Usually, bad weather comes from:

Response:

low pressure systems.

high pressure systems.

neither

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Question:

The term used to indicate that the sails are 'trimmed in tight' is when the boat is:

Response:

in irons

in a close call

close hauled

close reach

broad reach