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Module 5 Pretest - Waterway Rules

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1 Who determines the minimum age and training required for PWC operation?
a) Federal Government
b) Individual states
c) Individual counties
d) Congress

2 When you allow anyone to operate your PWC, you are responsible for any:
a) Problems
b) Damage
c) Injury
d) All of the above

3 You must have a whistle or audible-signaling device aboard your PWC.
a) True
b) False

4 You are responsible for staying alert to your surroundings and taking whatever action is necessary to avoid collision - even when you must depart from the Navigation Rules to do so!
a) True
b) False

5 When two power-driven boats meet head on or nearly so, both are usually the give-way vessel. Unless there are special maneuverability requirements, each boat must alter its course to port (to the left).
a) True
b) False

6 When one power-driven boat is overtaking another, the stand-on vessel is expected to:
a) Maintain its course and speed
b) Increase its speed
c) Decrease its speed
d) Come to a complete stop

7 When one power-driven boat is overtaking another, the give-way vessel:
a) May pass on either side of the stand-on vessel as long as it stays well-clear of the boat ahead.
b) May pass only on the port side
c) May pass only on the starboard side
d) None of the above

8 If you are the passing (give-way) power-driven boat, use your whistle to signal your intention to the stand-on power-driven boat. One blast means you:
a) Are angry
b) Will pass to starboard of the stand-on vessel (keeping it on your left)
c) Will pass on its port side (keeping to your right)
d) Want the stand-on vessel to stop

9 When your personal watercraft encounters another power-driven vessel on an intercepting course, the vessel on the starboard is the stand-on vessel. That vessel must:
a) Speed up
b) Slow Down
c) Stop
d) Maintain its course and speed

10 Coast Guard personnel, law enforcement officers, lifeguards, and other emergency rescue teams, when responding to an emergency, have to obey all the right of way laws just like all other watercraft.
a) True
b) False

11 White buoys with orange markings serve as "cautions" or "alerts." They may have a message such as:
a) "No Wake," or just a symbol printed on them.
b) Designate swimming areas and areas that are forbidden to boats
c) Designate anchorage areas
d) A & B only

12 A red channel marker is:
a) On the right side of the channel as you "return from the sea"
b) On the left side of the channel as you "return from the sea"
c) In the center of the channel
d) None of the above

13 When you see a "No Wake" buoy you must maintain the slowest possible speed at which you can keep moving and steer your PWC.
a) True
b) False

14 Be aware of "No Wake" areas, which are usually marked by signs or buoys. These areas are usually found near:
a) Swimming beaches
b) Marinas, mooring areas & docking sites
c) Waterfront residences, jetties, and boat ramps
d) All of the above

15 When you see a "No Wake" marker you should:
a) Leave the area immediately
b) Speed up
c) Proceed at the lowest possible speed at which you can make headway and maintain steerage
d) A & B only






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