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Module 8 Pretest - The Ride

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1 The smaller your PWC, the more "tender" it will be. What does that mean?
a) It is more susceptible to breaking and repairs will be costly
b) The PWC is designed only for experienced riders
c) The less stable it will be
d) The PWC is designed only for beginners

2 When boarding or reboarding from the water, always approach the PWC:
a) From the port side
b) From the starboard side
c) From the bow
d) From the stern

3 Attach the stop lanyard to your:
a) Wrist
b) PFD
c) Clothing
d) All of the above are appropriate

4 If your personal watercraft has stalled or will not restart you should:
a) Swim to shore
b) Take off your PFD and use it as a cushion
c) Stay with your vessel and continue to wear your life jacket
d) Get out your tool kit and begin repairs

5 Which of the following is not true?
a) Shallow water can become no water with the risk of injury to the operator and damage to the PWC if there's a sudden stop
b) It is wise to operate a PWC within the channel marker boundaries
c) Avoid rocky areas and jetties because of unpredictable currents and other obvious hazards
d) Weaving in and out of traffic is recommended so other boats can see you.

6 One of the early symptoms of hypothermia is shivering. Once shivering begins, you must head in to shore and get rested and warmed up before re-entering the water.
a) True
b) False






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