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INLAND ONLY What MAY be used to indicate the presence of a partly submerged object being towed?

A) A black cone, apex upward
B) Two all-round yellow lights at each end of the tow
C) The beam of a search light from the towing vessel shown in the direction of the tow
D) All of the above

C

2

INLAND ONLY A vessel proceeding downstream in a narrow channel on the Great Lakes, Western Rivers, or waters specified by the Secretary, sights another vessel moving upstream. Which vessel has the right of way?

A) The vessel moving upstream against the current
B) The vessel moving downstream with a following current
C) The vessel located more towards the channel center line
D) The vessel sounding the first whistle signal

B

3

INLAND ONLY Which statement is TRUE concerning narrow channels?

A) You should keep to that side of the channel, which is on your port side.
B) You should avoid anchoring in a narrow channel.
C) A vessel having a following current will propose the manner of passage in any case where two vessels are meeting.
D) All of the above

B

4

INLAND ONLY A power-driven vessel operating in a narrow channel, with a following current, on the Western Rivers, is meeting an upbound vessel. Which statement is true?

A) The downbound vessel has the right-of-way
B) The downbound vessel must initiate the required maneuvering signals
C) The downbound vessel must propose the manner and place of passage
D) All of the above

D

5

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?

A) The vessel going upstream stemming the current
B) The vessel down-bound with a following current
C) The vessel that is towing regardless of the current
D) Either vessel

B

6

INLAND ONLY A barge more than 50 meters long would be required to show how many white anchor lights when anchored in a Secretary of Transportation approved "special anchorage area"?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

B

7

INLAND ONLY A vessel of less than 20 meters in length at anchor at night in a "special anchorage area designated by the Secretary"…

A) Must show one white light
B) Need not show any lights
C) Must show two white lights
D) Need show a light only on the approach of another vessel

B

8

INLAND ONLY Your vessel is meeting another vessel head-on. To comply with the rules, you should exchange…

A) One short blast, alter course to port, and pass starboard to starboard
B) One short blast, alter course to starboard, and pass port to port
C) Two short blasts, alter course to port, and pass starboard to starboard
D) Two short blasts, alter course to starboard, and pass port to port

B

9

INLAND ONLY Your vessel must stay within a narrow channel to be navigated safely. Another vessel is crossing your course from starboard to port. You do NOT think she will pass safely. You…

A) May sound the danger signal
B) Must sound the danger signal
C) Should sound one short blast to indicate that you are holding course and speed
D) Are required to back down

B

10

INLAND ONLY Which term is NOT defined in the Inland Navigation Rules?

A) Seaplane
B) Restricted visibility
C) Underway
D) Vessel constrained by her draft

D

11

All portable fire extinguishers must be capable of being…

A) Carried by hand to a fire
B) Carried or rolled to a fire
C) Recharged in the field
D) Used on class "B" fires

A

12

Foam extinguishes a fire mainly by…

A) Cooling
B) Chemical action
C) Smothering
D) Inerting the air

C

13

The difference in water spray pattern between the high-velocity tip and low-velocity applicator used with the all purpose nozzle is due to…

A) A difference in water pressure
B) The method of breaking up the water stream
C) The length of the applicator
D) All of the above

B

14

Which statement is TRUE concerning carbon dioxide?

A) It is heavier than air
B) It is non-conductive
C) It is used on class B and C fires
D) All of the above are true

D

15

Convection spreads a fire by…

A) The transfer of heat across an unobstructed space
B) Burning liquids flowing into another space
C) Transmitting the heat of a fire through the ship's metal
D) Heated gases flowing through ventilation systems

D

16

All of the following are part of the fire triangle EXCEPT…

A) Electricity
B) Fuel
C) Oxygen
D) Heat

A

17

You can determine that a CO2 fire extinguisher is fully charged by…

A) Looking at the gauge
B) Checking the nameplate data
C) Weighing by hand
D) Weighing on a properly calibrated scale

D

18

Ventilation systems connected to a compartment in which a fire is burning are normally closed to prevent the rapid spread of the fire by…

A) Convection
B) Conduction
C) Radiation
D) Spontaneous combustion

A

19

The most effective cooling agent among those normally used to fight fires is…

A) Water fog or spray
B) Chemical foam
C) Mechanical foam
D) Carbon dioxide

A

20

Removing which will extinguish a fire?

A) Nitrogen
B) Carbon dioxide
C) Sodium
D) Oxygen

D

21

A fire in a pile of linen is a class…

A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D

A

22

The spread of fire is prevented by…

A) Cooling surfaces adjacent to the fire
B) Leaving combustibles in the endangered area
C) Increasing the oxygen supply
D) All of the above

A

23

The class of fire on which a blanketing effect is essential is class…


A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D

B

24

Which extinguishing agent will absorb the most heat?

A) CO2
B) Foam
C) Water
D) Dry chemical

C

25

Fires are grouped into what categories?

A) Class A, B, C, and D
B) Type 1, 2, 3, and 4
C) Combustible solids, liquids, and gases
D) Flammable solids, liquids, and gases

A

26

What is the primary hazard, other than fire damage, associated with a class C fire?

A) Possibility of ref lash
B) Electrocution or shock
C) Explosion
D) Flashover

B

27

What is the most important characteristic of the extinguishing agent in fighting a class "C" fire?

A) Weight
B) Temperature
C) Electrical non-conductivity
D) Cost

C

28

How do you operate a portable CO2 fire extinguisher?

A) Point the horn down
B) Turn cylinder upside-down
C) Break the rupture disc
D) Pull pin, squeeze grip

D

29

The straight stream capability of an all-purpose nozzle is used in fighting a class A fire to…

A) Shield fire fighters from radiant heat
B) Break up burning material
C) Get the most water possible on the fire
D) Drive heat and smoke ahead of the fire fighters

B

30

Dry chemical extinguishers may be used on what class of fires?

A) A only
B) B only
C) B and C only
D) A, B or C as marked on the extinguisher

D