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1

Which knot is used to attach two different sized lines together?

A) Granny knot
B) Becket bend
C) Square knot
D) Thief knot

B

2

A "figure eight" knot is used to

A) be a stopper
B) shorten a line
C) join lines of equal size
D) keep a line from passing through a sheave

A

3

The "square knot" is used for

A) forming temporary eyes in lines
B) joining two lines of equal size
C) keeping line from unlaying or fraying
D) joining lines of different size

B

4

A "bowline" is used to

A) join lines of equal size
B) form a temporary eye (loop) at the end of a line
C) be a stopper
D) keep a line from fraying

B

5

Which splice should you use in order to make a permanent loop in a line?

A) Back splice
B) Eye splice
C) Long splice
D) Short splice

B

6

Which weakens a line the LEAST?

A) Clove hitch
B) Long splice
C) Short splice
D) Square knot

C

7

Which statement concerning a short splice is TRUE?

A) It is used to temporarily join two lines together
B) A short splice is stronger than two lines joined by a knot
C) A short splice decreases the diameter of a line
D) None of the above

B

8

A "whipping" is

A) a messenger
B) a stopper for nylon line
C) A U-bolt for securing a cargo whip to the winch drum
D) turns of twice around a rope end

D

9

Under identical load conditions, nylon, when compared with natural fiber line, will stretch

A) less and have less strength
B) more and have less strength
C) more and have greater strength
D) less and have greater strength

C

10

Which type of line will stretch the most when under strain?

A) Polypropylene
B) Dacron
C) Nylon
D) Manila

C

11

A metal object on the pier resembling a tree stump and made to receive mooring lines is a

A) bight
B) bollard
C) chock
D) camel

B

12

To "belay" a line means to

A) coil it down
B) heave it taught
C) stow it below
D) secure it to a cleat

D

13

Which factor is most likely to impair the strength and durability of synthetic line?

A) Dry rot
B) Mildew
C) Sunlight
D) Washing with mild soap

C

14

The strongest way to permanently join the two ends of a line is with a

A) back splice
B) short splice
C) square knot
D) carrick bend


B

15

The term "lee side" refers to the …

A) Side of the vessel exposed to the wind
B) Side of the vessel sheltered from the wind
C) Port side
D) Starboard side

B

16

The beam of a vessel refers to the …

A) Depth between decks
B) Internal cubic capacity
C) Molded depth of the vessel
D) Width of the vessel

D

17

Which statement concerning a short splice is TRUE?

A) It is used to temporarily join two lines together
B) A short splice is stronger than two lines joined by a knot
C) A short splice decreases the diameter of the line
D) None of the above

B

18

Displacement refers to the …

A) Cubic capacity of a vessel
B) Deadweight carrying capacity of a vessel
C) Gross tonnage of a vessel
D) Number of tons of water displaced by a vessel afloat

D

19

A whipping on a fiber line

A) keeps the line from fraying
B) strengthens it
C) protects your hands
D) becomes part of a splice

A

20

Which knot is used to attach two different sized lines together?

A) Granny knot
B) Sheet bend
C) Square knot
D) Thief knot

B

21

Line is called "small stuff" if its circumference is less than…

A) 1/2"
B) 3/4"
C) 1"
D) 1.5"

D

22

A "chock" is a …

A) Deck fitting used to secure mooring lines
B) A metal fitting that guides a line where it leaves a vessel
C) Sharp block of wood used to support hygroscopic cargo
D) Smoke pipe for the galley stove

B