Boating Quiz


A Quiz for the Responsible Boater

  1. The four classifications for motorboats are determined by:
    1. Weight
    2. Length
    3. Size of motor
    4. All of the above
  2. As you face the front of your boat, while sitting in the boat, the port side is:
    1. Straight ahead
    2. To your right
    3. To your left
    4. Directly behind you
  3. The operator of a boat involved in an accident must file a report if:
    1. A person dies
    2. A person is injured
    3. Property damage to any property is $500 or more
    4. Any of the above
  4. Changes in weather can happen suddenly. Most changes come from the:
    1. West
    2. East
    3. South
    4. North
  5. When a human body loses heat faster than it can make heat, it's called
    1. Hyperthyroid
    2. Fatigue
    3. Shock
    4. Hypothermia
  6. Most deaths in boating are caused by:
    1. Rough weather conditions
    2. Capsizing or Falling overboard
    3. Running into other boats or objects
    4. Equipment failures
  7. In order to meet equipment requirements, US Coast Guard approval is required for:
    1. All personal flotation devices
    2. Only PFD's for persons under 13 years of age
    3. All ski belts
    4. PFD's used mainly in coastal waters
  8. If a boater is being overtaken, it must:
    1. Move to starboard
    2. Stop on signal by a bell or whistle
    3. Move slowly and steadily to the right
    4. Hold steady course and speed
  9. Which of the following can be termed "reckless or negligent"?
    1. Operating above the speed limit near a marina
    2. Operating a boat while using alcohol or drugs
    3. Operating within fifty feet of a diver's flag
    4. All of the above
  10. When loading a small boat, you should:
    1. Step into the center while carrying any equipment
    2. Load from the bow to the stern
    3. Hand equipment to someone already in the boat
    4. None of the above

answers: 1.b, 2.c, 3.d, 4.a, 5.d, 6.b, 7.a, 8.d, 9.d, 10.c.