Aaus Test - Part 2

56 Questions  I  By SCUBAnauts on February 19, 2012
All sni divers (adults and 'nauts) must complete the aaus test wITh a passing grade (80% or higher) to participate in sni open water dives.  part 2 of the aaus test includes 56 multiple choice questions about diving physiology, diving environment, diving skills, emergency skills, and the sni diving program. this is a timed closed book test.  you have 60 minutes to complete IT. 

  
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1.  Breathing dry air, a scuba diver tends to become dehydrated while diving due to:
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2.  Pressure in the middle ear is equalized through a part of the body called the:
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3.  Symptoms of nitrogen narcosis are similar to:
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4.  If your dive buddy complains to you about having aching pain in his/her shoulder one hour after the dive, you might suspect:
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5.  The ______________ in the air you are breathing limits the time you can stay at depth
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6.  An irregular breathing pattern (skip breathing) while diving will possibly cause:
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7.  The onset of nitrogen narcosis is characterized by:
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8.  Generally, for maximum efficiency, your breathing should be:
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9.  Which symptom is reflective of oxygen toxicity?
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10.  Physical damage to the body resulting from a direct change in pressure is called:
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11.  Smoking cigarettes affects a diver in which of the following ways?
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12.  A diver with blood and mucous in his/her mask upon surfacing will most likely have:
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13.  To prevent air embolism, a diver should:
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14.  What is the maximum safe ascent rate recommended for scientific diving and required for use of the NAUI dive tables?
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15.   Which of the following is the point at which a sudden change in water temperature occurs?
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16.  Examples of natural navigation aids divers may use during dives include:
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17.  When waves break on shore and the backrush is funneled through a narrow opening, the condition is known as:
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18.  __________________is the underwater movement of water caused by wave action that you will experience when diving in areas close to shore.
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19.  The horizontal boundary between waters of differing salinity is defined as:
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20.  If the water conditions are reasonable to make a beach dive, all of the following procedures are suggested EXCEPT:
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21.  Almost all injuries from aquatic life are caused by _________ action on the part of the animal.
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22.  Scyphozoans, or true jellyfish, possess stinging cells within their tentacles called ____________.
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23.  The distance between successive wave crests is defined as:
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24.  The first aid for sea stings, such as those from jellyfish is:
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25.  If you are diving wearing an exposure suit, you should _________to safely control buoyancy as you descend.
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26.  If it is suspected that the air in a tank is contaminated due to its smell or taste:
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27.  A thick wetsuit (e.g., 5 mm or 7 mm):
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28.  Immediately upon reaching the dive site, you should:
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29.  No dive plan is complete without:
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30.  Completing any given scuba certification course makes you knowledgeable and skillful enough to dive safely in or at:
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31.  If during a dive you and your buddy become separated, you should:
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32.  A dive team conducting a night dive should have a total of how many lights (minimum) between them?
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33.  It is recommended that a dive team diving from an anchored boat begin their dive:
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34.  It is recommended that a dive team diving from an anchored boat have
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35.  Planning safe, successful, and fun dives requires:
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36.  When conducting a buoyancy check, neutral buoyancy or proper weighting is attained when, with a normal breath, you float at or near:
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37.  Decompression Sickness (DCS) is usually caused by some combination of exceeding recommended time and depth exposure limits along with a possible rapid ascent rate.  Some Type II DCS signs/symptoms are characterized by:
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38.  ______________ is a worldwide emergency network of hyperbaric chambers and diving physicians.
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39.  A diver experiencing anxiety should:
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40.  A diver experiencing Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE) usually exhibits signs and symptoms within 5 minutes of surfacing from a dive. These signs/symptoms may include:
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41.  Preventing a diving accident begins long before anyone enters the water.  Important elements to consider prior to any dive in order to minimize the risk of an accident include:
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42.  Which of the following physical factors can make you incapable of sustaining the efforts sometimes demanded when participating in recreational diving?
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43.  A diver on the surface waving his/her hand overhead and thrashing violently indicates:
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44.  In an out-of-air situation at depths shallower than 33 feet of seawater (10 m), if making a shared-air or redundant scuba ascent is not possible, the procedure of choice is:
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45.  A diver displaying signs of in-water distress often includes the following signs:
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46.  Four main actions you should consider in giving first aid for diving accidents are:
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47.  One common sign that accompanies Type I Decompression Sickness is:
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48.  When a diver is distressed at the surface, he or she should take the following action:
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49.  Continued loss of body heat in cold water will produce:
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50.  SCUBAnauts International (SNI) is an organizational member of AAUS, which is an acronym for:
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51.  SNI diving regulations require which of the following to maintain status as a current qualified diver?
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52.  Which of the following is true of the SNI diver qualification rating system (DIT, D-30, D-60, D-100)?
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53.  With SNI, the ultimate diving authority rests with the:
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54.  According to SNI regulations, the Diver in Charge (DIC):
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55.  Dive logs are essential to safety and record keeping. On multiday expeditions, the team dive log:
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56.  SNI divers must maintain current certifications in:
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