# Deck General Exam Quiz!

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Have you ever been on the deck of a large vessel, such as a ship? Do you think you can pass this quiz? With this quiz, you will be expected to know what and how long a fathom is, what indicates reserve buoyancy, what should be released when launching a lifeboat, and how many feet is a shot of chain? This quiz will help you become more comfortable with taking the Deck General exam.

• 1.

### A wildcat is a

• A.

A deeply-grooved drum on the windlass with sprockets which engage the links of the anchor chain

• B.

Vertically mounted winch

A. A deeply-grooved drum on the windlass with sprockets which engage the links of the anchor chain
Explanation
DRUM that pulls the anchor in

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• 2.

### If the vertical center of gravity(VCG) of a ship rises, the

• A.

righting arm (GZ) for the verious angles of inclination will decrease

• B.

righting arm (GZ) for the verious angles of inclination will increase

• C.

righting arm (GZ) for the verious angles of inclination will remain unchanged

A. righting arm (GZ) for the verious angles of inclination will decrease
Explanation
The righting arm (GZ) is a measure of the stability of a ship, and it represents the distance between the center of gravity (CG) and the metacenter (M) of the ship. When the vertical center of gravity (VCG) of a ship rises, it means that the CG moves higher above the waterline. This results in a decrease in the distance between the CG and the metacenter, leading to a decrease in the righting arm (GZ) for various angles of inclination. As a result, the ship becomes less stable and more prone to capsizing.

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• 3.

### One reason a tugs' towing bitts are located forward of the rudders is

• A.

This allows for more responsive steering

• B.

Makes it easier to hook up the towing hawser

A. This allows for more responsive steering
Explanation
think "responsive steering"

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• 4.

### Which is an indication of reserve bouyancy?

• A.

Metacentric Height

• B.

Freeboard

B. Freeboard
Explanation
Freeboard is an indication of reserve bouyancy

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• 5.

### What action will affect the trim of a vessel?

• A.

All of the above

• B.

Moving high weights lower

• C.

Adding weight at the center

• D.

Moving a weight forward

A. All of the above
Explanation
All of the actions mentioned in the answer will affect the trim of a vessel. Moving high weights lower will lower the center of gravity, which can affect the trim. Adding weight at the center will also change the distribution of weight and impact the trim. Similarly, moving a weight forward will shift the balance of the vessel and affect the trim. Therefore, all of these actions can have an impact on the trim of a vessel.

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• 6.

### When launching a lifeboat, the tricing pennants should be released

• A.

Before the boat is lowered from the embarkation level

• B.

After the boat is released into the water

• C.

Before lowered from stowed position

A. Before the boat is lowered from the embarkation level
Explanation
BEFORE LOWERED FROM EMBARKATION!

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• 7.

### The marking on an anchor chain for 30 fathoms is

• A.

Two links on each side of the 30 fathom detachable link, painted white

• B.

One link on each side of the 30 fathom detachable link, painted white

A. Two links on each side of the 30 fathom detachable link, painted white
Explanation
a shot of chain is indicated every 15 fathoms, by a DETACHABLE LINK PAINTED RED, WHITE, BLUE, then repeats RED WHITE BLUE, until the next to last shot which is YELLOW!, then the ENTIRE FINAL SHOT IS PAINTED RED!!!

red, white, blue, red, yellow until end, then red at last 15 fathoms.

The markings at 15 fathoms indicate one shot.

also 1 link on either side is painted for the first SHOT(15 fathoms), 2 links are painted on each side of the detachable link for the second shot(30 fathoms), 3 links painted for the third SHOT (45 fathoms), and so on, 4 links for the 4th, 5 for the 5th shot

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• 8.

### A fathom is ___ feet long

• A.

6 feet

• B.

15 feet

• C.

30 feet

• D.

45

A. 6 feet
Explanation
A fathom is a unit of measurement used to determine the depth of water. It is equal to 6 feet in length.

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• 9.

### A shot of chain is equal to

• A.

90 feet.

• B.

100 feet

A. 90 feet.
Explanation
A shot of chain is equal to 90 feet.

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• 10.

### You are underway at sea when a fire is reported in the forward part of the vessel.  The wind is from dead ahead at 20 knots.  You should ________

• A.

Change course and aim your stern to the wind

• B.

Remain on course but decrease speed

A. Change course and aim your stern to the wind
Explanation
aim fire to leeward!

keep wind AWAY FROM THE FIRE!

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• 11.

### The safety stopper that prevents the anchor cable from naming free if the cable jumps the wildcat is the:

• A.

Riding pawl

• B.

Devil's claw

• C.

Pelican hook

A. Riding pawl
Explanation
SAFETY STOPPER = RIDING PAWL

regular stopper is a CHAIN STOPPER - which is either a devil's claw or a pelican hook

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• 12.

### What is true of a tender vessel?

• A.

Long period of roll

• B.

Low center of gravity

• C.

It has a large GM

A. Long period of roll
Explanation
A tender vessel refers to a ship or boat that has a tendency to roll or sway excessively in response to waves or other external forces. This means that it has a long period of roll, which indicates that it takes a longer time for the vessel to complete one full roll motion. This can make the vessel more unstable and prone to rolling, especially in rough seas. The other options, low center of gravity and large GM, are not necessarily true of all tender vessels and can vary depending on the specific design and characteristics of the vessel.

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• 13.

### The total weight of cargo, fuel, water, stores, passengers, and crew, and their effects that a ship can carry is the:

• A.

• B.

Gross tonnage

Explanation
this is a WTF question

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• 14.

### What is classified as a B-II fire extinguisher?

• A.

2 1/2 gallon foam

• B.

20 pound dry chemical

• C.

2-1/2 gallon soda acid

• D.

1-1/4 gallon foam

A. 2 1/2 gallon foam
Explanation
A B-II fire extinguisher is classified as a 2 1/2 gallon foam extinguisher. This type of extinguisher is specifically designed to combat fires caused by flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, and solvents. The foam agent in the extinguisher helps to smother the fire and prevent re-ignition. The 2 1/2 gallon size refers to the capacity of the extinguisher, indicating that it can hold a larger amount of foam agent compared to smaller extinguishers. This makes it suitable for larger fires or areas that require a higher volume of extinguishing agent.

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• 15.

### A crack in the deck plating of a vessel may be temporarily prevented from increasing in length by:

• A.

Drilling a hole at each end of the crack

• B.

Welding a doubler over the crack

• C.

Cutting an oval notch at each end of the crack

A. Drilling a hole at each end of the crack
Explanation
Drilling a hole at each end of the crack can temporarily prevent it from increasing in length because it relieves the stress concentration at the crack tip. By drilling holes, the stress is distributed more evenly, reducing the likelihood of the crack propagating further. This technique is commonly used as a temporary measure to prevent crack growth until a permanent repair can be made.

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• 16.

### The next-to-last shot of an anchor cable is usually painted.

• A.

Yellow

• B.

Red

• C.

White

• D.

International orange

A. Yellow
Explanation
1=RED
2=WHITE
3=BLUE
4=RED
5=YELLOW
6=RED

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• 17.

### You are running before a rough sea and a strong wind.  Your sailing vessel is yawing.  If the wind should catch the mainsail on the reverse side you will _____

• A.

Jibe

• B.

Tack

• C.

Go in irons

• D.

Broach

A. Jibe
Explanation
sailing into the wind = TACKING turns sailing with the wind behind you = JIBING turns

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• 18.

### What is the name of the mark indicated by the letter B in diagram D003DG http://thenauticalsite.com/NauticalNotes/Const/MyConst-Lesson07-LoadLines.htm

• A.

• B.

• C.

Tropical fresh water load line

C. Tropical fresh water load line
Explanation
explained here

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• 19.

### Limit Switches

• A.

Cut off power to the winch when the lifeboat nears the final stowed position

• B.

Control the descent rate of a lifeboat

• C.

Control the ascent rate of a lifeboat

• D.

Cut of power to the winch when the lifeboat reaches the davit bumpers

A. Cut off power to the winch when the lifeboat nears the final stowed position
Explanation
limit switches are a type of STOPPER, that stop the lifeboat near the bottom so it can be winched down

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