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  • 1. 

    Types of shipboard firefighting systems include Fire mains, Automatic sprinklers, Halon 1301, Co2 Systems, International Shore connections and

    • A.

      Fixed foam

    • B.

      Fire Alarm

    • C.

      Pull stations

    • D.

      Both a & b

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a & b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both a & b". This means that the types of shipboard firefighting systems include both Fixed foam and Fire Alarm. Fixed foam systems are used to extinguish fires by releasing foam onto the affected area, while Fire Alarms are used to detect and alert individuals about the presence of a fire. These two systems work together to provide effective firefighting capabilities on ships.

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  • 2. 

    The lengthwise direction on the ship is referred to as

    • A.

      Front & Back

    • B.

      Fore & Aft

    • C.

      Bow & Stern

    • D.

      Port & Starboard

    Correct Answer
    B. Fore & Aft
    Explanation
    The lengthwise direction on a ship is referred to as "Fore & Aft". This terminology is commonly used in maritime navigation and refers to the forward and backward directions of the ship. "Fore" refers to the front or forward direction, while "Aft" refers to the back or rear direction. This terminology helps to provide clear and standardized communication among sailors and navigators when referring to specific directions on a ship.

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  • 3. 

    The ship is divided in half lengthwise by its

    • A.

      Midline

    • B.

      Midpoint

    • C.

      Centerline

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Centerline
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Centerline." The ship is divided in half lengthwise by its centerline. This line runs from the bow to the stern and separates the ship into two symmetrical halves. The centerline is an important reference point for navigation and ship design.

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  • 4. 

    The section around the midpoint area is usually the widest part of the ship and is referred to as her

    • A.

      Superstructure

    • B.

      Centerline

    • C.

      Width

    • D.

      Beam

    Correct Answer
    D. Beam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Beam". The beam of a ship refers to its width at the widest point, which is typically around the midpoint area. This is important because it affects the stability and capacity of the ship.

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  • 5. 

    The right side of the ship is referred to as _________ side of the ship and the left side of the ship is referred to as the _______ side of the ship.

    • A.

      Starboard & Port

    • B.

      Right & Left

    • C.

      Anchor & Pier

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Starboard & Port
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Starboard & Port". The right side of a ship is referred to as the starboard side, while the left side is referred to as the port side. These terms are used to avoid confusion when giving directions or maneuvering the ship.

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  • 6. 

    Going toward the centerline of the ship is to go __________ and going away from the centerline of the ship is to go _________

    • A.

      Inboard & Outboard

    • B.

      Inside & Outside

    • C.

      Center & Rail

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Inboard & Outboard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Inboard & Outboard". When someone goes towards the centerline of the ship, they are moving inboard, closer to the center. Conversely, when someone goes away from the centerline of the ship, they are moving outboard, further away from the center.

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  • 7. 

    Every compartment on a ship (except minor spaces, such as pea coat locker, linen locker, & gear cleaning Lockers) is assigned a compartment number. This number is marked on a label plate secured above the door or hatch, in addition to a 12 inch by 15 inch yellow rectangle. This marking is commonly called

    • A.

      “Escape marker”

    • B.

      “Bullseye”

    • C.

      “Site marker”

    • D.

      “Damage marker”

    Correct Answer
    B. “Bullseye”
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "Bullseye". On a ship, every compartment is assigned a compartment number, which is marked on a label plate above the door or hatch. In addition to the compartment number, there is also a 12 inch by 15 inch yellow rectangle marking. This marking is commonly referred to as a "Bullseye".

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  • 8. 

    Any deck exposed to the weather is called the

    • A.

      Lido deck

    • B.

      Weather deck

    • C.

      Sun deck

    • D.

      Promenade deck

    Correct Answer
    B. Weather deck
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Weather deck" because it is the deck on a ship that is exposed to the weather. This deck is typically located on the uppermost level of the ship and is not covered or protected from the elements. It is where passengers can enjoy the open air and experience the weather conditions while on board.

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  • 9. 

    The level is a term used to designate deck heights above the main deck. The first level is 01, the second is 02, etc, etc. They are pronounced as

    • A.

      Zero one, zero two, etc.

    • B.

      1, 2, etc

    • C.

      Oh-one, oh-two, etc.

    • D.

      All of the above are acceptable

    Correct Answer
    C. Oh-one, oh-two, etc.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Oh-one, oh-two, etc." This is because the question states that the levels are pronounced as "Zero one, zero two, etc." The term "zero" is commonly pronounced as "oh" in this context. Therefore, "Oh-one, oh-two, etc." is the correct pronunciation for the levels.

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