The Ultimate Quiz On Boating

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  • 1. 

    What is the front of a boat called?

    • A.

      The Stern

    • B.

      The Bow

    • C.

      The Pulpit

    • D.

      The Mast

    Correct Answer
    B. The Bow
    Explanation
    The front of a boat is called the bow. The bow is the forward-most part of the boat, opposite to the stern. It is the part that cuts through the water and is typically pointed or curved. The bow is important for maneuvering the boat and is often equipped with cleats, anchor, and navigation lights.

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  • 2. 

    Which is not a kind of boat or ship?

    • A.

      Funicular

    • B.

      Trimaran

    • C.

      Ketch

    • D.

      Skipjack

    Correct Answer
    A. Funicular
    Explanation
    A funicular is not a kind of boat or ship. It is a type of transportation system that consists of two cars connected by a cable and operates on an inclined track, typically used to transport people up and down steep slopes. Unlike the other options listed (trimaran, ketch, and skipjack), which are all types of boats or ships, a funicular does not navigate through water but rather operates on land.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the large sailing vessel in the movie "White Squall"?

    • A.

      The Alberta

    • B.

      The Swift

    • C.

      The Peaceful

    • D.

      The Albatross

    Correct Answer
    D. The Albatross
    Explanation
    In the movie "White Squall," the large sailing vessel is named The Albatross.

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  • 4. 

    When team racing a yacht shall exonerate herself from foul by?

    • A.

      Taking A Dsq

    • B.

      Completing A 360 Degree Turn

    • C.

      Taking A Green Flag

    • D.

      Completing A 720 Degree Turn

    Correct Answer
    B. Completing A 360 Degree Turn
    Explanation
    In yacht team racing, a yacht can exonerate herself from a foul by completing a 360-degree turn. This means that if a yacht commits a foul during the race, she must turn her boat completely around in a full circle, changing her direction by 360 degrees. By doing so, the yacht acknowledges her mistake and takes the necessary action to rectify it, allowing for fair competition to continue.

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  • 5. 

    How many masts did the Spanish Galleon have?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    The Spanish Galleon had three masts. Masts are vertical poles or spars that support the sails of a ship. In the case of the Spanish Galleon, it had three masts, which would have allowed it to carry multiple sails and have better maneuverability and speed. Having three masts was a common feature of galleons during the Age of Sail.

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  • 6. 

    What boat did Dennis Connor sail in the last America's Cup?

    • A.

      Liberty

    • B.

      Stars & Stripes

    • C.

      America 3

    • D.

      Young America

    Correct Answer
    D. Young America
    Explanation
    Dennis Connor sailed in the boat named Young America in the last America's Cup.

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  • 7. 

    What is the SRN4?

    • A.

      The Largest Hovercraft In The World

    • B.

      The Largest Available Propeller

    • C.

      The Lusitania's Registration

    • D.

      The Queen Elizabeth II's Number

    Correct Answer
    A. The Largest Hovercraft In The World
    Explanation
    The SRN4 is the largest hovercraft in the world. Hovercrafts are vehicles that are capable of traveling over both land and water by creating a cushion of air underneath them. The SRN4 is known for its massive size and capacity, making it the largest of its kind. It is used for various purposes such as transporting people and vehicles across bodies of water.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the woman who almost won the BOC Challenge in 1995?

    • A.

      Isabelle Autissier

    • B.

      Joni Palmer

    • C.

      Hannah Swett

    • D.

      Dawn Riley

    Correct Answer
    A. Isabelle Autissier
    Explanation
    Isabelle Autissier is the correct answer because she was a French sailor who participated in the BOC Challenge, a solo around-the-world yacht race, in 1995. Autissier came very close to winning the race but unfortunately, her boat capsized just a few hundred miles from the finish line. Despite this setback, Autissier's performance in the race was highly commendable, making her a notable figure in the sailing community.

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  • 9. 

    What is the class name of the 688 attack sub?

    • A.

      Miami

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      Dallas

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    D. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    The class name of the 688 attack sub is Los Angeles.

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  • 10. 

    What is the smallest sailboat listed?

    • A.

      Snark Sunflower

    • B.

      Kestral

    • C.

      Cigarette

    • D.

      Mutineer

    Correct Answer
    A. Snark Sunflower
    Explanation
    The Snark Sunflower is the smallest sailboat listed because it is specifically designed as a small, lightweight, and compact sailboat. It is known for its simplicity and ease of use, making it a popular choice for beginners and recreational sailors. The Kestral, Cigarette, and Mutineer are likely larger and more advanced sailboats compared to the Snark Sunflower.

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  • 11. 

    What was a kayak called before the term kayak was used?

    • A.

      A Skin Boat

    • B.

      A Nordkapp

    • C.

      A Byddarkka

    • D.

      A Angmagssalik

    Correct Answer
    C. A Byddarkka
  • 12. 

    Who was the manufacturer of the World's first outboard engine?

    • A.

      Suzuki

    • B.

      Mercury

    • C.

      Chrysler

    • D.

      Evinrude

    Correct Answer
    D. Evinrude
    Explanation
    Evinrude is the correct answer because they were the manufacturer of the world's first outboard engine. They introduced the first commercially successful outboard motor in 1909, revolutionizing the boating industry. Their invention allowed boats to be powered by an external engine, rather than relying on rowing or sails. This innovation made boating more accessible and convenient for people, leading to the widespread popularity of outboard engines in recreational and commercial boating.

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