Small Boat Theory

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Small Boat Theory

Background theory quiz related to Dinghy sailing, Powerboating and Personal Watercraft (Jetski) use.  


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  • 1. 
    Which of the below best describes a Spring tide?
    • A. 

      Highest high tide & Lowest low tide

    • B. 

      Lowest high tide & Highest low tide

    • C. 

      Highest high tide & Highest low tide

    • D. 

      Lowest high tide & Lowest low tide

  • 2. 
    Which of the below best describes a Neap tide?
    • A. 

      Highest high tide & Lowest low tide

    • B. 

      Lowest high tide & Highest low tide

    • C. 

      Highest high tide & Highest low tide

    • D. 

      Lowest high tide & Lowest low tide

  • 3. 
    When do Spring tides occur?
    • A. 

      Every week

    • B. 

      Every 2 weeks

    • C. 

      Every 3 weeks

    • D. 

      Every 4 weeks

  • 4. 
    What does a South cardinal marker (buoy) colour scheme look like?
    • A. 

      Black at the top, Yellow at the bottom

    • B. 

      Yellow at the top, Black at the bottom

    • C. 

      Black at the top & bottom, Yellow in the middle

    • D. 

      Yellow at the top & bottom, Black in the middle

  • 5. 
    What does a West cardinal marker (buoy) colour scheme look like?
    • A. 

      Black at the top, Yellow at the bottom

    • B. 

      Yellow at the top, Black at the bottom

    • C. 

      Black at the top & bottom, Yellow in the middle

    • D. 

      Yellow at the top & bottom, Black in the middle

  • 6. 
    What does a East cardinal marker (buoy) colour scheme look like?
    • A. 

      Black at the top, Yellow at the bottom

    • B. 

      Yellow at the top, Black at the bottom

    • C. 

      Black at the top & bottom, Yellow in the middle

    • D. 

      Yellow at the top & bottom, Black in the middle

  • 7. 
    What buoy is shown in the picture?
    • A. 

      Isolated danger mark

    • B. 

      Safe water mark

    • C. 

      Temporary wreck mark

    • D. 

      Special mark

  • 8. 
    What buoy is shown in the picture?
    • A. 

      Isolated danger mark

    • B. 

      Safe water mark

    • C. 

      Temporary wreck mark

    • D. 

      Special mark

  • 9. 
    What buoy is show in the picture?
    • A. 

      Isolated danger mark

    • B. 

      Safe water mark

    • C. 

      Temporary wreck mark

    • D. 

      Special mark

  • 10. 
    What type of buoy is shown in the picture?
    • A. 

      Isolated danger mark

    • B. 

      Safe water mark

    • C. 

      Temporary wreck mark

    • D. 

      Special mark

  • 11. 
    What is the chart symbol showing/telling us?
    • A. 

      Waypoint

    • B. 

      Chart information diamond

    • C. 

      Area of special interest

    • D. 

      Tidal diamond

  • 12. 
    What is the chart symbol showing/telling us?
    • A. 

      Anchorage

    • B. 

      Dinghy park

    • C. 

      Wreck

    • D. 

      Slipway

  • 13. 
    What type of knot is being shown below?
    • A. 

      Half hitches

    • B. 

      Clove hitch

    • C. 

      Bowline

    • D. 

      Sheet bend

  • 14. 
    What type of knot is being shown below?
    • A. 

      Half hitches

    • B. 

      Clove hitch

    • C. 

      Bowline

    • D. 

      Sheet bend

  • 15. 
    What type of knot is being shown below?
    • A. 

      Half hitches

    • B. 

      Clove hitch

    • C. 

      Bowline

    • D. 

      Sheet bend

  • 16. 
    What lines are shown on the globe?
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

  • 17. 
    What does the diagram below show?
    • A. 

      Land breeze

    • B. 

      Sea breeze

  • 18. 
    What is the depth of water if the tide height is 2 metres within the black circuled area?
    • A. 

      113

    • B. 

      115

    • C. 

      11.3

    • D. 

      13.3

  • 19. 
    What are the lines called in the diagram below?
    • A. 

      Pressure lines

    • B. 

      Isobars

    • C. 

      Wind strength lines

    • D. 

      Weather lines

  • 20. 
    Which sailing dinghy is the give way vessel, A or B?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

  • 21. 
    What VHF channel should a MAYDAY call be made on?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      16

  • 22. 
    What lines are shown on the globe?
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

  • 23. 
    Which chart scale do you use to measure distance?
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

  • 24. 
    Buys Ballot's law, if you stand with your back to the wind (northern hemisphere) will the low pressure system be on your left or right?
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

  • 25. 
    What type of weather system is shown in the diagram?
    • A. 

      Anticyclone

    • B. 

      Sea breeze

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Thunder storm

  • 26. 
    What weather characteristics are often linked to a Anticyclone?
    • A. 

      Surface air flowing inwards and rising

    • B. 

      Clear skies

    • C. 

      Squally conditions

  • 27. 
    What type of clouds are shown in the picture?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

  • 28. 
    In the daytime with clear conditions, within 1 nautical mile of a shore - what type of flare should you use in an emergency?
    • A. 

      Red handheld flare

    • B. 

      Red rocket flare

    • C. 

      Orange smoke flare

    • D. 

      White handheld flare

  • 29. 
    If you hear 2 short blasts of a horn from a vessel in good visability, what does it mean?
    • A. 

      I am turning to starboard

    • B. 

      I do not understand your intentions

    • C. 

      I am turning to port

    • D. 

      My engines are going astern

  • 30. 
    If you hear 5 short blasts of a horn from a vessel in good visability, what does it mean?
    • A. 

      I am turning to starboard

    • B. 

      I do not understand your intentions

    • C. 

      I am turning to port

    • D. 

      My engines are going astern