Uscg Nautical Terminology And Military Terms

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A building where military personnel live are

    • A.

      Barracks

    • B.

      Swabs

    • C.

      Segways

    • D.

      Portals

    Correct Answer
    A. Barracks
    Explanation
    Barracks is the correct answer because it is a building where military personnel live. The other options, Swabs, Segways, and Portals, do not fit the description of a building where military personnel reside.

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  • 2. 

    Belay/Avast means to

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Stop

    • C.

      Salute

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop
    Explanation
    Belay/Avast is a nautical term used to command someone to stop or halt. It is commonly used in sailing or rock climbing to indicate that the person should immediately cease their current action or movement. Therefore, the correct answer is "Stop".

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  • 3. 

    Downstairs

    • A.

      Below

    • B.

      Geronimo

    • C.

      Deck

    Correct Answer
    A. Below
  • 4. 

    The bulkhead is the_______ The cabin is the _______ A compartment is a_______ The deck is the_______

    • A.

      Bathroom, house of all CG members, room, floor

    • B.

      Bathroom, house of all CG members, locker, upper command room

    • C.

      Wall, Commanding Officer's living quarters, room, floor

    Correct Answer
    C. Wall, Commanding Officer's living quarters, room, floor
    Explanation
    The bulkhead is the wall, the cabin is the Commanding Officer's living quarters, a compartment is a room, and the deck is the floor.

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  • 5. 

    "Eyes on the boat" means

    • A.

      Watch you designated boat while on watch

    • B.

      To look straight ahead at the position of attention

    • C.

      Eyes on your company's goal

    Correct Answer
    B. To look straight ahead at the position of attention
    Explanation
    "Eyes on the boat" means to look straight ahead at the position of attention. This phrase is often used in a military or nautical context, where it is important for individuals to maintain focus and be alert. By looking straight ahead, individuals are able to stay attentive and ready to respond to any potential threats or commands. It is a directive to maintain a fixed gaze and remain vigilant.

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  • 6. 

    Foward mean

    • A.

      Towards the boat

    • B.

      Backwards

    • C.

      March faster

    Correct Answer
    A. Towards the boat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "towards the boat" because the word "forward" indicates movement in the direction of the boat.

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  • 7. 

    The Galley is the

    • A.

      Bathroom

    • B.

      Cafeteria bathroom

    • C.

      Kitchen

    Correct Answer
    C. Kitchen
    Explanation
    The Galley is commonly known as the kitchen on a ship or an aircraft. It is the area where food is prepared and cooked.

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  • 8. 

    A Hatch is

    • A.

      Tool used for fixing ships

    • B.

      Bathroom key

    • C.

      A square/rectangular opening in a deck

    Correct Answer
    C. A square/rectangular opening in a deck
    Explanation
    A hatch is a square or rectangular opening in a deck. It is commonly found on ships and other maritime vessels, providing access to different compartments or levels within the ship. Hatches are used for various purposes such as loading and unloading cargo, ventilation, and emergency escape routes. They can be opened and closed to control the flow of people, goods, and air between different areas of the ship.

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  • 9. 

    The head is the

    • A.

      Bathroom

    • B.

      Hall

    • C.

      The seating area

    Correct Answer
    A. Bathroom
    Explanation
    The given options are "bathroom", "hall", and "the seating area". Out of these options, "bathroom" is the only option that makes sense when completing the sentence "The head is the..." as the head is commonly associated with the bathroom. The other options, "hall" and "the seating area", do not logically fit in the given sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is "bathroom".

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  • 10. 

    Heading is

    • A.

      The direction a company marches at any given time

    • B.

      The direction a ship points at any given time

    • C.

      The direction a company's colors points at any given time

    Correct Answer
    B. The direction a ship points at any given time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the direction a ship points at any given time." This answer accurately describes the concept of heading, which refers to the direction in which a ship is pointing or facing at a particular moment. The heading of a ship can change as it navigates through the water, and it is an important factor in determining the ship's course and navigation.

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  • 11. 

    INBOARD is

    • A.

      Towards the ship's center line

    • B.

      Towards the ship's rear line

    • C.

      Towards the ship's entire line

    Correct Answer
    A. Towards the ship's center line
    Explanation
    Inboard refers to a direction that is towards the ship's center line. This means that it is closer to the middle of the ship rather than towards the edges. It is the opposite of outboard, which refers to a direction away from the ship's center line.

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  • 12. 

    The ladder is the

    • A.

      Elevator

    • B.

      Stairs

    • C.

      Rope

    Correct Answer
    B. Stairs
    Explanation
    The given options are "ladder", "elevator", and "stairs". Out of these options, the correct answer is "stairs" because stairs are a common means of vertical movement in buildings, allowing people to move between different levels. Ladders are typically used for climbing up or down, but they are not as commonly used as stairs in buildings. Elevators are also used for vertical movement, but they are mechanical devices that transport people or goods between different levels, whereas stairs are a more basic and common form of vertical movement.

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  • 13. 

    The messdeck is

    • A.

      The compartment where officers work

    • B.

      The compartment where enlisted personnel eat

    • C.

      The compartment where the President of the U.S.A. eats and works

    Correct Answer
    B. The compartment where enlisted personnel eat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The compartment where enlisted personnel eat." The messdeck refers to the area on a ship where enlisted personnel have their meals. This is separate from the officers' quarters and is specifically designated for the enlisted personnel to dine together.

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  • 14. 

    Muster is the

    • A.

      Gathering of all company colors

    • B.

      Disbursement of the crew for chow

    • C.

      Assembly of the crew for accountability

    Correct Answer
    C. Assembly of the crew for accountability
    Explanation
    Muster refers to the assembly of the crew for accountability. It is a process where all members of the crew gather together to ensure that everyone is present and accounted for. This is important for safety and operational purposes, as it allows the crew to know who is present and who may be missing in case of an emergency or any other situation. Muster is a common practice in various industries, including the military, maritime, and aviation sectors.

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  • 15. 

    OOD is the

    • A.

      Officer of the Day/Deck

    • B.

      Operational Outward Deck

    • C.

      Operational Officer Deck

    Correct Answer
    A. Officer of the Day/Deck
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Officer of the Day/Deck. This term is commonly used in military or naval contexts to refer to the officer who is responsible for the daily operations and management of the ship or unit. They are in charge of maintaining discipline, overseeing the routines and schedules, and ensuring that all tasks are carried out efficiently.

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  • 16. 

    OUTBOARD is

    • A.

      Out/away from the ship's center line

    • B.

      Out/away from the ship's entire line

    • C.

      Out/away from the ship's rear line

    Correct Answer
    A. Out/away from the ship's center line
    Explanation
    OUTBOARD means out or away from the ship's center line. It refers to a position or direction that is away from the middle of the ship. This can be towards either side of the ship but not towards the rear.

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  • 17. 

    The ceiling is reffered to as the

    Correct Answer
    Overhead
    Explanation
    The term "overhead" is used to refer to the ceiling.

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  • 18. 

    The comparment designated for traffic, (the hallway) is the

    • A.

      Deck hall

    • B.

      Tunnel

    • C.

      Passageway

    Correct Answer
    C. Passageway
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Passageway" because it refers to a designated area for traffic, specifically in this case, a hallway. A passageway is a term commonly used to describe a narrow path or corridor that allows for movement from one place to another. In the context of the given information, "passageway" accurately describes the compartment designated for traffic, which is the hallway.

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  • 19. 

    Port is the _____ side of the vessel

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Right

    • C.

      Back

    Correct Answer
    A. Left
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "left" because the port side of a vessel refers to the left side when facing forward. This is a standardized term used in maritime navigation to ensure clear and consistent communication between sailors and mariners.

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  • 20. 

    A rack is one's

    • A.

      Room

    • B.

      Bed

    • C.

      Locker

    Correct Answer
    B. Bed
    Explanation
    The given answer "bed" is correct because a rack is commonly used to refer to a piece of furniture that is used for sleeping or resting, which is a bed. It is not typically used to refer to a room or a locker.

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  • 21. 

    A scuttle butt is a

    • A.

      Drinking fountain

    • B.

      Rumor

    • C.

      Missile

    • D.

      Certified SB scud missile

    • E.

      Mop

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Drinking fountain
    B. Rumor
    Explanation
    A scuttle butt is commonly known as a drinking fountain in certain contexts, especially in naval or maritime settings. It is a term used to refer to a source of drinking water on a ship or boat. Additionally, "rumor" can also be associated with the term scuttle butt, as it is often used metaphorically to describe gossip or hearsay that is spread among a group of people.

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  • 22. 

    Secure means to

    • A.

      Fasten

    • B.

      Finish

    • C.

      Violate

    • D.

      To mop

    Correct Answer
    A. Fasten
    Explanation
    The word "secure" in this context means to "fasten." It does not mean "violate" or "to mop." "Lock up" means to securely close or fasten something, while "finish up" means to complete or conclude something.

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  • 23. 

    The starboard is ____ side of a vessel when looking ____

    • A.

      Left, backwards

    • B.

      Right, forward

    • C.

      Left, forward

    • D.

      Right, left

    Correct Answer
    B. Right, forward
    Explanation
    The starboard is the right side of a vessel when looking forward.

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  • 24. 

    Swab is

    • A.

      To mop/ a mop

    • B.

      Cotton tube

    • C.

      Missile/ to shoot the missile itself

    Correct Answer
    A. To mop/ a mop
    Explanation
    The word "swab" can refer to the act of mopping or a mop itself. It is commonly used to describe the action of cleaning or wiping a surface with a mop. Additionally, "swab" can also be used to refer to the mop itself, which is a cotton tube used for cleaning purposes.

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  • 25. 

    Underway is

    • A.

      When a vessel is maneuvering

    • B.

      When a vessel is not tied to a pier or anchor

    • C.

      When a vessel sinks

    Correct Answer
    B. When a vessel is not tied to a pier or anchor
    Explanation
    The term "underway" refers to the state of a vessel when it is not tied to a pier or anchor. This means that the vessel is in motion and actively maneuvering, whether it is sailing, steaming, or using any other means of propulsion. It indicates that the vessel is not stationary or moored, but rather in a state of movement.

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  • 26. 

    Watch is

    • A.

      A period of duty, usually four hours

    • B.

      To use CB (certified binoculars) when stationed at a light house

    • C.

      The examination of unauthorized FVs

    Correct Answer
    A. A period of duty, usually four hours
    Explanation
    A watch is a period of duty, typically lasting four hours. During this time, individuals are responsible for carrying out their assigned tasks and maintaining vigilance. This term is commonly used in industries such as maritime, military, and security, where personnel are required to work in shifts to ensure continuous coverage.

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