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Book3 June'05 GEN DECK QUESTIONS

Book3 June'05 GEN DECK QUESTIONS

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BK
NBR ANS
QUESTION
CHOICE A
CHOICE B
CHOICE C
CHOICE D
ILLUSTRATION
3
1
BUnlighted, red and green, horizontally-banded buoys with the
topmost band red__________.
are cylindrical in shape
and called can buoys
are conical in shape and
called nun buoys

may either be cylindrical
or conical since the
shape has no
significance

are triangular in shape to
indicate that it may not
be possible to pass on
either side of the buoy

3
2
DOn an isomagnetic chart, the line of zero variation is the
__________.
zero variation line
isogonic line
variation line
agonic line
3
3
C Blinking of a Loran-C signal indicates__________.
the signal is in proper
sequence
there will be no increase
or decrease in kHz

there is an error in the
transmission of that
signal

that it has the proper
GRI
3
4
BGyrocompass repeaters reproduce the indications of the master
gyrocompass. They are__________.
accurate only in the
Polar regions
accurate electronic
servomechanisms
hand operated
accurate only if the
vessel is underway
3
5
B

A vessel is steaming in east longitude on January 25 and crosses
the International Date Line on an eastbound course at 0900
zone time. What is the date and time at Greenwich when the
vessel crosses the line?

0900, 24 January
2100, 24 January
2100, 25 January
0900, 26 January
3
6
B Wind velocity varies__________.

directly with the
temperature of the air
mass

directly with the pressure
gradient
inversely with the
barometric pressure
inversely with the
absolute humidity
3
7
CThe period at high or low tide during which there is no change in
the height of the water is called the__________.
range of the tide
plane of the tide
stand of the tide
reversing of the tide
3
8
CWhen you are steering on a pair of range lights and find the
upper light is above the lower light you should__________.
come left
come right
continue on the present
course

wait until the lights are
no longer in a vertical
line

3
9
AWhen displayed under a single-span fixed bridge, red lights
indicate__________.
the channel boundaries that vessels must stop
the bridge is about to
open

that traffic is
approaching from the
other side

3
10
A

The wind at Frying Pan shoals has been northwesterly at an
average velocity of 22 knots. The predicted set and drift of the
rotary current are 125\u00b0 at 0.6 knot. What current should you
expect?

119\u00b0 at 0.9 knot
172\u00b0 at 1.1 knots
225\u00b0 at 0.6 knot
340\u00b0 at 0.4 knot
3
11
BA buoy having red and green horizontal bands would have a light
characteristic of__________.
interrupted quick flashing composite group flashing Morse (A)
quick flashing
3
12
DLines on a chart which connect points of equal magnetic variation
are called__________.
magnetic latitudes
magnetic declinations
dip
isogonic lines
3
13
BMost modern Loran-C receivers, when not tracking properly,
have a(n)__________.
bell alarm to warn the
user
lighted alarm signal to
warn the user
alternate signal keying
system
view finder for each
station
3
14
AYou have replaced the chart paper in the course recorder. What
is NOT required to ensure that a correct trace is recorded?
Test the electrical gain to
the thermograph pens
Set the zone pen on the
correct quadrant

Line the course pen up
on the exact heading of
the ship

Adjust the chart paper to
indicate the correct time
3
15
C What is the length of a nautical mile?
1,800 meters
2,000 yards
6,076 feet
5,280 feet
3
16
C The direction of the surface wind is__________.

directly from high
pressure toward low
pressure

directly from low
pressure toward high
pressure

from high pressure
toward low pressure
deflected by the earth's
rotation

from low pressure
toward high pressure
deflected by the earth's
rotation

3
17
A "Stand" of the tide is that time when__________.
the vertical rise or fall of
the tide has stopped
slack water occurs
tidal current is at a
maximum

the actual depth of the
water equals the charted
depth

3
18
BA vessel's position should be plotted using bearings of
__________.
buoys close at hand
fixed known objects on
shore
buoys at a distance
All of the above
3
19
DYou are approaching a swing bridge at night. You will know that
the bridge is open for river traffic when__________.
the fixed, green light
starts to flash
the amber light changes
to green
the red light is
extinguished
the red light changes to
green
3
20
A

You are underway on course 050\u00b0T and your maximum speed is
12 knots. The eye of a hurricane bears 120\u00b0T, 110 miles from
your position. The hurricane is moving towards 285\u00b0T at 25
knots. If you maneuver at 12 knots to avoid the hurricane, what
could be the maximum CPA?

77 miles
82 miles
87 miles
93 miles
3
21
B Which buoy is NOT numbered?
Green can buoy
Preferred-channel buoy Red lighted buoy
Green gong buoy
3
22
ACharts showing the coast of Mexico are produced by the United
States__________.
National Geospatial-
Intelligence Agency
Coast Guard
Naval Observatory
National Ocean Service
3
23
AIf Loran-C signals become unsynchronized, the receiver operator
is warned because__________.
signals begin to blink
signals begin to shift
stations discontinue
transmission
stations transmit grass
3
25
AYou are in LONG 144\u00b0E. The date is 6 February, and the zone
time is 0800. The Greenwich date and time are__________.
2200, 5 February
2300, 5 February
1700, 6 February
1800, 6 February
3
26
DWind direction may be determined by observing all of the
following EXCEPT__________.
low clouds
waves
whitecaps
swells
3
27
A Spring tides are tides that__________.

have lows lower than
normal and highs higher
than normal

have lows higher than
normal and highs lower
than normal

are unpredictable
occur in the spring of the
year
3
28
CWhen using a buoy as an aid to navigation which of the following
should be considered?

The buoy should be
considered to always be
in the charted location.

If the light is flashing, the
buoy should be
considered to be in the
charted location.

The buoy may not be in
the charted position.

The buoy should be
considered to be in the
charted position if it has
been freshly painted.

3
29
CYou are approaching a multiple-span bridge at night. The main
navigational channel span will be indicated by__________.
a quick flashing red or
green aid to navigation
a steady blue light in the
center of the span

3 white lights in a vertical
line in the center of the
span

a flashing green light in
the center of the span
3
30
AWhen taking an amplitude, the Sun's center should be observed
on the visible horizon when__________.
in high latitudes
the Sun is near or at a
solstice

the declination is of a
different name from the
latitude

the Sun's declination is
at or near 0\u00b0
3
31
AWhen approaching a preferred-channel buoy, the best channel is
NOT indicated by the__________.
light characteristic
color of the uppermost
band
shape of an unlighted
buoy
color of the light
3
32
BThe datum used for soundings on charts of the Atlantic Coast of
the United States is mean__________.
low water
lower low water
high water springs
high water
3
34
B The Local Notice to Mariners is usually published__________.
daily
weekly
monthly
semiannually
3
35
DYou are on a vessel at 0400 ZT on 3 July, and the ZD for your
position is -8. What is the GMT?
1200, 3 July
2000, 3 July
1200, 2 July
2000, 2 July
3
37
B What does the term "tide" refer to?
Horizontal movement of
the water
Vertical movement of the
water
Mixing tendency of the
water
Salinity content of the
water
3
38
D When navigating a vessel, you__________.
can always rely on a
buoy to be on station

can always rely on a
buoy to show proper light
characteristics

should assume a wreck buoy is directly over the wreck

should never rely on a floating aid to maintain its exact position

3
39
A

Civil twilight begins at 1910 zone time on 20 July 1981. Your DR
position at that time is LAT 22\u00b016'N, LONG 150\u00b006'W. Which
statement concerning the planets available for evening sights is
TRUE?

Venus will have a
westerly meridian angle.
Mars will set about one
hour after the Sun sets.

Mars, Venus, Jupiter,
and Saturn will be above
the horizon.

Sights of Saturn, Jupiter,
and Venus will yield a
good three-line-of-
position fix.

3
40
C

The predicted time that the flood begins at the entrance to
Delaware Bay is 1526. You are anchored off Chestnut St. in
Philadelphia. If you get underway bound for sea at 1600 and turn
for 8 knots, at what point will you lose the ebb current?

Billingsport
Marcus Hook
Mile 63
Mile 52
3
41
B Mean high water is the reference plane used for__________.
all vertical
measurements

heights above water of
land features such as
lights

soundings on the East
and West Coasts
water depths on the East
Coast only
3
42
CThe datum used for soundings on charts of the East Coast of the
United States is__________.
mean low water springs mean low water
mean lower low water
half tide level
3
43
CA buoy with a composite group-flashing light indicates a(n)
__________.
anchorage area
fish net area
bifurcation
dredging area
3
44
AThe speed of sound through ocean water is nearly always
__________.

faster than the speed of
calibration for the
fathometer

the same speed as the speed of calibration for the fathometer

slower than the speed of
calibration for the
fathometer

faster than the speed of
calibration for the
fathometer, unless the
water is very warm

3
45
A

The navigator aboard a ship at approximately 165\u00b0E longitude
observes the Sun at ZT 14-25-04 on 21 September. What is the
GMT and Greenwich date of the observation?

03-25-04, 21 September 02-25-04, 21 September 01-25-04, 21 September 01-25-04, 20 September
3
46
A What wind reverses directions seasonally?
Monsoon winds
Hooked trades
Jet stream
Secondary winds
3
47
C The range of tide is the__________.
distance the tide moves
out from the shore
duration of time between
high and low tide

difference between the heights of high and low tide

maximum depth of the
water at high tide
3
48
DWhen should a navigator rely on the position of floating aids to
navigation?
During calm weather
only
During daylight only
Only when inside a
harbor
Only when fixed aids are
not available
3
49
AWhile steering a course of 150\u00b0T, you wish to observe a body for
a latitude check. What would the azimuth have to be?
000\u00b0T
090\u00b0T
150\u00b0T
240\u00b0T
3
50
BThe difference between the heights of low and high tide is the
__________.
period
range
distance
depth
3
51
DIn the U.S. Aids to Navigation System, red and green horizontally-
banded buoys mark__________.
channels for shallow
draft vessels
general anchorage areas fishing grounds
junctions or bifurcations
3
52
BThe reference datum used in determining the heights of land
features on most charts is__________.
mean sea level
mean high water
mean low water
half-tide level
3
55
D

Your longitude is 179\u00b059'W. The LMT at this longitude is 23h
56m on the 4th day of the month. Six minutes later, your position
is 179\u00b059'E longitude. Your LMT and date are__________.

00h 02m on the 4th
00h 02m on the 5th
23h 50m on the 5th
00h 02m on the 6th
3
56
A
A strong, often violent, northerly wind occurring on the Pacific
coast of Mexico, particularly during the colder months, is called
__________.
Tehuantepecer
Papagayo
Norther
Pampero
3
57
B The height of tide is the__________.

depth of water at a
specific time due to tidal
effect

difference between the depth of the water and the area's tidal datum

difference between the
depth of the water and
the high water tidal level

difference between the
depth of the water at
high tide and the depth
of the water at low tide

3
58
D You should plot your dead reckoning position__________.
at every course change hourly
at every speed changeAll of the above are
correct.
3
59
DFor navigational purposes, each great circle on the Earth has a
length of__________.
3,600 miles
5,400 miles
12,500 miles
21,600 miles

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