8. Float plans are filed with: a. the U.S. Coast Guard when cruising on international waters. b. a friend or relative. c. any local law enforcement agency. d. no one, if you're only in local waters.
9. The use of alcohol is a factor in recreational boating accidents to the extent of: a. 25 to 35 percent of cases involving fatalities. b. more than 65 percent of cases involving fatalities. c. less than 15 percent of all accidents. d. less than 25 percent of all accidents.
10. When fueling an outboard that uses portable gas tanks, you should: a. fill the tanks to the top so as not to run out of gas. b. put the tanks on the dock for filling. c. put the tanks in the boat for filling. d. use a plastic funnel to prevent any gas from being spilled.
11. The most severe and hazardous weather is generated by: a. high pressure systems. b. occluded fronts. c. low pressure systems. d. cold fronts.
12. You are planning a cruise and receive a weather forecast that predicts a low pressure system will be about 200 miles directly south of you. The weather in your cruising area will probably be: a. rain all day. b. clear skies. c. a cold front passing through about noon. d. probably cloudy, moderate wind, no rain.
13. As a front passes and a high pressure system begins to move into your area, you will notice that: a. the wind is warm and from the south. b. the sky is overcast with low clouds. c. the air is humid and the sky has towering white clouds. d. the wind is from the north and feels cooler and dryer.
14. Under the U.S. Aids to Navigation, when returning from sea you: a. leave the red buoys to your right. b. leave the green buoys to your right. c. stay well clear of red and white buoys. d. leave the red buoys to your left.
15. As you proceed from sea to port: a. the numbers on buoys will increase. b. numbers will not appear on buoys. c. the numbers on buoys will decrease. d. the numbers on buoys will indicate local hazards.
16. Preferred channel buoys are: a. black and white. b. red and green. c. red and white. d. green and white.
17. A short-long or Morse code letter "A" light is used to: a. mark the sides of a channel. b. mark the middle of a channel. c. mark a bend in a channel. d. mark an obstruction in a channel.
18. When two power-driven vessels meet head-on, or nearly so: a. the vessel with the wind on its port side has the right of way. b. the vessel downwind has the right of way. c. the vessel to windward has the right of way. d. neither vessel has the right of way.
19. When two power-driven vessels risk collision while crossing each other's path, the vessel that has the other on its starboard side: a. is the stand-on vessel. b. should maintain course and speed. c. should increase speed. d. should alter course, slow down, or stop to avoid collision.