Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Master or Mate NMT 200 GT Any Waters Exam

These questions are from a Merchant Marine Examination for Master or Mate No More Than 200 Gross Tons Any Waters. Answer's are highlighted in red.

All of the deck license examination modules are randomly generated. The examination questions do not follow in the same question sequence as those found in the Deck Officer Study Guide. Therefore, you must NEVER memorize lists of answers. This technique will not produce the desired results. The U. S. Coast Guard computer system is not programmed with an answer randomization capability but many of the questions in the test bank use identical question stems and/or similar answers with the answers rearranged in a different sequence; therefore, you must NEVER memorize answers by letter identity alone. New questions and updated examination modules will be generated by the U. S. Coast Guard in order to reflect changes in national and international regulations, shipboard procedures, or evolutionary changes in the marine industry. You must always be prepared to demonstrate your proficiency and knowledge of the subject matter rather than your mastery of the rote memorization of the questions themselves.

1. When underway and proceeding ahead, as the speed increases, the pivot point tends to ?

A. move aft
B. move forward
C. move lower
D. remain stationary

2. Your radar indicates a target, however, there is no visible object at the point indicated. A large mountain, approximately 50 miles away on the same bearing as the target, is breaking the horizon. You should suspect the radar target is caused by ?

A. a submerged submarine
B. ducting
C. sub-refraction
D. ionospheric skip waves

3. Leeway is the ?

A. difference between the true course and the compass course
B. momentum of a vessel after her engines have been stopped

C. lateral movement of a vessel downwind of her intended course
D. displacement of a vessel multiplied by her speed

4. In some parts of the world there is often a slight fall in tide during the middle of the high water period. The effect is to create a longer period of stand at higher water. This special feature is called a ?

A. apogean tide
B. double high water
C. perigean tide
D. bore

5. Prevailing winds between 30N and 60N latitude are from the ?

A. east
B. west
C. north
D. south

6. You are doing a williamson turn. Your vessel has swung about 60° from the original course heading. You should ?

A. put the rudder amidships and check the swing
B. stop the engines and prepare to maneuver to pick up the man in the water
C. shift your rudder
D. increase to maximum speed

7. Under the IALA Buoyage Systems, a cardinal mark may NOT be used to ?

A. indicate that the deepest water in an area is on the named side of the mark.
B. indicate the safe side on which to pass a danger
C. draw attention to a feature in the channel such as a bend, junction, bifurcation, or end of a shoal.
D. indicate the port and starboard sides of well-defined channels

8. In waters where the cardinal system is used you would expect to find danger ?

A. lying to the south of an eastern quadrant buoy
B. lying to the south of a northern quadrant buoy
C. lying to the east of an eastern quadrant buoy
D. beneath or directly adjacent to the buoy

9. Which factor is most likely to impair the strength and durability of synthetic line ?

A. Dry rot
B. Mildew

C. Sunlight
D. Washing with mild soap

10. The velocity of a rotary tidal current will be decreased when the Moon is ?

A. at apogee
B. new
C. full
D. All of the above

11. Nylon line can be dangerous because it ?

A. breaks down when wet
B. kinks when wet

C. is not elastic
D. stretches

12. The maneuver which will return your vessel in the shortest time to a person who has fallen overboard is ?

A. engine(s) crash astern, no turn

B. a single turn with hard rudder
C. a williamson Turn
D. two 180 degree turns

13. All oil spills must be reported to the ?

A. U.S. Corps of Engineers
B. U. S. Coast Guard
C. local police
D. local fire department

14. If you must swim through an oil fire, you should NOT ?

A. wear as much clothing as possible
B. enter the water feet first
C. swim with the wind
D. cover eyes with one hand when entering the water

15. Air temperature varies with ?

A. the altitude above sea level
B. the season of the year
C. the latitude or distance from the equator

D. All of the above

16. A safe fuel system must ?

A. prevent engine overheating
B. have proper air/gasoline fuel mixture ratio

C. be liquid and vapor tight
D. supply sufficient air to the intake manifold

17. The shut off valve at the gasoline tank which can be operated from outside the tank space ?

A. controls the amount of gasoline to the engine
B. shuts off the gasollne supply at the tank
C. is used if the gasoline tank leaks
D. All of the above

18. Automatic identification systems (AIS) are expected to broadcast all of the following information EXCEPT ?

A. Port of origin
B. Name of vessel
C. Course and speed over ground
D. Draft of vessel
19. If you fail to notify the Coast Guard of an oil spill, you may be imprisoned up to ?

A. 1 year
B. 2 years

C. 3 years
D. 5 years

20. When using the rain water collection tubes on a liferaft, the first collection should be ?

A. passed around so all can drink
B. poured overboard because of salt washed off the canopy
C. saved to be used at a later time
D. used to boil food