Homework Questions – Chapter 1

Homework Questions – Chapter 1

  1. The most important reason for pre-planning your trip is:

    1. to tell you the time you will arrive at destination.

    2. once you know your destination you can steer directly towards it.

    3. it shows any hazards along the way.

    4. it shows what boats are near you.

    Ref: WN-Ch.2-pgs 5-7 step1-Planning


  2. Planning on-the-fly should not be used because you should always complete the trip to your destination before selecting a new destination.

    1. True

    2. False

    Ref: WN -Ch.2-pg 7, step 1-Planning


  3. Navigating in the water, it is quite easy to become separated from your intended path

    1. by wind and current.

    2. to get around a hazard.

    3. by poor seamanship.

    4. all of the above.

    Ref: WN -Ch.2, pg 7 Navigating
    Underway, Ch. 8, pg 100, Staying on Course


  4. Which of the following statements is true regarding the representation of Aids to Navigation (ATONs) on charts?

    1. Small scale charts include all ATONs in the area represented.

    2. Only ATONs maintained by the Coast Guard are charted.

    3. While large scale charts generally show nearly all the ATONs, some may not be included.

    4. ATONs are not shown on coastal charts.

    Ref: WN-Ch.
    2 –pg 8, Navigation Aids

  5. In Piloting, you have planned a safe route to follow on your GPS; then you do not have to periodically check your position on the water.

    1. True

    2. False

    WN -Ch.2-pg 22, Fig 3-7

  6. You are going from one waypoint to another and your GPS shows your position, but you must measure the course angle and distance by using the chart.

    1. True

    2. False

    WN –Ch 3, pg 17

  7. In order to establish a fix by bearings you must use at least
    _______ bearings.

    1. one

    2. two

    3. three

    4. four

    Ref: WN -Ch. 2, pg 15, Determining Position by Visual Bearings

  8. A line of position (LOP) is a:

    1. fixed position on a boat

    2. dead reckoning position.

    3. pre-calculated course line.

    4. line on which the boat lies.

    WN -Ch.2- pg 15, Determining Position by Visual Bearings

  9. A relative bearing is measured relative to:

    1. true north.

    2. magnetic north.

    3. the bow of the boat.

    4. an ATON.

    WN -Ch.2- pg. 16, Relative Bearings


  10. A chart scale is of the form 1:n (for example, 1 :40,000). Comparing two charts,the one with the scale having a
    larger value of n typically:

    1. Shows more detail, but a smaller coverage area.

    2. Shows less detail, but a larger coverage area.

    3. Shows the same level of detail.

    4. May show more detail or less detail.

    SG -Ch.1-¶ 17,Chart Basics

  11. Longitude at Greenwich, England is:

    1. 1800

    2. 0900

    3. 0000

    4. 2700

    Ref: SG
    -Ch.1-¶ 31, Latitude and Longitude

  12. The 180th meridian of longitude is commonly known as the:

    1. Prime Meridian.

    2. local meridian.

    3. International Date Line.

    4. Prime Vertical.

    Ref: SG
    -Ch.1-¶ 31, Latitude and Longitude


  13. Which one is a correct latitude?

    1. 120º S

    2. 120º

    3. 75º

    4. 75º S

    Ref: SG
    -Ch.1-¶ 31, Latitude and Longitude