Boating Quiz

A Quiz for the Responsible Boater

  1. Reckless operation of a motorboat can be defined as:
    1. Causing a hazardous wake in a No Wake Zone
    2. Operating within 50 feet of a diver down flag
    3. Operating a PWC within 50 feet of another PWC
    4. All of the above
  2. At night, if you see a green light on a boat in front of you, you are seeing what side of the boat?
    1. Port
    2. Bow
    3. Starboard
    4. Stern
  3. Boater Education is required for a person if:
    1. born on or after September 1, 1993
    2. born on or before September 1, 1993
    3. they operate a boat with a 5 hp motor
    4. they operate a motorboat only during dark
  4. When you decide to leave for a day of boating on the water, you should:
    1. File a float plan (tell someone where you are going and when you will be back)
    2. Check to make sure the boat is equipped with all required PFDs for each person on board and type of vessel.
    3. Check both the current weather conditions as well as the forecast for the day.
    4. All of the above
  5. It is legal to operate a non-motorized vessel at night only if:
    1. the vessel has all navigational lights just like on a motorboat
    2. has a white light that can been seen from all directions
    3. the operator has taken a Boater Education course
    4. the boat is equipped with radar
  6. Any vessel that has people on board must have a wearable PFD for each person that is approved by:
    1. The person operating the boat
    2. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
    3. The United States Coast Guard
    4. The manufacturer of the PFD
  7. The operator of a vessel that is involved in an accident must report the accident if:
    1. There is property damage in excess of $2,000 dollars
    2. There is injury that requires treatment beyond first aid
    3. There is a fatality
    4. All of the above
  8. The definition of a motorboat means:
    1. A boat that is equipped with an outboard motor only
    2. A boat that is equipped with any type of machinery that provides propulsion
    3. A boat that has no sails
    4. A boat that has no oars or paddles
  9. If a boater is being overtaken, it must:
    1. move to starboard
    2. move slowly and steadily to the right
    3. blow the horn or whistle
    4. hold steady course and speed
  10. A person under the age of 13 must wear a USCG approved PFD on a boat if:
    1. the operator is wearing one too
    2. at all times
    3. the boat is not anchored, moored, or docked and is underway
    4. it is during the nighttime.

Answers: 1.d 2.c 3.a 4.d 5.b 6.c 7.d 8.b 9.d 10.c

Principles of Safe Boating
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Safe Boating Campaign - click to visit the National Safe Boating Council website
  1. Wearing life jackets save lives.
  2. Designate a driver. Sober boating saves lives.
  3. Boater Education saves lives.
  4. Safe boats save lives.

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