What does a diver-down flag look like?

red flag with white diagonal stripe
white flag with blue diagonal stripe
black flag with white circle
blue flag with white square

red flag with white diagonal stripe
What should you do before firing a shot from a small boat?

Stand up.
Move to the bow.
Move your dog and gear behind you.
Stop the boat and turn off the motor. Anchor or secure the boat.

Stop the boat and turn off the motor. Anchor or secure the boat.
Which action shows responsibility toward the aquatic environment?

tossing used fishing line in the water
tossing plastic six-pack holders in the water
operating a powerboat in shallow water
using phosphate-free products to clean a boat

using phosphate-free products to clean a boat
Responsible boaters use cleaning products that won’t harm lakes or rivers. Which product is a responsible choice for cleaning your boat?

industrial-strength detergent
toxic cleaner
ethylene glycol
non-phosphate detergent

non-phosphate detergent
A paddler is approaching unfamiliar rapids. What should this paddler do?

Swim beside the paddlecraft to go over the rapids.
Aim for the middle of the rapids.
Go over the rapids as quickly as possible.
Go ashore well upstream to check out the rapids.

Go ashore well upstream to check out the rapids.
When boating on a river, you may encounter strainers. What is the danger of a strainer?

Strainers make the water dangerously cold.
Strainers attract dangerous wildlife.
Strainers can make you dizzy.
Strainers can trap small boats.

Strainers can trap small boats.
What should you do before letting someone else operate your boat?

Test the person’s swimming skills.
Make sure the person meets the minimum age and boater education requirements.
Check that the person is wearing sunscreen.
Ask the person to complete a float plan and file it with the Coast Guard.

Make sure the person meets the minimum age and boater education requirements.
What should you do before letting someone else operate your PWC?

Explain how to seat a passenger in front of the operator.
Explain how to increase the noise level.
Explain how to spray a wake at other PWCs.
Explain how to steer and control the PWC.

Explain how to steer and control the PWC.
A skier is being towed behind a boat. Who has responsibility for avoiding other boats and hazards?

skier
boat operator
boat owner
no one

boat operator
Which is the safest area for towing a skier?

near the shoreline where others can watch
near other skiers or swimmers in the water
in the middle of the lake away from other boaters
in the heavy-traffic area of the waterway

in the middle of the lake away from other boaters
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