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SEAMANSHIP (Lines, Purchase, Block & Tackle) Quiz

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Which of the following provide a boom with transverse control and positioning in a conventional yard and stay system?

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What are backstays?

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What is a flounder plate on a topping lift?

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What does the term “standing rigging” refer to?

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The term “spotting the boom” refers to:

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To tie a small line to a larger one, what bend or knot would be used?

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Which of the following is a method used to make an eye in a bight of line where it cannot be spliced?

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What does the “lay” of the line refer to?

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Which of the following should never be done when using natural fiber rope?

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All of the following types of line resist mildew except:

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Wire rope can fail by:

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What are temporary seizings on wire rope made with?

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Prior to a hoisting operation, when inspecting wire rope you must look for:

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The term “rove to advantage” in a block and tackle system means that the:

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What would a “monkey fist” be found on?

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What is a whipping?

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What is the strongest method of forming an eye in wire rope?

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In a 6 x 37 class of wire rope, what does the 37 represent?

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What is the revolving drum of a winch used to haul lines?

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What type of hook will release quickly?

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Where would you find the topping lift?

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What is a shroud?

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The term “topping the boom” means:

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To adjust the height of a cargo boom you would use:

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Vertical control and positioning of a boom in a conventional cargo gear rig is provided by:

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What knot is used to join two lines of different diameter?

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What does whipping the bitter end of a fiber rope do?

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Manila line sizes are normally indicated by their:

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What will a wire rope that has been overstrained show?

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What could you use to facilitate passing the end of a large rope through a block?

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With no friction, what is the mechanical advantage of a threefold purchase when rove to disadvantage?

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To secure a spar, what kind of hitch should you use?

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Successive circles of line laid out flat on a deck with the bitter end in the center is known as:

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What is the mechanical advantage of a two-fold purchase when rove to disadvantage with no friction?

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A 4 inch manila line should be used with what size block shell?

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