1. What position should the rowing shell be relative to an approaching wake?
Perpendicular, bow facing
Perpendicular, stern facing

2. What is the first thing to do when your shell has flipped over?
Put on your PFD
Get your feet out of the shoes
Blow your whistle
What position should the rowing shell be

3. What is the main thing to watch for while wiping the shells?
Keeping warm
Checking for shell damage
Checking for loose screws
Checking the sliding seats

4. When is it mandatory to carry PFDs in the rowing shell?
When there is no coach boat
Before sunrise
At sunset
At all times

5. As a general rule, what is the earliest time you should start rowing in the morning?
At sunrise
15 minutes before sunrise
30 minutes before sunrise
45 minutes before sunrise

6. When do the most harmful effects of sun exposure occur?
In early childhood
Under the age of 15
Under the age of 25
In middle age

7. Why is it important to learn and observe the traffic pattern on our body of water?
Because we share it with other users
It is mandated by the Small Vessel Regulations
Because we can't go against the current
It reduces the risk of catching a wake

8. Where do you find names and numbers of the local emergency organizations?
In the Safety Protocol
In each rowing shell
In the phone book
In the Emergency Action Plan

9. What should you write in the Log book?
The name and phone number of your emergency contact
The name of your boat, your name, the time you expect to return
Your name, and the time you leave
When you expect to row next

10. What is the required number of PDFs in a coach boat if the coach boat carries the coach and an assistant, and the following rowing shells are on the water: an 8-person (cox'd), a 4-person and a single?

11. What are 5 weather events that should prevent you from rowing?
Whitecaps, strong winds, snow, water temperature under 8°C, fog
Thunder, lightning, air temperature under 5°C, low barometric pressure, moderate wind
Thunder, fog, lightning, whitecaps, strong winds
Thunder, lightning, air temperature above 35°C, whitecaps, strong winds

12. What should all rowers do in case of an imminent thunderstorm?
Row back to shore or to an identified safe haven.
Finish their workout, then head back to shore
Lie low in their rowing shell
Grab a raincoat

13. What is the minimum age to rely on an inflatable PFD?

14. What are some symptoms of moderate hypothermia?
Moderate shivering, difficulty walking and breathing
Violent shivering, no pulse, no breathing
Moderate shivering, unable to open an oarlock, difficulty breathing
Unable to open an oarlock or a zipper, slurred speech, uncontrollable shivering

15. What is the first thing to do if you suspect a fellow rower to have severe hypothermia?
Tell the Practice Captain
Call the personal emergency contact number
Call 911
Find out if one of the rowers present is a doctor or nurse

16. When is the best time to check individual position, riggers, etc.
When the shell is on the water, before getting in
Just after gettting in the shell
When the shell is on the stretchers, before putting on the water
After a 10-minute warm-up on the water

17. Why do rowers need to be proactive in dealing with other boats on the water?
Rowers are not very visible to most other boats
Motor boat drivers can get mad at rowers
Wake from other boats can easily tip a rowing shell
Rowers are usually not welcome on most bodies of water

18. How do you recover from a small crab?
Ask everyone to stop rowing
Ask the rest of the crew to lean out to the opposite side
Get the oar handle over the head, sit back up and start rowing again
Push the handle down

19. Why is it recommended not to leave the boat after it capsizes?
The boat can hit an obstacle if left unattended
The boat can serve as a flotation device.
It is much easier to right the boat and get back in
A captain never leaves the boat

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