SBLJ – Sample Exercise

This is the first page of 50 exercises in the 2 kyu Juku data base. There are 9 questions in this exercise. This exercise was updated October 19, 2012 after the last exam. The numbers following a question are dates on which a similar question appeared on an exam. The topics of questions are rolled into ‘solutions for questions’ and mini essays.

This is a review of information the skipper need to “keep in mind as he is navigating”. The information in this section speaks to Question 1 on the exam.

There are three general categories of items and each will offer a different set of challenges to the skipper:

  • Seven items (which have been used on 11 exams) ask the examinee to determine which of four options is not necessary for a skipper to remember (or is actually wrong) while driving his boat.
  • One item (used on four exams) asks the examinee to identify which of four options is not a “precaution” to skippers.
  • One item (used on one exam) asks the examinee to identify which of four options is not a valid comparison of water traffic verses land traffic. (The ‘appropriate’ item)

Inappropriate Items:

1. 10-04, 10-05, 10-11, 7-21
The following are statements concerning matters to be borne in mind when navigating on board a boat. Which is inappropriate?

(1) You need to check, in advance, the water area in which you are going to navigate, so as to ascertain positions of submerged obstacles, such as reefs, that cannot be easily seen from above the water’ surface.
(2) It is necessary for a boat operator to have the knowledge and the skill that enables to take emergency measures in response to engine trouble.
(3) In the event of trouble in waters, it may take considerable time to obtain assistance.
(4) The division of water areas according to their designated use, e.g. fishing’ and diving for leisure, is clearly indicated by signs and signals.

2. 10-06, 4-07, 4-08, 4-10
The following are statements concerning matters to be borne in mind for the navigation of a boat. Which is inappropriate?

(1) Signals and signs on the sea are mainly set for the operation of large vessels.
(2) Equipments and measures for checking direction and position should be installed on a boat.
(3) The communication device is not necessary to keep on a boat in case of restricted coastal voyage.
(4) Under the strong reflected sun light, it may be difficult to observe the condition of the water surface.

3. 10-07
The following are statements concerning matters to be borne in mind when navigating a boat. Which is inappropriate?

(1) The backwash of a motorboat sometimes capsizes a row boat.
(2) When approaching an area where many people are fishing, a propeller of a boat can often be fouled by fishing lines.