Miscellaneous Quiz / Nautical Terms

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Quiz Updated May 15, 2012

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Definition Term % Correct
The front of a ship.Bow
88.6%
The rear part of a ship.Stern
85%
The left side of the vessel looking forwardPort
84.5%
The right side of the vessel when looking forward.Starboard
83.9%
Unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour.Knot
78.9%
The main body of a vessel.Hull
62.8%
Towards the stern of the vessel.Aft
62.3%
The kitchen of the vessel.Galley
60.9%
The captain of a ship and Gilligan's friend.Skipper
58.6%
When a vessel lists too far and rolls over.Capsize
56%
The toilet or latrine of a vessel.Head
51.7%
Six feet.Fathom
44.1%
Definition Term % Correct
A unit of length, normally equal to three nautical miles.League
41.6%
The system of masts & lines on sailing vessels.Rigging
40.4%
Movable bridge used in boarding/leaving a ship at a pier.Gangway
39.6%
The central structural basis of the hull.Keel
39.5%
Structure above the weather deck which houses a command centerBridge
38.9%
Towards the bow of the vessel.Fore
34.8%
The vessel's angle of lean or tilt to one side.List
34.8%
A sudden, violent wind often accompanied by rain.Squall
27.6%
To secure a vessel to a buoy or a pier.Moor
21%
A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis e.g. from side to side.Yaw
20.2%
Direction in which a vessel's bow is pointing.Heading
19.9%
The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.Coxswain
9.4%
 
Number % Answered
24 (all)
2%
21-23
6.3%
18-20
11.2%
15-17
14.6%
12-14
17%
9-11
16.8%
6-8
15.5%
3-5
12.5%
1-2
4.1%

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