BOATsmart! South Carolina
Practice Test

Want to try a practice test before you take the course? Get ready for your South Carolina boater safety course by testing your boating knowledge with our free practice test.

Practice Test Question 1

1. Which boating restriction sign indicates that no power-driven vessels are permitted?

No power-driven vessels boating restriction sign. Illustration.
Engine power limit boating restriction sign. Illustration.
No vessels permitted boating restriction sign. Illustration.
No skiiing north of sign boating restriction sign. Illustration.

Practice Test Question 2

2. Which of the following images correctly identifies the Port side of a pleasure craft?

Bow of boat. Boating terminolgy illustration.
Stern of boat. Boating terminolgy illustration.
Starboard side of boat. Boating terminolgy illustration.
Port side of boat. Boating terminolgy illustration.

Practice Test Question 3

3. Which of the following is NOT approved for use on a Personal Watercraft (PWC)?

Red standard life jacket. Boating safety equipment illustration.
Yellow personal flotation device. Boating safety equipment illustration.
Orange inflatable personal floatation device. Boating safety equipment illustration.
Orange small vessel life jacket. Boating safety equipment illustration.

Practice Test Question 4

4. Which of the following should you keep on your port side when heading upstream?

Green port-hand lateral system navigation buoys. Illustation.
Red starboard-hand lateral system navigation buoys. Illustration.
Starboard-hand day beacon. Boating markers illustration.
Starboard-junction day beacon. Boating markers illustration.

Practice Test Question 5

5. Which of the following is a Type A Parachute Flare?

Multi-star rocket flare. Boating distress signal illustration.
Parachute flare. Boating distress signal illustration.
Buoyant smoke flare. Boating distress signal illustration.
Hand-held flare. Boating distress signal illustration.

Practice Test Question 6

6. Which of the following is a Swimming Buoy?

Red and white diving flag on top of white buoy. Illustration.
White cylindrical swimming buoy. Illustration.
Yellow cautionary buoys. Illustration.
White and orange hazard buoys. Illustration.

Practice Test Question 7

7. In which of the following images are you the Stand-On Craft?

Boat approaching port side. Nagivating at night illustration.
Boat approaching starboard side. Nagivating at night illustration.
Boat approaching head on. Nagivating at night illustration.
Approaching a non-powered craft. Navigating a boat at night illustration.

Practice Test Question 8

8. A boat is approaching you head-on, what is your course of action?

Approaching a boat head on. Turning to port. Powerboat navigation and right-of-way illustration.
Approaching a boat head on. Turning to starboard. Powerboat navigation and right-of-way illustration.
Approaching a boat head on hazard. Powerboat navigation and right-of-way illustration.
Approaching a boat head on. Full stop. Powerboat navigation and right-of-way illustration.

Practice Test Question 9

9. Which of the following displays how passengers should be safely seated on board a small aluminum boat?

Two children wearing life jackets, sitting at stern, operating a motorboat. Illustration.
Two children wearing life jackets, sitting in separate seats, operating a motorboat. Illustration.
Two children wearing life jackets, properly dispersing weight, operating a motorboat. Illustration.
Two children wearing life jackets operating a motorboat. Girl standing up unsafely. Illustration.

Practice Test Question 10

10. Which image is a Starboard-Hand Buoy?

Green port-hand lateral system navigation buoys. Illustation.
Red starboard-hand lateral system navigation buoys. Illustration.
Yellow cautionary buoys. Illustration.
Black and red isolated danger buoys. Illustration.

Congratulations! You've completed the practice quiz.

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