Welcome to All Coxswains

Question

Are you a GOOD Coxwain?

Answer

Not yet? But you soon will be!


You have progressed to this point by:

  • attending the Good Coxswain Level 1 Course
  • undertaking the Good Coxswain Logbook
  • reading the Good Coxswain Booklets

Are you ready to become a Good Coxswain?

This on-line assessment will assist you
in becoming a GOOD COXWAIN

Over the next hour you will complete 45 multiple-choice questions based upon the content of the Good Coxswain course and/or booklets.

Answer each question by clicking on the appropriate letter, then check your answer and read the explanation. Once begun, there is no scope for you to turn back – so answer carefully.

With all questions complete, an automatic tally of your correct answers will appear on the final page. You must then submit this score and your details to your Regional or State Rowing Authority. Once received, you will be one large step closer to being awarded Level 1 Good Coxswain accreditation!

Good luck and let the questions begin

#1 The purpose of the coxswain is to...
Answer found in
this book
A - Protect the boat from damage
B - Provide rowers with direction
C - Protect the rowers from injury
D - All of the above
#2 The purpose of most coxswains learning to cox in a stern steered training boat is to...
Answer found in
this book
A - Provide a better view of the boat and crew
B - Avoid dispute with senior coxswains
C - Avoid damage to more expensive boats
D - Save the club money
#3 The coxswain can expect the rudder to work best if the boat is...
Answer found in
this book
A - Slow
B - Large
C - Racing
D - Old
#4 When stepping into a boat a coxswain must...
Answer found in
this book
A - Take off her shoes
B - Step between the struts
C - Step on to the seat
D - Step on to struts
#5 The colour that is commonly used to indicate bow-side / starboard is...
Answer found in
this book
A - Green
B - Blue
C - Red
D - Yellow
#6 When turning to the bow-side / starboard a stern steering cox must move the...
Answer found in
this book
A - Right toggle back
B - Left toggle forward
C - Right toggle forward
D - None of the above
#7 The rudder is used for all BUT ONE of the following reasons...
Answer found in
this book
A - Weather influences
B - Traffic rules
C - Physical weakness
D - Coxswain’s enjoyment
#8 Sometimes, a rudder is not enough to help turn a boat, this is because...
Answer found in
this book
A - The boat is stationary
B - An immediate change of course is necessary
C - The boat must turn sharply
D - All of the above
#9 The best command for a coxswain that wishes to avoid a collision is...
Answer found in
this book
A - “Easy all, check it hard!”
B - “Easy all.”
C - “Abandon ship!”
D - "Watch out!"
#10 A boat will most likely stop in the water...
Answer found in
this book
A - After a collision
B - After "easy all"
C - After the rowers stop rowing
D - After lightly checking it
#11 The BAD coxswain speaks so that he can...
Answer found in
this book
A - Give direction to the crew
B - Keep the crew focused
C - Be noticed
D - Offer encouragement
#12 A BAD coxswain will have a voice that is...
Answer found in
this book
A - Loud enough for all to hear
B - Angry enough to make the crew fearful
C - Clear enough to be understood
D - Authoritative enough to command a response
#13 A result of a detailed briefing between coach and cox before training is...
Answer found in
this book
A - The cox knows what feedback the coach wants
B - The cox can lead the crew through drills
C - The coach knows what help the cox requires
D - All of the above
#14 A coxswain will take a small kit out in the boat for emergencies, it does NOT contain...
Answer found in
this book
A - 10mm spanner
B - Coxswain manual
C - Spare rigger nuts
D - Adjustable spanner / shifter
#15 Dressed appropriately for cold weather a coxswain will avoid...
Answer found in
this book
A - Thunder and lightning
B - Winds and strong tides
C - Sunrises and early mornings
D - Discomfort and distraction
#16 A coxswain dressed appropriately for hot weather will be wearing...
Answer found in
this book
A - Sunglasses
B - Cap
C - Sunscreen
D - All of the above
#17 Which of the following is NOT a traffic rule on the water...
Answer found in
this book
A - Always pass stroke-side (port) to stroke-side (port)
B - Row into a prevailing wind
C - Motorised boats must give way
D - All of the above
#18 Before going on the water the coxswain does NOT need to know...
Answer found in
this book
A - How to Swim
B - The likely weather conditions
C - The medical needs of the crew
D - The length of the boat
#19 The coxswain has sole responsibility for the care of the following equipment...
Answer found in
this book
A - Fin
B - Oars
C - Slides
D - All of the above
#20 When the crew is taking the boat from the racking the coxswain should be...
Answer found in
this book
A - On the bank waiting for the boat to arrive
B - With the coach discussing the training to be done
C - With the rowers helping them lift the boat
D - To one end and viewing the entire boat
#21 Which of the following would a coxswain NOT say when moving a boat from the boathouse...
Answer found in
this book
A - “Watch your step.”
B - “Watch the riggers.”
C - “Watch the opposition.”
D - “Watch for the slippery deck.”
#22 If rowing on a darkened waterway...
Answer found in
this book
A - Remain close to the bank and ambient light.
B - Be sure to wear light clothing
C - Attach lights to the boat
D - Brief the bow seat rower to keep watch
#23 A BAD landing can be characterised by...
Answer found in
this book
A - Travelling quickly to the docking point as a full crew to avoid delay
B - Allowing other coxswains to land that have arrived at the docking point ahead of your own boat
C - Using a small combination of rowers when approaching the docking area
D - The boat meeting the landing at a slight angle of 15-30 degrees
#24 Which of the following is NOT a good reason for an angled approach to the dock...
Answer found in
this book
A - It allows the coxswain to see both the bow of the boat and the landing point simultaneously
B - The angle allows for the possibility of a glancing bow contact with the decking rather than a full impact
C - The vulnerable rudder and fin are kept well clear
D - A, B and C are all good reasons
#25 A boat is facing 30 degrees to the bow-side / starboard side of the straight course alignment; which of the following would the coxswain use to straighten the boat...
Answer found in
this book
A - “Pull it around, two seat.”
B - “Pull it around, bow seat.”
C - “Pull it around, seven seat.”
D - “Tap it around, two seat.”
#26 A coxswain can hold a straight line best by using the following as a navigational reference...
Answer found in
this book
A - The waterway’s edges, the bank
B - A distant point above the heads of the rowers
C - A bank of clouds on the horizon
D - The nearest boat ahead
#27 Which of the following command combinations is the rowing equivalent of engaging a neutral gear and then applying the brakes to stop...
Answer found in
this book
A -“Row light, easy all.”
B - “Check it, check it hard.”
C - “Easy all, check it hard.”
D - All of the above
#28 The following should be considered before stopping and turning a boat...
Answer found in
this book
A - Can I see up and down the waterway in both directions for at least 100 metres / yards
B - Can I stop without blocking the water traffic behind me
C - Will the boat be adversely affected by wind, tide or wash at this point
D - All of the above
#29 If the coach stands on the bank facing toward the crew with raised arm and open hand - palm out, what is he indicating...
Answer found in
this book
A - Neo-nazi sympathies
B - Stop the boat
C - Farewell
D - Go faster
#30 When and how should the coxswain use the rudder during the rowing stroke...
Answer found in
this book
A - Large rudder adjustments when the oars are in the water
B - Small rudder adjustments when the oars are out of the water
C - Both A and B
D - Small rudder adjustments regularly
#31 It will take approximately ... strokes before a boat will respond to the rudder...
Answer found in
this book
A - None, it will respond immediately
B - Two or three
C - Four or five
D - One
#32 Which of the following would NOT be advisable when on a shared water way...
Answer found in
this book
A - Coxed boats should give way to boats without cox
B - Boats should not move at great speed within the launching and landing area
C - Sailing boats should give way to rowing boats
D - Boats overtaking will have right of way and the boat being overtaken should move to the right
#33 The view of an oar’s blade from the coxswain seat in an experienced crew would reveal the following positive attribute...
Answer found in
this book
A - Deep blade at the start of the stroke, shallow blade at the finish
B - A blade that travels above the water at a height of 30-60cm (1-2 feet)
C - The blade enters the water as it moves toward the coxswain
D - The blade entering at 90 degrees to the water
#34 The name ‘feather’ is applied in rowing to describe...
Answer found in
this book
A - What is left after ‘stuffing the duck’
B - The turning of the blade from square to flat
C - A light oar
D - A gentle placing of the square oar into the water
#35 There is a specific sequence of movements to complete a correct rowing stroke; in order they are...
Answer found in
this book
A - Finish, recovery, catch, drive
B - Recovery, finish, drive, catch
C - Catch, drive, recovery, finish
D - Drive, catch, recovery, finish
#36 In preparing for regattas the coxswain should include the following in a checklist to be used when packing...
Answer found in
this book
A - Watch
B - Tool kit
C - Coxbox
D - All of the above
#37 Which of the following information, included in the race program, would be LEAST necessary for the coxswain to know prior to racing...
Answer found in
this book
A - Time of race
B - Race record
C - Opposition crews
D - Progression to the next race
#38 The good coxswain will know that familiarity with the rowing course is absolutely vital. Therefore, prior to racing the coxswain should...
Answer found in
this book
A - Read the course traffic regulations
B - Walk the length of the course, if possible
C - Attend the start to observe
D - All of the above
#39 If a crew is NOT ready to row at the start, after the starter begins the starting procedure...
Answer found in
this book
A - The coxswain should raise her hand, yelling, ‘No, not ready!'
B - The crew should row off the start line, get the judge at the start's attention, and just wait
C - It’s too late to do anything but cop it sweet
D - The bow seat rower should raise his or her hand to get the Starter's or Assistant Starter's attention
#40 From the following motorboat the referee raises a WHITE flag, drops it toward the lane on your bow-side/starboard and calls out your name. You should...
Answer found in
this book
A - Not worry, as only red flags are important
B - Steer to bow-side/starboard
C - Look to bow-side/starboard to see if the crew to your right is about to collide with your crew
D - Acknowledge the referee with a quick wave and yell “Thanks!”
#41 Under what conditions can a protest be filed?
Answer found in
this book
A - When a crew's chance to win or advance has been unfairly deprived
B - The race was not conducted in accordance with the rules of Rowing
C - Race was not fair or proper
D - All of the above
#42 You raised your hand at the end of your race to file an objection / protest, but there was no recognition of this on the part of an official and they did not talk to you, you should...
Answer found in
this book
A - NOT row away from the finish line, keep your hand up, and wait for an official to talk to you.
B - Row back to the start and demand to discuss the issue with the Starter
C - Land your boat, tell your coach, put the boat on the racking
D - Row to the finish line area and question the parentage of the referees following the race
#43 Your boat has capsized in cold water 40 metres (50 yards) from the bank and crewmembers are in the water do you...
Answer found in
this book
A - Volunteer a rower to swim ashore for help
B - Take charge and swim to shore your self
C - Get on top of the upturned boat
D - Take a hold of the upturned boat and swim it toward shore
#44 Immediately after a boat has been swamped (sudden rising of water levels within the boat making rowing impossible) the coxswain would be best advised to say the following...
Answer found in
this book
A - “Everyone out of the boat and hold onto your rigger.”
B - “Hats off and start bailing.”
C - “Let’s increase the effort now, we have a really heavy boat.”
D - “Let’s not panic, stay where you are.”
#45 You arrive at the marshalling area behind the starting line just as a fork of lightning illuminates the sky, do you...
Answer found in
this book
A - Remain calm and refocus your crew’s attentions on the race to come
B - Seek out the nearest race official and await further instruction
C - Worry only if it then begins to rain
D - Do not use your mobile / cell phone

Congratulations

You have now completed the Good Coxwain© on-line assessment.

To be given full accreditation as a Good Coxswain©
you must submit your details

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  • Below 30Poor Result - read the booklets then repeat this questionnaire
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