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The Ultimate Crab Fishing Greenhorns Quiz
by Staff
On a crab boat, greenhorns are those crewmen who are new to the experience of crab fishing. It is a particularly dangerous position, since crab fishing has the highest mortality rate of any job. Take this quiz to learn more about those daring greenhorns.

How much can crew members on a crab fishing boat earn?

  • $20,000
  • $15,000
  • $10,000

Who is a crab boat greenhorn?

  • entry-level crabber
  • experienced crabber
  • captain

What is the original meaning of the word greenhorn?

  • an inexperienced person
  • a newly enlisted soldier
  • an animal with new horns

Who was referred to as a greenhorn in the mid-1600s?

  • an inexperienced person
  • a newly enlisted soldier
  • an animal with green horns

What had the term greenhorn come to mean by the 1830s?

  • an experienced soldier
  • a new fisherman
  • a novice

A greenhorn on a crab boat:

  • may have previous fishing experience
  • may not have previous fishing experience
  • does not have extensive crab-fishing experience

Many greenhorns:

  • thrive on the adventure of crab fishing
  • go on to become captains
  • quit after the first trip

A greenhorn is a person at the __________ rung on a crab boat.

  • top
  • bottom
  • middle

What is the responsibility of a greenhorn on a crab vessel?

  • to help other crew members on the boat
  • to perform all grunt work on the boat
  • each of the above

What attracts many greenhorns into a crabbing career?

  • adventure
  • quick money
  • both of the above

Greenhorns earn a:

  • half-share
  • full-share
  • high-share

Which television show has converted the deadly crab fishing job into an industry favorite?

  • Dead Like Me
  • Deadliest Catch
  • Stargate Atlantis

Which of the following is a crab protection plan?

  • crab rationalization
  • individual fishing quota
  • blue crab regulations

How many crab boats set out from Alaskan ports each fishing season?

  • 200
  • 250
  • 300

To get hired as a greenhorn on a crab boat, you should:

  • convince a captain that you'll work hard
  • take a formal course in crab fishing training
  • both

Who prepares the bait for the crab pots on a boat?

  • skipper
  • greenhorn
  • deckhand

What is a symptom of seasickness?

  • dehydration
  • deliriousness
  • each of the above

Almost 95 percent of the salmon caught in the U.S. come from:

  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Arkansas

Who pays for their food and equipment on the crab boat?

  • deckhands
  • greenhorns
  • both of the above

What is the next rung for a greenhorn on the crab boat?

  • deckhand
  • captain
  • half-share greenhorn