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The Ultimate Life on a Crab Boat Quiz
by Staff
Crab fishing is probably one of the most difficult jobs you could have: fishing off the coast of Alaska in extreme winter weather. A crab boat's crew consists of a skipper and five to 10 sailors, who literally work 'round the clock for several days until their quota of crab is filled. Take this quiz to learn more about the challenges of life on a crab boat.

What sort of job is crab fishing?

  • nine-to-five job
  • two-to-10 job
  • 24-hour job

Crab fishing is one of the most _________ jobs in the world.

  • dangerous
  • lucrative
  • both

How many occupational deaths occurred during crab fishing in Alaska in the 1990s?

  • 24
  • 34
  • 44

In the 1990s, deaths of crab fishermen occurred on an average of ____ vessels in the Alaskan fishing industry.

  • 24
  • 34
  • 44

What was the number of crab fishing fatalities per 100,000 workers in the U.S.A in 1990s?

  • 340
  • 240
  • 140

The average mortality rate on the job for crab fishers was ____ times the national average for all U.S. jobs in 1990s.

  • 10
  • 20
  • 30

Which fishing causes the maximum number of deaths in Alaska?

  • crab fishing
  • ice fishing
  • fly fishing

How many crab fishing deaths were reported annually in Alaska between 2003 and 2008?

  • 31
  • 21
  • 11

How much does a commercial crab cage weigh?

  • 700-pound
  • 800-pound
  • 900-pound

Who hires the deckhands for a crab boat?

  • captain of the boat
  • boat owner
  • fishers

What are the objectives of crab fishing?

  • return to port safely
  • make as much money as possible
  • both of the above

When was a crab fishing crew-safety law enacted?

  • 1978
  • 1988
  • 1989

What are the predominant causes of death of crab fisherman in Alaska?

  • hypothermia
  • drowning
  • each of the above

Which of the following checks crab boats for compliance with safety regulations?

  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Navy

Which device is used to locate boats or ships in distress?

  • emergency position indicating radio beacon
  • radar transponder
  • personal locator beacon

Who provides the safety equipment to deckhands?

  • Coast Guard
  • boat owner
  • captain

How much money can a deckhand earn if his ship sails for five months?

  • $80,000
  • $70,000
  • $60,000

How much money can a deckhand earn if his ship sails for three-and-a-half months?

  • $50,000
  • $40,000
  • $30,000

How many crab fishing boats head out of Dutch Harbor?

  • 400
  • 300
  • 200

How long do crab fishing boats take to get to the fishing grounds?

  • one to two days
  • five or six days
  • 10 to 12 days