201) Wires are an especially dangerous hazard on off field landings. You should:
a) Be able to see wires from normal landing pattern altitude.
202) When entering a thermal, it is usually best to:
a) Begin turning as soon as the variometer shows a reduced rate
203) While thermalling, you should:
a) Go straight when the lift decreases.
204) Takeoff from a landout retrieve on a dusty surface such as a dry lake bed, is best done:
a) with one eye closed.
205) Hazards to expect in recently harvested farm fields include:
a) Animal burrows, undulating terrain, hidden ditches, irrigation
206) During an off field landing, it appears you will not stop before rolling into a wire fence. You should:
a) Try to hit the fence between posts so the impact is absorbed
by the wings.
207) During an off field landing, it appears you will not stop before rolling into a row of large trees.
a) You should guide glider fuselage between trees so wings
absorb impact energy.
208) During a cross country flight, you have made several errors of judgment, and must land in a lake.
a) You should try to land in the middle of the lake.
209) You are forced to land in a small, recently-planted farm field. You should:
a) Land with the landing gear in a retracted position.
210) A pilot decides to do some local flying. There is a very strong cross wind, and no one else is flying. The pilot thinks, "I know I can handle the glider when the situation is tough." The hazardous thought demonstrated is:
211) A pilot decides to attempt a final glide into a strong head wind over unfriendly terrain thinking, "I can make it if I find a little lift along the way, or there is not much sink." The hazardous thought demonstrated is:
212) What is indicated when a current CONVECTIVE SIGMET forecasts thunderstorms?
a) Moderate thunderstorms covering 30 percent
of the area.
213) In addition to the standard briefing, what additional information should be asked of the weather briefer in order to evaluate soaring conditions?
a) The upper soundings to determine the thermal
index at all soaring levels.
214) What should pilots state initially when telephoning a weather briefing facility for preflight weather information?
a) Tell the number of occupants on board.
215) What information is contained in a CONVECTIVE SIGMET?
a) Tornadoes, embedded thunderstorms,
and hail ¾ inch or greater in diameter.
216) The boundary between two different air masses is referred to as a:
217) What is the approximate base of the cumulus clouds if the surface air temperature at 1,000 feet MSL is 70 °F and the dew point is 48 °F?
a) 4,000 feet MSL.
218) The suffix "nimbus" used in naming clouds, means:
a) A cloud with extensive vertical
219) An almond or lens-shaped cloud which appears stationary, but which may contain winds of 50 knots or more, is referred to as
a) An inactive frontal cloud.
220) Which factor would tend to increase the density altitude at a given airport?
a) An increase in barometric