General Knowledge Trivia Quiz

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In what sphere of activity is it important to distinguish a red nun from a green can?

A) Rock-climbing
B) Seamanship
C) Stock-car racing
D) Wine-growing

Your answer — C) Stock-car racing — was incorrect.

Channels used by mariners are indicated with conical red “nun” buoys and cylindrical green can buoys. When coming in to port, the red nuns should be to the starboard (right) of the vessel. Beginning boaters learn a mnemonic phrase, “red right returning”, that encapsulates this rule.

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