Sharpen Your Pencils!

Put your notebooks away, turn off your cell phones, and test your knowledge. Let’s see how much you remember with these questions from finals throughout the college.

1. If you want a dog that is trying to get your attention to leave you alone, which of the following would be a good signal to try first?

A. Look away from the dog
B. Stare intensely at the dog
C. Push the dog away from you
D. Any of the above are safe and will likely work

Animal Science 415, Companion Animal Behavior

2. What is hidden hunger in a plant? 

A. When a plant is deficient, but the soil is not deficient
B. When the soil is deficient, but the plant is not deficient
C. When a plant is deficient, but no obvious symptoms are observed
D. When a plant is so deficient that it is impossible to determine the symptoms

3.  What factor has the greatest influence on the cost of nitrogen fertilizer? 

A. The cost of the raw material source of nitrogen
B. Energy costs
C. Storage and handling costs
D. Crop prices

4. What is the main environmental concern with phosphorus pollution?  

A. Eutrophication
B. Animal toxicity
C. Crop toxicity
D. Grass tetany

Soils 402 Soil Nutrient Behavior and Management

5. Which was the first domesticated animal?

A. Chicken
B. Dog
C. Horse
D. Sheep

Animal Science 215 Pets in Society

6. The most reliable information upon which to base equipment rates for equipment you own is:

A.  Rates established by competitors doing similar work
B.  Information from a cost data publication (e.g.,RS Means)
C   Historical records from previous equipment ownership
D.  Information supplied by equipment dealers or rental firms

Horticulture 468, Landscape Estimating and Bidding

7. Pumps for water features are sized according to:

A. Cubic inches of internal pump cavity (ipc)
B. Pounds per square inch (psi) of pond surface
C. Pounds per square foot (psf) of pond surface
D. Gallons per minute (gpm)

Horticulture 464, Landscape Construction I


1. A, 2. C, 3. B, 4. A, 5. B,  6. C, 7. D