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1

What is the function of the axillary bud on the stem?

a. To provide food storage
b. To aid in seed dispersal
c. To produce a new leaf or stem
d. To help heal wounds of the plant

c. To produce a new leaf or stem

2

Why is Ginko biloba a great focal point of interest in the fall?

a. The leaves turn bright red
b. It keeps its leaves throughout the season
c. The leaves turn bright yellow
d. It has bright pink flowers

c. The leaves turn bright yellow

3

Compacted and poorly drained soils contain little ____ , a gas that tree roots need to survive and grow.

a. Zenom
b. Carbon dioxide
c. Oxygen
d. Hydrogen

c. Oxygen

4

Failure to firm down the soil around a newly planted tree or shrub can result in air pockets. This may cause:

a. Drying of plant roots
b. Soil heaving in winter
c. Disease
d. Over watering problems

a. Drying of plant roots

5

Wire used for staking a tree should always be:

a. Wrapped from the bottom to the top of the tree
b. Wrapped from the top to the bottom of the tree
c. Wrapped right to left on the trunk
d. Inserted into rubber or plastic hosing at the points of contact

d. Inserted into rubber or plastic hosing at the points of contact

6

The thin tissue of the plant located between the bark and the wood is known as:

a. Scion
b. Stock
c. Callus
d. Cambium

d. Cambium

7

Which is most important to the financial health of a nursery and landscape business:

a. Gross sales
b. Marginal cost
c. Net profit
d. Cost margin

c. Net profit

8

Pollen is found on the flower part known as the:

a. Filament 
b. Sepal
c. Pistil
d. Anther

d. Anther

9

In plant pathology the virulence of an organism refers to:

a. The resistance of a pathogen to pesticides
b. How often a plant is inoculated
c. The ability of a pathogen to cause disease
d. The ability of a plant to reproduce naturally

c. The ability of a pathogen to cause disease

10

Leaves that show interveinal chlorosis probably suffer from:

a. Nitrogen excess
b. Chlorine damage
c. Water stress
d. Iron deficiency

c. Water stress

11

Which of the following is NOT derived from naturally occurring rocks or minerals?

a. Perlite
b. Vermiculite
c. peat moss
d. pea gravel

c. peat moss

12

Which of the following has the longest bloom period?

a. Dogwood
b. Crepe myrtle
c. Flowering crabapple
d. Saucer magnolia

b. Crepe myrtle

13

A perennial vine producing fragrant yellow flowers during summer and fall is:

a. Boston ivy
b. English ivy
c. Wisteria
d. None of the above

d. None of the above

14

A type of propagation in which the new plant remains attached to the mother plant until its root system
is established is called:

a. Layering
b. Stem cutting
c. Cleft grafting
d. Root cutting

a. Layering

15

Shrubs planted in small groups in the landscape are generally placed in:

a. Groups of 2
b. Odd numbered groups (i.e. 3,5,7)
c. Even numbered groups (i.e. 2,4,6)
d. Groups of 4

b. Odd numbered groups (i.e. 3,5,7)

16

What should you look for on a pesticide label to determine its relative toxicity?

a. Signal word
b. Toxicity code
c. Expiration date
d. Application statement

a. Signal word

17

 For maximum effectiveness. Mulches should be applied about deep.

a. 1 inch
b. 3-4 inches
c. 8- 1 0 inches
d. l0-12 inches

b. 3-4 inches

18

A complete fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus and :

a. K (calcium)
b. C (calcium)
c. P (potassium)
d. K (potassium)

d. K (potassium)

19

Why are field-grown native trees from a nursery more likely to survive digging and planting into the landscape than those dug from the wild?

a. Nursery grown plants can be containerized
b. Plants field grown in the nursery are root pruned occasionally
c. Nursery grown plants have fewer but longer roots
d. There is no difference in the survival rate of plants dug from the wild and nursery grown plants

b. Plants field grown in the nursery are root pruned occasionally

20

What is one reason mid-day watering of lawns in the summer is usually not recommended?

a. Much of the Water is lost through evaporation
b. Plant roots do not readily absorb water during the daylight hours
c. Homeowners pay a premium for water if they irrigate between the hours of 8AM and 5PM
d. Fast evaporation of the water from plant leaves may cause disease

a. Much of the Water is lost through evaporation
 

21

Which of the following is the adult stage of a bagworm?

a. Moth
b. Beetle
c. Larva
d. Butterfly

a. Moth

22

The landscape profession for which you are most likely to need a license is:

a. landscape designer
b. landscape architect
c. landscape contractor
d. landscape maintenance supervisor

b. landscape architect

23

An individual or firm hired to install or construct a portion of a large landscape job is called a :

a. Subcontractor
b. Contractor
c. Contract specialist
d. Maintenance specialist

a. Subcontractor

24

A typical home landscape is usually divided into ____ use areas.

a. Three to four
b. Five to six
c. Six to seven
d. Nine to ten

a. Three to four

25

Which of the following is most likely to need liability insurance related to their occupation?

a. Nursery manager
b. Nursery owner
c. Landscape foreman
d. Plant propagator

b. Nursery owner