Horticulture 101- Intro

24 Questions
Horticulture Quizzes & Trivia

Introduction to Hort

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Horticulture is from which latin roots?

Hortus(garden);Cultura(cultivation)

Hortus ortus (garden / pl. grounds, park.)

Hordeum(barley)

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  • 1. 
    Horticulture is from which latin roots?
    • A. 

      Hortus(garden);Cultura(cultivation)

    • B. 

      Hortus ortus (garden / pl. grounds, park.)

    • C. 

      Hordeum(barley)

  • 2. 
    Horticulture Is
    • A. 

      Production, marketing and maintenance of landscape plants

    • B. 

      Production and marketing of grapes

    • C. 

      The science and art of cultivating fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants.

    • D. 

      Production and marketing of vegetables

  • 3. 
    Chrysanthemums have been cultivated by Chinese for thousands of years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Ancient Egyptians had gardens for fruit production.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
     Cultivation and trade of horticultural products have NOT been involved in many facets of our history
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
     Among the reasons for exploration in the Middle Ages were NOT:
    • A. 

      Finding sources of high value crops such as spices

    • B. 

      To go camping

    • C. 

      Developing trade routes for rapid transportation of these commodities

  • 7. 
    One factor behind the colonization of many regions by European countries was the desire to establish access to horticultural products such as  Beverage crops (tea, coffee, cocoa) and Herbs and spices
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Horticulture is NOT of any economic importance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    US exports large amounts of horticultural products
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
     US imports fruits, vegetables, flowers  Primarily from central and asia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
     Commerce in horticulture is NOT an important sector of international trade
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
     The application of scientific knowledge to develop and use plants to benefit the human population is a
    • A. 

      Scientific formula

    • B. 

      Applied plant science

    • C. 

      Harvest

  • 13. 
    Examples of applied plant sciences DO NOT  include
    • A. 

      Agronomy

    • B. 

      Horticulture

    • C. 

      Physics

    • D. 

      Forestry

  • 14. 
    Horticulture tends to be more intensive in terms of investment costs and production practices than agronomy or forestry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Individual plants in horticulture have much less value than agronomic plants (e.g. corn and soybeans)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Food production  and Plants for aesthetic value are best described as
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      branches of horticulture

    • C. 

      Floral designs

  • 17. 
    Food production includes  Fruit and Vegetables.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Horticultural products are NOT  an important component of our diet
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
       Some current topics in horticulture research and development include:
    • A. 

      Improving the nutritional and health-promoting properties of these products

    • B. 

      Extending the season when these products are available

    • C. 

      Developing methods to produce high quality fruits and vegetables at a reasonable cost

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Plants for aesthetic value include  Ornamental horticulture and  Landscape design and construction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Increased use of plants in the landscape of Residential,  Commercial, and Recreational are parts of
    • A. 

      Landscape design and construction

    • B. 

      Ornamental horticulture

  • 22. 
    Landscape design, installation and maintenance are all expanding industries
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Landscape industry requires nursery materials (trees, shrubs, bedding plants, etc.) and other supplies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Job opportunities in horticulture Include Production, Marketing, Design, Contracting and maintenance , and Research and development
    • A. 

      Tue

    • B. 

      False