A Trivia Quiz On Horticulture!

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Can you pass this trivia quiz about horticulture? Horticulture is the science and art of producing fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and ornamental plants. The production and intake of quality fruits and vegetables are beneficial to all of us. It is an essential aspect, as horticulture improves our daily lives. This quiz for anyone interested in horticulture. Take this quiz and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Extensive Green Roofs have media layers greater than 6 inches and often have small trees and shurbs planted on them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The best time to prune a shrub which flowers for a week to ten days in mid- April would be
    • A. 

      Late march

    • B. 

      Late april

    • C. 

      July

    • D. 

      November

  • 3. 
    To maintain the highest quality fruit and vegetables for post-harvest storage one needs to reduce the levels of nitrogen fertilization at the end of the production cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The major advantage of green roofs in urban areas is the retention of rainwater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which plants are most often used on green roofs due to their tolerance to extreme heat and drought?
    • A. 

      Native grasses

    • B. 

      Bulb crops

    • C. 

      Herbaceous perennials that go dormant in the winter

    • D. 

      Sedums and other suculents

  • 6. 
    This plant has a mycorrhiza fungus associated with its roots, to aid in the uptake of nutrients, as the plant does not form root hairs.
    • A. 

      Rasberries

    • B. 

      Cranberries

    • C. 

      Blueberries

    • D. 

      Strawberris

  • 7. 
    Fruits and vegetables that are sensitive to ethylene are stored under which of the following conditions to extend their storage life.
    • A. 

      High oxygen levels

    • B. 

      Low oxygen levels

    • C. 

      Low carbon diozed levels

    • D. 

      High nitrogen levels

  • 8. 
    Cutting an entire shrub back to 6 inches above the ground is called _______ pruning.
    • A. 

      Stubbing

    • B. 

      Renewal

    • C. 

      Heading back

    • D. 

      Rejuvenation

  • 9. 
    Cranberries are grown in wet areas as they are aquatic plants that require their roots to be submerged in water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Vegetables such as tomatoes require high levels of nitrogen fertilizer to produce the best quality fruit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Winter chilling requirements for temperate zone fruit trees is based on
    • A. 

      Total number of hourse below freezing

    • B. 

      Total number of hourse between 32 and 45 degress F

    • C. 

      Total number of hours above 60 degrees F

    • D. 

      Temperate zone tree fruites do not have a chilling requirement

  • 12. 
    Cut flowers with high internal____ levels will last longer than those with low levels.
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Calcium

    • C. 

      Carbohydrate

    • D. 

      Ethylene

  • 13. 
    Dormancy caused by external conditions is called
    • A. 

      Endodormancy

    • B. 

      Ecodormancy

    • C. 

      Physical dormancy

    • D. 

      Cold induced dormancy

  • 14. 
    Hedges are best maintained when they are pruned so that the
    • A. 

      Top is wider than the bottom

    • B. 

      Bottom is wider than the top

    • C. 

      The sides are perpendicular to the top and bottom

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a technique used to increase production of a small space garden?
    • A. 

      Intercropping

    • B. 

      Single row planting

    • C. 

      Wide row planting

    • D. 

      Vertical training

  • 16. 
    Which of the following internal plant hormone prevents dormant buds from prematurely growing during warm spells in the winter?
    • A. 

      Gibberellin

    • B. 

      Absicic acid

    • C. 

      Ethylene

    • D. 

      Auxin

  • 17. 
    Strawberries are generally mulched during the winter in this climate to
    • A. 

      Keep the soil dry in the winer

    • B. 

      Prevent the soil from freezing

    • C. 

      Reduce frost heaving of the plants

    • D. 

      Reduce sunscald

  • 18. 
    Dwarf apple trees are most often produced by grafting and or budding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Blueberries require alkaline solis for best growth and fruit production
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The fruiting stems (canes) of raspberries are called
    • A. 

      Floricanes

    • B. 

      Primocanes

    • C. 

      Candy canes

    • D. 

      Fruiting spurs

  • 21. 
    To break bud dormancy of a northern apple variety compared to a southern variety requires
    • A. 

      Less hours of cold

    • B. 

      More hours of cold

    • C. 

      Longer day lengts

    • D. 

      Shorter day lengths

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a useful function of ethylene in the horticultural industry
    • A. 

      Reduces fungal infections

    • B. 

      Increases the life of cut flowers

    • C. 

      Ripening of fruits such as bananas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Which of the following materials will help increase the life of cut flowers
    • A. 

      A copper penny

    • B. 

      Citrus flavored soda

    • C. 

      Aspirin

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The fence surrounding the hort research center and green house on campus is used to control which of the following
    • A. 

      Woodchucks

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Rabbits

    • D. 

      Students

  • 25. 
    The training of fruit trees to a wall is called
    • A. 

      Espalier

    • B. 

      Pollarding

    • C. 

      Bonsai

    • D. 

      Stooling

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