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  • 1. 

    When is the best time to plant new grass seed?

    • A.

      Summer

    • B.

      Winter

    • C.

      Fall

    • D.

      Spring

    Correct Answer
    D. Spring
    Explanation
    The best time to plant new grass seed is in the spring. During this season, the soil temperature is ideal for seed germination, and there is typically enough moisture in the soil to support the growth of new grass. Additionally, the warmer weather and longer days in spring provide optimal conditions for the grass to establish strong roots before the heat of summer arrives. Planting in spring allows the grass to grow and develop throughout the growing season, resulting in a lush and healthy lawn.

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  • 2. 

    What is the best beneficial service you can perform to your lawn annually?

    • A.

      Lawn rolling

    • B.

      De-thatch

    • C.

      Nematodes

    • D.

      Aeration/overseeding

    Correct Answer
    D. Aeration/overseeding
    Explanation
    Aeration/overseeding is the best beneficial service you can perform to your lawn annually. Aeration involves creating small holes in the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the grass roots, promoting healthier growth. Overseeding, on the other hand, involves spreading new grass seeds over the existing lawn to fill in bare spots and improve overall density. This combination helps to improve the health and appearance of the lawn by enhancing its ability to absorb nutrients and water, reducing soil compaction, and promoting new grass growth.

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  • 3. 

    How many times a week should you water your lawn?

    • A.

      3 times

    • B.

      7 times

    • C.

      2 times

    • D.

      5 times

    • E.

      Depends on mother nature

    Correct Answer
    E. Depends on mother nature
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "depends on mother nature" because the frequency of watering your lawn should be determined by the weather conditions and the needs of the grass. It is important to consider factors such as rainfall, temperature, and soil moisture levels before deciding how often to water the lawn. Overwatering can lead to water wastage and damage to the grass, while underwatering can result in a dry and unhealthy lawn. Therefore, it is best to adjust the watering schedule according to the natural conditions and the specific requirements of your lawn.

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  • 4. 

    What is considered cultural practice?

    • A.

      Weeding and feeding

    • B.

      Sodding

    • C.

      De- thatching

    • D.

      Cutting and watering

    • E.

      Mother nature does all

    Correct Answer
    D. Cutting and watering
    Explanation
    Cutting and watering are considered cultural practices in gardening and landscaping. These activities involve maintaining the growth and health of plants by trimming or pruning them and providing them with adequate water. These practices are essential for promoting plant growth, controlling the shape and size of plants, preventing diseases, and maintaining the overall appearance of the garden or landscape.

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  • 5. 

    What is the proper use for round up, and why hasn't it also been banned with the rest?

    • A.

      Kill all weeds on my lawn

    • B.

      Kill crabgrass around edges

    • C.

      Worry about concrete areas such as driveway

    • D.

      Around the city sewer

    • E.

      Poison ivy at the schools

    Correct Answer
    E. Poison ivy at the schools
  • 6. 

    When talking about fertilizer NPK what does the K stand for?

    • A.

      Potassium

    • B.

      Nitrogen

    • C.

      Phosphorus

    • D.

      Killer

    • E.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    A. Potassium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is potassium. In the context of fertilizer NPK, the K stands for potassium. NPK refers to the three essential nutrients needed for plant growth: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). Potassium is an important nutrient that helps with various functions in plants, such as regulating water balance, promoting root development, and enhancing disease resistance.

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  • 7. 

    When talking about fertilizer NPK what does the P stand for?

    • A.

      Phosphorus

    • B.

      Nitrogen

    • C.

      2-4-D

    • D.

      Potassium

    Correct Answer
    A. Phosphorus
    Explanation
    The letter "P" in NPK stands for phosphorus. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plants, playing a crucial role in various biological processes such as energy transfer, photosynthesis, and root development. It is necessary for the growth and development of healthy roots, flowers, and fruits. Phosphorus deficiency can result in stunted growth, poor flowering, and lower crop yields. Therefore, it is important to provide plants with an adequate supply of phosphorus through fertilizers to promote their overall health and productivity.

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  • 8. 

    What is the worst chemical for your lawn

    • A.

      Round up

    • B.

      Dog urine

    • C.

      2_4D

    Correct Answer
    B. Dog urine
    Explanation
    Dog urine is the worst chemical for your lawn because it contains high levels of nitrogen, which can burn and damage grass. When dogs urinate on the lawn, the concentrated nitrogen in their urine can create brown patches and kill the grass. Unlike other chemicals like Roundup or 2,4D, dog urine is a natural and unavoidable substance that can have negative effects on the health and appearance of your lawn.

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  • 9. 

    A 2-stoke-cycle engine is likely to be found on:

    • A.

      Subcompact cars built in Greenland

    • B.

      Chainsaws and weed trimmers

    • C.

      Mazda RX-9

    • D.

      Most lawnmowers and snowblowers

    Correct Answer
    B. Chainsaws and weed trimmers
    Explanation
    A 2-stroke-cycle engine is likely to be found on chainsaws and weed trimmers. This type of engine is commonly used in small, handheld power tools due to its simplicity and compact size. It is designed to complete a power cycle in just two strokes of the piston, making it lightweight and efficient for these types of applications.

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  • 10. 

    Is it important to plant the right tree in the right place?

    • A.

      Yes, because the tree should fit well with the color scheme of the rest of the yard.

    • B.

      Yes, because the tree should be appropriate for soil conditions, sunlight requirements, height limitations, and crown spread.

    • C.

      Yes, because the tree might sabotage other trees nearby.

    • D.

      No, because trees grow naturally in forests anyway.

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, because the tree should be appropriate for soil conditions, sunlight requirements, height limitations, and crown spread.
    Explanation
    It is important to plant the right tree in the right place because different trees have different requirements for soil conditions, sunlight, height, and crown spread. Planting a tree that is not suitable for the specific conditions of the location can result in poor growth, disease, or even death of the tree. Therefore, it is important to choose a tree that will thrive in the given environment and complement the overall landscape.

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  • 11. 

    What function does the front hand-guard serve?

    • A.

      Protects against projecting branches

    • B.

      Reduces the risk of the operators hand coming into contact with the chain

    • C.

      Functions as a part of the chain-break device

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The front hand-guard serves multiple functions. It protects against projecting branches, reducing the risk of the operator's hand coming into contact with the chain. Additionally, it functions as a part of the chain-break device. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 12. 

    You do not need to premix gasoline and oil in a Stilh chainsaw.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In a Stihl chainsaw, it is necessary to premix gasoline and oil. This is because Stihl chainsaws are two-stroke engines, which require a mixture of gasoline and oil to properly lubricate the engine. Failure to premix the fuel can result in damage to the engine and decreased performance. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    Properly maintaining and inspecting a chainsaw before use will ensure increased productivity and job safety.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regular maintenance and inspection of a chainsaw before use is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures that the chainsaw is in proper working condition, reducing the risk of malfunctions or accidents during operation. Secondly, it helps to identify any potential issues or damages that might affect the performance or safety of the chainsaw. By addressing these problems beforehand, productivity is increased as the chainsaw operates efficiently. Additionally, regular maintenance helps to prolong the lifespan of the chainsaw, saving on repair or replacement costs in the long run. Therefore, it can be concluded that properly maintaining and inspecting a chainsaw before use indeed ensures increased productivity and job safety.

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  • 14. 

    You should attempt all repair work, even if it isn't described in the chainsaw owner's manual.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it is not advisable to attempt all repair work on a chainsaw, especially if it is not described in the owner's manual. Repairing a chainsaw without proper knowledge and instructions can be dangerous and may lead to further damage or injury. It is important to follow the guidelines provided in the manual and seek professional help if needed.

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  • 15. 

    How often should you sharpen the chain on your chainsaw?

    • A.

      Daily

    • B.

      Weekly

    • C.

      Every time you refuel the saw

    • D.

      Only when necessary

    Correct Answer
    C. Every time you refuel the saw
    Explanation
    It is important to sharpen the chain on your chainsaw every time you refuel the saw because a sharp chain is essential for efficient cutting. As the chain cuts through wood, it can become dull, reducing cutting performance and increasing the risk of kickback. Sharpening the chain regularly ensures that it maintains its sharpness and cutting ability, allowing for safer and more effective operation of the chainsaw.

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  • 16. 

    A properly sharpened chain will produce a finely granulated form of powdery sawdust.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A properly sharpened chain will produce long, thin shavings of sawdust, rather than a finely granulated form of powdery sawdust.

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  • 17. 

    Check the appropriate ways to start a chainsaw. More than 1 answer may apply.

    • A.

      Drop start

    • B.

      Ground start

    • C.

      Standing start

    • D.

      Throw start

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Ground start
    C. Standing start
    Explanation
    The ground start and standing start are both appropriate ways to start a chainsaw. The ground start involves placing the chainsaw on the ground while starting it, while the standing start involves holding the chainsaw in your hand or against your leg while starting it. Both methods are commonly used and effective for starting a chainsaw.

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  • 18. 

    To shut off your chainsaw, first apply the chain-break, then:

    • A.

      Move control lever to full choke

    • B.

      Move control lever to off position

    • C.

      Turn switch to off position

    • D.

      Move control lever to half choke

    Correct Answer
    B. Move control lever to off position
    Explanation
    To shut off a chainsaw, the first step is to apply the chain-break for safety. After that, the control lever should be moved to the off position. This will effectively stop the chainsaw's engine and prevent any further operation. Moving the control lever to the off position ensures that no power is being supplied to the chainsaw, making it safe to handle and store.

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  • 19. 

    When walking with your chainsaw the engine should always be turned off and the chain-break should be engaged. Which position should the bar be in?

    • A.

      Facing forward

    • B.

      Facing rearward

    Correct Answer
    B. Facing rearward
    Explanation
    When walking with a chainsaw, it is important to prioritize safety. Turning off the engine and engaging the chain-break are crucial steps to prevent accidents. By having the bar facing rearward, it ensures that the sharp cutting chain is pointed away from the user, reducing the risk of injury. This position also allows for better control and maneuverability while walking, minimizing the chances of tripping or stumbling over obstacles.

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  • 20. 

    It is OK to operate your chainsaw with only one hand, but only in tight areas and while using extreme caution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Operating a chainsaw with only one hand is not safe, even in tight areas. It is important to always use both hands while operating a chainsaw to maintain control and reduce the risk of accidents. Using extreme caution is necessary regardless of the situation, but it does not make operating a chainsaw with one hand safe.

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  • 21. 

    Under PPE regulations an employee must:

    • A.

      Provide their own PPE

    • B.

      Pay for additional or damaged PPE

    • C.

      Wear and look after PPE provided

    Correct Answer
    C. Wear and look after PPE provided
    Explanation
    Under PPE regulations, it is the responsibility of the employee to wear and take care of the PPE that is provided to them. This means that they should wear the PPE whenever necessary to protect themselves from any potential hazards in the workplace. Additionally, they should also ensure that the PPE is properly maintained and stored to ensure its effectiveness. The employee is not required to provide their own PPE or pay for any additional or damaged PPE, as it is the employer's responsibility to provide and maintain the necessary PPE for their employees.

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  • 22. 

    The MAIN reason for wearing PPE is:

    • A.

      It looks good

    • B.

      It is free

    • C.

      You are told to

    • D.

      It protects you

    Correct Answer
    D. It protects you
    Explanation
    The main reason for wearing PPE is to protect oneself. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is designed to safeguard individuals from potential hazards, such as physical, chemical, or biological agents. Wearing PPE helps to minimize the risk of injury, illness, or infection by creating a barrier between the wearer and the environment. It includes items like gloves, masks, goggles, helmets, and protective clothing, which act as a shield against harmful substances or dangerous situations. By wearing PPE, individuals ensure their safety and well-being in various work or hazardous environments.

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  • 23. 

    If PPE is damaged you should:

    • A.

      Throw it away and carry on without it

    • B.

      Repair it yourself

    • C.

      Carry on until the job is finished

    • D.

      Stop work until it is replaced

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop work until it is replaced
    Explanation
    If PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is damaged, it is important to stop work until it is replaced. This is because damaged PPE may not provide the necessary protection, putting the worker at risk of injury or illness. Continuing work without proper PPE can increase the chances of accidents and harm. Therefore, it is crucial to halt work until the damaged PPE is replaced with functional and appropriate equipment to ensure the safety and well-being of the worker.

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  • 24. 

    You must wear suitable PPE:

    • A.

      Unless it is damaged

    • B.

      Unless your self employed

    • C.

      Always

    • D.

      Unless you are working in hot weather

    • E.

      Unless you are working alone

    Correct Answer
    C. Always
    Explanation
    It is important to always wear suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure your safety in various work environments. PPE helps protect against potential hazards and injuries, such as head protection, eye protection, gloves, and safety shoes. Regardless of the circumstances, wearing PPE is necessary to minimize the risk of accidents and ensure a safe working environment.

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  • 25. 

    If you interfere with or misuse PPE provided by your employer, you are breaking the law.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you interfere with or misuse personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by your employer, you are breaking the law. PPE is essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of workers in various industries. Misusing or interfering with PPE can increase the risk of accidents, injuries, and health hazards. Therefore, it is crucial to use PPE properly and follow the guidelines provided by the employer. Failure to do so can result in legal consequences as it violates workplace safety regulations and puts oneself and others at risk.

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  • 26. 

    The most common accidents in the workplace are

    • A.

      Cuts and abrasions

    • B.

      Electrocution

    • C.

      Slips, trips and falls

    • D.

      Poisoning

    Correct Answer
    C. Slips, trips and falls
    Explanation
    Slips, trips, and falls are the most common accidents in the workplace because they can occur in any type of work environment and are often caused by hazards such as wet or slippery floors, uneven surfaces, cluttered walkways, or inadequate lighting. These accidents can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, sprains, or head injuries. Preventive measures such as maintaining a clean and organized workspace, using warning signs, providing proper lighting, and implementing safety protocols can help reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace.

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  • 27. 

    What is the proper oil to gas ratio for 2 cycle engines?

    • A.

      1 to 1

    • B.

      1 to 2

    • C.

      1 to 10

    • D.

      1 to 50

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 to 50
    Explanation
    The proper oil to gas ratio for 2 cycle engines is 1 to 50. This means that for every 1 unit of oil, 50 units of gas should be used. This ratio is important for ensuring proper lubrication and combustion in the engine. Using the correct ratio helps to prevent engine damage and maintain optimal performance.

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  • 28. 

    What thickness is trimmer line?

    • A.

      0.08

    • B.

      0.095

    • C.

      0.105

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because trimmer line thickness can vary depending on the specific model and brand of trimmer. Some trimmer lines have a thickness of 0.08 inches, while others may have a thickness of 0.095 inches or 0.105 inches. Therefore, all three options listed (0.08, 0.095, and 0.105) are possible thicknesses for trimmer line.

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  • 29. 

    Lawnmower blades can be sharpened.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lawnmower blades can be sharpened to maintain their effectiveness and ensure a clean cut. Over time, the blades can become dull due to regular use and contact with rocks or other hard objects. Sharpening the blades helps to maintain their sharpness and improve the performance of the lawnmower. Regular blade maintenance is important for achieving a well-manicured lawn.

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  • 30. 

    Deciduous trees drop their leaves annually

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Deciduous trees are known for shedding their leaves annually. This process is called leaf abscission, and it typically occurs during the autumn season. The shedding of leaves helps the tree conserve energy during the colder months and prepare for new growth in the following spring. This characteristic distinguishes deciduous trees from evergreen trees, which retain their leaves throughout the year. Therefore, the statement "Deciduous trees drop their leaves annually" is true.

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  • 31. 

    A pine tree is a conifer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A pine tree is a type of conifer, which means it belongs to a group of plants that bear cones and have needle-like leaves. This statement is true because pine trees have cones and their leaves are needle-shaped, characteristics that are common among conifers.

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  • 32. 

    What are the best times to plant trees?

    • A.

      Spring and Fall

    • B.

      Winter and Summer

    Correct Answer
    A. Spring and Fall
    Explanation
    The best times to plant trees are in the spring and fall. During these seasons, the soil is usually moist and temperatures are moderate, which creates optimal conditions for tree growth. Planting in the spring allows the tree to establish its roots before the hot summer months, while planting in the fall gives the tree time to acclimate before the cold winter sets in. Planting in winter or summer may be challenging due to extreme temperatures or dry soil conditions, which can hinder the tree's ability to establish and thrive.

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  • 33. 

    Riding lawn mowers require a fuel mixture of oil and gas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Riding lawn mowers typically run on regular gasoline and do not require a fuel mixture of oil and gas. Unlike two-stroke engines, which often need a mixture of oil and gas, most riding lawn mowers use four-stroke engines that have a separate system for oil lubrication. You only need to add gasoline to the fuel tank and oil to a designated compartment for lubrication. This distinction is crucial for the proper maintenance and operation of riding lawn mowers.

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  • 34. 

    What time of year is best to plant your tree?

    • A.

      Between June and September

    • B.

      Between November and March

    • C.

      During the winter holidays

    • D.

      There is never a preferred time to plant trees

    Correct Answer
    B. Between November and March
    Explanation
    It is best to transplant trees when they are dormant (meaning they are not producing food).

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