Pesticide Applicator License Quiz!

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Pesticide Applicator License Quiz!

Pests are very well known to destroy crops, sometimes they destroy the whole plantation. Following this problem, Pesticide Applicators has been in demand more than ever as the farmers are responsible for all we eat each year, every day. Do you want to be a properly licensed Pesticide applicator? Take the following quiz to ensure that you pass.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Biological control

    • B. 

      Mechanical control

    • C. 

      Chemical control

  • 2. 
    Lowering the humidity of stored grains and other food products to reduce damage from a mold is an example of which type of pest management method?
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Mechanical

    • C. 

      Physical/environmental modification

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Modifying the environment to enhance natural enemies is a recommended practice in biological control

    • B. 

      Biological control involves the importation of exotic pests to control natural enemies

    • C. 

      If pesticides are part of a biological control program to control an exotic pest, it is better to apply them at the strongest label rate and to choose the more toxic pesticides

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Exclusion

    • B. 

      Trapping

    • C. 

      Cultivation

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Trapping is an important cultural control practice

    • B. 

      Sanitation is not considered a cultural practice

    • C. 

      Cultural practices alter the environment, the condition of the host, or the behavior of the pest to prevent or suppress an infestation

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Pests that pose a serious health threat are rarely regulated by federal and state agencies.

    • B. 

      Airports and ocean ports are monitored by pest quarantine regulatory agencies

    • C. 

      Entry of pests across state lines is not regulated

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The goal is often to maintain pest damage at economically acceptable levels

    • B. 

      Eradication is never the goal of an IPM program

    • C. 

      Pesticides are not included in an IPM strategy

  • 8. 
    Which would be considered a preventive pest management strategy?
    • A. 

      Releasing natural enemies to help reduce pest populations

    • B. 

      Removing from an area a pest that is a public health concern

    • C. 

      Planting weed and disease free sod

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The IPM technician needs to implement control measures below the action threshold level

    • B. 

      The action threshold for a pest may be set at a zero pest population density

    • C. 

      In an urban landscape, action thresholds are usually more related to econoimcs than aesthetics

  • 10. 
    Which federal agency is responsible for registering or licensing pesticide products for use in the United States?
    • A. 

      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • B. 

      U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    • C. 

      Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • 11. 
    Which federal law governs the establishment of pesticide tolerances for food and feed products?
    • A. 

      Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

    • B. 

      Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)

    • C. 

      Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      State restrictions on pesticides can be more liberal than those of FIFRA

    • B. 

      Approved pesticide labels have the force of law

    • C. 

      The EPA has the authority to remove pesticide products from the market

  • 13. 
    Experimental use permits required under Section 5 of FIFRA can be used when conducting experimental field tests on new pesticides or new uses of pesticides on:
    • A. 

      10 or more acres of land or 1 or more acres of water

    • B. 

      5 or more acres of land or 1 or more acres of water

    • C. 

      7 or more acres of land or 2 or more acres of water

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      For setting new standards, the FQPA considers aggregate exposures to pesticides but not cumulative exposures

    • B. 

      The FQPA does not require review of older pesticides with established residue tolerances on food

    • C. 

      Testing of pesticides for endocrine disruption potential is require under the FQPA

  • 15. 
    Both civil and criminal penalties can be assessed for FIFRA violations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is needed to appy a pesticide legally when a pest problem arises for which a food or feed commodity is not on the registered pesticide label or a tolerance has not yet been established?
    • A. 

      An emergency exemption

    • B. 

      Use a restricted use pesticide

    • C. 

      A minimum risk pesticide classification

  • 17. 
    The active ingredient is Lorsban 75WG is listed as chlorpyrifos: 0,0-diethyl 0-(3,5,6-trichloro 2-pyridinyl) phosphorothioate.  What does the term "chlorpyrifos" represent?
    • A. 

      The brand name

    • B. 

      The chemical name

    • C. 

      The common name

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      The active ingredients and the inert ingredients must be listed by chemical name.

    • B. 

      Various manufacturers use different trade names, even though the products contain the same active ingredient.

    • C. 

      The common names are those accepted officially by the manufacturer

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      To give the user an indication of the relative acute toxicity of the product to humans and animals.

    • B. 

      Informs the user of what type of PPE to wear

    • C. 

      Informs the user of how toxic the pesticide is to wildlife and the environment

  • 20. 
     The route of entry statement on a label "Extremely hazardous by skin contact - rapidly absorbed through the skin" would most likely appear with which signal word?
    • A. 

      DANGER

    • B. 

      WARNING

    • C. 

      CAUTION

  • 21. 
    The statement "Do not breathe vapors or spray mist" is an example of:
    • A. 

      A specific action statement

    • B. 

      A statement of practical treatment

    • C. 

      A route of entry statement

  • 22. 
    Which is true about statements of practical treatment?
    • A. 

      They are not associated with signal words

    • B. 

      All DANGER labels contain a note to physicians describing appropriate medical procedures

    • C. 

      Statements about inducing vomiting are not found on the label

  • 23. 
    The names "Sevin 5G" on a pesticide label indicates:
    • A. 

      A granular pesticide with 5 percent inert ingredients

    • B. 

      A granular pesticide with 5 percent active ingredients

    • C. 

      A gel pecticide with 5 percent inert ingredients

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Suspension

    • B. 

      Emulsion

    • C. 

      Solution

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Emulsifiable concentrate (EC)

    • B. 

      Ready to use low concentrate solutions (RTU)

    • C. 

      Ultra low volume (ULV)

  • 26. 
    Which liquid pesticide formulation may approach 100 percent active ingredient?
    • A. 

      Emulsifiable concentrate (EC)

    • B. 

      Aerosols (A)

    • C. 

      Ultra low volume (ULV)

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Solvents may cause rubber or plastic hoses, gaskets, and pump parts and surfaces to deteriorate

    • B. 

      Contribute to abrasive wear of nozzles and pumps

    • C. 

      Require constant agitation to keep in suspension

  • 28. 
    Which type of dry/solid pesticide formulation consists of particles that are the same weight and shape?
    • A. 

      Dusts

    • B. 

      Granules

    • C. 

      Pellets

  • 29. 
    Which is an advantage of microencapsulated materials?
    • A. 

      They pose few hazards to bees

    • B. 

      Delayed or slow release of the active ingredient prolongs its effectiveness

    • C. 

      Their pesticidal activity is independent of weather conditions

  • 30. 
    Which type of adjuvant increases the viscosity of spray mixtures?
    • A. 

      Stickers

    • B. 

      Thickeners

    • C. 

      Extenders

  • 31. 
    The capacity of a pesticide to cause short term (acute) or long term (chronic) injury is referred to as its:
    • A. 

      Toxicity

    • B. 

      Exposure

    • C. 

      Hazard

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      The most common form of pesticide injury is by inhalation

    • B. 

      Fumigants can cause severe blisters

    • C. 

      Many herbicides and fungicides cause dermatitis

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      DANGER - POISON

    • B. 

      DANGER

    • C. 

      WARNING

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      To enable a physician to recognize the occurrence of excessive exposure to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides

    • B. 

      To enable a physician to recognize the occurrence of excessive exposure to pyrethroid insecticides

    • C. 

      To enable the pesticide handler to know when he/she has been overexposed to restricted use pesticides

  • 35. 
    Which statement is true about heat stress?
    • A. 

      Wearing lots of PPE prevents heat stress

    • B. 

      Less than 10 percent of people affected by severe heat stroke die

    • C. 

      Lack of sweat is a symptom of heat stroke

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Hold the eye open and immediately begin gently washing the eye with drips of clean water

    • B. 

      The water should be dripped directly into the eye, don't use an eyewash dispenser

    • C. 

      Continuously rinse the eye for 15 minutes

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      You should not wear more PPE than the label requires

    • B. 

      Sometimes a label has different PPE requirements for pesticide handlers and early entry workers

    • C. 

      You are not required to wear all the PPE listed on the label

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      The ability of a given material to protect an individual from a pesticide product is largely a function of the type of solvent used to formulate the pesticide product

    • B. 

      Cloth is easy ot clean after it becomes contaminated with a pesticide, or it can be inexpensively disposed of after each use

    • C. 

      Cotton, leather, and cavas are chemically resistant to dry formulations

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      The hands and forearms

    • B. 

      The chest and forearms

    • C. 

      The eyes and lungs

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      A full faceshield to cover the goggles

    • B. 

      An eyewash dispenser

    • C. 

      A full face respirator

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Use and air supplying respirator

    • B. 

      Use a self contained breathing apparatus

    • C. 

      Use a NIOSH approved respirator with an organic vapor cartridge or canister with any N, R, P, or 100 series prefilter

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      Wash a full load of PPE items at a time

    • B. 

      Use cold water and one wash cycle

    • C. 

      After washing the items, run the washer through at least one additional entire cycle without clothing

  • 43. 
    Which property of a pesticide would make it more likely to move with water in surface runoff?
    • A. 

      High solubility

    • B. 

      High adsorption

    • C. 

      High volatility

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Pesticides cannot reach groundwater by runoff

    • B. 

      Runoff and erosion are sources of surface water contamination by pesticides

    • C. 

      Pesticide contaminated surface water will not reach groundwater

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      Leaching from a pesticide mixing area

    • B. 

      Pesticides that dissolve and leach through soil after it rains

    • C. 

      Dumping leftover pesticide products down a well

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      A heavy clay soil, low in organic matter, where groundwater is shallow

    • B. 

      A sandy soil, high in organic matter, where groundwater is deep

    • C. 

      A sandy soil, low in organic matter, where groundwater is shallow

  • 47. 
    Which is a recommended best management practice for preventing contamination of surface and groundwater by pesticides?
    • A. 

      Use pesticides that are highly water soluble

    • B. 

      Use terrace and conservation tillage practices

    • C. 

      Clean sprayers near sinkholes

  • 48. 
    • A. 

      Droplet size and wind directions and speed

    • B. 

      Air stability and temperature

    • C. 

      Temperature and pesticide volatility

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      Carry hazardous pesticides in the passenger compartment of a vehicle to prevent unauthorized access

    • B. 

      Enclosed cargo boxes offer the greatest protection but are not always practical

    • C. 

      Operators of vehicles that transport hazardous materials are not required to have any special traning, only a commercial driver's license

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      Carefully consider soil and land surface characterisitics when selecting a storage site to prevent potential contamination of water sources

    • B. 

      If pesticides are stored in a small, locked cabinet or closet, it is not necessary to post warning signs

    • C. 

      Store pesticides in a warm, airtight environment

  • 51. 
    • A. 

      Buy large quantities of pesticides to reduce costs and ensure that the chemicals you use are available when you need them.

    • B. 

      Keep records of previous usage to make good estimates of future needs

    • C. 

      Mark each pesticide container with the purchase date, and keep an inventory of all pesticides in storage

  • 52. 
    To prevent damage to pesticide labels, you may use transparent tape or a coating of lacquer or polyurethane to protect them
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    • A. 

      Your emergency response plan should reflect only the off season inventory of pesticides stored at your facility

    • B. 

      In the event of an emergency, the first person you should contact is your attorney

    • C. 

      It is important to keep with your emergency list an outline of the information that should be passed along during an emergency notification call

  • 54. 
    • A. 

      Construct dikes to contain contaminated runoff water

    • B. 

      Notify the fire department and inform the firefighters of the nature of the pesticides involved

    • C. 

      Use water jets to put out the pesticide fire

  • 55. 
    • A. 

      Outlining the sequence of actions to take in a crisis

    • B. 

      Having a pesticide inventory readily available

    • C. 

      Knowing where copies of labels and material safety data sheets are kept

  • 56. 
    Determining when to apply a pesticide includes consideration of:
    • A. 

      The life cycle of the pest and weather conditions

    • B. 

      The percent active ingredient

    • C. 

      The need for additives or adjuvants

  • 57. 
    The directions for use on a pesticide label indicate:
    • A. 

      The various crops or areas on which the pesticide may be legally used

    • B. 

      The disposal of pesticide waste

    • C. 

      The environmental, physical, and chemical hazards

  • 58. 
    When two or more pesticides mixed together form a putty or paste, separate into layers, or look like cottage cheese, it is an example of:
    • A. 

      Chemical incompatibility

    • B. 

      Placement incompatibility

    • C. 

      Physical incompatibility

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      Fill tank one fifth to one half full with carrier, add suspension products, add emulsion products, add solution products, add surfactants if needed, and add compatibility agent if needed

    • B. 

      Fill tank one fifth to one half full with carrier, add compatibility agent if needed, add suspension products, add solution products, add surfactants if needed, and add emulsion products

    • C. 

      Fill the thank one fifth to one half full with carrier, add suspension products, add emulsion products, add solution products, add compatibility agent if needed, and add surfactants if needed

  • 60. 
    • A. 

      You should tear open paper or cardboard container carefully

    • B. 

      Leave the container open until you are done mixing pesticides for the day

    • C. 

      Use a sharp knife or scissors to open paper or cardboard containers

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      Leave pesticide residues in the spray tank when changing products

    • B. 

      When getting ready to store your sprayer, add some lightweight oil to the tank before the final flushing

    • C. 

      Sprayers should be thoroughly rinsed with a water detergent solution for several minutes

  • 62. 
    • A. 

      Rinsates may be applied to labeled target sites at or below labeled rates

    • B. 

      Dispose of rinsates by pouring them down a sink or drain

    • C. 

      Rinsates continaing strong cleaning agents may be reused in pesticide mixtures

  • 63. 
    • A. 

      Broadcast application

    • B. 

      Band application

    • C. 

      Basal application

  • 64. 
    • A. 

      Pads make spill cleanup more difficult

    • B. 

      Pads should be made of permeable materials

    • C. 

      Pads should be used where large quantities of pesticides are handled or mixed

  • 65. 
    Which statement about sprayer nozzles is true?
    • A. 

      Coarse sized droplets supply maximum coverage of the target

    • B. 

      Brass tips should be used when applying abrasive materials

    • C. 

      Nozzle material should be selected base on the pesticide formulation

  • 66. 
    You have calibrated your equipment to spray 50 gallons per acre.  You need to spray one acre.  The label calls for 3 pounds of formulation per 100 gallons of water.  How much formulation should you add to the tank in order to make 50 gallons of finished spray?
    • A. 

      1.5 pounds

    • B. 

      3 pounds

    • C. 

      2 pounds

  • 67. 
    • A. 

      The application is done by a competent person with the certified applicator present at the time and place the pesticide is applied

    • B. 

      The application is done by a competent person acting under the instruction and control of a certified aplicator who is available if and when needed

    • C. 

      The application is done by a person who has passed a competency exam

  • 68. 
    Which would be an appropriate way to describe a relatively low toxicity pesticide product to the customer?
    • A. 

      Environmentally friendly

    • B. 

      Non toxic

    • C. 

      Use with caution

  • 69. 
    • A. 

      Put on appropriate personal protective equipment

    • B. 

      Transfer the contents into another sturdy container that can be tightly closed

    • C. 

      Use the pesticide immediately at a site and at a rate allowed by the label