Could You Make It As A Farmer?

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Farming is one of the oldest practices in human history, and it still plays a vital role in our society today. Many people think that it's simple work, but not everyone has what it takes to make it as a farmer. Do you? There's only one way to find - let's see if you have the necessary knowledge to make it!

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1. What unit of measurement is used to measure farm land?

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  1. Liter
  2. Acres / square meters
An acre is a unit of land area which is used in both the imperial and US customary system. It is most commonly used to measure tracts of land.
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2. What is manure?

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  1. Cow or horse waste
  2. Cow or horse babies
Manure is a type of organic matter that is used as a fertilizer, as it contributes to the fertility of the soil. Most types of manure consist of animal feces.
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3. At what point in a cow’s life is it able to produce milk?

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  1. When it gains its spots
  2. After it has given birth
Much like humans, cows are only able to produce milk after they have given birth. Dairy cows, to be specific, must give birth to one calf a year to continue producing milk.
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4. What part of the cow does the milk come from?

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  1. It’s tail
  2. It’s udder
Udders are organs that are a part of the mammary glands of many female ruminants, including cattle, sheep, and goats. They can be found hanging beneath the animal. It is the equivalent to breasts.
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5. Which of the following items is not a crop?

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  1. Wheat
  2. Muffin
A crop is a cultivated plant that is grown as food. It includes grains, fruits, and vegetables.
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6. Which of these is the main reasons why cats are kept as pets in barns?

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  1. To keep the animals company
  2. To keep mice away
Cats are often kept in barns to eat/kill the assorted vermin, including rodents and other small animals looking to make a home there. These rodents are often responsible for contaminating stored grain crops.
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7. Irrigation is the supply of water to ____________ to help them grow.

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  1. Crops
  2. Farmer’s family
Irrigation is the watering of land in order to make it ready for agriculture. It is the application of controlled amounts of water to crops, thereby maintaining crops. It is also used to cool livestock, sewage disposal, and dust suppression.
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8. What is mulch used for?

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  1. To keep the animals warm
  2. To help the soil retain moisture
Mulch is a layer of material that is applied to the surface of soil. There are several reasons for applying mulch, including improving fertility, conservation of moisture, and reduction of weed growth.
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9. What is subsistence farming?

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  1. A type of farming where the crops and or livestock are for maintaining the farmer and their family’s lives
  2. A form of farming where the crops are sold to other farmers
Subsistence farming or agriculture occurs when farmers grow food crops and or livestock to feed themselves and their families. It is focused on survival with minimal surplus trade.
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10. When hay is packaged in squares, it is referred to as a ____________.

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  1. Bale
  2. Rectangle
A bale is a large bundle or package which is tightly compressed and secured by wires or cords in preparation for shipping or storage
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11. What is the process of removing a sheep’s wool called?

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  1. Waxing
  2. Shearing
Shearing is the removal (of something) by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument. For example, the shearing of wool.
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12. What is a chicken coop?

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  1. Their housing
  2. The egg storage building
A chicken coop or hen house is a small house where chickens, usually females, are kept. It is used to protect them both from predators and bad weather.
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13. What is a baby pig called?

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  1. Pigling
  2. Piglet
A piglet is the young offspring of the domestic pig. They are usually called piglets up until they are 2 years old.
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14. Where on the farm are horses usually found when they’re not running around?

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  1. In the house
  2. In the stable
Horses are usually kept in housing structures known as stables for several reasons. Not only do they protect them from the elements, but they also help to prevent injury and protect against predators.
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15. Which of these foods is usually fed to pigs?

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  1. Filet mignon
  2. Slop
Pig slop, sometimes called pig feed, is the term used to describe pig food. It usually consists of ground corn, wheat, and soy.
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16. The bathtub-like container where pigs’ food is placed, is called a ___________.

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  1. Trough
  2. Basin
A trough is a long, narrow open container that is used for animals to eat or drink out of.
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17. What does the term GMO stand for?

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  1. Genetically Modified Organism
  2. Genetics Medical Officer
A GMO is an acronym for “genetically modified organism.” It includes plants, animals, and many other organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory by using transgenic technology and or genetic engineering
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18. How is the term harvest defined?

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  1. The process of gathering planted crops
  2. The process of planting seeds and collecting eggs
The word harvest is used to describe both the process or the time of year when crops are cut and collected from fields.
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19. What is the importance of plowing the fields?

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  1. It helps to detect pre-planted loose seeds
  2. It brings fresh nutrients to the surface
The main purpose of plowing is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, thereby bringing fresh nutrients to the surface. It also buries weeds from previous crops.
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20. What kind of animal is a foal?

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  1. A cow
  2. A horse
A foal is a young horse or mule belonging to the horse family. They describe horses which are under one year old.
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21. The process of cleaning out horse waste from the stalls is known as ____________.

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  1. Folding
  2. Mucking
Originally a British term, mucking is used to describe the removal of manure and other types of dirt and debris from a horse’s stall or animal dwelling.
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22. When are you most likely to see a scarecrow on a farm?

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  1. After the seeds have been planted
  2. During the winter months
A scarecrow is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human. These are used to discourage birds from disturbing and feeding on growing crops and recently cast seeds.
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23. What is another name for a male donkey?

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  1. A Jordan
  2. A Jack
A male donkey, also known as a jack, is a domesticated member of the horse family, which has been used as a working animal for the last several centuries.
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24. What is a baby female chicken called?

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  1. A pullet
  2. A nymph
A pullet is a young hen that is usually under 1 year of age. These chickens have not started laying eggs yet despite looking like a fully grown chicken.
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25. Why is crop rotation important?

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  1. It helps to maintain the soils fertility
  2. It changes the smell of the soil
Crop rotation is the practice of growing different types of crops in the same area in the same area in a sequenced season. It is done so that the soil is not depleted of one type of nutrient, thereby maintaining its fertility.
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26. A farm of apple trees is called a/an ______________.

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  1. A woodlet
  2. An orchard
An orchard is a piece of land where several fruit or nut trees are planted. They are usually maintained for the production of food for sale.
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27. What is the purpose of a feedlot?

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  1. To fatten up livestock
  2. To brush horses’ hair
A feedlot, also called a feed yard, is a type of animal feeding operation which is used for fattening livestock in preparation for market or slaughter.
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28. What is an auger?

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  1. A helical drilling tool used for boring holes in the ground
  2. A diamond-shaped shovel
An auger is a drilling device, or drill bit, which is used for making holes in wood or the ground. It often involves a rotating helical screw blade.
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29. What is fungicide used for?

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  1. To kill fungi
  2. To scare away rodents
Fungicide is a biocidal chemical compound or biological organism which is used to kill different types of parasitic fungi and or their spores.
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30. What does the term crop cover refer to?

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  1. Species of plants planted in between rows of primary crops to help protect the soil
  2. Species of cows which walk between primary crops to keep them sheltered from harsh weather
A cover crop refers to crops that are planted to improve or increase soil fertility and quality. It is also helpful in managing soil erosion and biodiversity in the area.
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31. If a person says that the soil is acid, they’re talking about its ________________.

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  1. pH level
  2. Smell
Acid soil or sour soil is soil that has a pH level of less than 7. It is usually a result of organic matter and minerals breaking down in the soil over time. A pH level below 5 becomes toxic to plant growth.
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32. What is dry land farming?

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  1. Farming without fertilizer
  2. Farming without irrigation
Dryland farming is a method of farming in semiarid areas without the help of irrigation. They often use drought-resistant crops in order to conserve moisture.
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33. In chicken farming, what does the word layer refer to?

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  1. Raising poultry to sell as pets
  2. Raising egg laying poultry birds
Layer poultry farming means raising egg laying poultry birds for the purpose of commercial egg production. These hens are capable of laying at least one egg a day.
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34. A dairy cow which is unable to produce milk is called ____________ by farmers.

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  1. Dry
  2. Infertile
A dry cow is one that is not lactating. It is often said that the dry period is one of the most important phases in a dairy cow’s lactating cycle because it is the period where it prepares for the next lactation.
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35. What is the word bushel used to measure?

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  1. Fur/ hair
  2. Fruit or grain
A bushel is a measure of capacity which is equal to 64 US pints. It is used to measure agricultural products, including grain and fruits
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36. Which of these words describes the process of harvesting two different crops on the same piece of land in a year?

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  1. Double crop
  2. Upward cycling
Double cropping is a method of farming whereby two or more crops are raised in two consecutive crops on the same land within a single growing season. It is adopted by many growers because it makes good use of their land.
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37. What type of farming does the term “Angus” refer to?

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  1. Chicken
  2. Beef
Angus beef refers to meat from beef that has more marbling, and the fat is more evenly distributed than other types of beef. The marbling results in juicier and more tender meat when compared to regular beef.
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38. Which of the following issues can result from overdrafting groundwater?

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  1. Locusts
  2. Depletion of water levels
Groundwater overdraft occurs when groundwater use exceeds the amount of water that is recharged into an aquifer. It leads to the decline of groundwater levels.
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39. What is silage used for?

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  1. Animal feed
  2. To decrease the smell of animal feces
A silage is any type of crop that has been harvested while it is still green and is later preserved and stored by being placed in airtight conditions. It is then used to feed ruminant animals like cattle and sheep.
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40. What is a castrated male horse called?

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  1. Tinker
  2. Gelding
A gelding is a term used to describe a castrated animal, especially male horses or other equine. Castration eliminates most of their hormonally driven behavior, causing them to be calmer and gentler.
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41. The spray Bacillus thuringiensis is used as a ______________.

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  1. Pest control
  2. Growth enhancer
Bacillus thuringiensis abbreviated “Bt” is a soil-dwelling bacterium that is used as a biological pesticide. The bacteria occurs naturally in the gut of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths.
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42. What is a plow used for?

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  1. To line fields
  2. To build farmhouses
A plow is a large farming tool with one or more blades that are fixed in a frame and is drawn by a tractor or animals for the purpose of cutting furrows in the soil. It is in preparation for planting seeds.
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43. Which of these products is added to milk to help it coagulate in the cheese making process?

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  1. Rennet
  2. Salt
Rennet is a complex group of enzymes which is produced in the stomach of ruminant mammals. It is a component that curdles a key protein in milk.
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44. The machine, combine, is so named because it ________________.

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  1. Combines three harvesting steps into one
  2. Combines three breeds of livestock
A combine, or combine harvester, is a versatile machine that was designed to harvest different types of grain crops.
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45. How many digestive compartments do cows have?

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  1. Eight
  2. Four
The ruminant’s stomach is composed of 4 different compartments. It includes the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and then the abomasum before it enters the next part of the digestive system.
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46. Botanically, tomatoes are considered to be _______________.

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  1. Nuts
  2. Fruits
Botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit. Like other true fruits, they are small flowers that contain a multitude of seeds. They can later be harvested to produce more plants.
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47. Why are honeybees important?

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  1. They help to water the animals
  2. They help to pollinate the crops/ flowers
Bees, more specifically honeybees, are the world’s most important pollinators of food crops. Studies estimate that one-third of the food consumed rely on pollination by bees.
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48. Which of the following is not a type of soil?

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  1. Crunchy
  2. Clay
There are three basic types of soil, and they include sand, silt, and clay. Clay soil is defined as soil that is comprised of very fine mineral particles, with less organic material than other types of soil.
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49. What does it mean to homogenize milk?

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  1. To add water to it
  2. To integrate fat into it
Homogenization is a process whereby the fat molecules in milk are broken down so that they stay integrated rather than separate later on. It is responsible for the milk’s smooth consistency.
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50. What is a poult?

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  1. An old dying cow
  2. A young domestic bird raised for food
Poult is used to describe a young domestic chicken, turkey, or other fowl which is being raised for food.
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