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HORTICULTURE 1

SAMPLE EXAM

NOTE:

  • Exams may be structured in any way.
  • There is no standard structure.
  • The purpose of an exam is for us to test how you respond when you are confronted with the unexpected.
  • Your final result will NOT be dependant upon the exam alone ….we take everything you have done throughout your studies into account!
  • You will as a rule be tested in a way as to demonstrate that you have actually retained things and developed a capacity to apply what you have studied. (For example ….for horticulture courses;: we may want to see that you have a solid foundation; such as the ability to identify and make decisions about growing different types of plants).



 

INSTRUCTIONS:

You have 5 minutes to read this paper prior to commencing writing, after which you have

1 hour and 30 minutes to answer all questions. The exam is to test what you know and can recall at the present time. Do not worry if you cannot answer all questions as fully as you would like.

Number all the pages of your exam answers. Place your name and address on the first page. Attach the exam questions to your answers.

On completion of the exam, the completed paper and question sheet is to be given to your adjudicator (ie. supervisor) to be sent by him/her to:

A.C.S.

P.O.Box 2092, Nerang East, 4211



 

QUESTION 1.

Define the following terms giving examples where appropriate to assist in your explanations:

Hybrid

Tendril

Thorn

Acid

Compost

Mulch

Pistil

Stipule

Pest

Virus

Horticulture

Nutrient Deficiency




QUESTION 2.

Use drawings to show and explain the following (fully label all drawings with plant genus and species):



 

a/ The structure of a typical flower.



 

b/ How to sow a seed.



 

c/ How to do aerial layering.



QUESTION 3.

List eight (8) plants (one indoor, two trees, two shrubs, one climber, one exotic annual and one native bush) and give a description for each. Try to add as much detail as possible but do not spend excessive time on this question at the expense of other questions.



QUESTION 4.

Answer the following:


a/ How to overcome poor water holding ability ion sandy soils.


b/ Explain how to best use ties and stakes when supporting a newly planted specimen.


c/ Provide the symptoms of three nutritional deficiencies.


d/ Explain the establishment of a new turf area using either seed or sodding or turf rolls.

OR:

Explain the purpose and techniques used in arboriculture to remove a large limb from a tree about 4 metres in the canopy.