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2009 FFA Horse Selection
Team Written Test
USING A NUMBER 2 LEAD PENCIL, MARK THE CORRESPONDING LETTER ON THE ANSWER
SHEET. MAKE SURE TO CLEARLY IDENTIFY YOUR TEAM/CHAPTER ON THE ANSWER CARD.
1. In general, how many pounds of feed will a 1000 pound horse consume each day?
A. 5 pounds
B. 20 pounds
C. 40 pounds
D. 60 pounds
2. A horse is considered a:
A. Monogastric herbivore
C. Ruminant herbivore
B. Monogastric carnivore
D. Ruminant carnivore
3. How many gallons of water will the average horse consume each day (assuming mild weather
conditions)?
A. 1-5 gallons
B. 6-12 gallons
C. 15-20 gallons
D. 21-25 gallons
4. Which vitamin can the horse make in its body from sunlight?
A. Vitamin A
B. Vitamin D
C. Vitamin E
D. Vitamin K
5. The main site where forage is digested in the horse is the:
A. Stomach
B. Esophagus
C. Small intestine
D. Large intestine
6. Which of the following is a legume?
A. Birdsfoot trefoil
B. Timothy
D. Tall fescue
C. Bermuda grass
7. Which organ is found in most mammals, but is missing in the horse?
A. Liver
B. Spleen
C. Gall bladder
D. Pancreas
8. Which is the correct order of the gastrointestinal tract?
A. Mouth, esophagus, stomach, cecum, small intestine, large intestine
B. Mouth, stomach, esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, cecum
C. Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, cecum
D. Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, cecum, large intestine
9. Which nutrient can supply the most energy per gram of feed?
A. Protein
B. Vitamin
C. Carbohydrate
D. Fat
10. The most vital of all nutrients is:
A. Water
B. Protein
D. Minerals
C. Fat
11. This vitamin has been shown to enhance hoof growth:
A. Vitamin K
B. Selenium
C. Biotin
D. Vitamin D
12. Abdominal pain in the horse is known as:
A. Colic
B. Thumps
D. Hernia
C. Heaves
13. Which body condition score best describes a horse in which you cannot see the ribs but you can feel
them?
A. BCS 2
B. BCS 4
C. BCS 6
D. BCS 8
14. Which of the following cannot be fed to horses?
A. Silage
B. Ground corn
D. All of the above can be fed to horses
C. 1st cutting alfalfa hay
15. Which of the following is not a mineral?
A. Copper
B. Biotin
D. All of the above are minerals
C. Sulfur
16. Blister beetles are toxic when eaten by horses and can be found in:
A. Alfalfa hay
B. Corn
C. Oats
D. Beet pulp
17. Ulcers are very common in horses. Most ulcers are found in the:
A. Esophagus
B. Stomach
C. Small intestine
D. Large intestine
18. Which classification has the highest daily energy needs?
A. Average maintenance horse
B. Early lactating mare
C. Lightly exercising horse
D. Early pregnancy mare
19. In winter weather, horses should be fed more _________to generate heat by fermentation.
A. Grain
B. Hay
C. Water
D. Minerals
20. It is best to feed horses grain in a feeder instead of directly on the ground to prevent:
A. Mineral poisoning B. Sand colic
C. Dirty teeth
E. Diarrhea
21. The horse has a relatively large stomach for its body size.
A. True
B. False
22. 1st cutting hay is always poorer quality than 3rd cutting hay.
A. True
B. False
23. The intestinal tract of the horse is designed for continuous grazing.
A. True
B. False
24. Changes in feed should be made gradually to allow the horse’s intestinal system time to adjust.
A. True
B. False
25. Moldy feed can be fed to horses because the microbes in its gut are able to utilize the mold before it
can harm the horse.
A. True
B. False
2009 FFA Horse Selection
Team Written Test
USING A NUMBER 2 LEAD PENCIL, MARK THE CORRESPONDING LETTER ON
THE ANSWER SHEET. MAKE SURE TO CLEARLY IDENTIFY YOUR
TEAM/CHAPTER ON THE ANSWER CARD.
Multiple Choice and True/False (2 points each)
_____
1.
In general, how many pounds of feed will a 1000 pound horse consume
each day?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
2.
A horse is considered a:
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
3.
4.
5.
1-5 gallons
6-12 gallons
15-20 gallons
21-25 gallons
Which vitamin can the horse make in its body from sunlight?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
Monogastric herbivore
Monogastric carnivore
Ruminant herbivore
Ruminant carnivore
How many gallons of water will the average horse consume each day
(assuming mild weather conditions)?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
5 pounds
20 pounds
40 pounds
60 pounds
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
The main site where forage is digested in the horse is the:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Stomach
Esophagus
Small intestine
Large intestine
_____
6.
Which of the following is a legume?
a.
b.
c.
d.
______
7.
Which organ is found in most mammals, but is missing in the horse?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_______ 8.
9.
10.
Protein
Vitamin
Carbohydrate
Fat
The most vital of all nutrients is:
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 11.
Mouth, esophagus, stomach, cecum, small intestine, large intestine
Mouth, stomach, esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, cecum
Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, cecum
Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, cecum, large
intestine
Which nutrient can supply the most energy per gram of feed?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
Liver
Spleen
Gall bladder
Pancreas
Which is the correct order of the gastrointestinal tract?
a.
b.
c.
d.
______
Birdsfoot trefoil
Timothy
Bermuda grass
Tall fescue
Water
Protein
Fat
Minerals
This vitamin has been shown to enhance hoof growth:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Vitamin K
Selenium
Biotin
Vitamin D
______ 12.
Abdominal pain in the horse is known as:
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 13.
Which body condition score best describes a horse in which you cannot
see the ribs but you can feel them?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
14.
Copper
Biotin
Sulfur
All of the above are minerals
Blister beetles are toxic when eaten by horses and can be found in:
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 17.
Silage
Ground corn
1st cutting alfalfa hay
All of the above can be fed to horses
Which of the following is not a mineral?
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 16.
BCS 2
BCS 4
BCS 6
BCS 8
Which of the following cannot be fed to horses?
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 15.
Colic
Thumps
Heaves
Hernia
Alfalfa hay
Corn
Oats
Beet pulp
Ulcers are very common in horses. Most ulcers are found in the:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Esophagus
Stomach
Small intestine
Large intestine
______ 18.
Which classification has the highest daily energy needs?
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 19.
In winter weather, horses should be fed more _________to generate
heat by fermentation.
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 20.
True
False
The intestinal tract of the horse is designed for continuous grazing.
a.
b.
______ 24.
True
False
1st cutting hay is always poorer quality than 3rd cutting hay.
a.
b.
______ 23.
Mineral poisoning
Sand colic
Dirty teeth
Diarrhea
The horse has a relatively large stomach for its body size.
a.
b.
______ 22.
Grain
Hay
Water
Minerals
It is best to feed horses grain in a feeder instead of directly on the
ground to prevent:
a.
b.
c.
d.
______ 21.
Average maintenance horse
Early lactating mare
Lightly exercising horse
Early pregnancy mare
True
False
Changes in feed should be made gradually to allow the horse’s intestinal
system time to adjust.
a.
b.
True
False
______ 25.
Moldy feed can be fed to horses because the microbes in its gut are
able to utilize the mold before it can harm the horse.
a.
b.
True
False