The Final Exam Quiz

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  1. When the sun is shining and the breeze is blowing during the daytime is the best time to flood the infield skin so water will have a chance to deeply penetrate the infield soil.1
  2. When chalking lines on a ballfield, which of these procedures is INCORRECT?1
  3. Which float drag transports the least amount of infield material?1
  4. The entire foul line should be completely in foul territory.1
  5. Which weather event plays the biggest role in transporting infield soil from the infield skin to the grass edges forming lips?1
  6. Bridging occurs in the hopper of a chalker when the chalk has absorbed too much oxygen and expands, creating an overflow of chalk.1
  7. When tamping down new clay added for repair, remember to tamp _______ .1
  8. A “lip” is a bump in the batter’s box that results from players pushing material toward the back of the batter’s box.1
  9. At 1st and 3rd base, the foul edge of the foul line should line up with:1
  10. Bulk paint sprayers should __________ at the end of each work day.1
  11. If watering right before a day game, be sure to wet down the infield grass to make sure it doesn’t get too dry during the game.1
  12. In order to keep an infield skin nice and smooth for maximum playability, you should nail drag or float drag in one direction only.1
  13. When there are no fortification materials used on the mound or home plate (clay fortification or pitcher’s / batter’s mats), the best thing to do is water the wear holes and pull the existing infield material back into the wear holes, tamp, and water again to help the area to solidify.1
  14. To effectively repair clay on the pitching mound or home plate area, it is very important to remove all loose material and debris from the wear holes before proceeding with installing replacement clay.1
  15. When repairing a shallow wear hole in the clay around of the pitching mound or home plate, it is important to _________ in order to successfully bond the new and old clay together.1
  16. When measuring field dimensions, it is best to use a _______ tape measure to ensure accurate measurements.1
  17. When repairing a wear hole in the pitching mound or home plate area, it is important to use _______ in order to ensure effective binding to the existing clay.1
  18. The more moisture you can keep in your infield skin without getting sloppy:1
  19. Hand dragging skinned areas along the turf edge can help minimize “lip buildup”.1
  20. “Back raking” is a technique used after rainfall for scarifying your infield skin to help it dry more quickly.1
  21. Which float drag can still effectively smooth a damp infield?1
  22. What must be done to existing clay in wear holes to allow the new clay to adhere to the existing clay?1
  23. The dragging pattern that helps build or maintain surface grade on a totally skinned infield is the:1
  24. Which float drag will perform the best for breaking up small soil chunks on your infield skin?1
  25. What type of tamp should you use to get the most concentrated packing power?1