The Final Exam Quiz

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  1. Which float drag can still effectively smooth a damp infield?1
  2. When chalking lines on a ballfield, which of these procedures is INCORRECT?1
  3. 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
  4. Under what conditions is it a bad idea to “hydrowash” a lip out of your turf edge?1
  5. The dragging pattern that helps build or maintain surface grade on a totally skinned infield is the:1
  6. Hand dragging skinned areas along the turf edge can help minimize “lip buildup”.1
  7. What must be done to existing clay in wear holes to allow the new clay to adhere to the existing clay?1
  8. 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
  9. What are the consequences of a lip being allowed to form on a turfgrass edge on a ballfield?1
  10. 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
  11. When measuring field dimensions, it is best to use a _______ tape measure to ensure accurate measurements.1
  12. “Back raking” is a technique used after rainfall for scarifying your infield skin to help it dry more quickly.1
  13. The more moisture you can keep in your infield skin without getting sloppy:1
  14. When tamping down new clay added for repair, remember to tamp _______ .1
  15. Which of these does NOT need to be taken into consideration when determining how much water to apply to an infield skin?1
  16. Bridging occurs in the hopper of a chalker when the chalk has absorbed too much oxygen and expands, creating an overflow of chalk.1
  17. 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
  18. Which of these tools would you use to remove a “loose lip”?1
  19. Which float drag transports the least amount of infield material?1
  20. 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
  21. The topdressing layer on an infield skin is __________ of granular material sitting on top of the infield soil base..1
  22. Which weather event plays the biggest role in transporting infield soil from the infield skin to the grass edges forming lips?1
  23. Which float drag will perform the best for breaking up small soil chunks on your infield skin?1
  24. To clean an aerosol paint sprayer, simply _______ .1
  25. 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