The Final Exam Quiz

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  1. 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
  2. To clean an aerosol paint sprayer, simply _______ .1
  3. Bulk paint sprayers should __________ at the end of each work day.1
  4. 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
  5. Which of these tools would you use to remove a “loose lip”?1
  6. When tamping down new clay added for repair, remember to tamp _______ .1
  7. 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
  8. What type of tamp should you use to get the most concentrated packing power?1
  9. A _______ is a good tool for finish grooming the pitching mound because it conforms well to the curvature of the mound.1
  10. To keep baselines smooth without high and low spots on an traditional field with a grass infield, you should shimmy your hand-pulled nail drag back and forth, moving up and down the baselines to crosscut the soil.1
  11. “Back raking” is a technique used after rainfall for scarifying your infield skin to help it dry more quickly.1
  12. 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
  13. Which weather event plays the biggest role in transporting infield soil from the infield skin to the grass edges forming lips?1
  14. What are the consequences of a lip being allowed to form on a turfgrass edge on a ballfield?1
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. On a totally skinned infield (softball and some youth baseball), use the clock method to manage your daily dragging direction and starting & stopping points.1
  18. Which float drag will perform the best for breaking up small soil chunks on your infield skin?1
  19. The topdressing layer on an infield skin is __________ of granular material sitting on top of the infield soil base..1
  20. Which float drag can still effectively smooth a damp infield?1
  21. Bridging occurs in the hopper of a chalker when the chalk has absorbed too much oxygen and expands, creating an overflow of chalk.1
  22. Under what conditions is it a bad idea to “hydrowash” a lip out of your turf edge?1
  23. The entire foul line should be completely in foul territory.1
  24. Which float drag transports the least amount of infield material?1
  25. 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