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Core Pesticide Practice Exam

We created this quiz to help prepare applicators that are taking their core pesticide exam.

Each question is worth 1 point with a max score of 67 points. Your score and the correct answers will be shown at the end of the exam as well as emailed to you.

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1. 
Which statement about emergency response planning is true?

2. 
Which is true about statements of practical treatment?

3. 
Which statement about posting and notification requirements is false?

4. 
Directions for mixing and loading a pesticide are usually found under:

5. 
Using barriers to prevent pests from getting into an area is an example of which type of pest management method?

6. 
What two things should pesticide applicators be most aware of to avoid spray drift?

7. 
Which statement is false about first-aid response for pesticide exposure to the eye?

8. 
The capacity of a pesticide to cause short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) injury is referred to as its:

9. 
Which would increase the likelihood of pesticide resistance?

10. 
According to FIFRA, what is the minimum standard for direct supervision of a pesticide application by uncertified individuals?

11. 
Which statement about pesticide rinsates is true?

12. 
Which statement about sprayer nozzles is true?

13. 
Which statement about cleaning and disposing of pesticide containers is true?

14. 
What is the first step a business should take to develop a sound pesticide security program?

15. 
Which signal word is associated with Hazard Class I and chemicals that have severe corrosive properties but do not necessarily have very low oral LD50 values?

16. 
Which federal law governs the establishment of pesticide tolerances for food and feed products?

17. 
What two things should pesticide applicators be most aware of to avoid vapor drift?

18. 
Which is an example of non-point-source contamination of groundwater?

19. 
Which would not be an action to take in the case of a pesticide spill?

20. 
Which would be an appropriate way to describe a relatively low-toxicity pesticide product to the customer?

21. 
Determining when to apply a pesticide includes consideration of:

22. 
Which statement is true about protecting bees from pesticide injury?

23. 
Which statement is true about PPE chemical resistance?

24. 
Which liquid pesticide formulation may approach 100 percent active ingredient?

25. 
Which is an advantage of microencapsulated materials?

26. 
Which statement is true about cultural control practices?

27. 
What is the first thing you should do to help a victim of inhalation exposure?

28. 
Which liquid pesticide formulation consists of a small amount of active ingredient (often 1 percent or less per unit volume) dissolved in an organic solvent?

29. 
The route of entry statement on a label “Extremely hazardous by skin contact — rapidly absorbed through the skin” would most likely appear with which signal word?

30. 
Sealing cracks and crevices and small openings in buildings is an example of which type of mechanical control method?

31. 
What is the backbone of any emergency response plan?

32. 
To prevent damage to pesticide labels, you may use transparent tape or a coating of lacquer or polyurethane to protect them.

33. 
Which is the pesticide formulation process by which solid particles are dispersed in a liquid

34. 
Which federal law requires that all pesticides meet new safety standards?

35. 
Who is responsible for developing MSDSs on specific chemicals and providing them on request?

36. 
Which is not a recommended action to take in the event of a fire involving pesticides?

37. 
Which is a disadvantage of both EC and ULV formulations?

38. 
Which statement about the requirements of the FQPA is true?

39. 
What is needed to apply a pesticide legally when a pest problem arises for which a food or feed commodity is not on the registered pesticide label or a tolerance has not yet been established?

40. 
Which statement about pesticide storage facilities is true?

41. 
According to the Worker Protection Standard, what must the pesticide handler have access to if the label requires goggles for eye protection?

42. 
Under what soil conditions are pesticides more likely to leach through soil?

43. 
Which statement is true about heat stress?

44. 
Which technique would help to minimize off target drift?

45. 
You are applying a pesticide to a circular area with a 20-foot diameter: What is the area?

46. 
Which statement about triple-rinsing and pressure- rinsing pesticide containers is true?

47. 
An enclosed cab always provides enough protection from pesticide exposure to allow applicators to use less PPE than recommended on the label.

48. 
Which federal agency is responsible for registering or licensing pesticide products for use in the United States?

49. 
When two or more pesticides mixed together form a putty or paste, separate into layers, or look like cottage cheese, it is an example of:

50. 
Which statement is true about washing contaminated PPE?

51. 
Which statement about sensitive areas is true?

52. 
Which type of pesticide application procedure involves the uniform application of a pesticide to an entire area or field?

53. 
Experimental use permits required under Section 5 of FIFRA can be used when conducting experimental field tests on new pesticides or new uses of pesticides on:

54. 
Which statement is true about PPE as required by the label?

55. 
Which would be considered a preventive pest management strategy?

56. 
Which statement is true about pesticide toxicity?

57. 
Which practice for minimizing storage problems is not recommended?

58. 
Under which set of circumstances would the certified applicator be required to be physically present at the application site?

59. 
Which type of pesticide application would you use to control cockroaches inside of buildings?

60. 
What is the purpose of the signal word?

61. 
Which dry/solid formulation is mixed in water and reduces the risk of inhalation exposure during mixing and loading?

62. 
Both civil and criminal penalties can be assessed for FIFRA violations.

63. 
Which would not be considered a good security practice?

64. 
Which statement about the proper technique for opening pesticide containers is true?

65. 
According to EPA criteria, what type of respirator must you wear when applying liquid pesticide products from Toxicity Class I?

66. 
Lowering the humidity of stored grains and other food products to reduce damage from mold is an example of which type of pest management method?

67. 
If a pesticide label states that you must wear gloves based on guidelines in Chemical Resistance Category "D", which materials provide the best protection from the pesticide?

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