AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT AND REGULATIONS EXAM QUESTIONS Name of Applicant: _____________________ Name of Examiner: _______________________ Field Office: ____________ Date:_________ Time Started:________ Time Finished:________ 1. What is the fine for knowingly misrepresenting that an agricultural commodity has been officially inspected? a. Not more than $1000. b. Not more than $2500. c. Not more than $5000. d. Not more than $10,000. 2. When can an applicant withdraw a request for inspection? a. At any time prior to the issuance of the inspection results. b. Prior to inspection only. c. At any time, even after the results have been furnished, as long as a certificate has not been issued. d. At any time within 24 hours after the results have been furnished. 3. What is a lot inspection? a. The sampling of an identified lot of a commodity. b. The checking of a lot to see if the commodity is accessible for sampling. c. The analysis of a representative sample or samples of a commodity. d. The visual examination of the area surrounding an identified lot of a commodity. 4. How soon after an inspection has been completed must an inspection certificate be issued? a. No later than the second workday after the inspection. b. No later than the third workday after the inspection. c. No later than the first workday after the inspection. d. Before the close of business on the business day following the date the inspection is complete. 5. When are the words "Partial inspection certificate" added to a lot inspection certificate? a. When the applicant chooses to have only part of an identified lot of a commodity certificated. b. When, after inspection, the applicant increases the size of an identified lot. c. When the entire lot is not accessible for examination. d. When the applicant decides to accept incomplete results. 6. A certificate can be issued when only part of an identified lot is accessible for examination. a. True b. False 7. What type of certificate is issued to show the results of the inspection of a sample of a commodity submitted by an interested party? a. A submitted sample certificate. b. A lot inspection certificate. c. A sample inspection certificate. d. A commodity grader's certificate. 8. Who must issue the certificate if an inspection is performed by more than one person? a. The person who made the majority of the more significant determinations. b. The chief inspector. c. All persons who made a determination must sign the certificate. d. Any person who is available at the time. 9. Must an inspector's signature be shown on an original export certificate? a. Yes. b. No. c. No, not if the signature is typed on the certificate. d. No, but the inspector's initials must appear on the certificate. 10. Can anyone at a cooperating agency affix the signature of a licensed inspector to an official certificate? a. No, not unless the inspector is not available to sign the certificate. b. Yes, provided that the inspector has granted an authorization to affix the signature. c. No, a person may never affix the signature of a licensed inspector to an official certificate. d. Yes, but only if the Secretary of Agriculture has granted formal approval. 11. What is the normal distribution of certificates? a. The original and two copies to the applicant, and one copy filed in the office that provided the inspection service. b. The original and one copy to the applicant, and two copies filed in the office that provided the inspection service. c. The original and one copy to the applicant, and one copy filed in the office that provided the inspection service. d. The original and one copy to the applicant, one copy filed in the office that provided the inspection service, and one copy to the FGIS field office. 12. Who may make a request for appeal inspection service? a. Only the seller. b. Only the buyer. c. The authorized agent of any person with or without a financial interest who is dissatisfied with the results of an inspection. d. Any interested person. 13. When may an appeal inspection be refused? a. When the inspector feels the appeal inspection is not necessary. b. When the reasons for the appeal inspection are frivolous. c. When the buyer and seller are unable to agree on the need for the appeal inspection. d. Whenever an interested party objects to the appeal inspection. 14. Who shall sign an application for an appeal inspection? a. The buyer and seller of the commodity to be inspected. b. The applicant or his duly authorized agent. c. Only the person who made the original application for inspection. d. The supervising inspector if the application is oral. 15. Who may be licensed as an official inspector? a. Any person who is employed under the terms of a cooperative agreement, possesses proper qualifications, and has no interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, in merchandising, handling, storing, or processing any commodities of the kind to be inspected or related products. b. Any person who possesses proper qualifications, and has no interest, financial or otherwise in merchandising, handling, storing, or processing any commodities of the kind to be inspected. c. Any person employed by an association involved in the merchandising, handling, storing, or processing of the commodities to be inspected. d. Any person employed under the terms of a cooperative agreement or employed by an association involved in the merchandising, handling, storing, or processing of the commodities to be inspected as long as that person possesses the proper qualifications. 16. Is the inspection of agricultural products mandatory under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946? a. Yes, it is a mandatory program. b. Yes, but only for those commodities sent overseas. c. Yes, but only to the rice industry. d. No, it is a voluntary program. 17. What is "continuous inspection"? a. One or more official inspection personnel present during the processing of a product to make in-process examinations of the preparation, processing, packing, and warehousing of the product. b. The inspection of a product during the nonstop processing of the product. c. One or more official inspection personnel present during the mandatory nonstop processing of a product to make in-process examinations of the preparation, processing, packing, and warehousing of the product. d. A special class of inspection where all of the product is examined for quality. 18. The AMA covers the inspection of standardized grain under the United States Grain Standards Act. a. True b. False 19. Who may make a request for original inspection service? a. Only the seller. b. Only the buyer. c. Any interested person. d. The authorized agent of any person with or without a financial interest. 20. What is a submitted sample inspection? a. The sampling of a commodity. b. An unofficial inspection performed for the benefit of a prospective applicant. c. The examination of a sample of a commodity submitted by an applicant. d. The process of checking to see if a commodity is accessible for sampling. 21. Which action by an applicant could cause a denial or disciplinary withdrawal of inspection services? a. Any unsanitary plant conditions. b. Any willful misrepresentation or deceptive or fraudulent practice. c. A failure to pay bills for inspection services. d. A refusal to provide laboratory facilities. 22. Which would be grounds for a conditional withdrawal of inspection services from an applicant? a. A failure to pay bills for inspection services. b. Any willful violation of the regulations. c. Any willful misrepresentation or deceptive or fraudulent practice. d. Any interference with or obstruction of any inspector in the performance of his/her duties. 23. What information shall a licensed sampler furnish with an official sample? a. A sampling report signed by the licensed sampler, giving the identity, quantity, location of commodity sampled, name and mailing address of applicant, and all other information regarding the lot as may be required. b. A sampling report signed by the licensed sampler, giving no more than the name and address of the applicant. c. A sampling report signed by the licensed sampler giving no more than the identity of the commodity sampled. d. A sampling report provided and signed by the applicant. 24. Which would be grounds for the suspension of an inspector or sampler license? a. Willful, careless, or incompetent failure to perform duties. b. Accidental failure to perform duties in accordance with the regulations. c. Use of drugs. d. Conviction of a felony.