Hippology Practice Tests
These are a few of the materials used in the 2011 State contest. These materials will not be used again exactly as is, but they will give you an idea of what to expect the tests to look like. See the "Contest Description" link for more details on the subject matter that may be asked. Be sure to look at the scantron sheet at the bottom and that youth bring their pencils!
Intermediate Written Test
Senior Written Test
The answers are in "hidden text" after each question. So, you can print the file without the answers showing for it to be used as a test. To reveal the answers and references, click the upper-left Window icon in Word, then at the bottom of the pop-up, choose "Word Options". On the Options screen, select "Display" on the left menu, then check "Hidden Text" so it will show. If you want the answers to print for use as a key, also select, "Print hidden text". When that box is OK'd away, the answers and references will show on the screen. Or, follow the same procedures to 'uncheck' that option if the answers are showing when the document is opened. These are the procedures for Word 2007. Steps should be similar to this for the 2010 version, or at least enough to let you know where to look for the option.
Questions for Slides - Int and Sr
Questions 1-25 of the exam are asked about slides shown to the group at once. We do not share those slides since they are reused, but you can look at the questions to see the types of questions that are asked. (There is no hidden text key on these.)
Team Problems - Int and Sr
The "prepared" team problem for Seniors just means that teams will have 10 minutes to plan a solution to the given problem and then 5 minutes to present it orally. This is the only type of problem we have done until now. This year we will also have one or two "impromptu" problems where teams will be presented a problem and will have to give a solution in the same 7 minutes. These will likely be explaining the use of some pieces of equipment, demonstrating how to apply something, etc. Regardless of the type of team problem, all senior problems entail giving a response orally. Intermediates will be given a problem that can be responded to with a list of written solutions. Intermediates will have an hour to work on their solution and there is no oral presentation.
There is not much that can be shared online about the stations since it is all visual ID. There will diagrams of things to label parts, actual equipment to identify, and more pictures to identify and/or answer questions about. There are 20 "stations" with 5 things to identify or answer on each. They will be set up in a rotation so everyone will start at once at their own station and rotate through the line until everyone has completed all of the stations. In addition to the 20 stations will be a few additional stops specifically related to feeds. The feed problems will either entail identifying grains, placing a class of feedstuffs or feed labels for a given situation, or answering questions about feedstuffs or labels. Youth will have 2 minutes per station and will have their backs turned to the stations before and after that 2 minutes (while rotating).
Like Stations, there is not much content we can share here. The classes will be videos with four horses per class and the youth will rank them according to how they would place the four horses. Questions will be asked on one of the classes. These would be the same type of questions that would be asked at a Horse Judging competition (ex. Which horse had the least slope to his shoulder?).
Responses for the written exam portion and stations portion will be given on a typical, generic scantron sheet. Please be sure the youth know to completely fill in the rectangle of the answer of their choice. These rectangles should not be colored in to giant circle/bubbles, nor checked, circled, or marked in any way other than darkening in the rectangle. 1-50 are on the front, 51-100 are on the back. Youth need to bring a pencil!
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