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1. In the Radtke et al. analysis, which forest type was more common in Forest Inventory and Analysis plots from Southern Appalachians upland hardwoods?

a) White oak-red oak-hickory
b) Sweetgum-yellow poplar
c) Sugar maple-beech-yellow birch
2. According to the article by Blinn et al., which statement explains why the difference between spring leaf area index (LAI) and winter LAI is useful in the identification of pine stands with competing deciduous vegetation?
a) Pine needle accretion occurs rapidly in the spring.
b) Deciduous leaf-out occurs rapidly in the spring.
c) The older cohort of pine needles is shed rapidly in the spring.

3. The methods presented by Blinn et al. for the estimation of deciduous competition in pine stands are not applicable under which circumstance?

a) In stands with evergreen competition
b) After thinning
c) After vegetation control

4. Coble et al. recommend which of the following for annual growth predictions for loblolly and slash pine plantations in East Texas?

a) The Predicting Attributes method for tree diameter and the Constant Rate method for tree survival
b) The Constant Rate method for tree diameter and the Predicting Attributes method for tree survival
c) The Constant Rate method for both tree diameter and tree survival

5. According to Brinckman and Munsell, social marketing involves:

a) combining commercial techniques that aim to sell a product with the use of targeted messages to promote ideas.
b) a process used to determine what products or services may be of interest to customers.
c) marketing through Facebook and Twitter.
6. Brinckman and Munsell found that when making landscape level biomass estimates for any given bioenergy facility:
a) quantifying the total resource base within the supply area is most important.
b) biophysical and social constraints on feedstock supply must be considered simultaneously.
c) long-term silvicultural strategies should not be considered.

7. According to the analysis by Pelkki, which of the following was the most common response by loggers in Arkansas to financial stresses in 2009?

a) Deferred maintenance, temporary employment reductions, and selling equipment to make up income shortfalls
b) Deferred maintenance, temporary employment reductions and using loans to make up income shortfalls
c) Deferred maintenance, temporary employment reductions, and using company and personal savings to make up income shortfalls
8. Pelkki's survey results indicate which of the following was the most preferred form(s) of financial assistance expressed by Arkansas's loggers in 2009?
a) Short-term loans that permit skipped payments
b) Sales tax exemption for logging equipment
c) Increased weight limits
9. In the Lhotka article, what is meant by a generalized height-diameter model?
a) Models applicable to a broad geographic region
b) Models that incorporate a suite of species
c) Models that include stand structure, site productivity, and/or regional covariates

10. The findings reported by Lhotka indicate that height-diameter models can be calibrated using a small subsample of tree heights. How many subsampled tree heights by stand and species are recommended?

a) Less than three subsampled tree heights.
b) Three to five subsampled tree heights.
c) Seven to ten subsampled tree heights