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Viticulture: Quiz


Question 1: Nearby ________ and rivers can serve as protection for drastic temperature drops at night by releasing the heat it has stored during the day to warm the vines.
Endorheic basinLakeVolcanoGreat Lakes

Question 2: The benefits of using stakes over trees was largely to minimize the dangers associated with climbing trees to prune the dense ________ to give the vines sunlight and later to harvest.
Flowering plantSeedLeafPlant

Question 3: Viticulture (from the ________ word for vine) is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard.
Roman EmpireVulgar LatinOld LatinLatin

Question 4: Cold temperatures during this period can also bring the onset of millerandage which produces clusters with no ________ and varying sizes.
SeedPlantFruitFlowering plant

Question 5: Columella advocated the use of stakes versus the previously accepted practice of ________ to grow up along tree trunks.
Argentine wineVine training systemsCanopy (grape)Irrigation in viticulture

Question 6: After ________, the quantity of grapes that will result from a vineyard can be estimated.
Canopy (grape)Glossary of viticultural termsAnnual growth cycle of grapevinesViticulture

Question 7: Around this time an early concept of ________ emerged as wines from particular places began to develop a reputation for uniqueness.
TerroirVintageHarvest (wine)Precision viticulture

Question 8: The presence of large ________ and mountain ranges can have positive effects on the climate and vines.
Body of waterStreamLakeEstuary

Question 9: In the Middle Ages, Catholic monks (particularly the ________) were the most prominent viticulturists of the time period.
CarthusianCatholic religious orderCisterciansTrappists

Question 10: Other factors that viticulturists consider is the ________ of the area with hillsides and slopes being preferred over flatter terrain.
TopographyTopographic mapGeographic information systemDigital elevation model


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