FTCE Agriculture 6-12 Exam

The Agriculture 6-12 subject examination consists of about 120 multiple-choice questions. Question formats will include direct question, command, sentence completion, graphics, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.
The test encompasses 10 core competencies, each with between 3 and 16 skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.

Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of leadership, career opportunities, and employability skills; animal science; soil science; plant science; agricultural systems technology; environmental sciences and natural resources; agricultural business management, economics, and marketing; agricultural department management and professional development; biotechnology; and food science and systems.

FTCE Agriculture 6-12 Exam Practice Questions

1. The national FFA was established in which year?
A. 1924
B. 1928
C. 1933
D. 1938

2. A castrated pig is known as a:
A. boar
B. swine
C. steer
D. barrow

3. Being “polled” refers to:
A. livestock that is categorized
B. an indigenous variety of livestock
C. livestock that lack horns
D. livestock that is registered

4. The pH of alkaline soil can be lowered by adding:
A. sulfur
B. calcium
C. organic material
D. limestone

5. The decomposition of animal proteins is called:
A. maceration
B. putrefaction
C. rancidification
D. fermentation


Answer Key

1. B
2. D
3. C
4. A
5. B