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Lawn Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

Trivia quiz questions about lawns.

What is a lawn?
A: A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants such as clover and are used for aesthetic and recreational purposes.

Lawns are usually composed only of what?
A: Grass species.

Lawns are subject to weed and pest control, maintained in a green color (e.g., by watering), and are regularly what?
A: Mowed to ensure an acceptable length.

Lawns are used around what?
A: Houses, apartments, commercial buildings and offices.

Many city parks also have what?
A: Large lawn areas.


In recreational contexts, the specialized names turf, pitch, field or green may be used, depending on what?
A:  The sport and the continent.

The term "lawn", referring to a managed grass space, dates to when?
A: At least the 16th century.

With suburban expansion, the lawn has become culturally ingrained in some areas of the world as part of what?
A: The desired household aesthetic.

In some jurisdictions where there are water shortages, local government authorities are encouraging what?
A: Alternatives to lawns to reduce water use.

Lawns may have originated as grassed enclosures within early what?
A: Medieval settlements used for communal grazing of livestock, as distinct from fields reserved for agriculture.


When did lawns become popular with the aristocracy in northern Europe?
A: From the Middle Ages onward.

In medieval Europe, why did open expanses of low grasses become valued among the aristocracy?
A: Because they allowed those inside an enclosed fence or castle to view those approaching.

The early lawns were not always distinguishable from what?
A: Pasture fields.

The damp climate of maritime Western Europe in the north made lawns what?
A: Possible to grow and manage.

Before the invention of mowing machines in 1830, how were lawns managed?
A:  They were maintained by the labor-intensive methods of scything and shearing.


In most situations, they were also pasture land maintained through what?
A: Grazing by sheep or other livestock.

Areas of grass grazed regularly by rabbits, horses or sheep over a long period often form what?
A: A very low, tight sward similar to a modern lawn.

Lawns similar to those of today first appeared in France and England in the 1700s when André Le Nôtre designed what?
A: The gardens of the Palace of Versailles that included a small area of grass called the tapis vert, or "green carpet".

Wealthy families in America during the late 18th century began mimicking what?
A: English landscaping styles.

In 1780, the Shaker community began the first industrial production of what?
A: High-quality grass seed in North America, and a number of seed companies and nurseries were founded in Philadelphia.


The increased availability of these grasses meant they were in plentiful supply for what?
A: Parks and residential areas, not just livestock.

Thomas Jefferson has long been given credit for being what?
A: The first person to attempt an English-style lawn at his estate, Monticello, in 1806.

Before the mechanical lawnmower, the upkeep of lawns was possible only for whom?
A: Extremely wealthy estates and manor houses of the aristocracy.

This all changed with the invention of what?
A: The lawnmower by Edwin Beard Budding in 1830.

It took ten more years and further innovations for the lawnmower to become what?
A: A practical proposition.

Middle-class families across the country, in imitation of aristocratic landscape gardens, began to do what?
A: Grow finely trimmed lawns in their back gardens.



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