There have been several requests for sample questions from the various ARPAS certification examinations and the Governing Council has asked that five (5) randomly drawn questions from each exam be posted. In 2000-2001 a committee appointed by the Governing Council and chaired by David Ames reviewed, revised and expanded the examination database. From this effort new questions were added, old questions were updated and those questions no longer relevant were deleted. In this process the committee updated eight (8) of the twelve (12) species exams; Dairy, Beef, Swine, Meat Science, Sheep & Goat, Companion Animals, Poultry, and Horses. The sample questions below have been updated with new information that was derived from the committee's efforts. Each of the certification areas is represented and identified. There are various forms of questions on most of the exams, such as true-false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, etc. These questions are to serve only as information on the types of information that might be covered on each of the various exams.
NOTE: The answer to each question is bolded and italicized.