Jim’s January 2019 Garden Quiz Questions

January 2019 Garden Quiz Questions

The garden quiz questions for January, 2019 are here!  Like all the other quizzes – that started way back in March of last year, all the answers can be found in The Perfect Vegetable GardenHint:  Each and every question on this page is about snow throwers / blowers.  And, as always, you will find answers on the January 2019 Garden Answers page – along with some added commentary and quips.

So, have at it!  Let’s see what you know about them there machines that move that awful white and icy stuff off your driveway, sidewalk, and lanai (that’s Hawaiian for porch) – or, if you prefer – veranda.


Question 140 volt Ryobi cordless electric snow blower

Last month, Jim (That would be me.) reviewed some really great snow throwers / blowers.  One of them was the Ryobi RY40850, 20 inch model.  What powered this amazing machine?

A) Electricity

B) Gasoline


Answer For Question #1



Question 2Ariens 938033 Snow Thrower

Assuming you got through question #1 in short order, can you tell me what fuels the Ariens 938033 Snow Thrower?

A) Electricity

B) Gasoline


Answer For Question #2



Question 3

These are not parts in the Arien snow blower. They are gears.

What moving parts are used on the Ariens 938033 Snow Thrower to pick up the snow and throw it out through the discharge chute?

A) An auger.

B) An auger plus an impeller.

C) An auger plus an impeller plus an accelerator.

D) None of the above.


Answer For Question #3



Question 4Briggs and Stratton 1696807 24 inch snow blower / thrower

The Briggs and Stratton 1696807 Steerable Snow Thrower is a powerful beast of a machine!  It uses superior technology and is considered one of the top snow blowers of its class.  What “stage” is this equipment?

A) Single-stage

B) 2-stage

C) 3-stage

D) None of the above.


Answer For Question #4



Question 5

Pratt-Whitney aircraft engine

What brand of engine is used in the Briggs and Stratton 1696807 Steerable Snow Thrower?  Be careful.  This may be a trick question.

A) Troy-Bilt

B) Honda

C) Briggs and Stratton

D) None of the above.


Answer For Question #5



Question 6Snow blower auger jammed with snow and ice.

Snow throwers / blowers can get their augers jammed up with hard packed ice and snow sometimes.  But clearing the jam is a pretty simple process.  All you have to do is shut off the machine and reach down and pry the snow away with your hands – and, you’re free to get back to clearing away all that snowy stuff that shouldn’t be where it is.

A) True

B) False


Answer For Question #6



Question 7The first easy to use snowblower.

The first easy-to-use snow throwing machine was invented by:

A) An American

B) A Canadian

C) A Russian


Answer For Question #7



Question 8

CUB CADET throwing snow

The CUB CADET 3X26 Snow Blower is rated to throw snow how far from the cleared path?

A) 20 feet

B) 40 feet

C) 100 feet

D) As far as you want – it’s adjustable.


Answer For Question #8



Question 9

CUB CADET 3X26 and the Troy-Bilt Vortex 2690

As of this point in time, there are two outstanding 3-stage snow blowers that have been reviewed in The Perfect Vegetable Garden.  They are the CUB CADET 3X26 and the Troy-Bilt Vortex 2690 3-stage 357cc Snow Thrower.  They both clear the same path width and snow depth.  And, just what would that width and depth be?

A) 20 inches wide and 8 inches deep

B) 24 inches wide and 12 inches deep

C) 26 inches wide and 21 inches deep

D) 60 inches wide and 48 inches deep


Answer For Question #9



Question 10

Which snow blowers does Jim like?

Jim, the Lifelong Gardener, (That would be me, again.) has a “particular passion” for two brands of snow blowers.  And, they are:

A) Ryobi and Honda

B) Cub Cadet and Snow Joe

C) Husqvarna and Craftsman

D) None of the above.


Answer For Question #10




A forest of magical creatures.

Once upon a time, there was a big ole evergreen tree growing right smack dab in the middle of a dreary, dank, swampy, foggy woodland where ghosts, witches, warlocks, werewolves, and all kinds of other magical creatures lived.  Out of the blue, a blast of eerie wind blew through the woods.

Which way did the leaves on the tree fall?





Well, how about it?  Do you have snow throwers / blowers coming out of your ears?  I didn’t think I could find so many questions about them – but, once I got started, everything seemed to come along so naturally that I just couldn’t stop.

I almost doubled the number of questions in this month’s quiz – but, I decided it would be like beating a dead horse.  Hence, I resolutely stopped at the customary 10 questions.

Comments or emails about snow blowers – or anything else will be answered “toot sweet.” (means quickly)


Jim, the Lifelong Gardener


2 thoughts on “Jim’s January 2019 Garden Quiz Questions

  1. Md moinul Islam Reply


    I can’t believe all the wonderful information I got from taking this quiz.  I especially learned a lot about snow blowers that I didn’t know before.  One of my friends has been trying to decide on what snow blower he should buy and I think he will be very interested in some of the information I’ve found here!

    Thanks, for sharing this informative article!

    • Jim Reply

      Well, I have to say that your friend will surely be able to find exactly the right snow blower for his needs by looking over all the information I have on them – starting with the Snow Thrower Reviews page.


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