Pre Test


  1. In order to be a judge you must
  1. Be a member in good standing
  2. Be at least 21 years of age
  3. Be an AFGO committee member
  4. Be certified with another registry


  1. Code of Ethics
  1. First and foremost the Judge should become familiar with the Fainting Goat Breed.
  2. Judges should not judge goats that they currently own
  3. Judges should not judge goats that they have sold within the last 90 days
  4. All of the above


  1. AFGO’s goal is to:
  1. Improve the breed
  2. Maintain the breed as a historically correct breed
  3. Offering bigger better meat goats
  4. None of the above


  1. The purpose of the breed standard is to give a clear picture of what is considered ideal, what is acceptable, and those things that are not acceptable.
  1. True
  2. False


  1. One of the most important and key components of the Fainting Goat breed is
  1. Their head
  2. Their size


  1. Their Muscling
  2. Their legs


  1. The ideal facial profile will be
  1. Dished
  2. Straight
  3. Roman
  4. All the above are acceptable


  1. The ideal ear should be rigid and open and held with the level of the eyes or slightly above and may also have a noted ripple
  1. True
  2. False


  1. The front assembly includes
  2. The neck and chest
  3. The neck, chest and front legs
  4. The chest and front legs
  5. The neck, chest, front legs, and the barrel


  1. A steep rump makes the leg too straight in the stifle with little or no angulation at the hock describes a goat with
  1. Sickle hocked
  2. Weak pasterns
  3. Post legged
  4. ideal legs


  1. What colors are acceptable in the Fainting Goat breed
  1. All colors
  2. Black & white
  3. All colors except moon spots
  4. Black & white and Tri color


  1. A Hippie goat is a goat with
  1. an extreme coat
  2. skirting
  3. A longer hair coat
  4. All the above


  1. A miniature buck must be
  1. 22” and under
  2. 23” and under
  3. 23.75” and under
  4. 25” and under


  1. A miniature doe must be
  1. 22” and under
  2. 21” and under
  3. 23” and under
  4. 22.5” and under


  1. When you measure your goat you should
  1. Be on flat ground
  2. Have the head level and not too high or too low
  3. Place the measuring stick just behind the front leg
  4. All of the above


  1. Your oral reasons should introduce the class, place each pair with 2 reasons selected from each of 2 different areas of the scorecard, then proceed to the next pair.
  1. True
  2. False


  1. Correct terminology is important in judging. Which terms are not acceptable when judging the Fainting Goats
  1. Pendulous
  2. Cannon
  3. Myotonic
  4. Blended


  1. Suggested terminology for reasons include
  1. Broader in the muzzle
  2. Greater spring of rib
  3. Stronger in the topline
  4. All of the above


  1. What is the Escutcheion?
  1. Arch between the hind legs, below the tail and vulva in does, and above the scrotum in bucks.
  2. The section of flesh on each side of the body between the last rib and the rear leg
  3. Pertaining to the groin
  4. Extremely thin



  1. A doe or a buck will be disqualified with an extra teat or teat scur
  1. True
  2. False


  1. A goat with a horn scur will be disqualified
  1. True
  2. False


  1. Wattles are acceptable
  1. True
  2. False


  1. AFGO give 30 Points on the head
  1. True
  2. False


  1. The Hippie goat is scored at 70% conformation and 30% on hair
  1. True
  2. False


  1. All goats should be productive
  1. True
  2. False


  1. What does” well sprung ribs” mean?
  1. Ribs are tight with little or no spacing between them
  2. The Abdomen area has lots of room
  3. The Ribs are not tight, have lots of spacing, and are without excess fleshing
  4. This doesn’t apply in the Fainting Goat breed, only the Dairy breed


  1. The head should be
  1. Short to Medium
  2. Broad
  3. Have ears that ideally have a ripple
  4. All of the above


  1. Judges should not visit with the exhibitors prior to the show.
  1. True
  2. False


  1. Judges are allowed to judge their own goats as long as someone else is showing them?
  1. True
  2. False


  1. Judges should always be professional and remember that they represent AFGO?
  1. True
  2. False


  1. The goats eyes should be
  1. Ideally buggy
  2. set widely apart
  3. Can be any color
  4. All the above


  1. Moon Spots are not allowed
  1. True
  2. False


  1. Which does Have to be freshened to show?
  1. All Does
  2. Only Mini doe
  3. Hippie Does over 3 years of age
  4. Standard Does over 3 years of age


  1. Wethers are judged differently than Does and Bucks. Wethers are
  1. Not judged on the mammary system
  2. Should be easy to handle
  3. Judged on their breed type
  4. All of the above


  1. Anterior
  1. Behind
  2. In front of
  3. Middle
  4. Jointed
  5. The Barrel is the total length, width, and depth of the body cavity
  6. True
  7. False


35.A freshened doe is a doe

  1. That’s under 1 year of age
  2. That’s under 2 year of age
  3. That has Kidded
  4. That has never kidded


  1. Tracking is
  1. The ability to find food
  2. The placement of each hind foot behind corresponding front foot as the goat moves forward
  3. noted as the goat stiffens
  4. Can’t be judges with a fainting goat


  1. Medial means midline or center
  1. True
  2. False


  1. Pendulous ears
  1. Hang down
  2. Are too erect
  3. The ideal ear
  4. Too forward
  5. An overshot jaw


  1. where the upper jaw is projecting beyond the lower jaw
  2. Where the lower jaw is projecting beyond the upper jaw
  3. Will not affect the goat
  4. Will be out grown with age


38.The stifle is the rear leg joint near the lower line of the flank.

  1. True
  2. False


  1. The thurl is palpable, bony protuberance located on the anterior end of the femur.
  1. True
  2. False


  1. The handler is
  1. The person that owns the goat
  2. The person that is showing the goat
  3. The person that is buying the goat
  4. None of the above


  1. Genetic traits are
  1. Produced by bad breeding
  2. Created by the environment
  3. Produced by heredity
  4. Are passed on to the offspring 100% of the time.




  1. A Fainting Goat ____
  2. A Standard _____
  3. A fault_____
  4. A breeder_____
  5. A Hippie goat_____
  6. A Mini goat____
  7. Cow-Hooked____
  8. Poll___
  9. Asymmetrical___
  10. Blending____


  1. Flowing of one portion of the body into the next
  2. A breed
  3. An undesired trait
  4. The top of the head
  5. A guide to what the goat should like or not look like
  6. The owner of the Doe at the time of conception
  7. A goat in a smaller package with all the same characteristics
  8. Not the same on both sides
  9. The hide legs are bowed in toward each other at the hocks
  10. A goat with some type of longer hair


  1. The best goats to have are
  1. Fainting Goats
  2. Boer Goats
  3. Myotonic Goats
  4. All goats are great













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