Agriculture Quiz with Answers​

agriculture quiz

Quiz about Agriculture and Farming:

Ques. Agriculture was originated in mesolithic age about
(a) 2000 years ago
(b) 3000-10000 years ago
(c) 7000-13000 years ago
(d) 20000-25000 years ago

Ans. (c)

Ques. As an economy develops
(a) The share of agriculture in the national pro duct declines
(b) The share of industry increases
(c) The number of persons employed in agriculture declines
(d) None of these

Ans. (b)

Ques. Rice is which kind of crop?
(a) Autumn
(b) Evergreen
(c) Fall
(d) Monsoon

Ans. (d)

Ques. Potato and tomato are native of
(a) Canada
(b) North America
(c) China
(d) South America

Ans. (d)

Ques. Which of the following is suitable for growing cotton?
(a) Sandy soil
(b) Clayey soil
(c) Black soil
(d) Alluvial soil

Ans. (c)

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Ques. South–east Asia is thought to be the centre of origin of
(a) Rice, sugarcane, mango and banana
(b) Rice, sugarcane and mango
(c) Rice and sugarcane
(d) None of these

Ans. (a)

Ques. The cultivation of cereals first started in
(a) Neolithic Age
(b) Mesolithic Age
(c) Palaeolithic Age
(d) Proto-historic Age

Ans. (a)

Ques. Biological fixation of nitrogen occurs most commonly in which of the following crops?
(a) Pulses
(b) Rice
(c) Wheat
(d) None of these

Ans. (d)

Ques. Soil acidity is generally corrected by
(a) proper irrigation
(b) adding sodium hydroxide
(c) liming
(d) application of fertilizers

Ans. (c)

Ques. The Cotton crop field rotation is
(a) Four yearly
(b) Three yearly
(c) Haly yearly
(d) Two yearly

Ans. (a)

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Ques. Which of the following is a root?
(a) Onion
(b) Carrot
(c) Potato
(d) Ginger

Ans. (b)

Ques. Golden fiber is the other name of
(a) Jute
(b) Wheat
(c) Maize
(d) Honey

Ans. (a)

Ques. Which of the following crops does need water during sowing it?
(a) Wheat
(b) Barley
(c) Paddy
(d) Maize

Ans. (c)

Ques. The chief purpose of crop rotation is to check the loss of top soil
(a) by water erosion
(b) by wind erosion
(c) by weathering
(d) of its mineral content

Ans. (d)

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Ques. What are “Phragmites australis”?
(a) A species of African wheat
(b) Reeds
(c) Cloud formations
(d) Islands off the coast of Australia

Ans. (b)

Ques. Milk of which dairy animal contains a highest percentage of Fat, Protein, Lactose and total solids __
(a) Zebu cows
(b) European cows
(c) Cross-breed cows
(d) None of these

Ans. (d)

Ques. What is Green Gold ?
(a) Tea
(b) Coffee
(c) Gold
(d) Rice

Ans. (a)

Ques. Which is the most widely distributed and commercially reared honeybee species in the world ?
(a) Apis Florea
(b) Apis Dorsata
(c) Apis Cerana
(d) Apis Mellifera

Ans. (d)

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Ques. Chick pea is a good source of
(a) Protein
(b) Fat
(c) Starch
(d) None of these

Ans. (a)

Ques. Which of the following methods of surface irrigation is considered as water and fertilizer efficient and ideal for several crops ?
(a) Check basin and border strip irrigation
(b) Furrow irrigation
(c) Raised bed planting method of irrigation
(d) Surge irrigation

Ans. (c)

Ques. Why wheat flour is useful in baking of bread ? It is due to the higher content of
(a) Starch
(b) Sugar
(c) Protein
(d) Gluten

Ans. (d)

Ques. Green revolution means
(a) Increase in production of food plants
(b) Increase in growth of green plants of maintaining ecosystem balance
(c) Growth of green plants in order to check soil erosion
(d) None of these

Ans. (a)

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Ques. Maize belongs to
(a) Cereals
(b) Millets
(c) Pulses
(d) Oil crop

Ans. (a)

Ques. The origin of sunflower is believed to be in
(a) Kuwait
(b) Central America
(c) Brazil
(d) USA

Ans. (d)

Ques. Richest source of carbohydrates is
(a) Maize
(b) Wheat
(c) Barley
(d) Rice

Ans. (d)

Ques. Maize evolved in
(a) USA
(b) Brazil
(c) Mexico and Central America
(d) India

Ans. (c)

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Ques. One of the plant introduced from new world to the old world
(a) Wheat
(b) Potato
(c) Rice
(d) Sugarcane

Ans. (b)

Ques. Which tuber of the nightshade family was cultivated by the Incas, was taken to Spain from Peru in the 16th century and to Ire­land from Virginia in the 16th century?
(a) Yam
(b) Carrot
(c) Potato
(d) Beetroot

Ans. (c)

Ques. The largest groundnut producing country in the world is
(a) Brazil
(b) USA
(c) India
(d) China

Ans. (c)

Ques. Which of these is the art of growing minia­ture trees, or woody plants shaped as trees?
(a) Sushi
(b) Kao
(c) Bonsai
(d) Origami

Ans. (c)

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Ques. Which of the following crop is most important for human?
(a) Barley
(b) Wheat
(c) Cotton
(d) Millet

Ans. (b)

Ques. _ is an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
(a) Garden
(b) Farm
(c) Orchard
(d) Land

Ans. (c)

Ques. Which constitute good food for diabetic persons?
(a) Potato tuber
(b) Sweet potato
(c) Artichoke tubers
(d) All these

Ans. (c)

Ques. Which of the following normally grown in hilly areas on mountain slope as it is not a crop of plains ?
(a) Tea
(b) Wheat
(c) Banana
(d) Rice

Ans. (a)

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Ques. The shoot and fruit borers, jassids, spider mites and leaf rollers are the major pests of which of the following vegetable crops ?
(a) Tomato
(b) Okra
(c) Cucumber
(d) Peas

Ans. (b)

Ques. Which of the following plants grows in black soil?
(a) Cotton
(b) Sugarcane
(c) Paddy
(d) Tea

Ans. (a)

Ques. Wax is obtained from
(a) Jojoba
(b) Guayle
(c) Leucaena
(d) Subabul

Ans. (a)

Ques. Cultivation of wheat requires
(a) moderate temperature and heavy rains
(b) humid temperature and heavy rains
(c) humid temperature and moderate rains
(d) moderate temperature and moderate rains

Ans. (d)

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Ques. Monoculture is a typical characteristic of
(a) Shifting cultivation
(b) subsistence farming
(c) specialized horticulture
(d) commercial grain farming

Ans. (d)

Ques. Which of the following are energy crops?
(a) Sugarcane, potato and tapioca
(b) Millets, banana and tomato
(c) Sugarcane, potato and tomato
(d) Sugarcane, tapioca and cauliflower

Ans. (a)

Ques. Watermelons grow best in
(a) Alluvial soil
(b) Sandy soil
(c) Black soil
(d) Laterite soil

Ans. (b)

Ques. Rubber plantations are found in
(a) Temperate forests
(b) Mountain regions
(c) Polar regions
(d) Equatorial regions

Ans. (d)

Ques. The part of Equatorial region which has well developed rubber plantations is
(a) Amazon basin
(b) Indonesia
(c) Malaysia
(d) Zaire basin

Ans. (c)

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Ques. Crop rotation helps to
(a) lessen use of pesticides
(b) eliminate parasites which have selective hosts
(c) yield more crops
(d) produce a greater choice of plant products

Ans. (b)

Ques. Smaller roots coming out of main root is called as
(a) Tap root
(b) Lateral root
(c) Fibrous root
(d) Ring root

Ans. (b)

Ques. Which one of the following grows under the tree?
(a) Cabbage
(b) Bengal gram
(c) Peanuts
(d) Castor

Ans. (c)

Ques. Which of the following is a non-food crop ?
(a) Wheat
(b) Maize
(c) Bajra
(d) Jute

Ans. (d)

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Ques. Growing two or more crops but in definite row pattern is known as:
(a) Intercropping
(b) Crop rotation
(c) mixed farming
(d) mixed cropping

Ans. (a)

Ques. Fiber crops are
(a) jute, sugarcane, linseed and rice
(b) cotton, maize, tobacco and banana
(c) cotton, hemp, jute and mesta
(d) hemp, cotton, maize and saffron

Ans. (c)

Ques. In which of the following countries long staple type of cotton is mainly grown?
(a) India
(b) Egypt
(c) Greece
(d) China

Ans. (c)

Ques. Major producer of sugar is
(a) Australia
(b) Cuba
(c) India
(d) Mauritius

Ans. (b)

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What is Agriculture and why is it Important?

Agricultural activities refer to growing plants and livestock including vegetables, fruit, nuts, and other items. These products provide us with food, fibre, textiles, and animal hides. It is also vital for our environment and provides our basic needs.. It was one of the key developments that led to sedentary human civilization. Agriculture created a surplus of food that allowed people to build cities.

The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. Ancient peoples used agricultural methods to cultivate food and survive in a world of scarcity. They lived in villages and focused their time on food production. The earliest farmers learned crop rotation. Later, they introduced new crops to the world like corn, beans, and tobacco, along with potatoes and other crops. As a result, agricultural practices were developed in many places.

You should also know about Mono-cropping, a method of agriculture, involves planting only one type of crop on a given plot. This practice is harmful to the environment because it strips the soil of natural features. It also creates a toxic environment and leaves it prone to soil erosion. Besides this, it pollutes underground and surface water, which can kill animals and people. What’s more, mono-cropping is unsustainable. This method is not good for the environment and will eventually lead to deforestation and ecosystem degradation.

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