MCQ: Agriculture - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Reindeer herding is one of the few forms of nomadic or shifting agriculture practised outside the tropics.

Solution:

Reindeer herding is one of the forms of nomadic or shifting agriculture practised outside the tropics. 
Reindeer herding is limited to some areas only. A person who conduct reindeer herding is called reindeer herders and approximately 100,000 people are engaged in reindeer herding today around circumpolar north.

QUESTION: 2

Percentage of protein in fish is:

Solution:

The exact protein content of fish depends on the species you select. In a 3-ounce serving size of the most common fin fish, you’ll get between 16 and 26 grams of protein.

QUESTION: 3

What percentage of the world's surface is used for agriculture of some sort?

Solution:

The global impact of farming on the environment is revealed in new maps, which show that 35-40 percent of the Earth's land is now given over to agriculture.

QUESTION: 4

Which country is the leading producer (not exporter) of rice?

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QUESTION: 5

What initials are used to describe what scientists are trying to do to increase the yield of crops?

Solution:

Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering methods. In most cases, the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species.

QUESTION: 6

Which are the world's most numerous farm animals?

Solution: Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. More than 50 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs. Chickens raised for eggs are usually called layers while chickens raised for meat are often called broilers.
QUESTION: 7

What is this type of farming?

Solution: It's Viticulture because this is grapevine farming
QUESTION: 8

Which of these crops is not one of the top five food staples (providers of energy) in the world?

Solution:
Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation.

In 2014, barley was ranked fourth among grains in quantity produced (144 million tonnes) behind maize, rice and wheat.
QUESTION: 9

Which of these crops is not normally grown on a plantation?

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QUESTION: 10

What sometimes happens to damage the soil when crops are irrigated?

Solution:

Salinization refers to a build up of salts in soil, eventually to toxic levels for plants. (3,000 - 6,000 ppm salt results in trouble for most cultivated plants.) Salt in soils decreases the osmotic potential of the soil so that plants can't take up water from it.

QUESTION: 11

This area was originally grassland

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QUESTION: 12

About when did agriculture begin?

Solution:

Sometime around 10,000-12,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors began trying their hand at farming.
First, they grew wild varieties of crops like peas, lentils and barley and herded wild animals like goats and wild oxen. Centuries later, they switched to farming full time, breeding both animals and plants, creating new varieties and breeds. Eventually, they migrated outward, spreading farming to parts of Europe and Asia.

QUESTION: 13

What is this crop?

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QUESTION: 14

Agriculture can cause soil erosion.

Solution:

Agriculture is probably the most significant activity that accelerates soil erosion because of the amount of land that is farmed and how much farming practices disturb the ground.

QUESTION: 15

What is commercial horticulture?

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QUESTION: 16

Who announced the introduction of National Food Security Act?

Solution:

On July 6, 2009, Finance Minister Mr.Pranab Mukherjee announced the introduction of National Food Security Act under which BPL families in rural and urban areas will be entitled by law to 25 kg. of wheat or rice per month at Rs. 3 per kg.

QUESTION: 17

Agriculture does not contribute to the production of greenhouse gasses, particularly methane.

Solution:

Agriculture (9.9 percent of 2018 greenhouse gas emissions) – Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture come from livestock such as cows, agricultural soils, and rice production.

QUESTION: 18

What is this type of field called?

Solution: These are Fields of rice and rice is also called Paddy.
QUESTION: 19

At what rate does soil form naturally?

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QUESTION: 20

What name is given to the form of agriculture that raises only crops?

Solution:

Arable farming involves growing crops such as wheat and barley rather than keeping animals or growing fruit and vegetables. Arable land is land that is used for arable farming

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