Agri-MCQs #14: Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture

 

1.

There are _________ broad agro-ecological zones of Pakistan

 

a.

2

*b.

3

 

c.

4

d.

5

 

2.

Commonly ________ farming systems are followed in three broad agro-ecological zones of Pakistan

 

a.

4

*b.

8

 

c.

12

d.

None of them

 

3.

Three broad zones of Pakistan are irrigated low-lands, the rainfed low-lands and ________________.

 

a.

Rice-wheat zone

b.

Cotton-wheat zone

 

*c.

Mountain area

d.

None of them

 

4.

Cropping pattern deals with the cropping system followed by _______

 

a.

An individual

*b.

Region

 

c.

Research center

d.

University

 

5.

Cropping system followed by an individual farmer is called _________

 

a.

Cropping pattern

*b.

Cropping scheme

 

c.

Cropping technology

d.

None of them

 

6.

In Pakistan almost everywhere wheat is the major rabi crop, often constituting over ________ of cropped area.

 

a.

40%

b.

60%

 

*c.

80%

d.

90%

 

7.

The most extensive cropping system in irrigated plain is the __________.

 

a.

Rice-wheat system

*b.

Cotton-wheat system

 

c.

Wheat-wheat system

d.

None of them

 

8.

Organic agriculture is defined worldwide as “farming without the addition of ___________ chemicals”.

 

a.

Natural

*b.

Artificial

 

c.

Pure

d.

Impure

 

9.

Cotton, a cash crop, counts for ___________ of kharif in cotton-wheat system.

 

a.

40%

b.

60%

 

*c.

78%

d.

90%

 

10.

The cotton-wheat system is the most important cropping system of ___________ and Sindh.

 

a.

Northern Punjab

*b.

Southern Punjab

 

c.

NWFP

d.

Balochistan

 

11.

Fodder is the only other crop of significance and occupies ______% of cropped area in both seasons.

 

a.

6-7%

*b.

13-15%

 

c.

17-20%

d.

27-30%

 

12.

MNH-93 was released in ______.

 

a.

1993

b.

1970

 

*c.

1980

d.

1990

 

13.

Major draw-back of rice-wheat system is _______________.

 

a.

Low yield of rice

*b.

Late sowing of wheat

 

c.

Availability of water

d.

None of them

 

14.

Late sowing of wheat in cotton-wheat cropping system can be avoided by growing _________ in standing cotton

 

a.

Oil seed

*b.

Wheat

 

c.

Maize

d.

Sugarcane

 

15.

Seeds of 2 or more crops is mixed before sowing in _____.

 

a.

Intercropping

b.

Relay cropping

 

*c.

Mixed cropping

d.

None

 

16.

Growing of wheat in standing cotton is an example of ________.

 

a.

Intercropping

b.

Mixed cropping

 

*c.

Relay cropping

d.

Row-cropping

 

17.

_______ was the dominant rice variety in Punjab rice tract at least up to 1987.

 

a.

Basmati Super

*b.

Basmati-370

 

c.

IRRI-6

d.

IRRI-9

 

18.

An established way of operating a piece of land for raising crops, livestock or both is called ____.

 

a.

Cropping system

*b.

Farming system

 

c.

Cropping pattern

d.

Cropping scheme

 

19.

Raising only one crop in a year when there is seasonal supply of water is called _______

 

*a.

Mono-cropping

b.

Monoculture

 

c.

Specialized farming

d.

None of them

 

20.

Crops grown commercially for food, feed and fibre are called as _______.

 

a.

Tuber crops

*b.

Field crops

 

c.

Fibre crops

d.

None of them

 

21.

Wheat demands ________ rain per annual.

 

*a.

40-80 cm

b.

80-90 cm

 

c.

60-80 cm

d.

100 cm

 

22.

A definite succession of crop following one another in specific order is called ______.

 

a.

Cropping pattern

*b.

Crop rotation

 

c.

Cropping system

d.

Multiple cropping

 

23.

Physical condition of soil is called as ______.

 

*a.

Tilth

b.

Tillage

 

c.

Tiller

d.

None of them

 

24.

Mechanical manipulation of soil aimed at improving its physical condition is called _________

 

a.

Tilth

*b.

Tillage

 

c.

Tiller

d.

None of them

 

25.

Crop grown without any tillage to prepare seed bed is known as ________

 

*a.

Zero tillage crop

b.

Tillage crop

 

c.

Primary tillage

d.

None of them

 

26.

Erosion of soil under natural condition is called ________

 

a.

Sheet erosion

*b.

Natural erosion

 

c.

Rill erosion

d.

Gully erosion

 

27.

Growing grasses for consumption by livestock is called as _______.

 

a.

Upland farming

b.

Low land farming

 

*c.

Grass land farming

d.

None of them

 

28.

Farming on large areas with minimum expenditure is known as ___.

 

a.

Exhaustive farming

b.

Expensive farming

 

*c.

Extensive farming

d.

None of them

 

29.

The ratio of actual cultivated area to total farm area over a year is called _____.

 

a.

Cropping system

b.

Cropping pattern

 

*c.

Cropping intensity

d.

Cropping technology

 

30.

General cropping system followed by the farmers in an ecological zone is _________.

 

a.

Cropping scheme

b.

*Cropping pattern

 

c.

Cropping technology

d.

None of them

 

31.

Farming in which varieties of crops are produced and many types of animals are reared is called ______

 

a.

Animal farming

b.

Rural farming

 

*c.

Diversified farming

d.

Multiple farming

 

32.

A crop grown on residual moisture after the harvest of rice crop is called _____.

 

a.

No tillage crop

*b.

Dobari crop

 

c.

Residual crop

d.

None of them

 

33.

Crop grown for its edible seed is

 

a.

Tuber crop

*b.

Cereal crop

 

c.

pulses

d.

Sugar crop

 

34.

Region where total rainfall is less than natural evapotranspiration rate is called ____

 

a.

Irrigated region

*b.

Arid region

 

c.

Humid region

d.

None of the

35.

In cotton recommended row to row distance is _____

 

a.

100 cm

b.

45 cm

 

c.

50 cm

*d.

75 cm

       

 

36.

Cotton is a crop having __________ system

 

a.

Shallow root

*b.

Deep root

 

c.

Fibrous root

d.

None of them

 

37.

IPM stands for _____

 

a.

International pest management

b.

Interior pest management

 

*c.

Integrated pest management

d.

Internal plant management

 

38.

Rice crop requires ________

 

*a.

Medium loam soil

b.

Heavy loam soil

 

c.

Sandy loam soil

d.

Silt loam soil

 

39.

Process of killing organism in a product commonly milk by heating to a controlled temperature is called _________

 

a.

Heating effect

*b.

Pasteurization

 

c.

Natural control

d.

None of them

 

40.

Raising of two or more crops in same field or in one year is called _____.

 

a.

Double cropping

*b.

Multiple cropping

 

c.

Inter cropping

d.

None of them

 

 

 

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