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Agri-MCQs #14: Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture

Last updated on March 18th, 2021 at 09:25 pm

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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