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Agriculture Questions Set 7 Agricultural Extension and Communication

Agriculture Questions Set-7

1. Which of the following is not the definition of Agricultural Extension?

  • Non-formal system of education, which organized to provide rural people useful and practical knowledge/technology in agriculture and teaching them apply these on their farms/homes
  • Teaching and influence process
  • Technology transfer
  • The introduction of “technical know-how” to the farming population to increase agricultural production and thereby raise the standard of living

2. This is considered as a lifelong process of learning

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Extension

3. When the Republic Act No. 3844 otherwise known as Land Reform Code of the Philippines was approved in 1963, The Bureau of Agricultural Extension was renamed

  • Agricultural Productivity Commission
  • Department of Agrarian Reform
  • Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Department of Local Government and Community Development

4. This principle considers the involvement of the people in the planning, implementation and evaluation of extension activities

  • Participation
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership
  • Interests and needs

5. Majority of the Filipinos lives in this area and are involved in agricultural economy

  • Urban area
  • Rural area
  • Rurban area
  • Agricultural area

6. This refers to the extent to which an innovation or its results can be seen

  • Compatibility
  • Relative advantage
  • Observability
  • Triability

7. This is the principle of extension, which considers the level of knowledge and economic status of the people

  • Grassroot approach
  • Cooperation
  • Participation
  • Leadership

8. This is known for being basically pictorial using drawings and/ or photographs with a text as brief and vivid as possible. Its size and appearance are similar to a poster but often contains more written material and a variety of information.

  • Newsletter
  • Circular letter
  • Wallpaper
  • Sign

9. The population of the Philippines in 2002

  • 68 million
  • 86 million
  • 78 million
  • 80 million

10. These are systematic displays of models, specimens, charts, posters, etc. in a sequence to create awareness and interest to increase people’s knowledge and to stimulate action.

  • Newsletter
  • Exhibits
  • Wallpaper
  • Publications

11. The Philippines is composed of ____ regions

  • 13
  • 18
  • 20
  • 15

12. At this stage of the adoption process, the individual develops curiosity or concern in the new idea/practice.

  • Awareness
  • Interest
  • Evaluation
  • Trial

13. Much is to be desired in terms of environmental____ like floods, wildlife rearing extinction, pollution, garbage and trash, insecticides/rodenticides.

  • Degradation
  • Improvement
  • Development
  • Management

14. The first person in a locality to adopt an innovation are called

  • Early adopters
  • Innovators
  • Early majority
  • Laggards

15. An attribute or characteristic of a technology/innovation that refers to the extent to which a new idea or practice fits into the farmer’s view about what ought to be, what he does on a farm and how he does it.

  • Compatibility
  • Relative advantage
  • Complexity
  • Triability

16. Extension work in the Philippines started in 1565 through the establishment of modern farms by this group

  • Spaniards
  • Americans
  • Japanese
  • Taiwanese

17. The concept that involves helping farmers to help themselves is known as

  • Self-reliance
  • Self-help
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Self-esteem

18. This approach to agricultural extension emphasizes the use of local leaders to disseminate information

  • Individual approach
  • Group approach
  • Mass approach
  • Participatory approach

19. Which of the following is a major function of agricultural extension?

  • Credit provision
  • Market regulation
  • Education and training
  • Seed distribution

20. This extension method involves direct personal contact with farmers

  • Mass media
  • Group meetings
  • Field visits
  • Demonstrations

21. Which of the following is an advantage of using audiovisual aids in extension communication?

  • High cost
  • Limited reach
  • Better retention of information
  • Requires technical expertise

22. The process of developing and delivering new agricultural technologies to farmers is known as

  • Agricultural production
  • Agricultural education
  • Technology transfer
  • Extension work

23. This type of extension teaching method uses real-life situations to teach farmers

  • Field visits
  • Demonstrations
  • Group discussions
  • Lectures

24. Which of the following is an example of a mass communication tool used in agricultural extension?

  • Field days
  • Farm visits
  • Radio broadcasts
  • Group meetings

25. The concept of “diffusion of innovations” was popularized by

  • E.M. Rogers
  • Kurt Lewin
  • Carl Rogers
  • Peter Drucker

26. This principle of extension ensures that extension programs are designed to meet the specific needs and conditions of the local population

  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Participation
  • Local specificity

27. An agricultural extension worker is primarily responsible for

  • Conducting agricultural research
  • Providing financial loans
  • Disseminating agricultural information
  • Marketing agricultural products

28. Which of the following is a characteristic of a successful agricultural extension program?

  • Top-down approach
  • One-size-fits-all model
  • Farmer participation
  • Focus on large-scale farms

29. This extension communication method uses storytelling to convey messages

  • Lectures
  • Drama
  • Group discussions
  • Demonstrations

30. This is a written plan of work for a specific period of time, outlining the activities to be carried out by the extension staff

  • Extension manual
  • Work schedule
  • Action plan
  • Field report

31. Which of the following best describes a “farming system” approach in agricultural extension?

  • Focuses solely on crop production
  • Integrates crop and livestock production
  • Only considers large-scale farming
  • Primarily addresses marketing issues

32. The “Training and Visit” system in agricultural extension is characterized by

  • Frequent visits by extension workers to farmers
  • Farmers visiting extension offices
  • Use of mass media for training
  • Extension workers conducting research

33. Which of the following is a key component of the “participatory rural appraisal” method?

  • Top-down decision making
  • External experts leading the process
  • Community involvement in the appraisal process
  • Focus on urban areas

34. Which principle of extension work emphasizes the need for ongoing evaluation and feedback?

  • Relevance
  • Flexibility
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

35. This term describes the process by which farmers adopt and implement new agricultural technologies

  • Diffusion
  • Innovation
  • Extension
  • Transformation

36. The main goal of agricultural extension is to

  • Increase agricultural research
  • Improve farmers’ income and livelihood
  • Regulate agricultural markets
  • Provide agricultural subsidies

37. This type of training involves hands-on practice and real-world problem-solving for farmers

  • Theoretical training
  • Practical training
  • Classroom training
  • Online training

38. The concept of “sustainable agriculture” includes

  • Only maximizing crop yield
  • Balancing environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity
  • Focusing solely on organic farming
  • Avoiding use of any modern technology

39. The role of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in agricultural extension is to

  • Replace traditional farming methods
  • Enhance the dissemination of information and training
  • Limit access to agricultural markets
  • Reduce the need for extension workers

40. An effective extension communication strategy should

  • Focus on one-way communication
  • Utilize a mix of communication channels
  • Exclude the use of modern technology
  • Be static and unchanging

41. The concept of “farmer field schools” involves

  • Classroom-based agricultural education
  • On-farm, experiential learning for farmers
  • Use of online resources for training
  • Distance learning programs for farmers

42. Which of the following is a key benefit of participatory extension methods?

  • Reduced cost of extension services
  • Increased farmer ownership and empowerment
  • Faster dissemination of information
  • Top-down decision making

43. Agricultural extension services can contribute to rural development by

  • Restricting access to new technologies
  • Promoting sustainable farming practices
  • Focusing only on large-scale farms
  • Ignoring farmers’ needs and preferences

44. This term refers to a group of farmers working together to achieve common goals

  • Farming community
  • Farmers’ association
  • Agricultural collective
  • Cooperative

45. The process by which new agricultural practices and technologies spread within and between communities is known as

  • Adoption
  • Communication
  • Extension
  • Diffusion

46. Which of the following is an example of a participatory extension method?

  • Expert-led workshops
  • Farmer field schools
  • Mass media campaigns
  • Government directives

47. The main objective of a farm visit by an extension worker is to

  • Collect data for research
  • Sell agricultural products
  • Provide technical assistance and advice
  • Regulate farming practices

48. Which of the following best describes the role of an agricultural extension officer?

  • Enforcing agricultural policies
  • Conducting scientific research
  • Disseminating information and providing training
  • Selling agricultural inputs

49. Which of the following is a challenge faced by agricultural extension services in developing countries?

  • Adequate funding
  • High level of farmer literacy
  • Limited resources and infrastructure
  • Excessive use of technology

50. This term refers to the ability of a farming system to maintain productivity in the face of challenges and shocks

  • Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Efficiency
  • Adaptability

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