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Agriculture Questions Set 8 Licensure Examination

Agriculture Questions Set-8

1. What is the pH range of most agricultural soils?

  • 3-4
  • 5-7
  • 8-9
  • 10-11

2. Which soil horizon is also known as the topsoil?

  • O Horizon
  • A Horizon
  • B Horizon
  • C Horizon

3. What is the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of clay soil?

  • 1-5 meq/100g
  • 5-15 meq/100g
  • 15-30 meq/100g
  • 20-50 meq/100g

4. Which nutrient is most essential for photosynthesis in plants?

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium

5. What is the scientific name of the common wheat plant?

  • Oryza sativa
  • Zea mays
  • Triticum aestivum
  • Hordeum vulgare

6. Which growth regulator is primarily responsible for stem elongation in plants?

  • Auxins
  • Gibberellins
  • Cytokinins
  • Ethylene

7. What is the common name for Citrus sinensis?

  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit

8. Which of the following is a cool-season vegetable?

  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • Pumpkin

9. In grafting, which part of the plant is referred to as the scion?

  • Rootstock
  • Shoot
  • Leaf
  • Fruit

10. Which vitamin is essential for the proper development of bones in livestock?

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D

11. What is the average gestation period for a cow?

  • 150 days
  • 180 days
  • 280 days
  • 320 days

12. Which breed of cattle is known for its high milk production?

  • Hereford
  • Angus
  • Holstein
  • Charolais

13. What is the primary purpose of a combine harvester?

  • Plowing fields
  • Planting seeds
  • Harvesting crops
  • Irrigating fields

14. Which of the following is a renewable source of energy commonly used in agriculture?

  • Diesel
  • Natural gas
  • Solar power
  • Coal

15. What is the function of a reaper binder?

  • Cutting and gathering crops
  • Separating grains from chaff
  • Spraying pesticides
  • Measuring soil pH

16. What is the term for the financial gain obtained from the sale of goods?

  • Revenue
  • Expense
  • Deficit
  • Budget

17. Which economic principle states that the marginal cost of production tends to decrease as output increases?

  • Law of Supply
  • Law of Demand
  • Economies of Scale
  • Comparative Advantage

18. What is the term for the total value of all goods and services produced within a country in a specific period?

  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Net National Product (NNP)
  • Gross National Income (GNI)
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI)

19. What is the primary cause of powdery mildew in plants?

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Virus
  • Nematodes

20. Which plant disease is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris?

  • Citrus Canker
  • Fire Blight
  • Bacterial Wilt
  • Black Rot

21. Which virus causes the mosaic disease in tobacco plants?

  • Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
  • Potato Virus Y (PVY)
  • Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV)
  • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

22. What is the study of insects called?

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Entomology
  • Ornithology

23. Which insect is known for its role in pollination?

  • Scorpion
  • Mosquito
  • Beetle
  • Honeybee

24. What is the scientific name of the common housefly?

  • Musca domestica
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Anopheles gambiae
  • Culex pipiens

25. Which of the following is considered a weed in agricultural fields?

  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Dandelion
  • Soybean

26. What is the term for the process of removing weeds by hand?

  • Cultivating
  • Hoeing
  • Weeding
  • Pruning

27. Which herbicide is known for its non-selective action?

  • Atrazine
  • Glyphosate
  • 2,4-D
  • Dicamba

28. What is the main purpose of crop rotation?

  • Increase pest resistance
  • Reduce soil erosion
  • Improve soil fertility
  • Maximize yield

29. Which crop is typically grown in a paddy field?

  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Soybean

30. Which method of irrigation is considered most water-efficient?

  • Flood irrigation
  • Sprinkler irrigation
  • Drip irrigation
  • Surface irrigation

31. Which term refers to the natural environment in which an organism lives?

  • Ecosystem
  • Biome
  • Habitat
  • Niche

32. What is the term for species that are native to a specific geographic area?

  • Exotic species
  • Endangered species
  • Endemic species
  • Invasive species

33. What is the primary cause of soil erosion?

  • Earthquakes
  • Deforestation
  • Urbanization
  • Mining

34. What is the main greenhouse gas contributing to global warming?

  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Methane

35. Which of the following is a renewable resource?

  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Solar Energy
  • Natural Gas

36. What is the term for the process by which fertile land becomes desert?

  • Erosion
  • Salinization
  • Desertification
  • Deforestation

37. What is the basic unit of heredity?

  • Chromosome
  • Gene
  • DNA
  • RNA

38. Who is known as the father of modern genetics?

  • Charles Darwin
  • Gregor Mendel
  • James Watson
  • Barbara McClintock

39. Which breeding method involves crossing individuals that are closely related?

  • Outbreeding
  • Inbreeding
  • Hybridization
  • Mutation breeding

40. What is the primary purpose of postharvest technology?

  • Increase yield
  • Improve crop quality
  • Extend shelf life
  • Enhance growth rate

41. Which storage method involves cooling to temperatures just above freezing?

  • Ambient storage
  • Refrigerated storage
  • Modified atmosphere storage
  • Controlled atmosphere storage

42. What is the term for the process of removing field heat from produce after harvest?

  • Blanching
  • Curing
  • Pre-cooling
  • Ripening

43. What is the chemical formula for water?

  • H2O
  • CO2
  • NaCl
  • H2SO4

44. Which element is a primary component of proteins in plants?

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Calcium

45. What is the pH level of a neutral solution?

  • 1
  • 7
  • 10
  • 14

46. What is the main function of xylem in plants?

  • Transport of water and nutrients
  • Photosynthesis
  • Reproduction
  • Protection from herbivores

47. Which of the following is an example of a legume?

  • Potato
  • Tomato
  • Pea
  • Carrot

48. What is the common name for the disease caused by Phytophthora infestans in potatoes?

  • Powdery mildew
  • Root rot
  • Late blight
  • Leaf curl

49. What is the role of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil?

  • Decompose organic matter
  • Convert nitrogen gas to ammonia
  • Absorb water and nutrients
  • Provide resistance to pests

50. What is the primary benefit of using green manure in agriculture?

  • Increase soil erosion
  • Improve soil fertility
  • Control pests
  • Reduce weed growth

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