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Agriculture Questions Set 11 Licensure Examination

Agriculture Questions Set-11

1. Which of the following is a common herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds?

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

2. Which type of weed is most difficult to control?

  • Annual weeds
  • Biennial weeds
  • Perennial weeds
  • Ephemeral weeds

3. What is allelopathy in weed science?

  • Competition for light
  • Release of toxic chemicals by plants
  • Growth enhancement of neighboring plants
  • Symbiotic relationship with fungi

4. Which cultural practice can help in weed management?

  • Overgrazing
  • Mono-cropping
  • Crop rotation
  • Deep plowing

5. What is the primary purpose of using pre-emergent herbicides?

  • To kill existing weeds
  • To prevent weed seed germination
  • To improve soil fertility
  • To increase crop yield

6. Which method is commonly used for drying grains post-harvest?

  • Refrigeration
  • Sun drying
  • Vacuum drying
  • Microwave drying

7. What is the main purpose of post-harvest cooling?

  • Enhance ripening
  • Reduce respiration rate
  • Increase moisture content
  • Improve color

8. Which of the following is a common method for storing fruits?

  • Controlled atmosphere storage
  • Dry storage
  • Humid storage
  • Open air storage

9. What is the primary concern in post-harvest handling of vegetables?

  • Loss of flavor
  • Weight loss
  • Nutrient degradation
  • Pest infestation

10. Which of the following is a technique used to extend the shelf life of perishable products?

  • Blanching
  • Canning
  • Ethylene treatment
  • Packaging

11. What is the main benefit of using drip irrigation?

  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Conserves water
  • Increases crop yield
  • Enhances weed control

12. Which method is commonly used for transplanting rice seedlings?

  • Direct seeding
  • Broadcast seeding
  • Line transplanting
  • Aeroponics

13. Which practice is used to prevent soil compaction in crop production?

  • Deep plowing
  • No-till farming
  • Over-irrigation
  • High-density planting

14. What is the purpose of using cover crops in crop production?

  • Enhance soil fertility
  • Increase crop yield
  • Control pests
  • Reduce irrigation needs

15. Which of the following is a method of conservation tillage?

  • Moldboard plowing
  • Strip tillage
  • Disking
  • Chisel plowing

16. What is the main goal of genetic modification in crops?

  • Increase nutritional value
  • Enhance flavor
  • Improve pest resistance
  • Reduce growth time

17. Which technique is used to introduce new genes into a plant?

  • Grafting
  • Crossbreeding
  • Tissue culture
  • Transformation

18. Which of the following is a genetically modified crop known for insect resistance?

  • Bt cotton
  • Golden rice
  • Roundup Ready soybeans
  • Flavr Savr tomato

19. Which organism is commonly used as a vector in plant genetic engineering?

  • Escherichia coli
  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Agrobacterium tumefaciens
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae

20. What is the purpose of marker-assisted selection in plant breeding?

  • To identify desirable traits in plants
  • To enhance seed germination
  • To increase plant size
  • To reduce plant diseases

21. Which of the following is a high-yielding variety of rice?

  • IR36
  • Kesar
  • Alphonso
  • Pusa 1121

22. What type of crop is ‘Kalyan Sona’?

  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Barley

23. Which variety of potato is resistant to late blight?

  • Kufri Jyoti
  • Kufri Bahar
  • Kufri Sindhuri
  • Kufri Pukhraj

24. Which is a popular hybrid variety of maize?

  • Ganga Safed-2
  • Sharbati Sonora
  • Ratna
  • Jaya

25. Which of the following is a salt-tolerant variety of wheat?

  • KRL 19
  • HD 2967
  • PBW 343
  • WH 1080

26. What is the primary role of phosphorus in plants?

  • Leaf development
  • Root development
  • Disease resistance
  • Flowering

27. Which nutrient is essential for chlorophyll synthesis?

  • Nitrogen
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus

28. What deficiency causes chlorosis in plants?

  • Nitrogen
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

29. Which element is known as the ‘structural element’ in plants?

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Nitrogen
  • Magnesium

30. What is the role of potassium in plants?

  • Improve drought resistance
  • Enhance root growth
  • Stimulate flower production
  • Increase disease resistance

31. What is the main purpose of using herbicide safeners?

  • Enhance herbicide effectiveness
  • Protect crops from herbicide damage
  • Increase herbicide residual activity
  • Reduce herbicide application rates

32. Which weed is commonly known as ‘Parthenium’?

  • Cynodon dactylon
  • Amaranthus viridis
  • Parthenium hysterophorus
  • Cyperus rotundus

33. What is the function of a surfactant in herbicide application?

  • Reduce evaporation
  • Enhance spreading and wetting
  • Increase herbicide absorption
  • Improve herbicide solubility

34. Which is a non-selective herbicide?

  • Pendimethalin
  • Simazine
  • Glyphosate
  • Atrazine

35. What is the main advantage of using integrated weed management?

  • Reduces herbicide resistance
  • Increases crop yield
  • Enhances soil fertility
  • Reduces labor costs

36. Which of the following methods is used for the long-term storage of grains?

  • Hot air drying
  • Vacuum packing
  • Hermetic storage
  • Open air drying

37. What is the main objective of post-harvest processing of grains?

  • Improve flavor
  • Enhance color
  • Reduce moisture content
  • Increase size

38. Which gas is commonly used in controlled atmosphere storage to extend the shelf life of fruits?

  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Hydrogen

39. What is the primary benefit of blanching vegetables before freezing?

  • Enhance flavor
  • Preserve color and texture
  • Increase size
  • Improve taste

40. Which of the following is a common method of pest control in stored grains?

  • Fumigation
  • Irradiation
  • Fermentation
  • Solar drying

41. Which of the following is a benefit of conservation agriculture?

  • Increased use of chemical fertilizers
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Decreased crop diversity
  • Enhanced weed growth

42. What is the primary objective of precision farming?

  • Increase manual labor
  • Reduce crop yields
  • Optimize field-level management
  • Minimize machinery use

43. Which method is used to conserve soil moisture in dryland farming?

  • Irrigation
  • Mulching
  • Tillage
  • Crop rotation

44. Which crop is typically grown in an upland cropping system?

  • Paddy
  • Wheat
  • Sugarcane
  • Maize

45. What is the primary goal of sustainable agriculture?

  • Maximize short-term profits
  • Increase use of chemical inputs
  • Ensure long-term productivity
  • Reduce labor requirements

46. What is the primary mode of action of contact herbicides?

  • Inhibit photosynthesis
  • Disrupt cell membranes
  • Inhibit amino acid synthesis
  • Block growth hormones

47. Which of the following is a method used for the pasteurization of milk?

  • High-Pressure Processing (HPP)
  • Ultra-High Temperature (UHT) processing
  • Freezing
  • Dehydration

48. What is the purpose of green manuring in crop production?

  • Control pests
  • Improve soil fertility
  • Reduce irrigation needs
  • Enhance crop flavor

49. Which gene is commonly used for developing herbicide-resistant crops?

  • Bt gene
  • EPSPS gene
  • CRY gene
  • GUS gene

50. Which of the following is a drought-tolerant variety of sorghum?

  • M35-1
  • Co 419
  • CSH 16
  • PVK 801

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