Competitive Exams: Agriculture MCQs (Practice-Test 36 of 56)

  1. The size (in micrometer) in diameter of droplets produced by high volume sprayers should most appropriately be

    1. 200 to 500

    2. 100 to 150

    3. 81 to 100

    4. 30 to 40

  2. Consider the following statements: The rate of application of spray fluid per unit area is regulated by the

    1. Operating pressure

    2. Size of nozzle aperture

    3. Swath width

    4. Speed of the operator

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    2. 2 and 4 are correct

    3. 1, 2 and 4 are correct

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4 ar contact

  3. Spraying of one hectar of cotton crop is done using 500 liter spray fluid prepared from 2 kg of carbaryl 150% water dispersible power The concentration of active ingredient of carbaryl in the spray fluids is

    1. 1%

    2. 0.2%

    3. 0.1%

    4. 0.5%

  4. Consider the following categories of adopter of an improved practice:

    1. Early adopters

    2. Early majority

    3. Late majority

    4. Laggards

    5. Innovators

    The correct sequence of the adopters'categor is

    1. 1.2, 3, 4, 5

    2. 5, 1, 2, 3, 4

    3. 2, 1, 3, 5, 4

    4. 5, 2.1, 3, 4

  5. The following ar the four important reports on ex tens ion development:

    1. The royal Com mission's report

    2. Agricultural Administration Team report

    3. Grow Mor Food Enquir Committee report

    4. Malagar Committee report

    The correct chronological order of these reports is

    1. 1, 3, 2, 4

    2. 3, 1, 2, 4

    3. 3, 1, 4, 2

    4. 1, 3, 4, 2

  6. The basic unit of development under the Integrated rural Development Programme is a

    1. District

    2. Community development block

    3. Village

    4. Family

  7. The sources of information ar classified into the following three groups on the basis of their origin within and outside the social system:

    1. Personal localite

    2. Personal cosmopolite

    3. Cosmopolite

    The correct sequence of these groups in terms of their use is

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 1, 3, 2

    3. 2, 3, 1

    4. 2, 1, 3

    • Assertion (A): Soil moistur moves from wet to dr zone.
    • Reason (R): Potential gradient. Soil moistur moves in response to a
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): In sandy soil, the nutrient availability is low.
    • Reason (R): The water holding capacity of a sandy orchards.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): Berseem is the best intercrop for citrus orchards.
    • Reason (R): Berseem enriches the orchard soil.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): The cabbage seed production is done in the plain of north India.
    • Reason (R): The soils of the plains of

    North India ar fertile.

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): Low volume (LV) sprays ar mor economic than high volume (HV) sprays.
    • Reason (R): Less quantity of pesticides is required per unit area for LV sprays when compared to the HV sprays.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): Integrated pest management is a par of sustained agriculture.
    • Reason (R): Integrated pest management protects the crop against harmful pests with minimum pollution hazar to the environment and leads to increased food production.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): Epiphytotic of late blight of potato in 1845 forced man to realize the importance of plant diseases.
    • Reason (R): In 1845 ther was famine in Ireland and many people died of hunger and disease.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true.

    • Assertion (A): The basic thrust of the lab to land program is increased productivity, additional income availability and greater employment opportunity.
    • Reason (R): The lab to land programme has now been integrated with Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Far science centers) in the country.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but r is not the correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but r is false

    4. A is false but r is true

  8. A high percentage of cropped area in India is covered by rice because

    1. Ther is adequate rainfall

    2. rice can be grown in different seasons

    3. rice is adaptable to most types of land and agriculture

    4. A large par of the population of India is rice eating

  9. Consider the following statements: Agro-imatic zoning of cultivable land is based on

    1. Water deficit condition

    2. Water surplus condition

    3. Geographical location of the region

    Of the above statements

    1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    2. 1 and 3 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1 and 2 are correct

  10. Which one of the following approaches has been adopted by the Planning Commission in delineating India into agroclimatic zones?

    1. Project approach

    2. Sectoral approach

    3. Crop production approach

    4. Holistic approach

  11. Consider the following four steps involved in the study of agricultural production economic:

    1. Determine and define the conditions which provides for optimum use of resources.

    2. Delineate means and methods for changing the existing use of resources to the optimum level.

    3. Determine the extent to which the existing use of resources deviates from the optimum.

    4. Analyze the factor or forces which are responsible for the existing production patterns and resource use.

    The proper sequence of the steps in such study should be

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 1.3, 4, 2

    3. 4.1. 3, 2

    4. 2.3, 1, 4

  12. Though all categories of farmer are interested in higher returns from their enterprise, what they-ally tr to maximize is

    1. Net profit

    2. Profit as percentage of investment

    3. Far business income

    4. Gross profit

  13. Given 0.35 0.49 Y = 25X1 X2, where Y = output X1 = input factor 1 X2 = input factor 2, the natur of returns to scale will be

    1. Increasing

    2. Decreasing

    3. Contant

    4. Fluctuating

  14. The given diagram shows break-en point of bullock power and tractor power In this context, which of the following decisions would be termed rational (Y-is in the diagram refer to expenditur on bullock or tractor power in thousands of rupees and the X-is refer to the size of the holding in hectares)?

    1. Bullock power should be used in place of tractor power.

    2. If the size of the holding is 20 hectares, either bullock or ractor power could be used.

    3. Tractor power is mor economical than bullock power for ar sizes over 20 hectares.

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 2 and 3

      4. 1 and 3

  15. Consider the following data relating to a farm: Total assets: Rs. 3000/-Working assets: Rs. 800/-Current assets: Rs. 1500/-Current liabilities: Rs. 200/-Total liabilities: Rs. 900/-The net capital ratio in this case would be

    1. 3.33

    2. 4.0

    3. 7.5

    4. 11.5

  16. In the given diagram, which one of the following segments illustrates feasible zone in a linear programming problem?

    1. OXrQM

    2. rPQ

    3. QMIN

    4. XNr

  17. The ter ‘operational holding’ refer to the

    1. Land area owned by a farmer

    2. Cropped area cultivated by a farmer

    3. Net land area cultivated by a farmer

    4. Land area leased in by a farmer

  18. Which one of the following formulae gives the correct measur f ‘rate of Capital Turnover’

    1. (Gross income/Total Far Assets) x 100

    2. (Net Income/Total Far Assets) x 100

    3. (Far Business Income/Total Farm Assets) x 100

    4. (Capital Investment/Total Farm Assets) x 100

  19. Sufficient condition of far efficiency is generally referred o as choice indicator because it

    1. Is a valid criterion of the assumption of certainty

    2. Is consistent with the choices made under perfect competition

    3. Is consistent with the welfar increase to the farming population

    4. Helps to make allocation compatible with the given objectives

  20. Far budgets ar used to

    1. Compar economic profitability of different production activities within or among farms

    2. Indicate whether a proposed change will be profitable under a given set of factors

    3. Explor conditions under which certain far practices become profitable or unprofitable

    4. Do all the above

  21. In mixed farming, the contribution of livestock to gross far income is

    1. At least 10 percent

    2. At least 30 percent

    3. At least 49 percent

    4. Mor than 50 percent

  22. The object of a subsistence far is to produce

    1. Essential food crops for family and market

    2. Essential food crops for family only

    3. Food and fiber crops for family and market

    4. Vegetable crops for family only