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Agricultural Science Second Term Examination Questions 2019/2020 Session – Junior Secondary School (JSS 1, JSS 2, JSS 3)

 

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

 1 BENSON AVENUE, LEKKI PHASE 1, LAGOS STATE.

FIRST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE                    CLASS:  J.S.S 1

ATTEMPT ALL QUESTIONS IN PART A & B

PART A:  OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS

  1. Fish is an animal that lives  (a) on land  (b) on trees  (c) in water  (d) In air  (e) in houses
  2. The art of animal production is called  (a) fishing  (b) sexual reproduction  (c) asexual reproduction  (d) female reproduction  (e) animal husbandry
  3. The part of the plant that prepares the food is  (a) stem and leaf  (b) leaf  (c) fruit and seeds            (d) roots  (e) flowers
  4. The distance between two nodes on a plant is called  (a) bud  (b) internode  (c) radicle  (d) apex  (e) vein
  5. What is the occupation of early man?  (a) printer  (b) painter  (c) hunter and food gathering               (d) mechanic  (e) missionary
  6. The part of the plant above the soil is known as (a) root system  (b) stem system  (c) shoot system  (d) farming system  (e) cropping system
  7. Coca, groundnut, cotton and kola are classified as  (a) forage crops  (b) food crops  (c) permanent crops  (d) tree crops  (e) cash crops
  8. Poultry refers to one of the following EXCEPT  (a) fowl  (b) duck  (c) goose  (d) turkey  (e) goat
  9. The first stage of development of agriculture during the stone age was  (a) harvesting and processing  (b) hunting and fruit gathering  (c) cropping and rearing of animals  (d) ploughing and harrowing  (e) manual and mechanization.
  10. Which of the following is not an important function of a root system?  (a) anchorage  (b) Absorption  (c) storage  (d) photosynthesis  (e) reproduction
  11. Which of these is the roaring of bees?  (a) horticulture  (b) pomoculture  (c) apiculture  (d) agriculture  (e) fishery
  12.  All of these are forms of agriculture EXCEPT   (a) heliculture  (b) hopticulture  (c) apiculture  (d) agriculture  (e) fishery
  13. Which of these is NOT an importance of agriculture to the farmer and society?  (a) provision of food  (b) provision of income  (c) provision of shelter  (d) regional development  (e) cement production
  14. __________is the farming system that involves the rearing of animals & cultivation of crops on the same piece of land at the same time  (a) mixed cropping  (b) inter planting  (c) mixed farming  (d)pastoral farming  (e)arable farming
  15. Which of these is NOT an aquatic animal?  (a) tilapia  (b) crabs  (c) shrimps  (d) snail  (e) lobsters.

PART B:  Fill the gap.

  1. ___________________is required for plants to stand firmly in the ground.
  2. A plant that grows where it is not wanted is called ________________
  3. The part of a flower/plant that consist of the root, stem and leaves is known as the _____________parts
  4. A farming system that requires a large area of land and machinery is called ___________farming
  5. Farming for the purpose of feeding only the family is known as ____________________

PART C:

Attempt 4 questions only

1a.       Define te term “Agricluture”  – 2mks

b.         List 4 importance of agriculture to man and society  – 4 mks

c.         List 4 importance of agriculture to the nation – 4 maks

2a.       List and explain the 3 main types of agricultural practices  -6 mks

b.         Define commercial and subsistent agriculture  – 4 mks.

3a.       List and explain 2 forms of agricltuure  – 8 mks

b.         List 4 parts of crop plants  – 2 mks

4a.       List and explain 2 classification of crops based on their uses giving one example each – 8mks

b.         Define monocots and dictos giving one example each – 2 mks

5a.       List and explain 2 classification of crops based on their life cycle giving on example each – 8mks

b.         List two branches of agriculture  – 2 mks

            EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

       1 BENSON AVENUE, LEKKI PHASE 1, LAGOS STATE.

FIRST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE        CLASS:  J.S.S 2

ATTEMPT ALL QUESTIONS IN PART A & B

PART A:  OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS

  1. Farm structures are used for the following EXCEPT  (a) production  (b) processing                          (c) planting  (d) storage  (e) planning
  2. The system in which only one type of crops is planted on a piece of land is called?  (a) commercial cropping  (b) multiple cropping  (c) mono cropping  (d) sole cropping  (e) C & D
  3. In starting a new farm, clearing of the natural vegetation is mostly done with the use of ______(a) cutlass and axes  (b) harrow & plough  (c) watering can & cutlass  (d) shear and digger  (e) tractor and planter
  4. Planting of more than one crop on a piece of land at the same time is called ______(a)weed farming  (b)mixed cropping  (c) taungya farming  (d) shifting cultivation  (e) mono cropping
  5. Long term storage of products can be done in the following except  (a) Barn  (b) Crib  (c) Refrigerator  (d) Sack  (e) Silo
  6. Silo is used to store _____(a) dried grain in large quantities  (b) fishes from cold room  (c) yam harvested from the farm  (d) tree crops  (e) cocoa, rubber and melon
  7. The system of practicing crop and animal farming is known as ____(a) mixed farming  (b) mixed cropping  (c) mixed planting   (d) crop rotation  (e) cropping system
  8. _____ practices are all activities that take place before, during and after field cultivation and planting  (a) social  (b) planting  (c) cropping  (d) cultural  (e) farming
  9. In choosing a site for a farm which of these is not a factor  (a) weather  (b) soil type  (c) topography  (d)gravity  (e)market
  10. An important building where the farmer and his management staff stay to plan and coordinate all activities is called ____(a) planning house  (b) coordinating house  (c) farm office  (d) production office  (e) living house
  11. The following are types of farm building except  (a) living house  (b) wheel barrow  (c) production house  (d) storage house  (e) farm office.
  12. The nature of land surface is described as  (a) vegetation  (b) topography  (c) erosion  (d) leaching  (e)transpiration
  13. Which of the following could be used to control shortage of water in the soil?  (a) flooding  (b)leaching  (c) drainage  (d) fertilizatioin  (e) irrigation
  14. Which of the following machines would you recommend on the farm after ploughing?  (a) plough  (b) harrow  (c) ridger  (d) harvester  (e) planter
  15. The cutting of excess growing branches or leaves on a tree/crop is called _____(a) thinning  (b) pruning  (c) trimming  (d) cutting  (e) weeding

PART B:  Fill the gap

  1. All the moving parts of a farm machine should be lubricated to prevent _________________________
  2. A circular farm structure made of aluminum for storage of grain is called _________________
  3. The activities performed before the actual planting on the farm are termed ________________
  4. ____________is the process of spreading dry grasses or other suitable materials on the surface of the soil to conserve soil moisture
  5. The loosening of soil to increase aeration and infiltration of water and easy penetration of crop roots is referred to as _________________________

PART C

Attempt 4 questions only

1a.       What is farm management?   – 2mks

b.         Who is a farm manager?   – 2mks

c.         List 3 duties of a farm manager  – 3 mks

d.         List 3 problems facing a farm manager – 3 mks

2a.       What is a farm structure  – 2 mks

b.         List and explain 3 types of farm structures – 6 mks

c.         List 4 importance of farm buildings – 2mks

3a.       List and explain 3 factors guiding the setting of a farm  – 6 mks

b.         what is a farm layout  – 2 mks

c.         List 4 factors guiding layout of a farm structure – 2 mks

4a.       List and explain 3 post-planting, planting and pro-planting operations – 9mks

b.         Define cultural practices  – 1 mks

5a.       Define the following terms

(a)        Mixed farming – 2mks

(b)        Pastoral farming  – 2mks

(c)        Mono cropping  – 2 mks

(d)       Mixed cropping  – 2 mks

(e)        Contineous cropping  – 2 mks

            EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

       1 BENSON AVENUE, LEKKI PHASE 1, LAGOS STATE.

FIRST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE                    CLASS:  J.S.S 3

ATTEMPT ALL QUESTIONS IN PART A & B

PART A:  OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS

  1. Which one of the following programmes is NOT concerned with development of Agriculture (a) Operation Feed the Nation   (b) green Revolution  (c) Expanded programmes on immunization  (EPI) (d) Agricultural Development Plans  (e) River Basin Development Authorities.
  2. Living organisms which destroys crops and animals are called ______(a) virus  (b) Bacteria  (c) Pests  (d) Fungi  (e) Nematode
  3. Farm records means _______(a) storage of farm products  (b) documentation of different farm activities  (c) writing of all tools in a book  (d) agricultural systems  (e) playing of different music on the farm
  4. The following are reasons why we store food EXCEPT  (a) to prevent food items from being spoilt  (b) to maintain food quality  (c) to spoil food items  (d) to enable food items to consumed  (e) to make food it good for marketing.
  5. The system in which only one type of crop is planted on a piece of land is called _____(a) commercial cropping  (b) multiple cropping  (c) mono cropping  (d) sole cropping  (e) C & D
  6. One of the following is NOT an advantage of farm record  (a) it enables farmers to obtain loans  (b) it helps the farmer in taking proper management decisions  (c) it serves as a source of income for the farmer  (d) it shows the contribution of the various sections to the overall progress of the enterprise  (e) it enables farmers to know whether he is making profits or not.
  7. Planting of more than one crop on a piece of land at the same time is called ______(a) mixed farming  (b) mixed cropping  (c) laungya farming  (d) shifting cultivation  (e) mono cropping
  8. The chemical used in reducing the growth or elimination of weeds on the farm is called ____(a) weedicides  (b) herbicides  (c) insecticides  (d) wematocides  (e) fungicides
  9. Long term storage of products can be done in the following EXCEPT  (a) barn  (b) crib  (c) refrigerator  (d) sack  (e) silo
  10. Bush fallowing is a farming system in which a piece of land is  (a) cultivated annually  (b) reclaimed  (c) used for forest tree cultivation  (d) cultivated for some time and allowed to rest  (e) allowed to remain uncultivated.
  11. The agricultural system whereby a farmer cultivates a piece of land for some years and moves to another is called ______(a) shifting cultivation  (b) mono cropping  (c) land rotation  (d) pastoral farming  (e) mixed cropping
  12. The system of practicing crop and animal farming is known as  (a) mixed farming  (b) mixed cropping  (c) mixed planting  (d) crop rotation  (e) cropping system
  13. A record of day to day activities on the farm is known as  (a) production record  (b) labour record  (c) farm diary  (d) word diary  (e) sales record.
  14. Which of the following is NOT in farm record?  (a) farm diary  (b) farm inventory  (c) production record  (d) behavioural record  (e) input record.
  15. The following factors determine the adoption of a cropping system on a farm EXCEPT  (a) political  (b) soil  (c) economic  (d) social  (e) technological

PART B:  FILL THE GAP

  1. A circular farm structure made of alluminium for storage of grains is called _______________
  2. ______________could be used to control/improve shortage of water in the soil
  3. A farming system in which virtually all the operations are carried out with motorized equipment is called ______________farming
  4. One of the factors to consider when setting a farm is ____________________________
  5. The production of crops & animals for man’s use is called ______________________

PART C:  ANSWER NO 1 AND ANY OTHER THREE

ATTEMPT 4 QUESTIONS ONLY

1.         From the following, prepare a farm income statement

            A)  Sales (income) Cr                                                 N

            Sales of groundnut                                                      28,000

            Sales of groundnut haulms                                            5,000

            Sales of yam                                                                68,000

            Sales of millet                                                             22,000

            Sales of maize                                                             95,000

            Sales of chicken                                                          50,000

            Sales of goats                                                              15,000

            Sales of livestock products                                         30,000

B.        Expenditure (inputs) Dr                                                                      N

            Purchase of hoes and cutlass                                                              5,000

            Purchase of fertilizer and pesticides                                                   9,000

            Renting of sprayer and pesticide application                                         600

            Purchase of livestock feeds                                                                  350

            Hired labour (15 man-day @ N500 per man-day)                             7,500

            Cost of unpaid family labour (245 man-days @500 per man-day)122,500

C.        Consumption                                                                                       N

            Crop products consumed by family                                                    5,000

            Livestock products consumed by family                                            4,500

6a.       State the principles guiding a crop totation system     (5marks)

            Create a 4 year mixed crop rotation system –   4 marks

            Defines crop rotation  – 1 mrk

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