AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE EXAM QUESTIONS FOR JSS3 FIRST TERM

JSS3 FIRST TERM AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE EXAM QUESTIONS – EDUDELIGHT.COM

   FIRST TERM EXAMINATION

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SUBJECT: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE              

CLASS: JSS  3                     

TIME: 2 HRS

1.         The science that deals with the study of crops and field management is called:

(a) agronomy (b) botany (c) entomology (d) horticulture

(e) Pathology

2.         Which of the following is a dicotyledonous plant? (a) Cassava (b) pineapple (c) rice

(d) sisal (e) sugarcane

3.         The most limiting factor in agricultural production in Nigeria is. (a) Capital (b) Farm inputs (c) farm machinery (d) labour (e) land

4.         Mechanized land clearing is done by (a) bush burning (b) caterpillar

(c) Cutlass (d) grader (e) plough

5.         An advantage of commercial agriculture is that it (a) requires small space

(b) Requires skilled labour (c) produces high returns (d) involves low capital

(e) All of the above

6.         The green revolution is an example of government agricultural (a) extension (b) policy (c) programme (d) regulation (e) research

7.         The Nigerian land use Act of 1978 puts the right ownership of land on the

(a) Governor of a state (b) head of the family (c) head of the society

(d) President of the farmers co-operative (e) traditional rulers

8.         Which of the following crops produces latex? (a) Mango (b) Rubber (c) Citrus (d) Cassava (e) Sisal

9.         The main reason for establishing game reserves is to prevent wild-life from (a) being poached (b) being hunted periodically (c) attacking tourists

(d) Becoming extinct (e) none of the above

10.       The biotic factor which derives much benefit from livestock and reduces productivity is a (a) predator (b) parasite (c) pathogen (d) microbe

(e) Temperature

11.       Which of the following groups of crops grow best in the savanna Zone of West Africa (a) cotton, millet and groundnut (b) cocoa, kola and oilpalm (c) cotton, cocoa and guinea corn (d) banana, rubber and millet (e) shea butter, cocoa, millet

12.       The different between subsidy and loan is that subsidy (a) is a short term credit while loan is a long term credit (b) is a medium term credit while loan is a short term credit (c) requires a collateral while a loan does not (d) is not refundable (e) all of the above

13.       Which of the following groups comprises oily crops? (a) Groundnut, jute and cotton (b) Melon, coconut and sisalhemp    (c) Coconut, cotton and sunflower

(d) Sunflower, rubber and jute (e) Oilpalm, sunflower and millet

14.       Pests of crops that feed by piercing and sucking include the following EXCEPT: (a) stem borers (b) aphids (c) cocoa mirids (d) cotton stainer (e) cassava mealy bug

15.       Which of these best describes land in agriculture? (a) Free gift of nature

(b) Increase value with increase in population (c) permanently in place

(d) Solid part of the earth’s crust (e) very important factor of production

16.       Which of the following is not a role of government in agricultural production? (a) provision of labour (b) provision of subsidies (c) building of storage facilities (d) provision of loans and credits (e) provision of loans

17.       Peasant farmers sell almost all their produce immediately after harvesting because (a) stored produce lose their quality (b) stored produce would be lost to pests (c) the prices offered for stored produce are low (d) the produce are perishable (e) there are inadequate storage facilities

18.       Which of the following is NOT an agricultural development programme in Nigeria? (a) Agricultural Development Project (b) Green Revolution

(c) National Development for All (d) Operation Feed the Nation (e) River Basin Development Authority

19.       The major aim of government’s agricultural programmes in Nigeria include the following EXCEPT that it (a) encourages cash crop production (b) ensures quality control and standards (c) fixes prices of agricultural commodities

(d) Increases food production (e) increases the gross domestic product

20.       Fibre can be obtained from the following EXCEPT (a) cotton (b) jute (c) kapok (d) kenaf (e) sheabutter

21.       Wastage of agricultural products during harvesting period is due to inadequate (a) agricultural education and extension (b) agricultural financing (c) implementation of government policies on agriculture (d) storage and processing facilities (e) transport facilities

22.       Which of the following systems of farming requires an intensive use of fertilizers? (a) Bush burning (b) Crop rotation (c) Mixed farming

(d) Monocropping (e) Shifting cultivation

23.       The provision of farm inputs to farmers by the government can best be described as (a) capital (b) credit (c) gift (d) loan (e) subsidy

24.       Most agricultural policies do NOT benefit rural communities because (a) oof lack of foreign exchange to import the required expertise (b) of poor implementation (c) there are inadequate supply of electricity (d) they aim at benefiting the national economy (e) they are formulated by non-practising farmers

25.       The limiting climatic factor to agricultural production in Nigeria is

(a) Humidity (b) rainfall distribution (c) soil type (d) temperature (e) wind

26.       The nutrient used mainly for energy production is (a) carbohydrate

(b) Carotene (c) mineral (d) protein (e) vitamin

27.       Which of these crops is wind pollinated? (a) Cassava (b) Cocoa (c) Coffee

(d) Maize (e) Rubber

28.       Which of the following crops is a raw material for the production of chocolate? (a) Avocado pear (b) Banana (c) Cocoa (d) Coffee (e) Kolanut

29.       Which of the following is a day-neutral crop? (a) Cocoa (b) Coffee (c) Maize

(d) Millet (e) Tomato

30.       The following are fib e crops EXCEPT (a) cotton (b) hemp (c) jute (d) rubber (e) sisal

31.       Which of the following is NOT a solution to problems of local farmers?

(a) Rehabilitation of  bad roads (b) Subsidizing crude implements (c) Practising improved farming methods (d) Providing credit facilities by governments

32.       The main motive of the farmer in commercial agriculture is to (a) maximize profit (b) produce rare crop varieties (c) produce for family consumption

(d) Increase risk

33.       The land tenure system which leads to land fragmentation is (a) freehold

(b) Inheritance (c) pledging (d) gift

34.       Subsistence farming is parctised in West Africa on land mostly acquired through (a) pledge (b) donation (c) inheritance (d) purchase

35.       The roles of government in the development of agriculture in Nigeria include the following EXCEPT (a) reorganization of the rural communities

(b) Provision of extension service (c) provision of feeder roads

(d) Rehabilitation of feeder roads

36.       The main reason for governments enforcement of efficient quarantine laws is to (a) check the destruction of unproductive animals (b) attract school leavers into agriculture (c) give grants to researchers for agricultural problems

(d) Check and control the inflow of animals and crops

37.       The most important objectives of the farm settlement scheme is to (a) supply farm tools to farmers (b) provide subsidy for small scale farmers

(c) Demonstrate that farming can be profitable business (d) mechanise agriculture

38.       In which of the following is land used for agricultural purposes? (a) Forage production (b) Recreation (c) Mining (d) Road construction

39.       Which of the following climatic factor is primarily necessary for photosynthesis in crop plants? (a) Wind (b) Light (c) Rainfall (d) Temperature

40.       An example of a biotic factor affecting crop or animal production is

(a) Predator (b) soil texture (c) soil structure (d) light

JSS3 FIRST TERM AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE EXAM QUESTIONS – EDUDELIGHT.COM

THEORY

INSTRUCTION: ANSWER ONLY THREE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION

1a.       Define Agricultural Science

b.         Enumerate five important of Agriculture

c.         State and explain Relationship between Industry and Agriculture

2a.       Define the term Land Tenure System

b.         Discuss briefly Land Use Decree

c.         In a tabular form, state six differences between subsistence and commercial agric

3a.       State five agricultural programs initiated in Nigeria

b.         Outline five ways by which non-government al organizations have contributed to the development of agriculture in Nigeria

c.         Suggest two possible solutions to the problem of poor marketing channel

4a.       Define Land

b.         Enumerate five uses of Land for agricultural purpose

c          State five factors affecting Land availability

5a.       State five roles of science and technology in agriculture provision

b.         Mention one industry that uses each of the following agricultural produce as raw material

i           Cocoa ii. Rubber      iii. Cotton      iv. Groundnut           v. Cassava

c.         Suggest two possible solutions to the problem of inadequate finance

JSS3 FIRST TERM AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE EXAM QUESTIONS – EDUDELIGHT.COM

JSS3 AGRIC

  1. The following are agribusiness enterprises except A. livestock feed plc B. Nestle Nigeria Plc C. Cadbury Nigeria Plc D. Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc
  2. One unit of stock is called            A. a bank B. a share C. a tens D. a hundred
  3. The           represents the potential buyers and sellers in a stock exchange A. stock holders B. stock buyer C. stock seller D. stockbroker
  4. Stock Exchange can help in                of wealth                   A. gathering              B. selling              C. redistribution D. buying
  5. Stock Exchange can be an indicator of the state of             A. Nigeria B. Africa C. Economy D. finance
  6. The third largest exporter of ginger in the world is              A. China B. India C. Nigeria D. Ghana
  7. The following are cocoa producing states in Nigeria except A. Ondo B. Osun C. Delta       D. Kano
  8. The major product which is obtained in cassava is                 A. protein B. vitamins

C. roughages D. starch

  • Glycine max is the botanical name of                  A. cowpea B. soya bean C. pigeon pea D. peanut
  • Sesame seed is predominantly grown in             state of Nigeria A. Ebonyi    B. Kwara         C. Jigawa D. Borno
  • Iroko, Obeche, Mahogany are found in             A. rain forest B. mangrove C. sudan savanna D. sahel savanna
  • The largest vegetation in Nigeria is                    A. rain forest B. mangrove C. guinea savanna D. montane
  • The vegetation which is characterized with tall grasses is            A. guinea savanna

B. sudan savanna C. sahel savanna D. montane

  1. Forest do not provide which of the following? A. medicine B. food C. fuel

D. automobiles

  1. Area with highlands are usually characterized with               vegetation A. Savanna

B. Forest C. swamp D. montane

  1. Onions can be propagated with the use of        A. bulb B. rhizome C. stem D. root
  2. Cassava is usually propagated by      A. root cutting B. stem cutting C. leaf cutting

D. seeds

  1. Asexual propagation is also called       A. bulb B. rhizome C. vegetation D. root
  2. Sexual propagation involves the use of        A. stem B. leaf C. root D. seed
  3. Banana is propagated by       A. rhizome B. leaf C. sucker D. bulb
  4. Text messages can be used to advertise on       . (a) radio (b) television (c) mobile phones(d) bill boards
  5. Facebook is a/an       . (a) handset (b) newspaper     (c) handbill     (d)social media
  6. Advertisement is done to create          about a new Agricultural produce.
    1. income(b) awareness    (c) service      (d) education
  7. Plastic bottles are used in storing          .
    1. oil (b) groundnut             (c) millet (d) cocoa beans
  8. Liquids of large quantities are packaged using          . cans(b) bottles (c) sacks (d) metal drums
  • A place where buyers and sellers meet for exchange of goods is called          .
    • field           (b) shops        (c) market       (d) hospital
  • The act of placing farm products in crates is called           . (a) packaging      (b) storage

(c) parking      (d) distribution

31. A situation where there is only one buyer is called          . (a) duopoly (b) monopoly

(c) oligopoly (d) joint

  • The quantity of goods which the producers offer for sale in the market is                   
    • supply (b) demand (c) scale (d) Invoice
  • Duopoly involves              sellers (a) one (b) three (c) four (d) two

THEORY

  1. What is advertisement?
  2. (a) List three purposes of advertisement

(b) List three means of advertisement

THEORY

  1. a. What is propagation?

b. List four types of vegetative propagation.

  • a. What is Asexual propagation?

b. Explain; cutting, layering and grafting.

THEORY

  1. a. List four characteristics of swamp forest

b. List two characteristics of rain forest.

  • a. What are the three types of vegetation in Nigeria

b. List three forest trees

THEORY

  1. a. What is export promotion?

b. List three activities in export promotion.

  • a. List four importance of export promotion.

b. List two export prohibitions in Nigeria.

THEORY

  1. What are the things needed to be done by a company that wishes to enlist on the Nigerian stock exchange?
  2. What does IPO mean?
  3. a. What is Stock Exchange?

b. Define: (i) Stock (ii) Shareholders (iii) Stockbrokers

  • a. List five Agric business enterprises whose share are traded in NSE

b. List five importance of stock exchange in Agriculture

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