Agronomy MCQ Questions Bank: Agriculture Question Bank












Question Banks on Agronomy: Chapter Wise MCQ on Field Crops 






Importance, area, production and productivity of major cereals, pulses, oilseeds, sugar crops, medicinal and aromatics and forage crops
1.     The most cultivated crop in India among cereals
a. Rice                       b. Wheat         c. Maize
2.     World production of wheat is __________ million tonnes
a. 578.34                   b. 478.34         c. 678.34
3.     ___________ leads as highest productivity of wheat in the world
a. India                      b. USA                        c. China
4.     70% of area and 75% of the production of groundnut in India is in
a. A.P                    b. Tamil Nadu            c. Both
5.     Production of wheat is __________ million tonnes in India
a. 71                         b. 81               c. 61
6.     Highest productivity of wheat is in ________ state of India
a. Tamil Nadu           b. Punjab        c. Maharastra
7.     In India,  productivity of sugarcane is highest in the state
a. Tamil Nadu           b. Punjab         c. None
8.     Mention the Rabi season pulse
a.  Chick pea      b. Green gram            c. Red gram
9.     India stands _______position in oilseed production in the world
a. 5                          b. 6                    c. 4
10.   Edible conventional oil seed crops are ________
a. Ground nut      b. Sunflower       c. Safflower
11.   Non-conventional oil seed crops are  __________
a. Groundnut             b. Mustard       c. Soybean
12.   Winter oilseed crop _____
a. Groundnut             b. Sunflower    c. Rape seed
13.   ________is known as source of dye in ancient India
a.  Safflower                        b.Sunflower     c. Linseed
14.   Linolenic acid  content  in Linseed
a. 66%                       b. 56%              c. 46%
15.   Sugarcane is the _______most important industrial crop in the country India
a. First                                 b. Third                 c. Second
16.   In India, the productivity of sugarcane is highest in the state
a. Punjab                               b. Karnataka       c. None
17.   The most cultivated sugar crop of the world is  __________
a. Sorghum                          b. Sugarbeet         c. Sugarcane
18.   Sugarcane seed sets essentially have _____buds
a. 1                                        b. 2                        c. 3
19.   Molasses is used for  _____ preparation.
a.  Alcohol                            b. Fuel                 c. Fertilizer



 

WHEAT TRITICUM SP

1.     Bread wheat is ___________
a. Secale cereale                  b. Hordeum vulgare                c. Triticum aestivum
2.     According to Vavilov the origin of Durum wheat is ________
a. Abyssinia                         b. Asia                         c. Africa
3.     Permanent adventitious roots of wheat is called __________
a. Primary roots                    b. Secondary roots     c. Clonal roots
4.     Common wheat is ________
a. Triticum durum                  b. Triticum dicoccum        c. Triticum aestivum
5.     Duram wheat is ________
a. Triticum durum               b. Triticum dicoccum        c. Triticum aestivum
6.     Emmer wheat is ________
a. Triticum durum      b. Triticum dicoccum                 c. Triticum aestivum
7.     Wheat is a _________ plant
a. Short day                          b. long day                 c. day neutral
8.     Duration of CRI stage in wheat is ________ DAS
a. 45-60                     b. 20-25                       c. 30-45
9.     Duration of boot leaf stage in wheat is ________ DAS
a. 45-60                     b. 70-75                       c. 30-45
10.   Duration of flowering stage in wheat is ________ DAS
a. 85-90                     b. 70-75                       c. 100-105
11.   Duration of milking stage in wheat is ________ DAS
a. 85-90                     b. 70-75                       c. 100-105
12.   Duration of dough stage in wheat is ________ DAS
a. 105-110                 b. 115-120                   c. 100-105
13.   Duration of maturity stage in wheat is ________ DAS
a. 105-110                 b. 115-120                   c. 100-105
14.   Normal recommendation of seed rate for wheat is ________ kg/ha
a. 75-90                     b. 90-100                     c. 100-125
15.   The recommended seed rate for wheat under dibbling method is ________ kg/ha
a. 25-30                     b. 30-45                       c. 45-60
16.   General recommendation of inorganic fertilizers for wheat is ________ kg/ha
a.     120-150 : 60 : 40-60         b. 130-145 : 65 : 60     c. 145-160 : 65 : 65
17.   Spacing for irrigated wheat is ____________
a.     22.5 x 8-18 cm                  b. 25-30  x 5-6cm       c. 25 x 15 cm
18.   Spacing for rainfed wheat is ____________
a.     22.5 x 8-18 cm                  b. 25-30  x 5-6cm       c. 25 x 15 cm

BARLEY Hordeum vulgare

1.     Centre of origin of Barley is ___________
a. America                b. S. Africa                  c. Asia & Ethiopia
2.     In India the highest producer of barley is ________
a. U.P                       b. Punjab                      c. W.bengal
3.     The inflorescence of barley is called __________
a. Ear                     b. panicle                        c. spike
4.     Most critical stage of irrigation in barley is ________
a. Tillering            b. CRI                          c. Flowering
5.     Barley crop needs ________
a. Cold & dry climate  b. Hot & humid              c. dry & hot
6.     Photoperiodically, barley is a type of plant is ________
a. Short day                   b. Long day                 c. Day neutral
7.     Depth of sowing of barley is
a.1-2cm                                b. 3-5 cm                    c. 5-6cm
8.     Shoot of barley is called
a. Stem                               b. Culm                         c. Trunk
9.     Leaf of barley is
a. Petiole                           b. Sessile                          c. both
10.   Salt tolerant variety of barley
a. Amber                       b. Neelam                        c. RD137
11.   ________ variety is suitable for malting
a. Amber                   b. Neelam                           c. RD 137

 

 

TRITICALE

 

1.     Triticale is a cross between ___________
a. Wheat & Maize     b. Wheat & Rice   c. Wheat & Rye
2.     Mention the man made cereal ________
a. Triticale               b. Oats             c. Barley
3.     Majority of triticale cultivars are________
a. awnless              b. awned                       c. both
4.     Sowing time for rainfed triticale is ________
a. October b. June            cMay
5.     Seeds of rainfed triticale is sown in a row spacing of
a. 10-20cm                  b. 20-30 cm              c. 50-60cm
6.     Seed rate of rainfed triticale is
a. 100-150kg               b. 75-100kg              c. 50-60kg
7.     Seed rate of irrigated triticale is
a. 100-150kg               b. 125-150kg            c. 75-100kg

 

RABI PULSES CHICKPEA

 

1.     Centre of origin of chick pea is ___________
a. America                b. S. Africa                  c. S.W.Asia
2.     The inflorescence of chick pea is ________
a. Axilary raceme    b. Panicle                   c. Ear
3.     The recommended seed rate for chick pea is  __________
a. 8-10 kg/ha             b. 15-20 kg/ha           c. 75-100 kg/ha
4.     Most critical stage of irrigation for chick pea is ________
a. Tillering         b. CRI                 c. Pre flowering
5.     The leading producer of chick pea is ________
a. India                    b. Burma                 c. Bangladesh
6.     Photoperiodically, chick pea is a type of plant is ________
a. Short day               b. Long day              c. Day neutral
7.     Chick pea belongs to the family
a. Tiliaceae                b. Leguminoceae      c. Linaceae
8.     Ideal temperature for sowing of chick pea is
a. 15-200c                b. 10-250c                    c. 10-150c
9.     The recommended seed rate for kabuli gram is _____kg/ha
a. 20-25                   b. 100-125                     c. 8-10
10.   Nipping in chick pea is a process of
a. To enlarge branching
b. To reduce plant height
c. To protect plants against lodging

 

 

 

 

 

LENTIL Lens culinaris

 

1.     Centre of origin of Lentil  is ___________
a. America                            b. S. Africa                  c. Mediterranean region
2.     The inflorescence in lentil is  ________
a. Raceme                            b. Spikelets                 c. Panicle
3.     The recommended seed rate for lentil is  _________kg/ha
a. 8-10                                   b. 75-100                     c. 30-40
4.     Lentil crop needs
a. Cool & dry climateb. Warm & humidc. Dry & hot climate
5.     The row to row spacing by pora method of sowing of lentil is_______cm
a. 30                                      b. 10                            c. 50
6.     The row to row spacing for late sowing of lentil is_______cm
a. 50                                      b. 20                              c. 30
7.     Lentil contains about _______% protein
a. 20                                     b. 25                            c. 10
8.     Weed in lentil can be controlled by applying
a. 2,4-D                                 b. Fluchloralin           c. both
9.     The insect pod borer is commonly found on
a. Wheat                                b. Lentil                      c. Maize
10.   Lentil belongs to family
a. Leguminoceae                  b. Linaceae                 c. Tiliaceae

 

FIELDPEA Pisum sativum

1.     Pea is commonly known as ___________
a. Arhar                        b. Channa                c. Matar
2.     Centre of origin of pea is ___________
a. Mediterranean         b.America               c. W.bengal
3.     The inflorescence of pea is called __________
a. Ear                           b. panicle                  c. Axilary raceme
4.     The recommended seed rate for pea is _____kg/ha
a. 60-80       b. 75-100     c.40-50
5.     Pea crop needs ________
a. Cold & dry climate  b. Hot & humid              c. dry & hot
6.     Pea should be treated  with rhizobium inoculation of  ________
a. R. Japonicum             b. R. leguminosarum  c. R. glycine  
7.     How much seed of  Pea should be treated with one packet of rhizobium culture
a. 5 kg                            b. 10 kg                        c. 15 kg
8.     What is the ideal temperature for germination for pea
a. 15-200c                           b. 22-250c                     c. 25-300c
9.     Maximum area under pea cultivation in India is in
a. M.P                                 b. U.P                           c. Bihar
10.   Higher yield of pea could be achieved by
a. Use of higher dose of phosphate
b. Adequate amount of N
c. No nitrogen application  

FRENCH BEAN Phaseolus vulgaris

 

1.     Common name of French bean in Hindi ___________
a. Navy bean                        b. Kidney bean                        c. Rajmash
2.     Protein content in dried French bean seeds ________
a. 18%                       b. 25%                                  c. 23%
3.     French bean belongs to the family ________
a. Tiliaceae                 b. Leguminoceae                 c. Papilionaceae
4.     Recommended seed rate for  French bean is _____kg/ha
a. 120                         b. 150                                    c. 60
5.     Fertilizer recommendation for French bean is _____kg/ha NPK
a. 100:60:20               b. 100:20:0                           c. 150:50:50

 

 

RAPESEED-MUSTARD Brassicas sp.

 

1.     Total production of rapeseed-mustard in the world is _________m tonnes
a. 25.15                                 b. 35.15                       c.45.15
2.     Total production of rapeseed-mustard in India is _________m tonnes
a. 8.15                                   b. 6.96                         c.9.15
3.     The peculiar pungency of rapeseed-mustard is due to the presence of _____
a. erusic acid                         b. sinigrin                   c. Glucosinolates
4.     Oil content of Brassica juncea is ______
a. 45 %                                  b. 43 %                        c. 35 %
5.     Oil content of Brassica campestris Var.yellow sarson is ______
a. 45 %                                  b. 43 %                        c. 35 %
6.     Oil content of Brassica campestris Var.brown sarson is ______
a. 45 %                                  b. 43 %                        c. 35 %
7.     Seed rate of rapeseed-mustard is _______ kg/ha
a. 6 - 8                                   b. 4 - 6                         c. 2 – 4
8.     Spacing recommended for rapeseed-mustard is _______
a. 35 x 15 – 20 cm                b. 30 x 15 – 20 cm      c. 30 x 10 – 15 cm
9.     Fertilizer dose for irrigated rapeseed-mustard is _______ kg NPK /ha
a. 60-40-40                            b. 30-20-20                  c. 40-20-20
10.   Fertilizer dose for rainfed rapeseed-mustard is _______ kg NPK /ha
a. 60-40-40                            b. 30-20-20                 c. 40-20-20
11.   Rate of sulphur recommended for rapeseed-mustard is _______ kg /ha
a. 10-20                                 b. 20-40                       c. 30-40

 

 

 SUNFLOWER Helianthus annuus

 

1.     Origin of sunflower is _____
a. India                                  b. Argentina                 c. South west America
2.     Scientific name of sunflower is ______
a. Helianthus annuus         b. Carthamus tinctorious        c. Sesamum indicum
3.     Total production of sunflower in the world is ____ m tonnes
a. 22.27                                 b. 28.48                       c. 33.23
4.     Total production of sunflower in India is ______ m tonnes
a. 2.25                                   b.1.25                         c.3.25
5.     Oil content of sunflower is _________
a. 38-40 %                             b. 30-32 %                   c. 36-37 %
6.     Nutrient recommendation for sunflower in Tamil Nadu is ________ kg NPK/ha
a. 80:60:40                                  b. 60:30:0                    c.40:20:20
7.     Saturated fatty acid content in sunflower is ________
a. 12 %                                 b. 15 %                        c. 10 %
8.     Mono unsaturated fatty acid content in sunflower is ________
a. 16 %                                 b. 15 %                        c. 10 %

SAFFLOWER Carthamus tinctorious

1.     Scientific name of safflower is ______
a. Helianthus annuus            b. Carthamus tinctorious     c. Sesamum indicum
2.     Oil content of safflower is ______
a. 24-28 %                             b. 26-28 %                   c. 28-32 %
3.     Which of the following is used for dye extraction
a. Sunflower                          b. Safflower               c. Sesame
4.     Total production of safflower in the world is _________ m tonnes
a. 0.93                                   b. 0.98                         c. 0.88
5.     Total production of safflower in India is _________ m tonnes
a. 0.70                                   b. 0.43                         c. 0.67
6.     Spacing followed for safflower in Tamil Nadu is______
a. 40 x 20 cm                                    b. 60 x 30 cm              c. 45 x 15 cm
7.     Seed rate for safflower varies from _______ to _______ kg/ha depending upon the variety and spacing
a. 7 – 20                                b. 5 – 10                      c. 20 – 25
8.     General fertilizer recommendation for rainfed safflower is ______ kg NPK /ha
a. 60:30:20                            b. 40:20:0                   c. 75:75:35
9.     Saturated fatty acid content in safflower is ________
a. 12 %                                 b. 15 %                        c. 10 %
10.   Mono unsaturated fatty acid content in safflower is ________
a. 12 %                                 b. 15 %                        c. 14 %

 

 

LINSEED Linum usitatissimum L.

 

1.     70% of the production of  Linseed in India is in ___________
a. M.P. & U.P           b. Tamil Nadu                         c. Karnataka
2.     Soil type suitable for Linseed cultivation is ________
a. Clay loam soils                b. Loam soils               c. Heavy soils
3.     The centre of origin of linseed is __________
a. Africa                b. America      c. Mediterranean
4.     The inflorescence in linseed is ________
a. Racemeb. Ear              c. Cymose
5.     Optimum temperature towards seed formation of linseed ranges between____
a. 15-200c                 b. 20-220c       c. 25-300c
6.     Optimum temperatures for proper germination of linseed is ________
a. 20-220c                 b. 25-300c        c. 150c
7.     The recommended seed rate for line sowing of linseed is_________kg/ha
a. 20                          b. 10                c. 40
8.     The recommended seed rate for sowing of linseed by broadcasting is_____ kg/ha
a. 30-40                     b. 20-30           c. 40-50
9.     Linseed is commonly known as ________ in western countries
a. Fiber                      b. Flax             c. Coir
10.   Linseed oil contains ________ % linolinic acid
a. 50-60                     b. 20-30           c. 40-50
11.   The linseed fruit is known as ________
a. Caryopsis              b. Head           c. Capsule
12.    The linseed crop besides oil is grown for centuries for extraction of  ________
a. Fiber                     b. Dye                         c. Resins
13.   Linseed seed normally contains protein and oil percent ________ respectively
a. 40 & 20                  b.  20 & 40      c. 40 & 30

 

Saccharum officinarum

 

1.     By product of sugarcane is _______
a. Spentwash            b. Bagasse      c. Molasses    
 d. all these
2.     The fibrous residue of the cane stalk left after crushing and extraction of the juice is called _______
a. Spentwash           
 b. Bagasse     c. Molasses     d. all these
3.     Bagasse is used for production of__________
a. Electricity              b. paper           c. methane     
 d. all these
4.     The precipitated impurities contained in the cane juice, after removal by filtration is called _______
a.
 Pressmud                       b. Bagasse      c. Molasses     d. all these
5.     The final effluent obtained in the preparation of sugar by repeated crystallization is ________
a. Pressmud             b. Bagasse     
 c. Molasses    d. all these
6.     The yield of molasses is approximately ________ % per tonne of sugarcane
a. 5                            b. 7                 
 c. 3                  d. 10
7.     Sucrose content of molasses is _______ 
a. 45 %                     
 b. 35 %            c. 25 %            d. 55 %
8.     Glucose content of molasses is _______ 
a. 5 %                       
 b. 7 %              c. 10 %            d. 12 %
9.     Ash content of molasses is _______ <
a.
 12 %                      b. 7 %              c. 10 %            d. 15 %
10.   Total world production of sugarcane is _______ m tonnes
a.
 1255                      b. 1155            c. 1355           
11.   Total production of sugarcane in India is _______ m tones
a. 275                       
 b .265              c. 300
12.   Productivity of sugarcane is high in which of the following state
a. Maharastra           
 b. Tamil Nadu                       c. Punjab
13.   Average productivity of sugarcane in India is ______ t /ha
a. 99                          b. 89               
 c. 67
14.   Cultivated species of sugarcane is ______
a.
 S. spontaneum      b. S. robustum                        c. S. officinarum
15.   Wild species of sugarcane is ______
a. S. barberi              b. S. robustum          c. S. officinarum
16.   Seed rate for two budded setts is ________ setts /ha
a. 50,000                  
 b. 75,000                     c. 1,87,500
17.   Seed rate for three budded setts is ________ setts /ha
a.
 50,000                   b. 75,000                     c. 1,87,500
18.   Seed rate for single budded setts is ________ setts /ha
a. 50,000                   b. 75,000                    
 c. 1,87,500
19.   Latest planting technique developed by TNAU in sugarcane is ______
a. Furrow planting     b. Trench method      
 c. Pit method
20.   Fertilizer dose recommended for coastal and irrigated areas is _____ kg NPK/ha
a. 225 : 112.5 : 60    
 b. 270 : 112.5 : 60      c. 175 : 112.5 : 60
21.   Fertilizer dose recommended for lift irrigated areas is _____ kg NPK/ha
a.
 225 : 112.5 : 60     b. 270 : 112.5 : 60       c. 175 : 112.5 : 60
22.   Fertilizer dose recommended for jaggery producing areas is _____ kg NPK/ha
a. 225 : 112.5 : 60     b. 270 : 112.5 : 60      
 c. 175 : 112.5 : 60
23.   Removal of  dried and older leaves in sugarcane is called _______
a. Mulching               b. Propping                 
 c. Detrashing
24.   Tying the canes by using the lower bottom leaves is called _____
a. Mulching              
 b. Propping                c. Detrashing
25.   The late formed tillers or side shoots which are robust and fast growing are called
a. Sword suckers     
 b. water shoots         c. sprouts
26.   Flowering in sugarcane is called _______
a.
 Arrowing             b. Sprouting                 c. Tillering
27.   _________ % of brix reading indicates the maturity of sugarcane
a. 16 – 18                 
 b. 18 – 25                    c. 25 – 27
28.   Ripening in sugarcane is enhanced by spraying _________
a. Sodium metasilicate         b. Polaris         c. Ethrel      
 d. all these are correct

 

TROPICAL SUGARBEET Beta vulgaris spp. Vulgaris

 

1.Apart from sugar, _______ can be extracted from sugarbeet
a.Methane                b. Ethanol                  c. Dimethyl ether

2. Ethanol produced from sugarbeet can be blended with petrol or diesel to the extent of ______  as biofuel
  a. 12 %                     b. 10 %                        c. 15 %

3. Optimum seed rate for tropical sugarbeet is ______ kg/ha
a. 6                         b. 3.0                           c. 3.6

4. Spacing recommended for sugarbeet is ______
a. 50 x 20 cm            b. 40 x 20 cm              c. 50 x 10 cm

5.Fertilizer dose recommended for sugarbeet is ________ kg NPK /ha
a. 100 : 75 : 75          b. 100 : 100 : 100        c. 75 : 75 : 75

6.________ crop is used as trap crop to attract Spodoptera in sugarbeet
a. Gingelly                 b. Castor                    c. Marigold

7. _________ % of root brix reading indicates the maturity of sugarbeet
a. 15 – 18                  b. 18 – 25                    c. 25 – 27

8. Yield potential of sugarbeet is ________ tonnes/ha
a. 100 -120                b. 80 – 100                  c. 120 – 150

 

MENTHA (MINT)


1.     Hindi name of  Mint
a. Pudina                  b.  Putiha           c. None
2.     The centre of origin of  Mint is ________
a. Mediterranean     b. Russia          c. S. Africa
3.     Planting of Mint  is done during __________ month in plains
a. Spring                    b. Summer      c. Winter
4.     Planting of Mint  is done during __________ season in temperate climates
a. Kharif                     b. Summer      c. autumn
5.     The fresh mint contains ________% oil
a. 0.8                         b. 0.6               c. 0.4

LEMONGRASS)

 

1.     Botanical name of  Lemon grass
a. Cymbopogon flexuosus     b.  Cymbopogon martini       c. Plantago ovata
2.     The centre of origin of  Lemon grass  is ________
a. India                                  b. Russia                                              c. S. Africa
3.     Suitable soil for  Lemon grass cultivation
a. Sandy loam                      b. Clayey loam                        c. Alluvial

 

CITRONELLA (Cymbopogon winterianus))

 

1.     Citronella is a ___________
a. Perennial                        b. Annual                      c. Biennial
2.      Method of citronella propagation is ________
a. Vegetative                        b. Runners                  c. Stolons
3.     Soil suitable citronella cultivation is __________
a. Sandy loam                      b. Clay loam                c. sandy soil

 PALMAROSA (Cymbopogon martini var. motia)

 

1.     Palmarosa comes under the family of  ___________
a. Poaceae                        b. Euphorbiaceae           c. Convulaceae
2.     Ideal soil pH for the cultivation of Palmarosa________
a. 7.5-8.5                             b. 6-7                             c. 5.5-6.5
3.     Palmarosa is a__________ duration crop
a. Short                                 b. Medium                   c. Long
4.      Maximum yield of oil is obtained when the entire palmarosa is at________ stage
a. Full flowering b. Partial flowering      c. Maturation
5.     Which part of the palmorosa contain essential oil
a. Flower heads                    b. leaves and stems      c. Both

ISABGOL

 

1.      Isabgol belongs to the family___________
a. Plantaginaceae    b.Poaceae                   c. Chenopodiaceae
2.     Moisture content ideal for Isabgol plant growth ________
a. Low                       b. Medium                   c. High
3.     Mode of propagation of Isabgol is through __________
a. Runners                b. Stolons                    c. Seeds

POTATO (Solanum tuberosum)

 

1.     Maximum acreage under  Potato is in the state
a. West bengal          b. Tamil Nadu                         c. U.P
2.     The centre of origin of  Potato is ________
a. Peru & Bolivia     b. Russia                               c. S.Africa
3.     Best season for potato cultivation __________
a. Kharif                     b. Summer      c. Rabi
4.     Soil suitable for potato cultivation is ________
a. Clay                       b. Clay loam          c. Sandy loam
5.     Optimum temperature for tuberization of  Potato ________
a. 17 -200c                b. 10 – 150c           c. 20 – 250c
6.     Most common herbicide used for weed control in Potato is ________
a. Pendimethalin       b. Alachlor           c. Oxyflurofen

 

 

 

 

 







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