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FCI Agriculture Quiz 21

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Q1. The annual per capita availability of food grains in India is

  1. 200kg
  2. 300kg
  3. 180kg
  4. 179kg
  5. None of these

Explanation:-  The annual availability of food grains for the year 2019 amounted to about 179 kilograms per capita.


Q2. Which are the basic properties of soil?

  1. Porosity
  2. Texture
  3. Structure
  4. Water holding capacity
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Two of the most important properties of soils are their texture and structure.


Q3. The red color of soil is due to the presence of ……………minerals

  1. Hematite
  2. Limonite
  3. Goethite
  4. Tergite
  5. None of these

Explanation:- The red color might be mainly due to ferric oxides occurring as thin coatings on the soil particles while the iron oxide occurs as hematite or as hydrous ferric oxide, the color is red and when it occurs in the hydrate form as limonite the soil gets a yellow color.


Q4. Sprinkler irrigation cannot be used under

  1. Rice and Jute crops
  2. High wind areas
  3. Saltwater
  4. All of the above
  5. None of these

Explanation:- An irrigation sprinkler (also known as a water sprinkler or simply a sprinkler) is a device used to irrigate agricultural crops, lawns, landscapes, golf courses, and other areas. They are also used for cooling and for the control of airborne dust.


Q5. The best means of arresting erosion in the watershed area is

  1. Contour bunding
  2. Graded bunding
  3. Bench terracing
  4. All of the above
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Soil erosion is non-point source pollution which is a physical consequence of water droplets dislodging soil particles from the slope. This helps to assess non-point source sediment yield on a watershed scale. An erosion pin study is one of the most common methods of the field investigation of soil erosion.


Q6. Wind erosion is a major problem in

  1. Southern India
  2. Western India
  3. North-Eastern India
  4. Northern India
  5. None of these

Explanation:- The western part of Rajasthan state, covering an area of 20875 square kilometers, is under an arid climate. Here the land is subjected to the strong wind during the hot summer months. which leads to blowing away of sand and others.


Q7. Which cropping system is having the largest area in India?

  1. Rice – Wheat
  2. Rice – Maize
  3. Rice – Mustard
  4. Rice – Sugarcane
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Rice is one of the chief grains of India. Moreover, this country has the largest area under rice cultivation, as it is one of the principal food crops. It is, in fact, the dominant crop of the country.


Q8. Aim to mixed cropping is

  1. Continuous cover of land
  2. Assurance against crop failure
  3. Protection against raindrop beating and erosion
  4. All of the above
  5. None of these

Explanation:- The main objective of mixed cropping is to reduce the risk and ensure against crop failure due to adverse weather conditions.


Q9. The average productivity of rice in India around

  1. 2000 kg/ha
  2. 1900 kg/ha
  3. 3000 kg/ha
  4. 2600 kg/ha
  5. None of these

Explanation:- In the financial year 2019, the yield of rice across India was estimated to be approximately 2.6 thousand kilograms per hectare.


Q10. Yearly sequence and spatial arrangement of crops or crops and follow on a given area called

  1. Crop rotation
  2. Cropping pattern
  3. Cropping system
  4. All of the above
  5. None of these

Explanation:- Cropping pattern is the yearly sequence and spatial arrangement of crops and fallows on a given area.


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