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Agronomy Multiple Choice Questions

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1. What is the scientific name of rice?

(a). Oryza sativa. 
(b). Oryza glaberima.
(c). Both A & B. 
(d). None of these. 

2. Rice belonging to which family? 

(a). Gramineae. 
(b). Poaceae. 
(c). Grass family. 
(d). All of these.

3. Which is the origin place of rice?

(a). SEA (South East Asia). 
(b). USA. 
(c). Indo – Burma. 
(d). A & C both. 

4. What is the sowing time of aus-rice? 

(a). June – July. 
(b). Mar. – April.
(c). April – May. 
(d). May- June. 

5. By which name aus-rice is also known? 

(a). Aman rice. 
(b). Boro rice.
(c). Autumn rice.
(d). None of these.

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6. What is the sowing time of Aman rice is?

(a). June – July. 
(b). Mar. – April. 
(c). May – June. 
(d). Dec. – Jan. 

7. What is th sowing time of boro rice?

(a). Nov. – Dec. 
(b). Dec. – Jan. 
(c). Oct.
(d). July – August. 

8. What is the another name of aman rice?

(a). Kharif rice. 
(b). Winter rice. 
(c). Both A & B. 
(d). None of these. 

9. What is the another name of boro rice?

(a). Summer rice.
(b). Winter rice. 
(c). Kharif rice. 
(d). None of these. 

10. In which species of rice lodging doesn’t occur?

(a). Indica rice. 
(b). Japonica rice. 
(c). Javanica rice. 
(d). All of these.

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11. In dwarf wheat, sowing depth is related to which factor?

(a). Length of radicle. 
(b). Length of coleoptile. 
(c). Humidity. 
(d). Temperature. 

12. Which weedicide is used to kill broad leaf weeds in wheat?

(a). 2, 4 – D.
(b). 2, 4, 5 -T. 
(c). 2, 4 – DB. 
(d). None of these. 

13. What was the production target of wheat for the year 2014-15?

(a). 94 mt.
(b). 92 mt.
(c). 90 mt.
(d). 96 mt. 

14. Which one is the indicator plant for copper?

(a). Maize. 
(b). Wheat. 
(c). Sorghum. 
(d). Potato Crop.

15. Where is the Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) located?

(a). Hyderabad. 
(b). New Delhi. 
(c). Karnal. 
(d). Bikaner. 

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16. The first wheat variety having short plant height, lodging resistant and higher grain yield.

(a). Norin-10. 
(b). Lerma Rojo 64 A. 
(c). Sonaro – 64. 
(d). None of these. 

17. Maximum area under wheat.

(a). India.
(b). China.
(c). USA.
(d). Russia.

18. Which of the following crop has the highest cultivated area in the world?

(a). Rice.
(b). Wheat.
(c). Barley.
(d). Bajra. 

19. Which is the most suitable variety for late sowing condition?

(a). Kalyansona. 
(b). Sonalika. 
(c). Raj – 3077. 
(d). WH – 147. 

20. Triticale is a cross between:

(a). Wheat and rye. 
(b). Oat and barley. 
(c). Wheat and barley. 
(d). None of these. 

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21. Oat crop planted at a spacing of 20 × 10 cm will have………plants/ha.

(a). 5,00,000. 
(b). 1,00,000. 
(c). 1,25,000. 
(d). 2,50,000.

22. The recommended seed rate for oat is …. kg/ha.

(a). 50-60. 
(b). 12-15. 
(c). 15-18. 
(d). 75-90. 

23. What is the requirement of oat crop?

(a). Warm and humid climate. 
(b). Hot and humid climate. 
(c). Dry and hot conditions. 
(d). Cold and dry climate. 

24. Which one is the most critical period for irrigation in oat?

(a). Tillering. 
(b). CRI. 
(c). Jointing. 
(d). Flowering. 

25. What is the normal seed rate of oat?

(a). 50 kg/ha. 
(b). 60kg/ha. 
(c). 100kg/ha. 
(d). 125kg/ha. 

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26. What is the cause of grey speck disease of oat?

(a). Mn.
(b). Zn.
(c). Cu.
(d). Mg. 

27. Which is the wild species of oat?

(a). Avena fatua. 
(b). Sorghum bicolar. 
(c). Panicum miliacium.
(d). Avena sativa.

28. Which one is the centre of origin of oat?

(a). Asia minor. 
(b). Eastern Africa. 
(c). India. 
(d). Ethiopia. 

29. What is the type of eaf of oat?

(a). Sessile.
(b). Petiolate.
(c). Both.
(d). None. 

30. Which is true about avena sativa ?

(a). It is diploid. 
(b). It is tetraploid. 
(c). It is hexaploid. 
(d). It is haploide. 

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31. Which is the origin place of maize?

(a). China.
(b). India.
(c). Mexico.
(d). Japan. 

32. Which is the most critical stage of irrigation in Maize crop?

(a). Tasselling stage. 
(b). Silking stage. 
(c). Both a and b.
(d). Dough stage. 

33. What is the suitable temperature for growing in maize?

(a). 22 ℃.
(b). 40 ℃.
(c). 32 ℃.
(d). 36 ℃.

34. Which is a common herbicide in maize?

(a). Atrazine. 
(b). Simazine.
(c). Isoproturon. 
(d). 2,4- D. 

Question 35. First hybrid maize.

(a). Deccan -103. 
(b). Prabhat.
(c). COH – 3. 
(d). Ganga -1.

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36. Who introduced the double cross techniques of production in Maize.

(a). N.E. Borlang. 
(b). D. F. Jones. 
(c). Mendal. 
(d). GH Shull. 

37. Which appears first in maize plant?

(a). Silk.
(b). Leaves.
(c). Tassel.
(d). Nodes.

38. Which is true about maize?

(a). It is monoecious. 
(b). It is dioecious. 
(c). It is hexaploid. 
(d). It is tetraploid. 

39. What is the maximum root zone depth for Maize?

(a). 200-300 mm. 
(b). 400-600 mm. 
(c). 500-600 mm. 
(d). 350- 450 mm. 

40. Protein content of Maize.

(a). 10%.
(b). 8%.
(c).  12%.
(d). 11%. 

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41. Which is the centre of origin of sorghum? 

(a). India and Africa. 
(b). America.  
(c). South America. 
(d). None of the above.

42. Which is the best soil for the cultivation of sorghum?

(a). Clay loam. 
(b). Loam. 
(c). Clay. 
(d). All of these. 

43. What is the seed rate of sorghum?

(a). 8-10 kg/ha. 
(b). 10-12 kg/ha. 
(c). 15-18 kg/ha.  
(d). 20-25 kg/ha. 

44. What should be the optimum temperature for growth of sorghum?

(a). 21-37 ℃. 
(b). 26-30 ℃.
(c). 20-25 ℃.
(d). None of these.

45. Hybrid sorghum more suitable under mixed cropping:

(a). CSH1.
(b). CSH 2.
(c). CSH 6.
(d). CSH 7. 

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46. Which of the short duration sorghum variety suitable for rainfed condition?

(a). CSH1.
(b). CSH3.
(c). Both a & b.
(d). None.

47. Which of the following management practices is more problematic in sorghum?

(a). Fertilizer management. 
(b). Weed management. 
(c). Water management. 
(d). Bushening. 

48. Why is sorghum considered as camel crop?

(a). Deep root system. 
(b). Resistance to drought. 
(c). Shallow root system. 
(d). Nutrient exhaustiveness.

49. What should be the seed rate of sorghum for kharif season?

(a). 8-10 kg/ha. 
(b). 10-12 kg/ha. 
(c). 15-20 kg/ha. 
(d). 20-25 kg/ha. 

50. Which is the most suitable time for sowing sorghum in North India?

(a). June 1st week. 
(b). June last week. 
(c). July 1st week. 
(d). July last week. 

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Further reading: Fundamentals of agriculture.

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