Agricultural Science

Len Academy questions for Agric Science JSS1, 2nd Term

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Topics in Agricultural Science

Types of agricultural practices Crop rotation explained Benefits of crop rotation Differences between subsistence and commercial farming Subsistence farming explained with its characteristics What is commercial farming? Types of commercial farming Characteristics of commercial farming Importance of forest: Forest reserves in Nigeria Wildlife reserves in Nigeria and its importance Prevention and Control of Crop Pests Economic Importance of Crop Pests Classification of Insect Pests and their Economic Importance Agricultural machines and their uses Causes of soil erosion Ways to prevent soil erosion Asexual Propagation in Plants, Types and Examples Differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, First Term Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, Second Term Scheme of Work, Agricultural Science, SS1, Third Term

Academic Questions in Agricultural Science

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All plants are crops.

  • A. True

  • B. False

In agriculture, macronutrients are essential nutrients required by plants. Which of the following is not a macronutrient?

  • A. Zinc

  • B. Sulphur

  • C. Calcium

  • D. Phosphorus

  • E. Potassium

  • F. Magnesium

Which of the following is false concerning micronutrients?

  • A. They are non-essential nutrients

  • B. They are required by plants in minute quantities

  • C. Iron is a micronutrient

  • D. Chlorine is a micronutrient

  • E. Copper is a micronutrient

  • F. Boron is a micronutrient

_____ is a term that describes the biological, chemical and cultural control tactics employed to make pest management economical, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable.

  • A. Integrated Pest Management

  • B. Integral Pest Management

  • C. International Pest Management

  • D. Inclusive Pest Management

  • E. Imbibed Pest Management

  • F. Inclusion Pest Management

Cordage is made from _____ crop.

  • A. Food

  • B. Fibre

  • C. Ornamental

  • D. Oil

  • E. Cash

  • F. Vegetables and Spice

_____ is defined as the solid and arable part of the earth where agricultural activities are be carried out.

  • A. Soil

  • B. Farmland

  • C. Agricultural land

  • D. Biosphere

  • E. Open land

  • F. Planting and grazing land

Gymnosperms and angiosperms are seed bearing plants under the division spermatophyta?

  • A. True

  • B. False

Which of the following is false concerning gymnosperms?

  • A. Cones are present

  • B. Sepals are present

  • C. Petals are absent

  • D. Only seeds are produced

  • E. Sporophyll form the cones

  • F. In seed formation, the ovules aren't present in the ovary

Agric Science questions, JSS1, 2nd Term:

1. The branch of agriculture that is concerned with sending new ideas to farmers and also sending problem to research stations is called ______.

  1. Agricultural economics
  2. Agricultural extension
  3. Agricultural science
  4. Agricultural accounting


2. The process through which water is lost from the plant’s leaf is termed _____.

  1. Evaporation
  2. Capillary action
  3. Percolation
  4. Transpiration


3. Pollination in plants can be described as a process of _____.

  1. Sexual reproduction
  2. Asexual reproduction
  3. Asexual propagation
  4. Vegetative propagation
  5. Please read on this Article for correct answer here.


4. A weaned calf should be fed on large quantities of _____.

  1. Silage
  2. Hay
  3. Succulents
  4. Concentrates


5. The following farm animals are monogastric EXCEPT _____.

  1. Rabbit
  2. Pig
  3. Goat
  4. Dog


6. Pest are economically important because they _____.

  1. Destroy soil fertility after their death and decay
  2. Break down organic materials in the soil
  3. Enhance the economic potential of crops
  4. Transmit diseases and damage crops
  5. Please read on the Economic Importance of Crop Pests for correct answer.


7. Which of the following crop is a rhizome?

  1. Cassava
  2. Cocoyam
  3. Yam
  4. Ginger


8. Which of the following crops is used for fibre production?

  1. Indian rubber
  2. Para-rubber
  3. Jute
  4. Benniseed


9. Which of the following is NOT a vegetable?

  1. Tomato
  2. Carrot
  3. Cucumber
  4. Benniseed


10. Which of the following ecological zones is best suited for pastoral farming?

  1. Mangrove swamp
  2. Rain forest
  3. Mangrove forest
  4. Savanna
  5. Please read on this Article for correct answer here.


11. Which of the following animals can be classified as a vertebrate?

  1. Prawn
  2. Tilapia
  3. Snail
  4. Aphid


12. Guinea grass can be classified as a _____ crop.

  1. Cereal
  2. Fibre
  3. Vegetable
  4. Leguminous


13. A female flower is called _____.

  1. Pistil
  2. Stigma
  3. Stamen
  4. Thalamus
  5. Please read on Sexual Propagation in Plants for correct answer.


14. Which of the following plant parts is vegetative?

  1. Flower
  2. Leaf
  3. Fruit
  4. Nectar


15. Concentrates are animal feeds which are _____.

  1. High in digestible nutrients and low in fibre
  2. High in fibre and low in digestible nutrients
  3. High in fibre and high in digestible nutrients
  4. Prepared from crops of the grass family

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16. The foetus in a cow develops in the _____.

  1. Oviduct
  2. Uterus
  3. Placenta
  4. Cervix


17. The act of giving birth is a pig is called _____.

  1. Calving
  2. Farrowing
  3. Kidding
  4. Kindling
  5. You can read on various Agricultural Terms and Meanings here.


18. The newly hatched offspring of a catfish is best described to as _____.

  1. Fingerling
  2. Stock
  3. Larva
  4. Fry


19. A female animal is said to be on heat when it _____.

  1. Perspires frequently
  2. Often sweats
  3. Readily accepts males
  4. Drinks more water


20. Magana is a disease associated with _____.

  1. Goats
  2. Pigs
  3. Sheep
  4. Cattle


21. Rabbits are best reared in _____.

  1. Fold units
  2. Pens
  3. Hutches
  4. Cages


22. Iroko is mainly used for _____.

  1. Latex production
  2. Furniture making
  3. Paper production
  4. Dyeing materials
  5. Please read on Hardwood and Softwood for correct answer.


23. Which of the following is a monocot?

  1. Banana
  2. Citrus
  3. Cocoa
  4. Cotton


24. Most woody plants are _____ crops.

  1. Annual
  2. Biennial
  3. Perennial
  4. Shrubs


25. Which of the following crops will add nitrogen to the soil?

  1. Cotton
  2. Cowpea
  3. Maize
  4. Millet


26. Sun dried grasses used for feeding ruminants are called _____.

  1. Fodder
  2. Forage
  3. Silage
  4. Hay


27. Fermented grasses and legumes for feeding animals are called _____.

  1. Fodder
  2. Forage
  3. Silage
  4. Hay


28. The feeding habit of a pig can be classified as _____.

  1. Carnivorous
  2. Herbivorous
  3. Omnivorous
  4. Parasitic


29. Which of the following is NOT a production structure for farm animals?

  1. Battery cage
  2. Paddock
  3. Pen
  4. Silo


30. The true stomach of a ruminant is the _____.

  1. Rumen
  2. Reticulum
  3. Omasum
  4. Abomasum


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Amazing facts in Agricultural Science

Cows technically have one stomach, not four. However, a cow's stomach has four compartments. These are: rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum

Peanuts are legumes and not nuts

Although plants neither see nor hear, they can recognize their siblings and even give them preferential treatments

Squirrels do plant more trees (through their actions) than an average human in their lifetime. They often hide their acorns and nuts underground and forget about them

Cows have got the ability to walk up stairs, but not down stairs

A group of cows is called a team, drove or herd.

People just prefer to call them herd

NOTABLE POINTS IN Agricultural Science

Below are the classification of crops based on their uses:

  • Oil crops

  • Vegetable crops

  • Latex crops

  • Drug and Medicinal crops

  • Beverage crops

  • Fibre crops

  • Fruit crops

  • Root and Tubers

  • Legumes

  • Spices

  • Cereals

All crops are plants but not all plants are crops. Below are some instances:

  • Weeds are considered as plants, not crops.

  • Parasitic plants are not necessarily crops. Examples of parasitic plants include mistletoe, corpse flower and striga.

  • Carnivorous or insectivorous plants are not necessarily crops. Examples are sundew, venus flytrap and pitcher plant. The image below shows a carnivorous plant (venus flytrap).

Venus flytrap - Len Academy


Meanwhile, always understand that all crops are plants, and they are grown for food, money or something beneficial.

Please read on plants versus crops here

Below are some of the problems of agriculture in Nigeria:

  • Lack of mechanized farming

  • Poor government policies

  • High cost of fertilizers

  • Lack of education

  • Lack of storage facilities

  • Bad road network

  • Poor research facilities

Please read a detailed explanation on the problems of agriculture in Nigeria here.

Secateurs are agricultural tools.

Secateurs - Len Academy

  • Secateurs are also referred to as pruning shears or hand pruners.

  • It looks like a pair of scissors.

  • It’s used for trimming flowers and leaves.

  • It is also used for pruning the branches of shrubs.

An example of an agricultural tool is the hoe. It is shown below:

Hoe - Len Academy

  • We have a variety of hoes.

  • They are generally used for tilling the soil.

  • They are used for making trenches in farmlands.

  • A hoe is utilized in harvesting crops like yam and cocoyam

  • They are also used for cutting weeds on farmlands.

Please read on agricultural tools and their uses here