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APSC Important Questions & Answers on Agriculture Optional Paper for Prelims | GkSeries

1 Growing four crops in a year in sequence is termed as
1 double cropping
2 multistoried cropping
3 quadruple cropping
4 tetra cropping

Answer: quadruple cropping
2 Shade-loving plants are known as
1 heliophytes
2 hydrophytes
3 xerophytes
4 sciophytes

Answer: sciophytes
3 A separate department of agriculture was created first at national level in
1 1861
2 1871
3 1885
4 1890

Answer: 1871
4 A silt loam is considered ideal for crop growth when solid : liquid : air proportion by volume is at
1 70:20:10
2 60:20:20
3 50:30:20
4 50:25:25

Answer: 50:25:25
5 The oil content of groundnut is
1 45 percent
2 40 percent
3 48 percent
4

Answer:45 percent
6 The hormone associated with 'acid growth theory’ is
1 GA3
2 cytokinin
3 auxin
4 ethylene

Answer: auxin
7 Translocation of carbohydrates mostly takes place in the form of
1 glucose
2 sucrose
3 fructose
4 maltose

Answer: sucrose
8 The end product of phytosynthesis is
1 pyruvic acid
2 protein
3 starch
4 malic acid

Answer: starch
9
1 Dee-Gee-Woo-Gen
2 Norin-10
3 Opaques
4 Hipsolie

Answer: Norin-10
10 Seedless watermelon is a
1 diploid
2 triploid
3 tetraploid
4 hexaploid

Answer: triploid
11 Which of the following crops is known as ‘white gold’? (A) (B) (C) (D)
1 Opium
2 Cotton
3 Maize
4 Soybean

Answer: Cotton
12 In India, which of the following fruits has the highest production?
1 Mango
2 Citrus
3 Grape
4 Banana

Answer: Banana
13 The edible portion of pomegranate is
1 aril
2 thalamus
3 mesocarp
4 endocarp

Answer: aril
14 Botanically pineapple fruit is
1 balusta
2 sorosis
3 berry
4 pome

Answer: sorosis
15
1 Bonneville
2 T-163
3 L-H6
4 Aparna

Answer:Aparna
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