Agronomy – definition – meaning and scope MCQ

1. What is the definition of agronomy?

a) The study of soil management and crop production

b) The study of animal behavior and husbandry

c) The study of plant genetics and breeding

d) The study of horticulture and landscape design

Answer: a) The study of soil management and crop production

2. What is the meaning of agronomy?

a) The application of scientific principles to the cultivation of crops and management of soil

b) The art of growing and tending to ornamental plants

c) The science of breeding and raising livestock

d) The study of forestry and conservation

Answer: a) The application of scientific principles to the cultivation of crops and management of soil

 

3. What is the scope of agronomy?

a) The study of soil health and fertility, plant nutrition, and crop production techniques

b) The management of ornamental gardens and public parks

c) The breeding and raising of livestock for meat, milk, and other products

d) The cultivation and harvesting of timber

Answer: a) The study of soil health and fertility, plant nutrition, and crop production techniques

 

4. What is a key focus of agronomy?

a) The genetic improvement of crops through breeding and selection

b) The design and maintenance of public gardens and parks

c) The production of meat, milk, and other animal products

d) The conservation of natural resources and ecosystems

Answer: a) The genetic improvement of crops through breeding and selection

 

5. How does agronomy relate to agriculture?

a) Agronomy is a subfield of agriculture, focused on the study of soil management and crop production

b) Agronomy is not related to agriculture

c) Agronomy is focused on the breeding and raising of livestock, which is not considered a part of agriculture

d) Agronomy is focused on the design and maintenance of public gardens and parks, which is not related to agriculture

Answer: a) Agronomy is a subfield of agriculture, focused on the study of soil management and crop production

 

6. Which of the following is NOT a subfield of agronomy?

a) Soil science

b) Plant breeding and genetics

c) Animal husbandry

d) Crop physiology

Answer: c) Animal husbandry

 

7. What is an example of a research topic in agronomy?

a) The development of new pesticides and herbicides

b) The design of public parks and gardens

c) The breeding and raising of livestock for meat production

d) The evaluation of different irrigation systems for crop production

Answer: d) The evaluation of different irrigation systems for crop production

 

8. How does agronomy relate to sustainability?

a) Agronomy focuses on sustainable farming practices, including the use of natural fertilizers and the preservation of natural resources

b) Agronomy does not directly relate to sustainability

c) Agronomy is focused on the development of chemical pesticides and herbicides, which may not be sustainable

d) Agronomy is focused on the breeding and raising of livestock, which is not considered sustainable

Answer: a) Agronomy focuses on sustainable farming practices, including the use of natural fertilizers and the preservation of natural resources

 

9. What is an example of an application of agronomy in practice?

a) The development of a new hybrid crop with improved disease resistance and yield

b) The design of a public garden with a variety of ornamental plants

c) The breeding and raising of livestock for meat production

d) The conservation of natural resources through sustainable forestry practices

Answer: a) The development of a new hybrid crop with improved disease resistance and yield

 

10. What is an example of a career in agronomy?

a) A plant breeder who develops new crop varieties

b) A public park gardener who maintains and designs public gardens

c) A livestock farmer who raises animals for meat production

d) A conservationist who works to preserve natural resources through sustainable forestry practices

Answer: a) A plant breeder who develops new crop varieties

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