Agriculture Paper 1 Questions - Alliance Girl's High School Mock December 2020

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  1. State two factors which affects the quality of standing forage given to livestock (1 mark)
  2. Give two advantages of rotation grazing. (2 marks)
  3. State two roles of additives in silage making. (1 mark)
  4. Distinguish between over sowing and under sowing. (2 marks)
  5. Define the term production function (1 mark
  6. Name three types of production function. (1 mark
  7. State four factors considered when planning a farm. (2 marks)
  8. Give four ways of improving labour productivity (2 marks)
  9. Name one crop that is propagated by each of the following:
    1. Stem tuber ..... 1/2 mark
    2. Bulbil. 1/mark
    3. Split................ 1/2 mark 
    4. Slip ................1/2 mark
  10. Outline four roles of household and firm relationship to the economy of the country (2 marks)
  11. Name any three agents of biological weathering.(11/2 mark
  12. State four negative effects of liberalization of agricultural market to farming in K (2 marks)
  13. Name two types of labour records. (1 mark)
  14. What is meant by the term integrated pest management. (1 mark)
  15. Give two signs of blight disease in a field of tomatoes. (1 mark)
  16. State four functions of the Agricultural Society of Kenya (A.S.K) (2 marks
  17. List four post-harvest practices that are carried out in maize production. (2 marks
  18. Name two types of non-competitive markets. (1 mark:
  19. State two methods used for collecting agroforestry seeds for planting (1 mark
  20. Distinguish between soil structure and soil texture. (1 mark)

Section B (20 MARKS)
Answer ALL questions in this section in the spaces provided.

  1. The diagram below shows a maize cob which is affected by a certain disease. Study it and answer questions that follow
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    1. Identify the disease (1 mark)
    2. Name the causal organism of the disease(1 mark)
    3. State three cultural methods of controlling the disease(2 marks)
  2. Below is a diagram of a Common East African Weed.
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    1. Identify the weed illustrated above.(1 mark)
    2. Give one harmful effect of the weed illustrated above to livestock. (1 mark)
    3. State two methods of controlling the weed illustrated above. (1 mark)
  3. The diagram below illustrates a tertiary operation carried out in the farm.
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    1. Identify the tertiary operation (1 mark)
      1. State the importance of the tertiary operation identified in (a) above (3 marks
      2. Give two other tertiary operations carried out in the field besides the one identified above. (2 marks)
  4. Below is a graphical representation of the law of diminishing returns;
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    1. Explain what happens in each of the zones marked I, II and III in relation to output. (3 marks)
    2. Which of the three is a rational zone of production. (1 mark)
    3. State any two precautions a potatoes farmer would take to minimize risks in the production of potatoes. (2 marks)

SECTION C (40 Marks)
Answer any TWO questions in this section in the spaces provided.

    1. State five pieces of information contained in a receipt (5 marks) 
    2. Describe the process of transplanting a cabbage seedling. (5 marks) 
    3. State and explain five factors that influence supply of cabbages in a market. (10 marks)
    1. Discuss ten advantages of land consolidation to a farmer. (10 marks)
    2. Describe the precautions taken in harvesting;
      1. Tea (3 marks)
      2. Pyrethrum (3 marks)
    3. Outline any four cultural methods of controlling pests. (4 marks)
    1. Describe five properties of nitrogenous fertilizers. (5 marks 
    2. Explain five ways in which labour efficiency can be increased in the farm (5 marks
    3. Describe the steps farmers should follow when planning a farm business, (10 marks)
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