Agriculture Paper 2 Questions - Kassu Jet Joint Mock Exams 2023

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Instructions to candidates.

  • Answer ALL the questions in section A and B and any two questions in section C.



  1. State two functions of loafing area in a zero-grazing unit. (1mk)
  2. Give four characteristics of succulent roughages. (2mks)
  3. Give four classifications of livestock diseases. (2mks)
  4. State four factors considered when selecting eggs for marketing. (2mks)
  5. State four maintenance practices carried out in a knapsack sprayer. (2mks)
  6. Give three uses of biogas on a farm. (11/2mks)
  7. Name four heavy breeds of birds. (2mks)
  8. State the origin of the following dairy goat breeds.
    1. Saanen. (1/2mk)
    2. Jamnapari. (1/2mk)
  9. Distinguish between the following terms as used in livestock health.
    1. Incubation period. (1/2mk)
    2. Mortality. (1/2mk)
  10. State two activities that necessitates the handling of animals. (1mk)
  11. State four signs of parturition in a sow. (2mks)
  12. State two categories of livestock parasites. (2mks)
  13. Name two types of rabbit houses. (1mk)
  14. State four importance of identification in livestock production. (2mks)
  15. State four characteristics of an effective acaricide. (2mks)
  16. Give two reasons for hoof trimming. (1mk)
  17. State two ways of computing a livestock feeds. (1mk)
  18. State three methods of fish preservation. (11/2mks)
  19. Give four post-milking practices. (2mks)


  1. Diagrams A, B and C below illustrate an activity carried out by a bee farmer. Study the diagrams
    carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    1. Identify the activity being carried out in the diagrams above (1mk)
    2. Name the methods used in each activity in A, B and C (3mks)
    3. State one factor which will affect the quality of the product in C (1mk)
  2. The diagram below shows the cooling system of a tractor engine. Study it carefully and answer the questions that follow.
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    1. Name the parts labeled G , H , J and K.
      G   ( ½ mk)
      H   ( ½ mk)
      J    ( ½ mk)
      K   ( ½ mk)
    2. Name the functions of the parts labeled G , J and K in the cooling system. (3mks)
  3. The illustration below shows a practice carried out to prevent mastitis infection in a dairy cow.
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    1. Identify the practice. (1mk)
    2. At what stage is the practice carried out? (2mks)
    3. State two other practices that are carried out on the udder to prevent mastitis infection (2mks)
    4. Name the equipment labeled X in the diagram. (1mk)
  4. Illustrated below is a design of a roof of a farm building. Study the illustration and answer the questions that follow.
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    1. Name each of the parts labeled G, H, J and K ( 2mks)
    2. Give two reasons why it is important to have the structure labeled H at the edge of the roofing 2mks)
    3. State one use of the part labeled K (1mk)


    1. Describe foot rot disease under the following sub-heading
      1. Causal organism (1mk)
      2. Animals affected (1mk)
      3. Signs of infection (4mks)
      4. Control measures (4mks)
    2. Describe seven management practices that would ensure clean milk production in a farm
    3. Give three disadvantages of fold system in poultry rearing. (3mks)
    1. Explain the short term tractor servicing practice (10mks)
    2. Explain six control measures of cannibalism in layers (6mks)
    3. Outline four factors that affect digestibility of a feed material. (4mks)
    1. Describe ten uses of fences on the farm. (10mks)
    2. Explain five factors considered when siting on apiary. (5mks)
    3. Describe the life cycle of a three - host tick. (5mks)
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