AGRICULTURE - Form 1 End of Term 1 2019 Examinations

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SECTION A (90 MKS)

  1.  
    1. State SIX  reasons that make agriculture importance to Kenya’s  economy. (6mks)
    2. Agriculture can be viewed as an art, state two reasons to support the view that agriculture is an art. (2mks)
    3. Define the term Agriculture. (2mks)
  2.  
    1. State  any FOUR branches of Agriculture (4 mks)
    2. State FOUR factors that determine the system of farming ins a given area. (4mks)
  3.  
    1. State THREE characteristics of shifting cultivation. 3mks
    2. Differentiate the following terms as used in Agricultural production.
      1. Floriculture and pomoculture. (2mks)
      2. Horticulture and Olericulture.  (2mks)
      3. Aquaculture and apiculture.   (2mks)
      4. Agriculture engineering and Agricultural economics. (2mks)
  4.  
    1. List down five problems facing Agriculture production. (5mks)
    2. State FOUR  ways in which Agriculture contributes to industrial development. (2mks)
    3. Name five soil constituents. (5mks)
  5.  
    1. Define the term organic farming. (2mks)
    2. Outline three importance of organic farming. (3mks)
  6.  
    1. State THREE practices that can facilitate achievement of organic farming. (3mks)
    2. State FOUR effects of high temperature on crop production. (2 mks)
    3. State SIX reasons why ranching is regarded as a form of advanced pastoral-nomadism.
    4. Differentiate between Extensive and intensive farming. (2 mks)
  7.  
    1. Define Agroforestry.  (2 mks)
    2. State four advantages of agro foresting (2 mks)
    3. Why would mixed farming be termed as a method of diversification. (1 mk)
  8.  
    1. List down FOUR advantages of shifting cultivation. (2 mks)
    2. List down three characteristics of extensive farming. (3 mks)
    3. From which two Latin words is the term “Agriculture” derived? Give the meaning of each word.  (2 mks)
  9.  
    1. State two effects of HIV/AIDS on agriculture. (2 mks)
    2. State two importance of soil to plants. (2 mks)
    3. List down six human factors that influence agriculture. (6 mks)
  10.  
    1. Give two disadvantages of pastoral nomadism system of farming (2 mks)
    2. List down three environmental factors that affect crop distribution in Kenya. (2 mks)
    3. List down four aspects of rainfall that affects agriculture. (4 mks)
  11.  
    1. State two causes of hard pan in a crop yields. (2 mks)
    2. Name two processes of rock weathering. (2 mks)
    3. List two aspects of light that influence crop growth. (1 mk)

SECTION B ( 10 MKS

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  1.  
    1. The above diagram represents a soil profile, Name the following parts. (4 mks)
      A
      B
      C
      D
      E
    2. Define the term soil profile. (2 mks)
    3. Which layer is the reflected to as a layer of accumulation. (1 mk)
    4. List down two characteristics of part B  (2 mks)

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