MCQ Questions for Class 10 Geography: Ch 4 Agriculture

MCQ Questions for Class 10 Geography: Ch 4 Agriculture

1. Which of the following types of farming is practised in areas with high population
pressure on land?
(a) Primitive Subsistence Farming
(b) Intensive Subsistence Farming
(c) Commercial Farming
(d) Plantations
► (b) Intensive Subsistence Farming

2. Which of the following is the most important occupation of the people of India?
(a) Food gathering
(b) Agriculture
(c) Manufacturing
(d) Services
► (b) Agriculture

3. Which of the following is the principal crop grown in areas of Intensive Subsistence Farming?
(a) Yams and Sweet Potato
(b) Wheat
(c) Rice
(d) Cotton
► (c) Rice

4. What is Primitive Subsistence Farming known as in north-eastern states like Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland?
(a) Horticulture
(b) Penda
(c) Jhumming
(d) Milpa
► (c) Jhumming

5. Which of the following is a kharif crop?
(a) Barley
(b) Peas
(c) Bajra
(d) Mustard
► (c) Bajra

6. Which of the following is an annual crop?
(a) Sugarcane
(b) Cotton
(c) Jute
(d) Cucumber
► (a) Sugarcane

7. India is the largest producer as well as the consumer of which of the following crops?
(a) Rice
(b) Millets
(c) Pulses
(d) Oilseeds
► (c) Pulses

8. Which of the following types of economic activity is agriculture?
(a) Primary activity
(b) Secondary activity
(c) Tertiary activity
(d) All the above
► (a) Primary activity

9. Rice is a subsistence crop in Orissa. In which of the following states, is rice a commercial crop?
(a) West Bengal and Bihar
(b) Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Punjab and Haryana
(d) Tamil Nadu and Kerala
► (c) Punjab and Haryana

10. Which of the following crops is produced during zaid cropping season?
(a) Sugarcane
(b) Muskmelon
(c) Groundnu
(d) Moong
► (b) Muskmelon

9. Which of the following are known as coarse grains?
(a) Wheat and Rice
(b) Millets—Jowar, bajra and ragi
(c) Pulses—urad, arhar, gram
(d) Oilseeds
► (b) Millets—Jowar, bajra and ragi

10. How many crops of paddy are grown in a year in the states like Assam, West Bengal and Orissa and they are termed as which of the following?
(a) Once-Arabica
(b) Two-Rabi and Zaid
(c) Three-Aus, Aman, Boro
(d) Three-Kumar, Valre, Waltre
► (c) Three-Aus, Aman, Boro

11. Which of the following is a kharif crop and accounts for about half of the major oilseeds produced in the country?
(a) Mustard
(b) Coconut
(c) Groundnut
(d) Soyabean
► (c) Groundnut

12. Which of the following crops is the main source of jaggary, khandsari and molasses?
(a) Arhar
(b) Coconut
(c) Linseed
(d) Sugarcane
► (d) Sugarcane

13. Tea cultivation is an example of which of the following types of agriculture?
(a) Horticulture
(b) Plantation
(c) Beverage cultivation
(d) Intensive agriculture
► (b) Plantation

14. Which of the following group of crops are known as beverage crops?
(a) Castor seed and Sunflower
(b) Peas and Gram
(c) Cotton and Jute
(d) Tea and Coffee
► (d) Tea and Coffee

15. Which of the following is the primary objective of India’s food security policy?
(a) To ensure availability of foodgrains to the common people at an affordable price.
(b) To diversify crop production to increase income of the farmers.
(c) To provide insurance against crop failures.
(d) To shift from foodgrain production to commercial crops.
► (a) To ensure availability of foodgrains to the common people at an affordable price.

16. Which of the following are known as horticulture crops?
(a) Tea and coffee
(b) Cotton and Jute
(c) Rubber and Tobacco
(d) Fruits and Vegetables
► (d) Fruits and Vegetables

17. White Revolution involves improvement in the production of which of the following products?
(a) Cotton
(b) Wheat
(c) Maize or corn
(d) Milk
► (d) Milk

18. India is believed to be the original home of which of the following fibre crops?
(a) Cotton
(b) Jute
(c) Hemp
(d) Silk
► (a) Cotton

19. Which of the following countries is the largest producer of oilseeds?
(a) China
(b) Brazil
(c) India
(d) Yemen
► (c) India

20. Which of the following crops is used both as a food and as a fodder?
(a) Jowar
(b) Wheat
(c) Maize
(d) Tea
► (c) Maize

21. Which of the following countries is the largest producer of oilseeds?
(a) China
(b) Brazil
(c) India
(d) Yemen
► (c) India

22. Which among the following is a fibre crop?
(a) Rubber
(b) Jute
(c) Tomato
(d) Coffee
► (b) Jute

23. Which one of the following is the feature of plantation agriculture?
(a) Single crop
(b) Large area
(c) Produce raw material for industries
(d) All of the above
► (d) All of the above

24. Which one is an important rabi crop?
(a) Paddy
(b) Watermelon
(c) Wheat
(d) Maize
► (c) Wheat

25. In which of the following states of India rice is considered a commercial crop?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Orissa
(c) Bihar
(d) Punjab
► (d) Punjab

26. Of which one of the following beverage crops, India is the leading producer as well as
exporter in the world?
(a) Coffee
(b) Pulses
(c) Tea
(d) Curd
► (c) Tea

27. Which of the following crops are grown with the onset of monsoons and are harvested in the month of September and October?
(a) Rabi
(b) Kharif
(c) Zadi
(d) None of the above
► (b) Kharif

28. Which of the following crops is not a millet?
(a) Jowar
(b) Maize
(c) Ragi
(d) Bajra
► (b) Maize

29. What is the rearing of silkworms for the production of silk called?
(a) Horticulture
(b) Pisciculture
(c) Sericulture
(d) Agriculture
► (c) Sericulture

30. In which type of soil does maize grow well?
(a) Black
(b) Light domat
(c) Old alluvial
(d) None of these
► (d) None of these

31. In which of the following states of India rice is considered a commercial crop?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Orissa
(c) Bihar
(d) Punjab
► (d) Punjab

32. Which country is the largest producer of oilseeds in the world?
(a) China
(b) India
(c) USA
(d) Pakistan
► (b) India

33. Which of the following crops are grown with the onset of monsoons and are harvested in the month of September and October?
(a) Rabi
(b) Kharif
(c) Zadi
(d) None of the above
► (b) Kharif

34. Which one of the following is the example of plantation agriculture?
(a) Jute
(b) Wheat
(c) Tea
(d) Oilseeds
► (c) Tea

35. Cultivation of coffee is confined to which of the following hills?
(a) Nilgiri
(b) Aravali
(c) Shivalik
(d) None of these
► (a) Nilgiri

36. Arabica variety of coffee was initially brought to India from which of the following countries?
(a) Yemen
(b) Vietnam
(c) Japan
(d) Korea
► (a) Yemen

37. Which of the following crops grows well in the Black soil?
(a) Jute
(b) Rice
(c) Cotton
(d) Wheat
► (c) Cotton

38. Which country is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world?
(a) Canada
(b) USA
(c) Pakistan
(d) India
► (d) India

39. Which one of the following is not a fibre crop?
(a) Cotton
(b) Rubber
(c) Jute
(d) Hemp
► (b) Rubber

40. Which one of the following crops is a beverage crop?
(a) Tea
(b) Cotton
(c) Wheat
(d) Bajra
► (a) Tea

41. Arabica variety of coffee was initially brought to India from which of the following countries?
(a) Yemen
(b) Vietnam
(c) Japan
(d) Korea
► (a) Yemen

42. Which one of the following crops is known as ‘Golden Fibre?
(a) Wheat
(b) Rice
(c) Groundnut
(d) Jute
► (d) Jute

43. Cultivation of fruits and vegetables is called:
(a) Floriculture
(b) Sericulture
(c) Horticulture
(d) Agriculture
► (c) Horticulture

44. Which one of the following is not a cropping season?
(a) Winter
(b) Kharif
(c) Rabi
(d) Zaid
► (a) Winter

45. Which one of the following is a Rabi crop?
(a) Rice
(b) Wheat
(c) Millets
(d) Cotton
► (b) Wheat

46. Which of the following describes a system of agriculture, where a single crop is grown on a large area?
(a) Shifting agriculture
(b) Plantation agriculture
(c) Horticulture
(d) Intensive agriculture
► (b) Plantation agriculture

47. ‘Slash and burn agriculture’ is a:
(a) shifting agriculture
(b) intensive agriculture
(c) commercial agriculture
(d) none of these
► (a) shifting agriculture

48. Which of the following is the example of kharif crops?
(a) Rice
(b) Wheat
(c) Gram
(d) Peas
► (a) Rice
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