MCQ Questions for Class 8 Geography: Ch 4 Agriculture

MCQ Questions for Class 8 Geography: Ch 4 Agriculture

1. Deoni breed of cattle is generally found in which among the following states of India?
(a) Haryana
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharastra
► (d) Maharastra

2. Name the term given to the commercial rearing of silk worms to supplement the income of the farmer.
(a) Horticulture
(b) Viticulture
(c) Sericulture
(d) Pisciculture
► (c) Sericulture

3. What is cultivation of grapes called’?
(a) Sericulture
(b) Viticulture
(c) Floriculture
(d) Horiculture
► (b) Viticulture

4. Name the term given to Growing of Vegetables flowers and fruits for commercial use.
(a) Pisciculture
(b) Horticulture
(c) Viticulture
(d) Sericulture
► (b) Horticulture

5. This type of farming is practiced in the arid and semi-arid regions of Sahara, Central Asia, and Rajasthan etc. Herdsmen move from place to place with their animals for fodder and water along defined routes due to climatic constraints and terrain. Which type of farming is being referred to ?
(a) Plantation agriculture
(b) Shifting Cultivation
(c) Commercial Farming
(d) Nomadic Farming
► (d) Nomadic Farming

6. Which of these is not commercial farming?
(a) Commercial Grain
(b) Mixed
(c) Organic
(d) Plantation
► (c) Organic

7. Which one from the following list is a Physical Input to the agriculture system.
(a) Labour
(b) Chemicals
(c) Machinery
(d) Rainfall
► (d) Rainfall

8. Name the type of activity that includes all those connected with extraction and production of natural resources
(a) Livelihood
(b) Primary
(c) Tertiary
(d) Secondary
► (b) Primary

9. Pick out the example of secondary economic activity from the given list of options.
(a) Agriculture
(b) Mining
(c) Transport
(d) Processing of Steel
► (d) Processing of Steel

10. Name the term given to the Breeding of Fish in specially constructed tanks and ponds
(a) Sericulture
(b) Pisciculture
(c) Horticulture
(d) Viticulture
► (b) Pisciculture

11. Pick out the approximate percentage of the world's population engaged in agriculture
(a) 10 percent
(b) 50 percent
(c) 30 percent
(d) 70 percent
► (b) 50 percent

12. A few statements with respect to the farm in USA are given below. Pick out the one that is not True
(a) The farmer generally resides in the farm
(b) The farmer does not store the produce and sells even when the markets are not favorable to them.
(c) The average size of a farm in USA in much larger that that of an Indian farm is about 25 hectares.
(d) The farmer from time to time sends soil samples to the laboratory to check the nutrients
► (b) The farmer does not store the produce and sells even when the markets are not favorable to them.

13. The main motive of this type of cultivation is profit .Large area of land and a huge amount of capital is used for cultivation with latest technological advancement . Name the type of farming from the given list.
(a) Subsistence Farming
(b) Shifting Cultivation
(c) Nomadic farming
(d) Commercial Farming
► (d) Commercial Farming

14. Which of the following crops are raised in commercial grain farming?
(a) Wheat
(b) Maize
(c) Both of these
(d) None of these
► (c) Both of these

15. The word agriculture is derived from the Latin words ager or agri and Culture meaning Cultivation . What does the word agri literally mean?
(a) Natural resource
(b) Seeds
(c) Soil
(d) Product
► (c) Soil

16. Banking, Insurance sectors etc can be a good example of which of the following type of economic activity
(a) Tertiary
(b) Primary
(c) Secondary
(d) Primary and Secondary
► (a) Tertiary

17. Name the type of economic activities
(a) Secondary and Tertiary
(b) Primary and Secondary
(c) Primary and Tertiary
(d) Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
► (d) Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

18. Name the term given to the land on which the crops are grown
(a) Arable
(b) Pasture
(c) Meadow
(d) Barren
► (a) Arable

19. Name the animal that is not reared by the nomadic herders as these animals provided milk, meat, wool etc.
(a) Sheep
(b) Yak
(c) Camel
(d) Mongoose
► (d) Mongoose

20. Name the type of farming practiced to meet the needs of the farmer's family i.e.
(a) Mixed Farming
(b) Subsistence Farming
(c) Commercial Farming
(d) Plantation agriculture
► (b) Subsistence Farming

21. Agriculture or farming can be looked at as a system. Which one among the following is not an important input of agriculture
(a) Profit
(b) Fertilisers
(c) Seeds
(d) Labour
► (a) Profit

22. Which one of the following best describes intensive subsistence agriculture?
(a) Crops are grown and animals are reared for sale in market.
(b) Herdsmen move from place to place with their animals for fodder and water along defined routes.
(c) The farmer cultivates a small plot of land using simple tools and more labour.
(d) A plot of land is cleared by felling the trees and burning them in thickly populated forested areas.
► (c) The farmer cultivates a small plot of land using simple tools and more labour.
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