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Without agriculture the population of the world would drop very fast. Most of the food we eat is as a result of someone planting veggies and rearing animals. It has also lead to a lot of nature conservation. Test how much you know about agriculture by taking the fun easy quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1.    Agriculture is the business that deals with the rearing of animals and the cultivation of crops for food.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Agriculture is indeed the business that involves the raising of animals and the cultivation of crops for food. It encompasses various activities such as farming, livestock production, and horticulture. Agriculture plays a crucial role in providing food and raw materials for human consumption and other industries. It is an essential sector for the economy of many countries and contributes to the overall well-being and sustenance of society.

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  • 2. 

    2..     Cassava was a main crop cultivated by Taino many years ago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cassava being a main crop cultivated by Taino many years ago is a fact. The Taino people, who were indigenous to the Caribbean, relied heavily on cassava as a staple food source. Cassava is a root vegetable that is rich in carbohydrates and can be easily grown in tropical climates. The Taino people would cultivate cassava and use it as a primary ingredient in their meals, making it an important crop in their culture and livelihood. Therefore, the statement "Cassava was a main crop cultivated by Taino many years ago" is true.

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  • 3. 

    3.      Horseback riding, fishing and rafting are major recreational activities provided by agriculture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Horseback riding, fishing, and rafting are not directly provided by agriculture. While these activities may take place in rural areas where agriculture is prevalent, they are not activities directly associated with agriculture itself. Agriculture primarily involves the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock for food production. Recreational activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and rafting are separate industries or leisure activities that may occur in agricultural areas but are not provided by agriculture itself.

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  • 4. 

    Agriculture does not provide a source of income for many rural families.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because agriculture does provide a source of income for many rural families. In rural areas, farming and agricultural activities are often the main source of livelihood for families, providing them with income through the sale of crops, livestock, and other agricultural products. Additionally, rural families may also engage in related activities such as processing and selling agricultural products, which further contribute to their income.

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  • 5. 

    5.      The Jamaican economy does not benefit in any way from agricultural export.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Jamaican economy does benefit from agricultural exports. Agricultural exports contribute significantly to the country's GDP and provide employment opportunities for many Jamaicans. Additionally, these exports help generate foreign exchange earnings, improve the balance of trade, and support economic growth and development in the country. Therefore, the Jamaican economy does benefit from agricultural exports.

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  • 6. 

    6.      An agronomist studies the soil and growing conditions of crops.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An agronomist is a professional who specializes in studying and improving agricultural practices, including the soil and growing conditions of crops. They analyze factors such as soil composition, nutrient levels, water availability, and climate to optimize crop productivity and sustainability. Therefore, the statement that an agronomist studies the soil and growing conditions of crops is true.

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  • 7. 

    7.      Monoculture is the cultivation of one major crop year after year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Monoculture refers to the practice of growing only one type of crop consistently over multiple years. This can lead to various issues such as soil depletion, increased vulnerability to pests and diseases, and reduced biodiversity. Therefore, the statement that monoculture is the cultivation of one major crop year after year is true.

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  • 8. 

    8.      CARICOM is a single market that allows member states to trade with each other duty free.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    CARICOM stands for the Caribbean Community and Common Market. It is an organization that promotes economic integration and cooperation among its member states in the Caribbean region. One of the main objectives of CARICOM is the establishment of a single market, which means that member states can trade with each other without imposing tariffs or duties on goods and services. Therefore, the statement that CARICOM is a single market that allows member states to trade with each other duty free is correct.

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  • 9. 

    9.      CARDI is the regional research institution that deals with human health and nutritional education.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. CARDI is not a regional research institution that deals with human health and nutritional education.

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  • 10. 

    10.      WHO is founded by the Jamaican government.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the World Health Organization (WHO) was not founded by the Jamaican government. WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations and was established on April 7, 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded by the United Nations and not by any specific government.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is not considered as a basis need in life?

    • A.

      SHELTER

    • B.

      CLOTHING

    • C.

      FOOD

    • D.

      TRADE

    Correct Answer
    D. TRADE
    Explanation
    Trade is not considered as a basic need in life because it is an economic activity that facilitates the exchange of goods and services between individuals or countries. While trade plays a crucial role in economic development and the distribution of resources, it is not a fundamental requirement for survival. Shelter, clothing, and food, on the other hand, are considered basic needs as they are essential for maintaining human life and well-being.

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  • 12. 

    The art and science of growing crops and rearing animals is called;

    • A.

      AGRICULTURE

    • B.

      HORTICULTURE

    • C.

      AGRONOMY

    • D.

      ANIMAL SCIENCE

    Correct Answer
    A. AGRICULTURE
    Explanation
    Agriculture is the correct answer because it encompasses both the art and science of growing crops and rearing animals. It involves various practices such as cultivation, breeding, and harvesting to ensure the production of food, fiber, and other agricultural products. Agriculture is a broad term that includes horticulture, agronomy, and animal science as sub-disciplines, but it is the most comprehensive and commonly used term to describe the overall practice of farming and animal husbandry.

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  • 13. 

    The breeding and care of animals for specific purpose is:

    • A.

      AGRICULTURE

    • B.

      HORTICULTURE

    • C.

      AGRONOMY

    • D.

      ANIMAL SCIENCE

    Correct Answer
    D. ANIMAL SCIENCE
    Explanation
    Animal science involves the breeding and care of animals for specific purposes, such as improving their genetics, enhancing their productivity, and ensuring their well-being. It encompasses various disciplines, including animal nutrition, genetics, reproduction, and health management. Animal scientists work towards improving the efficiency and sustainability of animal production systems, as well as developing innovative methods for animal welfare and disease prevention. They play a crucial role in ensuring the availability of safe and nutritious animal products for human consumption.

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  • 14. 

    Sugar cane, banana and __________ are major crops grown in Jamaica.

    • A.

      Cassava

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Coffee

    • D.

      Plaintain

    Correct Answer
    C. Coffee
    Explanation
    Coffee is a major crop grown in Jamaica.

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  • 15. 

    The cultivation of crops and the rearing of animals at the same time on the same piece of land is_____________.

    • A.

      Mixed cropping

    • B.

      Mixed farming

    • C.

      Monoculture

    • D.

      Crop rotation

    Correct Answer
    B. Mixed farming
    Explanation
    Mixed farming refers to the practice of cultivating crops and rearing animals simultaneously on the same plot of land. This integrated approach allows for better utilization of resources, as the waste products from one activity can be used as inputs for the other. For example, animal manure can be used as fertilizer for crops, while crop residues can be used as feed for animals. Mixed farming also provides diversification and reduces the risk of crop failure or income loss, as farmers have multiple sources of income.

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  • 16. 

    All the following countries are member of CARICOM except

    • A.

      Trindad and Tobago

    • B.

      Barbadoes

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Jamaica

    Correct Answer
    C. Cuba
    Explanation
    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an organization that promotes economic integration and cooperation among its member countries in the Caribbean region. Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Jamaica are all member countries of CARICOM. However, Cuba is not a member of CARICOM. This could be due to various reasons such as political differences, geographical location, or Cuba's own regional integration initiatives.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is NOT a function of Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute.

    • A.

      Developing food and nutrition policies and plans of action;

    • B.

      Developing food and nutritional education materials

    • C.

      Promoting nutritional policies and strategies

    • D.

      Access to free food o a day-day basis

    Correct Answer
    D. Access to free food o a day-day basis
    Explanation
    The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute is responsible for developing food and nutrition policies and plans of action, developing food and nutritional education materials, and promoting nutritional policies and strategies. However, providing access to free food on a day-to-day basis is not listed as one of its functions.

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  • 18. 

    The CFNI headquarters is at   ___________________________.

    Correct Answer
    U.W.I. UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
    Explanation
    The CFNI headquarters is located at the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.).

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  • 19. 

    WHAT DOES THE ACRONYM  FAO MEANS

    Correct Answer
    FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
    Explanation
    The acronym FAO stands for Food and Agriculture Organization. This organization is responsible for addressing issues related to food security, agriculture, and rural development. It aims to eliminate hunger, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agricultural practices worldwide. FAO works towards achieving these goals through research, policy development, technical assistance, and capacity building in collaboration with governments and other stakeholders.

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  • 20. 

    THE ACRONYM O.A.S MEANS

    Correct Answer
    ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES." The acronym O.A.S stands for Organization of American States. The Organization of American States is an international organization that consists of 35 member countries from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Its main purpose is to promote democracy, human rights, and economic development in the region.

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  • 21. 

    When was CARICOM establish

    Correct Answer
    1973
    Explanation
    CARICOM was established in 1973. This indicates that the correct answer is indeed 1973.

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