2019 JAMB Agriculture Past Questions & Answers - page 4

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31

In order to eliminate food shortage, farms should


A

cultivate more varieties of crops

B

practise land tenure by inheritance

C

shift from crop to animal production

D

construct farm buildings


Correct Option: A

Solution

Farmers should cultivate more varieties of crops to eliminate food shortage


32

The following are importance of agriculture except


A

Provision of food

B

Provision of employment opportunities

C

Lack of good food

D

Provision of market for industrial goods


Correct Option: C

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33

The following are the features of subsistence agriculture except


A

subsistence agriculture is mostly practised by peasant farms

B

It requires the use of family labour

C

Pests and diseases are not really controlled

D

It requires the use of both skilled and unskilled labour


Correct Option: D

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34

Which of the following is a type of land tenure system?


A

Freehold system

B

Keyhold system

C

International system

D

Land tenure system by theft


Correct Option: A

Solution

Freehold system is correct because the types of land tenure system include:
i. Freehold system
ii. Leasehold system
iii. Communal land tenure system
iv. Land tenure system by inheritance, e.t.c.


35

Which of the following is not a branch of agriculture?


A

Forestry

B

Fishery

C

Kidding

D

Agricultural economics


Correct Option: C

Solution

Kidding is the act of giving birth in rabbits and goats. Kidding is not a branch of agriculture.


36

The demand for agricultural produce is generally


A

elastic

B

inelastic

C

unitary

D

static


Correct Option: B

Solution

Demand tends to be price inelastic for agricultural produce for the following reasons.
1. Price changes don't affect consumption much
2. These products are mostly necessities
3. Possibility of postponement is not there for most of this produce


37

Rural farmers mostly obtain loans from


A

Government

B

International Monetary Fund

C

Merchant Banks

D

Money Lenders


Correct Option: D

Solution

Money Lenders is correct because most rural farmers don't actually have access to merchant banks, IMF, government etc.


38

The type of labour available to peasant farmers is


A

family labour

B

paid labour

C

skilled labour

D

migrant labour


Correct Option: A

Solution

family labour is the type of labour available to peasant farmers because most peasant farmers practise subsistence agriculture.


39

The factor of production whose reward is profit is


A

land

B

labour

C

capital

D

entrepreneurship


Correct Option: D

Solution

Entrepreneurship the factor of production whose reward is profit. While the reward for the land is rent, that for labour is wages or salaries, while the reward for an entrepreneur is profit and the reward for capital is interest. 


40

The wear and tear of farm structures over time is described as


A

appreciation

B

depreciation

C

capitalization

D

salvage value


Correct Option: B

Solution

depreciation is the business term which can refer to the wear and tear of farm structures over time


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