Hello and Welcome to SSCE (WAEC and NECO) Practice Test - Agricultural Science 1. You will attempt 30 randomly generated objective questions for 20 minutes. 2. Don't guess answers. Leave answer blank if not sure. Incorrect answers attracts -1 (negative one) and it is cumulative. 3. If time allowed elapsed, your quiz ends immediately and scores will displayed and ranked. 4. Your performance in each of the question attempted alongside step-by-step solutions to attempted questions will be displayed on the screen at the end of the assessment. 5. Fill the form below and Click on the Next button to Begin Full Name (Surname First): Location email address Heat in farm animals can be detected by the following signs except A. redness of the vulva. B. low body temperature. C. loss of appetite. D. frequent urination B C D AMarble is a metamorphic rock formed from A. limestone. B. quartzite. C. shale. D. schist B D A CThe characteristic odour in billy goats can be removed through A. docking. B. castrating. C. drenching. D. dipping D B A CThe removal of sheath on maize cob is referred to as A. winnowing. B. shelling. C. dehusking D. milling A B C DOne of the main disadvantages of mechanical tillage is the A. low initial cost of equipment. B. need for special training before machines can be used. C. use of heavy equipment leading to soil compaction. D. use of foreign exchange to purchase machine parts B A C DScroll down to see the question Price per kg(N) Quantity supplied by Adamu (kg) Quantity supplied by koffi (kg) Quantity supplied by Koroma (kg) 5,000.00 37,500 22,500 17,500 4,000.00 35,000 20,000 15,000 3,000.00 30,000 15,000 10,000 2,000.00 20,000 10,000 5,000 1,000.00 5,000 2,000 1,000 Calculate the percentage change in the total quantity supplied if the price decreases from N5, 000.00 per kg to N3,000.00 per kg A. 85% B. 71% C. 41% D. 29% C A B DOne disadvantage of vegetative propagation is that A. fruits are small in size. B. viral diseases are transferred to offspring. C. plants are true to type. D. plants take a long time to mature. B C D AWhich of the following steps gives a correct sequence for surveying a farmstead? A. Reconnaissance — preliminary survey — mapping. B. Mapping — reconnaissance — preliminary survey. C. Preliminary survey — reconnaissance — mapping. D. Preliminary survey — mapping — reconnaissance. D B C AScroll down to see the question Price per kg(N) Quantity supplied by Adamu (kg) Quantity supplied by koffi (kg) Quantity supplied by Koroma (kg) 5,000.00 37,500 22,500 17,500 4,000.00 35,000 20,000 15,000 3,000.00 30,000 15,000 10,000 2,000.00 20,000 10,000 5,000 1,000.00 5,000 2,000 1,000 Determine the market supply when the price is N4,000.00 A. 77,000 kg B. 70,000 kg C. 55,000 kg D. 35,000 kg B C D AWhich of the following factors should be considered when sowing seeds in the field? I. Time of sowing. II. Plant density. III. Depth of sowing. IV. Method of sowing A. I and II only. B. I, II and III only. C. III and IV only. D. I, II, III and IV A B D CWhich of the following statements best describes sedimentary rocks? A. Pre-existing rocks in which the original mineral has undergone change. B. Weathered rock transported by wind to other places. C. Molten magma which has cooled down and solidified. D. Rocks formed from breaking, deposition and re-cementation of pre-existing rocks D C B AA cattle breed in West Africa tolerant to trypanosomiasis is A. White Fulani. B. Sokoto Gudali. C. N’ dama. D. Friesian B A C DWhich of the following factors affects the onset of flowering in crops? A. Atmospheric pressure. B. Wind. C. Day length. D. Rainfall B C A DThe rock weathering process involving the equation; CaCO3 + 2HCO — Ca(HCO3)2 is called A. carbonation. B. hydration. C. hydrolysis. D. oxidation B A C DWhich of the following characteristics is not important in beef cattle production? I. Increased butter-fat percentage. II. High feed conversion efficiency. Ill. High yield of lean meat. A. I only. B. I and II only. C. II and III only. D. I, II and III. C B D AWhich of the following characteristics is not true of tree species used in alley cropping? A. Shallow rooting system B. Regenerate rapidly after pruning. C. Excellent canopy formation. D. Capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen C B D AA consequence of pasture littered with polythene materials is that A. animals could slip and fall frequently. B. the alimentary canal of farm animals could be blocked. C. the material could poison the animals. D. it improves the quality of the pasture A B C DWhich of the following sequences describes the steps in making hay? A. Cut, dry and bale. B. Dry, ferment and bale. C. Cut, wilt and bale. D. Bale, dry and cut. B D C AOne of the problems facing agricultural development in West Africa is A. inadequate financing. B. unavailability of productive land. C. low income of consumers. D. inadequacy of industries D A C BThe following are systems of mating in farm animals: I. stud mating II. artificial insemination. III. pen mating IV. herd mating A. I only. B. I and II only. C. I, II,III and IV. D. I, II and III only C D A BCapping and staking are important cultural practices in the cultivation of A. Sweet potatoes. B. tomatoes. C. yams. D. groundnuts C D B AMeat obtained from cattle of less than one year old is called A. beef. B. chevon. C. veal. D. pork C A B DThe processes by which animals release carbon dioxide into the air are A. respiration and decay. B. respiration and ammonification. C. nitrification and decay. D. denitrification and ammonification D C A BPruning is carried out to I. control the size of the plants II. obtain clean and attractive fruits III. ensure correct spacing of trees A. I and II only. B. I and III only. C. II and III only. D. I, II, and III D B A CInsect damage to crops takes the form of A. chewing, grinding and sucking. B. grinding, piercing and chewing C. piercing, sucking and grinding. D. chewing. sucking and piercing. B C D AWhat action of government may be considered as granting of subsidies to farmers? A. Giving low interest loans to farmers. B. Providing hire purchase services. C. Supplying agrochemicals at reduced cost. D. Providing free non-formal education to farmers A B C DDemand is said to be price elastic, if the absolute value of price elasticity of demand is A. greater than one. B. less than one. C. one. D. zero B C A DIf rows arc spaced 1.0m apart with one plant per stand, determine the spacing between stands in order to obtain a plant population of 40,000/ha. A. 0.25m. B. 0.40m. C. 0.50m D 1.00m C B D AAn example of a piercing and sucking insect-pest of crops is a A. mealy bug. B. grasshopper. C. weevil. D. termite A D C BWhich of the following cropping systems would lead to continuous sustenance of soil fertility? I. Crop rotation. II. Land rotation. III. Monoculture. IV. Monocropping. A. I and II only. B. I and III only. C. II and III only. D. I,II and III only D A B C31 out of 30Are you ready to submit? You have enough time to attempt skipped questions and review your answers by clicking the Previous Button, else click the Submit Quiz button to see your results! Categories: 0 Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.