Friday, November 5, 2010

Sample Test in Economic Botany

Typical cornfield at harvest time, Bantay, Ilocos Sur

Abe V Rotor

These are the staple food of many countries. A. Rice B. Corn C. Wheat D. Potato D. Oat

____ 1. More people depend on this staple compared to the others. In fact it is the foundation of their livelihood and culture.

____ 2. This crop has the highest response to fertilizer application so that it outstrips the productivity of other staple crops.

____ 3. To a large extent, this crop can be grown in temperate and tropical regions, but not in high altitude areas.

____ 4. It comprises the bulk of agricultural products - in raw, processed and finished, thus dominating the world’s food trade.

____ 5. Ireland suffered mass starvation leading to death and migration of millions when this crop failed in the 18th century.

____ 6. This has high protein, it is served for breakfast and to recuperation patients. It costs relatively higher than any of these food crops.

____ 7. Twenty percent of our population is dependent on this staple, particularly in the Southern provinces.

____ 8. This crop displaced the natural vegetation of the Prairies of the US.

____9. While International Rice Research Institute or IRRI is concerned rice, its counterpart - CIMMYT in Mexico is focusing on two of these staple crops.

____10. This has become a favorite finger food in fast food chains. Lately it is being prepared in extruded form so that the product is longer and more uniform, and convenient to handle.

1 Rice
2 Corn
3 Corn
4 Wheat
5 Potato
6 Oat
7 Corn
8 Wheat
9 Corn and Wheat
10 Potato

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