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High School Quiz, Agronomy

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A brief high school level quiz on Agronomy.

High School Quiz, Agronomy

Question : Nebraska is in the top five states regarding acres of irrigated land. What state has the most irrigated land and where does Nebraska rank?

California, Nebraska is #5
California, Nebraska is #2
Texas, Nebraska is #3

Question : The male part of a corn plant is..

at the top of the plant
along the side of the plant.
trick question, all corn plants are females.

Question : Which crop would you eat more of if you were on a low carb diet?

wheat
corn
soybean

Question :What gives soils their dark color?

sand
clay
organic matter

Question : Which crop will make more oil in the seed?

wheat
corn
soybean

 
Question : Which crop originated in Iraq?

wheat
corn
soybean

Question : The difference between genetically engineered (GE) plants and non genetically engineered plants is..

GE plants have DNA while non GE plants do not.
GE plants have an extra gene or two that non GE plants don’t have.
GE plants are missing a gene or two that non GE plants have.
GE plants have thousands of extra genes.

Question :Students who earn a degree in Agronomy can have a career as a...

biotechnologist
crop consultant
soil conservationist
all of the above

Question :a fully grown corn plant has a dry weight that is hundreds of times the weight of the seed the farmer planted. Most of this dry weight gain comes from

fertilizer the farmer applies.
water.
nutrients from the soil.
CO2 from the air.

Question : What is the most essential nutrient for grain crops?

nitrogen
phosphorus
calcium
potassium

Question : Where do plants get most of their weight?

carbon
nitrogen
water
carbohydrates

Question : On a corn plant, which of the following is the female flower?

head
ear
tassel
stalk

Question : On a corn plant, which of the following is considered the male flower?

head
ear
tassel
stalk

Question : Which of the following plants does not really exist?

corn genetically engineered to be resistant to European corn borer insects
soybeans genetically engineered to be resistant to Roundup herbicide
rice genetically engineered to have higher levels of vitamin A
carnations genetically engineered to have a blue-violet color
trick question...all of these plants really exist

 

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