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Form 2 Agriculture Questions and Answers End Term 1 with Free Marking Scheme

1.   Give two reasons why farmers are encouraged to practice organic farming.            (1 mark)

2.   State three advantages of shifting cultivation.                                                                (1½marks)

3.   List four methods of farming.                                                                                            (2 marks)

4.   Outline three effects of soil organisms which benefit crop growth.                            (1½ marks)

5.   State two harmful effects of strong wind on crop production.                                     (1 mark)

6.   State three advantages of adding organic matter to sandy soil.                                  (1½ marks)

7.   Give three reasons for early seed bed preparation.                                                        (1½ marks)

8.   Outline four main reasons for secondary tillage.                                                           (2 marks)

9.   Name four types of water pumps which can be used on a farm.                                (2 marks)

10. State two advantages of earthing up in crop production.                                             (1 mark)

11. Give a reason for carrying out each of the following practices in a tomato nursery.                                                                                                                                                                       (2 marks)

(a)  Pricking out

(b) Hardening off

12. Name four light breeds in poultry.                                                                                   (2 marks)

13. Give four biotic factors which influence Agriculture positively.                                (2 marks)

14. State two farming practices which enhance organic farming.                                      (1 mark)

15. Which chemical are used during water treatment to;                                                    (1½ marks)

(a)  Coagulate solid particle_

(b) Soften the water _

(c)  Kill pathogens    _

16. What do you understand by the following terms?                                                         (1½ marks)

(a)  Seed dressing

(b) Seed inoculation

(c)  Chitting

17. State the uses of the following farm tools and equipment.

(a)  Secateurs                                                                                                                         (1 mark)


(b) Sickle                                                                                                                                (1 mark)


(c)  Bolus gun                                                                                                                        (1 mark)


18. State four maintenance practices carried out on a wheel barrow.                               (2 marks)

   F2 Term 1 Agriculture Questions  SECTION B (40MKS)

19. The diagram below shows a method of layering. Study it and answer the questions that follow.

Developing roots    
Rooting medium  

(a)  Identify the method of layering illustrated above.                                                         (1 mark)

(b) State one circumstance in which the method of layering indicated above is recommended.      (1 mark)

20. a) Maize requires 120kg/ha of phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). How much of the compound

            fertilizer 20:20:10 would be applied to 0.4 hectare of land to achieve this rate.

            (show your working).                                                                                                          (2 marks)

            b)         Distinguish between straight fertilizers and compound fertilizers.                (2 marks)

c) State four methods of harvesting water on the farm.                                                (2 marks)

21. The diagram below is an illustration of a composite pit. Study the illustration and answer the questions that follow.

(a)  Name the parts labelled 1 – 3.                                                                                            (1 ½ mark)

1 .

2 .

(b) Give the importance of 5, 4, and 3.                                                                                    (1½  mark)


4 .


3 .


(c) (i) Why is it advisable that a long sharp pointed stick driven into the compost pit at an                                  angle?                                                                                                                           (1 mark)

            (ii) State two ways of identifying that the manure is ready.                                         (2 marks)

(d) State two functions of the part labelled H in the diagram.                                     (2 marks)

22. Below are tools used on the farm. Study them and answer the questions that follow.

(a)  Give the identity of  each tools above.                                                                              (2 mark)





(b) State the observable differences between tool A and B                                                 (1 mark)

(c)  State the functional difference between tool C and D.                                                   (1 mark)

(d) State any two precaution that should be taken into account when using the above tools.                                                                                                                                                              (1 mark)

23. The diagram below is an illustration of a camel. Study it and answer the questions that follow.

i.    Identify the camel species illustrated above                                                              (1 mark)

ii.   Using the letter L indicate on the animal where the load is placed on the camel. (1 mark)

iii. Name two products a farmer would obtain from the camel illustrated above.  (2 marks)

24. Study the diagram below and answer the questions that follow.

  a) Name the method of irrigation illustrated above.                                                             (½ mark)

   b) State two advantages of this method of irrigation.                                                           (1 mark)

  c) State three problems encountered by farmers using this method of irrigation           (1 ½ marks)

 d) Give four factors which determine the choice of the method named in (a) above.         (2 marks)

25. The diagram below shows a method of planting used to establish a certain variety of crop                                                                                                             60cm

(a) Identify the method of planting used                                                                                     (1mk)


(b) Give the interplant spacing followed above                                                                          (1mk)



(c) Give three advantages of the above method of panting                                          (3mks)

(d) The spacing above was used to establish a crop on an area of land measuring 6m by 3m. 

      Calculate the crop population.  Show your working                                               (5mks)

Form 2 End Term 1 Agriculture Question SECTION C(20MKS)

26. (a) State four methods of preparing planting materials in readiness for planting.   (4 mks)

(b) State eight practices carried out to ensure field hygiene.                                        (8 mks)

(c) Discuss factors that should be put into consideration while choosing suitable implements  

      for primary cultivation.                                                                                                (8 mks)

Agriculture Form Two Past Paper Questions pdf and Answers

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