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2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P1-001

13 Sep

2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P1-001

Name……………………………………………………….                  Index No…………………/…….

School………………………………………………………                   Date ………………………….…

Candidate’s Signature…………………………………….

443/1

AGRICULTURE

Paper 1

July/August 2010

2 hours

RARIEDA DISTRICT JOINT EVALUATION TEST – 2010

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E)

443/1

AGRICULTURE

Paper 1

July/August 2010

2 hours

This paper consists of 12 printed pages.

Candidates should check the question paper to ensure that all pages are printed as indicated

and no questions are missing

Section a (30 marks)

Answer all questions from this section in the spaces provided after each question.

1.         Define the following terms as used in Agriculture                                                                 (1mk)

(i) Olericulture

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(ii) Pomoculture

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2.         State any four human factors which influence agriculture production.                                  (2mks)

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3.         Give four reasons for carrying out minimum tillage                                                               (2mks)

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4.         State three ways of conveying water into the farm.                                                         (1½mks)

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5.         Give four factors considered when selecting site for compost manure preparation.              (2mks)

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6.         State two deficiency symptoms of sulphur.                                                                           (1mk)

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7.         Name one crop each, propagated using the below stated vegetative parts.                           (2mks)

(i) Bulbils        ………………………………………………………………..

(ii) Splits          ………………………………………………………………..

(iii) Crowns     ………………………………………………………………..

(iv) Setts          ………………………………………………………………..

8.         List any four post harvest practices.                                                                                       (2mks)

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9.         Name two types of labour records.                                                                                         (1mk)

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10.       Give the reasons why a landlord may not be in a position to use his land.                (1 ½ mks)

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11.       Use the diagram below to answer the questions that follow;

2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P1-001

(a)        What type of erosion is represented above?                                                               ( ½ mk)

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(b)        State three factors influencing such type of erosion mentioned in 11(a) above.

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12.       Name three birds which cause damage to grains.                                                       (1 ½ mks)

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13.       Name two reasons why sorghum is a drought resistant crop.                                     (1mk)

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14.       Name three pasture legumes found in low altitude zones.                                         (1 ½ mks)

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15.       State four ways of improving labour productivity.                                                                (2mks)

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16.       When is a firm said to be insolvent?                                                                                       (1mk)

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17.       Give four principles of co-operatives.                                                                         (2mks)

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18.       Give four qualities of shrubs and trees to be used for agro-forestry.                                     (2mks)

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19.       Give two factors that determine the size of a pit for silage making.                                      (1mk)

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Section b (20mks)

Answer all questions from this section in the spaces provided after each question.

20.       Two garden soil samples A and B weighing 100gms each were set aside in a room for some hours. 50gms of water was added to sample A and then weighed. The weight was 48gms.

Sample B (100gms) was heated in an oven to 1000C until a constant weight of 95gms was achieved. When it was further heated to 4000C, a constant weight of 92gms was achieved, i.e

Soil sample Weight after collection Weight after addition of water Weight after heating to 1000C Weight after further heating to 4000C
A 100gms 148gms
B 100gms 95gms 92gms

(a)        From the above information

(i)         What was responsible for the loss of weight when 50gms of water was added to 100gms of         soil.                                                                                                                              ( ½ mk)

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(ii)        What was the percentage loss.                                                                                    (1mk)

(b)        What was responsible for the loss of weight when 100gms of soil was heated to 1000C.                                                                                                                                                                ( ½ mk)

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(c)        (i) What caused the change in weight when the soil was continuously heated to 4000C

from 1000C?                                                                                                                ( ½ mk)

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(ii)        Calculate the percentage loss in c (i) above.                                                   (1mk)

(d)       State five useful effects of the substance that was lost in sample B when it was heated at

4000C.                                                                                                             (2 ½ mks)

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21.       The diagram below represents some weeds found in Agronomic lands.

2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P1-001

(a) Identify the weeds Q, R and S.                                                                            (1 ½ mks)

Q…………………………………………………….

R……………………………………………………..

S……………………………………………………..

(b)        Give one economic importance each of weeds Q and R.                                           (2mks)

Q

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R

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(c)        Name one cultural method of controlling weed S.                                                     ( ½ mk)

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22.       Study the illustration below and use it to answer the questions that follow:

2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P1-001

(a)        Identify the grazing system.                                                                                       ( ½ mk)

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(b)        With the help of arrows, indicate the movement of livestock from one section to the next

on the illustration above.                                                                                            (2mks)

(c)        What is the use of the parts labeled Y.                                                                       ( ½ mk)

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(d)       State two advantages of the grazing system.                                                             (2mks)

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23.       Outline the procedure of establishing a vegetable nursery bed.                                             (5mks)

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Section c (40mks)

Answer any two questions from this section in the spaces provided after question 26.

24.       (a)        State four factors a farmer should consider when setting a compost pit in the farm.            (4mks)

(b)        Describe the process of making compost manure using the heap/stack method.       (16mks)

25.       (a)        Name three forms of conserving forage.                                                                    (2mks)

(b)        State and explain three methods through which training is achieved in crop

production.                                                                                                                  (6mks)

(c)        Discuss the production of tomatoes under the following subheadings.

(i)         Ecological requirements                                                                                  (3mks)

(ii)        Land preparation.                                                                                            (5mks)

(iii)       Diseases and their control.                                                                              (4mks)

26.       Briefly explain the various factors that influence the demand of agriculture produce.         (20mks)

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3 responses to “2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P1-001

  1. bryan mboyah

    June 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    very interesting

     
  2. Patrick cheruiyot

    July 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    It is good revisions materials

     
  3. kenneth kibet

    June 13, 2015 at 4:45 am

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