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2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P2-001

13 Sep

2010 KCSE Agriculture Trial P2-001

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AGRICULTURE

Paper 2

July/August 2010

2 hours

RARIEDA DISTRICT JOINT EVALUATION TEST – 2010

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

443/2

AGRICULTURE

Paper 2

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.         State four predisposing factors of livestock diseases.                                                                        (2mks)

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2.         What is the secondary host of the following livestock parasite?

(i) Pork tapeworm                                                                                                                   ( ½ mk)

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(ii) Liver fluke                                                                                                                         ( ½ mk)

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3.         State two functions of calcium in animal nutrition.                                                                (1mk)

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4.         State why it is important for a farmer to inject piglets with Iron after birth?                                    (1mk)

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5.         Sate four maintenance requirements of a jack plane                                                               (2mks)

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6.         State two reasons why ewes may abandon their lambs.                                                         (2mks)

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7.         Distinguish between caponisation and embryo transplant as used in livestock breeding.      (2mks)

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8.         State four reasons why the feeding of colostrums is important in the rearing of young livestock.                                                                                                                                                                (2mks)

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9.         State four factors which influence the quality of honey.                                                       (2mks)

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10.       Give any four maintenance practices which are carried on a fish pond.                                (2mks)

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11.       State two roles of litter in a deep litter poultry house.                                                           (1mk)

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12.       Name four components of a building truss.                                                                            (2mks)

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13.       For a farmer to rear healthy pigs he has to consider some factors when designing a piggery. List    four of the factors.                                                                                                                       (2mks)

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14.       What is the causal organism for the following diseases?

(i) New castle disease                                                                                                 ( ½ mk)

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(ii) Bang’s disease.                                                                                                      ( ½ mk)

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15.       Layers are seriously affected by stress. State four causes of stress in a flock of layers.        (2mks)

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16.       Name two hormones involved in lactogensis and milk let down.                                          (1mk)

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17.       State two conditions under which a farmer can only use ox-drawn plough and not tractor drawn             implements.                                                                                                                             (1mk)

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18.       Give two reasons why a Jersey breed cattle is adapted to arid and semi arid area.               (1mk)

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19.       State one functional difference between a brace and a hand drill.                                        (2mks)

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Section b

Answer all questions in this section in the spaces provided.

20.       The following farm structure is used in tick control.

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(a)        Identify the above structure                                                                                       (1mk)

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(b)        State any four maintenance practices carried out on the above structure.                  (2mks)

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(c)        How can a dairy farmer control tick on a cow which is about to parturate?              (1mk)

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(d)       State how a farmer can prevent the cattle from drinking dip wash during dipping.  (1mk)

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21.       Diagram A and B below illustrate livestock production tools.

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(a)        State one function of each.                                                                                         (2mks)

A

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B

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(b)        What is the suitable name of the livestock production equipment B?                        (1mk)

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(c)        State four advantages of using the substance x collected in B above.                       (2mks)

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22.       The illustration below show different livestock families. Use it to answer the questions that follow.

(a)        Identify the breeding system between

(i)         C and A                                                                                                          (1mk)

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(ii)        D and T                                                                                                           (1mk)

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(b)        State the advantage of the breeding system identified in a(ii) above.                       (2mks)

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(c)        Why is the breeding system identified in a(i) not recommended in dairy cattle.       (1mk)

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23.       The diagram below illustrates a farm implement. Use it to answer the questions that follow.

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(a) Identify the implement.                                                                                                     (1mk)

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(b)        State the function of P.                                                                                               (1mk)

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(c)        On the diagram mark using latter R the part that helps to avoid side thrust of the plough.

(1mk)

(d)       State two disadvantages of using the implements.                                                     (2mks)

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Section c

Answer any two questions in the section.

24.       (a)        Describe the various hand tools used in the construction of a piggery unit.              (10mks)

(b)        Explain the factors to consider in locating a beehive.                                                (10mks)

25.       (a)        Explain any five management practices that a beef farmer should carry out during the

Drought season to minimize the effect of low rainfall.                                              (10mks)

(b)        Describe the procedure of how a fish farmer can establish a fish pond.                    (10mks)

26.       (a)        Describe east coast fever under the following headings.

(i)         Animal affected.                                                                                             (1mk)

(ii)        Mode of transmission.                                                                                                (1mk)

(iii)       Causal organism.                                                                                             (1mk)

(iv)       Symptoms                                                                                                       (8mks)

(v)        One method of control                                                                                   (1mk)

(b)        Describe the symptoms of diseases that can be observed from the faecal matter.

Give an example in each case.                                                                                    (8mks)

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  1. stephen njoroge

    June 15, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    its a really good thing seeing this past papers, they are easily accessible students can’t complain.

     

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