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JAMB questions for "Economics :: Agriculture in Nigeria"
Q1
The ultimate aim of agricultural policies in Nigeria is to achieve
A
food sufficiency
B
full employment
C
industrialization
D
industrial capacity utilization
E
Q2
Government can boost agricultural output in Nigeria primarily by
A
embarking on buffer stock programmes
B
granting subsided on farm inputs
C
placing embargo on food importation
D
placing farmers on monthly income
E
Q3
The marketing of agricultural products in Nigeria can be improved by
A
a massive production of farm produce
B
re-establishing the marketing boards
C
establishing more agricultural bank
D
processing of farm produce
E
Q4
To enhance the competitiveness of domestic agriculture products, there is need to
A
band the importation of agricultural products
B
increase the exportation of agricultural products
C
improve quantity of domestic agricultural products
D
increase the output domestic agricultural products
E
Q5
To protect farmers during a bumper harvest, the government usually
A
sat a maximum price
B
release products from the buffer stock
C
sell the excess to consumers
D
set a minimum price
E
Q6
One of the effects of instability in farmers' income in Nigeria is
A
lack of infrastructural facilities
B
rural-urban migration
C
inadequate supply of farm inputs
D
low level of technology
E
Q7
A major impediment to the development of agriculture in the availability of
A
land use system
B
inadequate supply of farm inputs
C
limited research on seedlings
D
E
Q8
A country would develop its agricultural sector first so as to
A
create a market for the industrial sector
B
create a market for the agricultural sector
C
stabilize the prices of agricultural products
D
stabilize the prices of industrial products
E
Q9
A major objective of the Federal Government,s initiative on cassava production in Nigeria is to
A
provide raw materials for industries
B
make cassava a staple food in the country
C
diversify the export base of the economy
D
ensure the availability of cassava
E
Q10
Agricultural backward-linkage effect means the establishment of
A
subsidiary industries to increase the number of industries
B
main industries to increase output
C
industries to reduce imports
D
subsidiary industries to feed the main industry
E
Q11
Government's involvement in agricultural business in Nigeria is most manifested in the
A
procurement and distribution of fertilizers
B
establishment of credit guarantee schemes for small-scale farmers
C
formation of farmers' cooperative societies
D
establishment of farm settlements in each state of the federation
E
Q12
The marketing of agricultural commodities in Nigeria is hampered by
A
the abolition of marketing boards
B
the existence of commodity exchange
C
the existence of farmers' associations
D
lack of adequate storage facilities
E
Q13
Fixing the prices of agricultural products can be a problem because of the
A
activities of marketing boards
B
size of agriculture exports
C
instability of government policies
D
unpredictable output of farmers
E
Q14
In agricultural sector, improved extension services facilitate
A
acquisition of techniques
B
arable crop production
C
mobility of labour
D
livestock production
E
Q15
On problem in the marketing of agriculture products in Nigeria is
A
the seasonal nature of the commodities
B
high price of the commodities
C
inadequate storage facilities
D
the changing tastes of consumers
E
Q16
A major obstacle to rapid agricultural development in Nigeria is the
A
ineffective use of crude implements
B
inability of farmers to adopt modern technology
C
introduction of the Green Revolution programme
D
declining population growth rate
E
Q17
The land tenure system in Nigeria impedes agricultural production because
A
land fragmentation makes possible easy access to land ownership
B
it discourages specialization of factors of production
C
it limits opportunity for mass production of agricultural goods
D
small land holders generally do not get enough fertilizer to use
E
Q18
An entirely domestic effort directly at improving agricultural production in Nigeria is the
A
Agricultural Development Programme
B
Agro-industries Development Scheme
C
Food and Agricultural Organization
D
National Land Development Authority
E
Q19
The sector that employs the largest proportion of the active labour force in Nigeria is the
A
oil sector
B
federal civil services
C
financial sector
D
agricultural sector
E
Q20
What is the effect of inelastic demand for agricultural products on the income of a farmer?
A
price rise results in its fall
B
A price fall results in its fall
C
A price fall results in its rise
D
A price rise leaves the income unchanged
E
Q21
The suggestion that peasants in Africa have backward-bending supply curve of output implies their response to an increase in the price of their crops will be to
A
increase their output
B
decrease their output
C
keep their output constant
D
hoard their output
E
Q22
The most important requirements for increasing agricultural output in Nigeria is
A
for the government to go into large scale farming
B
to employ relevant foreign technology and reform the land tenure system
C
to increase farmer's incomes and improve the farming techniques
D
to employ more extension workers
E
Q23
Which of the following statements are TRUE of agriculture in Nigeria? I It provides food for the growing population II. A large proportion of the population is engaged in agriculture III. Agricultural; product are used as raw materials by the local industries IV. It serves as a source of heavy equipment to local industries
A
I and II only
B
I, II and III only
C
I, III and IV only
D
II and III only
E
Q24
In recent times, agriculture in Nigeria tends to lose its vital labour force as a result of
A
lack of an effective agriculture policy
B
employment opportunities in the il sector
C
rural-urban drift
D
low prices of agricultural products
E
Q25
THe government can influence the prices of agricultural products by
A
fixing minimum prices when agricultural output is low
B
fixing maximum prices in years of bumper harvest
C
the use of buffer stock and stabilization funds
D
paying all farmers producing identical crops a uniform amount of money
E
Q26
The major factor that causes fluctuations in the supply of agricultural products is
A
high price
B
pests
C
weather variations
D
rural-urban migration
E
Q27
The system of agricultural practice which involves hunting, gathering and growing of food crops for family consumption only is described
A
peasant agriculture
B
plantation agriculture
C
co-operative farming
D
subsistence farming
E
Q28
Wheat grows best in
A
tropical climate
B
temperate climate
C
equatorial climate
D
hot desert
E
Q29
Farmers' income may fall if they produce more cash crops for export because
A
foreign demand is inelastic
B
the price of the crops will rise
C
of domestic currency depreciation
D
of export duties
E
Q30
Under the Nigeria structural adjustment programme, the marketing of agricultural commodities in Nigeria has been placed under
A
the marketing boards
B
the commodity boards
C
the river basin authorities
D
private investors and individuals
E
Q31
The primary barrier to land reform in developing countries is the
A
frequent opposition by the landlords
B
realization that output levels might fall
C
fear that that peasants will be cut off from credit
D
general contentment with the present arrangement
E
Q32
Agriculture is central of Nigeria's economic development because
A
Nigeria's comparative advantages lies mainly in agro-allied industries
B
agriculture is the largest employer of labour
C
agriculture accounts for an insignificant domestic product
D
Nigeria earns limitless foreign exchange from agriculture
E
Q33
Agriculture plays a dominant role in West African economics because
A
the Green Revolution in Nigeria is agricultural
B
it supplies all the foodstuff consumed in West Africa
C
there are large plantations of cocoa, groundnut and palm oil in West Africa
D
it is the main source of revenue in Nigeria
E
it employs more than 50% of the total labour force in West Africa
Q34
Which is NOT responsible for the decline in food production in West Africa?
A
Neglect of agriculture by many people
B
Drift of young people from rural to urban areas
C
Influences of weather and climate
D
Many of the countries do not face balance of payments problems
E
Lack of good prices for agricultural products on the farm
Q35
The most dominant economic activity which employs the largest number of people in West Africa is
A
manufacturing
B
transport
C
government
D
agriculture
E
the petroleum industry
Q36
Which of the following statements is NOT true about agriculture in West Africa?
A
Agriculture employs over 60 per cent of West Africa's occupied population
B
Agricultural production is the basis for excise taxes in West Africa's
C
Many West African countries depend on agricultural export for foreign exchange earnings
D
Agriculture supplies West African industries with raw materials
E
Agriculture provides income to West African farmers who engage in it
Q37

Which would you NOT consider an agro-based industry in Nigeria?

A

A dairy enterprise producing milk

B

A yam flour mill

C

A poultry industry

D

A fertilizer plant

E

None of the above

Q38
In a subsistence economy
A
there is no shortage of goods and services
B
the state is the sole owner of resources
C
production is largely oriented towards consumption in the rural sector
D
there is no exchange of goods and services
E
women predominant in all economic activities
Q39
Which is NOT a direct effort to increase agricultural production in Nigeria?
A
Operation Feed the Nation
B
Nigerian Youth Service Corps
C
Increased loans to farmers and cooperatives
D
Research in agriculture and extension services
E
Mechanization of agriculture
Q40
Which of the following sectors of the economy is estimated to be the largest employer of labour in the country?
A
Construction
B
Agriculture
C
Distribution
D
Mining and petroleum
E
Transport and communication