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GCSE ELBS (UNIT B681: Management of the Natural Environment) Quiz on management of the natural environment - foundation questions, created by mysterysxlls on 01/09/2015.

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    Question 1 of 8

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    What are the two best reasons for growing trees in an intensive plant production system?

    Select one or more of the following:

    • decrease water use

    • easier to manage

    • improves biodiversity

    • reduces pollution

    • uses less space

    Explanation

    Question 2 of 8

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    Some farmers collect and store rainwater on their farms. This is called rainwater harvesting. Choose the best reason for using rainwater harvesting.

    Select one of the following:

    • It costs nothing to collect and use this water

    • There is less dependence on other sources of water

    • The taste of water will be better

    • The water will always be of better quality

    Explanation

    Question 3 of 8

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    Field beans are an important crop in the UK and are often used as part of a crop rotation. Choose the best reason for using field beans in a crop rotation

    Select one of the following:

    • They add nitrogen to the soil

    • They improve soil structure

    • They reduce water loss

    • They repel soil pests

    Explanation

    Question 4 of 8

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    LOT 1

    AREA: 70 ha of level, open land
    SOIL: sandy loam

    the soil in LOT 1 is most likely to be...

    Select one of the following:

    • ...alkaline

    • ...free draining

    • ...high in potassium

    • ...waterlogged

    Explanation

    Question 5 of 8

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    LOT 2

    AREA: 20 ha of level, open land
    SOIL: clay

    The soil in LOT 2 is most likely to...

    Select one of the following:

    • ...be high in bacteria

    • ...blow away

    • ...be free from disease

    • ...be sticky

    Explanation

    Question 6 of 8

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    LOT 3

    AREA: 50 ha of steeply sloping land
    SOIL: humus rich/peaty

    A farmer buys LOT 3 and adds some lime to the soil. Why was the lime added?

    Select one of the following:

    • to increase the calcium available to the plants

    • to improve the drainage

    • to make the soil more acidic

    • to reduce the air content in the soil

    Explanation

    Question 7 of 8

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    The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) is a conservation organisation. Which two of the following activities are the RBST most likely to be involved in?

    Select one or more of the following:

    • making sure animals are transported safely

    • monitoring the conditions in zoos

    • promoting the use of rare breed meat

    • keeping records of native farm animals

    • replanting hedgerows on farms

    Explanation

    Question 8 of 8

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    Which one of the following is the best reason to control weeds in a crop of potatoes?

    Select one of the following:

    • Weeds compete for water

    • Weeds increase soil erosion

    • Weeds look untidy

    • Weeds poison the potatoes

    Explanation