management of the natural environment - foundation questions

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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

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What are the two best reasons for growing trees in an intensive plant production system?
Answer
  • decrease water use
  • easier to manage
  • improves biodiversity
  • reduces pollution
  • uses less space

Question 2

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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.
Answer
  • 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

Question 3

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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
Answer
  • They add nitrogen to the soil
  • They improve soil structure
  • They reduce water loss
  • They repel soil pests

Question 4

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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...
Answer
  • ...alkaline
  • ...free draining
  • ...high in potassium
  • ...waterlogged

Question 5

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LOT 2 AREA: 20 ha of level, open land SOIL: clay The soil in LOT 2 is most likely to...
Answer
  • ...be high in bacteria
  • ...blow away
  • ...be free from disease
  • ...be sticky

Question 6

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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?
Answer
  • 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

Question 7

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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?
Answer
  • 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

Question 8

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Which one of the following is the best reason to control weeds in a crop of potatoes?
Answer
  • Weeds compete for water
  • Weeds increase soil erosion
  • Weeds look untidy
  • Weeds poison the potatoes
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