Organisation : Department of Basic Education
Exam : Amended Senior Certificate Examinations
Document Type : ASC Sample Question Paper
Category or Subject : Agricultural Sciences
Year : 2016
Website : http://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/SeniorCertificate(amended)/2016ASCExamPapers.aspx
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Education Agricultural Sciences Model Question Paper
Marks : 150
Time : 2½ hours
Instructions & Information
1. This question paper consists of TWO sections, namely SECTION A and SECTION B.
2. Answer ALL the questions in the ANSWER BOOK.
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3. Start EACH question on a NEW page.
4. Number the answers correctly according to the numbering system used in this question paper.
5. You may use a non-programmable calculator.
6. Show ALL your calculations, including formulae, where applicable.
7. Write neatly and legibly.
Section A :
Question 1 :
1.1 Various options are provided as possible answers to the following questions. Choose the answer and write only the letter (A–D) next to the question number (1.1.1–1.1.10) in the ANSWER BOOK, for example 1.1.11 A.
1.1.1 A farm animal with an alimentary canal consisting of a simple stomach system is classified as a …
C hindgut fermenter.
1.1.2 The … is a measure of the protein content of a feed that is used to determine its suitability for production.
A nutritive ratio
B moisture content
C coefficient of digestibility
D total digestible nutrients
1.1.3 A ration is made up of two feeds (Feed A and Feed B) mixed to get a total digestible protein (DP) content of 15%. If 40 kg of Feed A, with a DP value of 9%, forms part of this mixture, the digestible protein (DP) content for Feed B is …
1.1.4 The end product of digestion that causes bloating in ruminant animals:
A Acetic acid
B Amino acid
1.1.5 During handling, a sheep will react best when …
A separated from other sheep in the flock.
B the sheep are kept together.
C moved from dark to light areas.
D moved from warm enclosures to cold outdoor pens.
1.1.6 The following will occur during cold environmental conditions in animal production:
(i) Feed is utilised efficiently.
(ii) Animals eat more to maintain body temperature.
(iii)Shelter is needed to prevent unnecessary loss of heat.
(iv) Heat production increases.
Choose the correct combination:
A (i), (ii) and (iv)
B (ii), (iii) and (iv)
C (i), (ii) and (iii)
D (i), (iii) and (iv)
1.1.7 The most appropriate measure to feed boars and dry sows:
A Limit feed according to need.
B Ad lib.
C Feed as much as they want once daily.
D Only feed when food is available.
1.1.8 An example of a disease that can only be controlled by vaccination:
B Milk fever
1.1.9 The scrotum regulates the temperature during spermatogenesis by …
A contracting when it is cold and relaxing when it is hot.
B pulling the testes down when it is cold.
C relaxing the testes when temperatures are low.
D contracting when temperatures are high.
1.1.10 Female animals secrete … that help(s) to attract male animals.