Jhuming Agriculture in India – Old Year Questions

1. What is the Jhuming (also known as Paida) system?

(a) Cutting of jungle and leaving it to dry
(b) Excessive use of chemical fertiliser
(c) Irrigation
(d) Dry farming

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


2. What is ‘Jhum’?

(a) A folk dance
(b) The name of a river valley
(c) A tribe
(d) A type of cultivation

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


3. Jhuming is practiced mostly in

(a) Assam
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Nagaland
(d) Madhya Pradesh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


4. Jhum cultivation is a problem in the hilly areas of –

(a) Assam and Bihar
(b) Bihar and Odisha
(c) Odisha and Madhya Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra and U.P.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

List-I  List-II 
A. Western Ghat         1.Dahiya
B. South-east Rajasthan  2. Walter
C. North-east India     3.Jhum
D. Madhya Pradesh and

Code :

(a) 4 2 3 1
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 3 2 1 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


6. Which is not a correct match?

Shifting Agriculture  State
(a) Pondu – Odisha
(b) Mashan – Himachal Pradesh
(c) Poonam – Kerala
(d) Jhoom – Assam

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


7. Consider the following pairs :

List-I (Tradition) List-II (State)
A. Chapchar Kut festival          1.Mizoram
B. Khongjom Parba ballad 2. Manipur
C. Thang-Ta dance      3.Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]