Cotton: Quiz


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  • part of the land where the depopulated Palestinian village territory of Jahula lay is used to cultivate cotton and watermelons today?

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Question 1: [12][13][14][15][16] For example, improper cropping and irrigation practices have led to desertification in areas of ________, where cotton is a major export.

Question 2: This was largely due to aggressive colonialist mercantile policies of the ________, which made cotton processing and manufacturing workshops in India uncompetitive.
Chartered companyEast India CompanyFrench East India CompanyDutch East India Company

Question 3: In addition to the textile industry, cotton is in fishnets, coffee filters, tents, gunpowder (see ________), cotton paper, and in bookbinding.
Smokeless powderNitroglycerinCorditeNitrocellulose

Question 4: Bt cotton is ineffective against many cotton pests, however, such as plant bugs, stink bugs, ________, etc.; depending on circumstances it may still be desirable to use insecticides against these.

Question 5: [2] The Indus cotton industry was well developed and some methods used in cotton spinning and fabrication continued to be used until the modern Industrialization of ________.
India and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis WingLok SabhaIndia

Question 6: Fermín Tangüis, a Puerto Rican ________ who lived in Peru, studied some species of the plant that were affected by the disease to a lesser extent and experimented in germination with the seeds of various cotton plants.
AgricultureOrganic farmingSustainable agricultureIntensive farming

Question 7: ________ were once made of cotton.
Fire hoseFirefighterFire apparatusFire hydrant

Question 8: The first medical use of cotton wool was by Dr Joseph Sampson Gamgee at the Queen's Hospital (later the General Hospital) in ________, England.

Question 9: The planting of cotton was common in Merv, Ray and Pars of ________ (Persia).
AzerbaijanIraqIranIran–Iraq War

Question 10: Under most definitions, organic products do not use ________.
RNAGenetic engineeringGeneticsDNA

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