MCQ on Xeriscaping

MCQ on Xeriscaping

Read MCQ on Xeriscaping.

Keywords: Xeriscaping, xerophytes, zeroscaping, desert landscaping, xeriscape.

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MCQ on xeriscaping: Multiple choice questions

Question 01. What type of plants are most suitable for xeriscaping?

(a). Cacti plants
(b). Succulent plants
(c). Both a and b
(d). None of the above

Question 02. Which of the following is not a principle of xeriscaping?

(a). Use of plants natives to own region
(b). Water conservation
(c). Limited turf area
(d). Use of vegetable and fruit plants

Question 03. For which region is xeriscaping ideal?

(a). Moist region
(b). Dry region
(c).  Both a and b
(d). None of the above

Question 04. What is the water use efficiency in xeriscaping?

(a). 50-75%
(b). 75-90%
(c). 25-40%
(d). None of the above

Question 05. Who coined the term xeriscape?

(a). Frederick Law Olmsted
(b). Denver Water
(c). Bettini Schott
(d). None of the above

Question 06. Which of the following category includes xeric plant?

(a). Drought tolerant trees
(b). Drought tolerant shrubs
(c). Drought tolerant ground covers
(d). All of the above

Question 07. In which region of the world is xeriscaping most popular?

(a). Southwest
(b). Southeast
(c). Northeast
(d). Northwest

Question 08. The implementation of principles in xeriscaping can reduce water consumption in the exterior by up to

(a). 60%
(b). 50%
(c). 70%
(d). 40%

Question 09. Why is the public perception of xeriscaping is frequently negative?

(a). Only cactus and succulent plants
(b). No commercial plants such as fruits and vegetable crops
(c). No significant benefits in traditional kitchen garden
(d). All of the above

Question 10. Which of the following is a xerophyte fruit plant?

(a). Dragon fruit
(b). Pineapple
(c). Both a and b
(d). Jackfruit

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Quiz on xeriscaping

Question 11. What are benefits of zeroscaping?

(a). Reduces maintenance and saves money
(b). Reduces water use and fertilizers
(c). Reduces pollution and increases value
(d). All of the above

Question 12. Which of the following grass variety is suitable in xeriscaping?

(a). Hybrid grass
(b). Local grass species
(c). Both a and b
(d). None of the above

Question 13. Which of the following variety of grass is suitable for high traffic area?

(a). Hybrid Bluegrass
(b). Turf-Type Tall Fescue
(c). Both a and b
(d). All of the above

Question 14. Which of the following variety of grass is suitable for low traffic area?

(a). Buffalo Grass
(b). Blue Grama
(c). Both a and b
(d). None of the above

Question 15. How many hydrozones should be created?

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

Question 16. What is the scientific name of barrel cactus?

(a). Escobaria vivipara
(b). Ferocactus wislizeni
(c). Schlumbergera
(d). None of the above

Question 17. Which of the following succulent produces colourful leaves?

(a). Aeonium arboreum
(b). Cotyledon orbiculate
(c). Crassula argentea
(d). All of the above

Question 18. Which of the following succulent produces colourful flowers?

(a). Aconitum floribundum
(b). Aloe aristata
(c). Both a and b
(d). Sedum adolphii

Question 19. What type of grass species are most used in modern xeriscaping?

(a). Only warm season grasses
(b). Only cool season grasses
(c). Clump forming habit
(d). Running Growth habit

Question 20. What is the major challenge of xeriscaping?

(a). The public acceptance of xeriscaping regarding cultural attachment to turf grass lawns
(b). Water scarcity
(c). Both a and b
(d). None of the above

Answer Key

1.c6.d
2.d7.a
3.b8.b
4.a9.d
5.b10.c
11.d16.b
12.a17.d
13.c18.c
14.c19.c
15.c20.a

Explanations

01: Cacti and succulents plants are most suitable for xeriscaping.

02: Principles of xeriscaping are as follows:

  • Plan and design
  • Soil amendment and conservation
  • Efficient irrigation practice
  • Selection of suitable plants
  • Mulch
  • Limited turf grass
  • Maintenance

03: Xeriscaping is ideal for the dry region.

04: The water saving or water use efficiency ranges from 50-75%.

05: Frederick Law Olmsted coined the word xeriscape.

06: Categories of xeric plants are as follows:

  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Drought tolerant shrubs
  • Drought tolerant cover-crops

07: Xeriscaping is most popular in the Southwest region.

09: Xeriscape mostly includes cacti plants. Generally, these plant doesn’t contribute the traditional agricultural or farming.

10: Dragon fruit and pineapple are xerophyte plants.

Explanations: 11-20

11: Benefits of zeroscaping are as follows:

  • Low or no water requirement
  • Very low maintenance
  • Minimal pollution

12: Hybrid grass species are suitable.

15: There are three hydrozones

  • High (regular watering)
  • Moderate (occasional watering)
  • Low (little to no watering).

16: The scientific name of the barrel cactus is Ferocactus wislizeni.

17: Species of colourful leaves producing succulents are as follows:

  • Aeonium arboreum (Green leaves)
  • Cotyledon orbiculate (Gray-green, red-edged)
  • Crassula argentea (Sunset, yellow, tinged red)
  • C. Campfire (Green, turns orange-red with maturity)
  • Dudleya brittonii (Chalky blue)
  • Echeveria agavoides (Green tips reddish brown)
  • Kalanchoe pumila (Lavender)
  • Sedum adolphii (Orange, bronze)
  • S. rubrotinctum Aurora (Pink to bronze) Sempervivum tectorum (Gray-green, tipped reddish brown)
  • Senecio serpens (Blue-gray)
  • S. mandraliscae (Blue-gray)

18: Species of colourful flowers producing succulents are as follows:

  • SAconitum floribundum (Yellow)
  • Aloe aristata (Orange-red)
  • A. saponaria (Orange to pink)
  • A. vera (Yellow)
  • Bulbine frutescens (Lemon)
  • Crassula falcate (Deep red)
  • C. multicava (Pink)
  • Delosperma cooperi (Purple)
  • D. nubigenum (Golden yellow)
  • Echeveria elegans (Pink)
  • E. Imbricate (Orange-red)
  • E. pulvinata (Red)
  • E. Set-oliver (Red and Yellow)
  • Kalanchoe pumila (Lavender) Lampranthus productus (Purple)
  • L. aurantiacus (Orange)
  • L. spectabilis (Pink, red, purple)

19: Clump forming grass species are most used in modern xeriscaping.

20: The major problem of xeriscaping is its public acceptance.

Reference

04. A. Nirmala (2022). Xeriscaping. Advances in Horticulture sciences. pp 65-78. Integrated Publications New Delhi, June 2022.

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