A company specializes in analyzing
soil samples and developing new fertilizers to increase the productivity of
crops. Apart from chemistry, which other
discipline would this research involve? (A) Agronomy, (B) pharmacology, (C)
computer science, (D) physics, or (E) psychology.
Option (A) is agronomy, which is
the science of producing and using plants to benefit society. It’s similar to the word
agriculture, which has to do with cultivating soil, growing crops, and raising
livestock. Since the question asks about soil,
fertilizers, and crops, we can be fairly sure that option (A) is the correct answer
to this question. But to make sure, let’s look at the
Option (B) is pharmacology, which
is a branch of medicine concerned with drug action. This isn’t related to soil,
fertilizers, or crops, so we can rule out option (B) as an answer to this
question. Option (C) is computer science. This is the study of computers, so
again not relevant to soil, fertilizers, or crops. And we can determine that option
(C) is not the answer to this question.
Option (D) is physics, which is the
branch of science concerned with the study of matter and energy. This subject includes topics such
as mechanics, heat, radiation, sound, electricity, and magnetism. So again, it’s not really relevant
to soil, fertilizers, and crops. So option (D) is not the answer to
this question. Lastly, we have option (E)
psychology. This is the study of the mind, so
it cannot be the answer to this question either.
Therefore, the answer to the
question “Apart from chemistry, which other discipline would this research involve?”
is (A) agronomy.