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Environmental Science, Chapter 10, Section 2.

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  • 1. 
    The following grains are among the world's major food crops except...
    • A. 

      Wheat

    • B. 

      Soybean

    • C. 

      Rice

    • D. 

      Corn

    • E. 

      All of these answers are grains that are major food crops.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following types of agriculture is most characteristic of developing countries?
    • A. 

      Plantation agriculture

    • B. 

      Traditional agriculture

    • C. 

      Industrialized agriculture

    • D. 

      Minimum-tillage agriculture

    • E. 

      High-input agriculture

  • 3. 
    All of the following crops are commonly grown in plantation agiculture except...
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Bananas

    • C. 

      Palm oil

    • D. 

      Coffee

    • E. 

      Sugarcane

  • 4. 
    The majority of soil organic matter is concentrated in the 
    • A. 

      O horizon of leaf litter

    • B. 

      A horizon of topsoil

    • C. 

      O and A horizons

    • D. 

      C horizon

    • E. 

      B horizon

  • 5. 
    What proportion of food products sold in the U.S. supermarket shelves contain some form of genetically engineered crop?
    • A. 

      1/5

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      1/2

    • D. 

      2/3

    • E. 

      3/4

  • 6. 
    Which of the following types of agriculture is most characteristic of developed countries?
    • A. 

      Plantation agriculture

    • B. 

      Traditional agriculture

    • C. 

      Industrialized agriculture

    • D. 

      Minimum-tillage agriculture

    • E. 

      Maximum-tillage agriculture

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would not be used to describe polyculture?
    • A. 

      Plants mature at various times

    • B. 

      The plot of land is left unmanaged for long periods of time

    • C. 

      Fertilizer use and water uses are reduced

    • D. 

      Pesticides are rarely needed

    • E. 

      It produces higher yields and high-input monocultures

  • 8. 
    Which of the following associations is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Croplands and grains

    • B. 

      Aquaculture and seafood

    • C. 

      Rangelands and meat

    • D. 

      Feedlots and shellfish

    • E. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 9. 
    Which statement is best fit to describe an aspect of industrialized agriculture?
    • A. 

      Insecticides and herbicides are rarely needed

    • B. 

      Food is produces for global consumption

    • C. 

      Farmers grown several different crops on the same plot simultaneously

    • D. 

      Humans and draft animals provide the labor

    • E. 

      Polyculture is an underlying theme in all operations

  • 10. 
    Monoculture is a method of growing food taht is utilized soley in
    • A. 

      Industrialized agriculture

    • B. 

      Polyculture

    • C. 

      Traditional subsistence agriculture

    • D. 

      Traditional intensive agriculture

    • E. 

      Both industrialized agriculture and traditional agriculture