Agriculture- Von Thunen Theory

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  • 1. 
    According to Von Thunen intensity of production model if the farmer’s crop is being cultivated closer to the market, and he intensifies his production:
    • A. 

      He will experience economies of scale

    • B. 

      He will experience diminishing returns

    • C. 

      His returns will be greater if he adopts a more extensive method of cultivation

    • D. 

      His intensity of production will decline by extensive methods of cultivation

  • 2. 
    According to the location rent theory, location of different crops are determined by:
    • A. 

      Production costs, wages, availability of land

    • B. 

      Production costs, land tenure and competition at the market

    • C. 

      Production costs, government policy and yields per hectare

    • D. 

      Production costs, yields per hectare and market prices

  • 3. 
    If two crops have the same production costs and yields, but A has higher transport costs and a higher market price than B, which crop will be grown closer to the market?
    • A. 

      Crop A

    • B. 

      Crop B

    • C. 

      It would depend on the total revenue earned

    • D. 

      It would depend on the total cost per unit – the total market price per unit

  • 4. 
    Von Thunen’s model is outdated because:
    • A. 

      He did not anticipate changes in technology, such a refrigeration

    • B. 

      Government policies and pricing controls were introduced

    • C. 

      Farmers do not follow the humanistic model purely

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Von Thunen created variations to his model making it more complex by adding:
    • A. 

      A river to aid transport

    • B. 

      Physical features to reduce the costs of production and focus the land use pattern

    • C. 

      Introducing a smaller city with its own land use pattern

    • D. 

      All of the above

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