AP Human Geography Agriculture (Rubenstein) Exam Practice Test

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AP Human Geography Agriculture (Rubenstein) Exam Practice Test - Quiz

This test is from An Introduction to Human Geography (9th edition) by James M. Rubenstein. This is about the agriculture chapter of the textbook. NOTE: All textbooks concerning human geography or are related to the course or used for the course of Human Geography are compatible with this textbook by Rubenstein. WARNING: If you are not taking AP Human Geography, then I would advise you not to take this test because you may not be familiar with many terms or patterns.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The origin of agriculture is located in Asia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What does "cultivate" mean?
    • A. 

      To grow

    • B. 

      To care for

    • C. 

      To make money

    • D. 

      To harvest

    • E. 

      To raise animals

  • 3. 
    How were humans surviving before the agricultural revolution? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Growing crops

    • B. 

      Hunting animals

    • C. 

      Planting seeds

    • D. 

      Raising animals

    • E. 

      Gathering crops

  • 4. 
    Hunters and gatherers lived in small groups.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The __________ hunted game or fished and the ______________ collected berries, nuts, and roots.  (Options- men, women) Write the right answers in the correct order separated by a semicolon (;).
  • 6. 
    There are still hunters and gatherers in the world today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What are the two types of cultivation (NOT types of agriculture)?  Write the right answers in the correct order separated by a semicolon (;).
  • 8. 
    Who developed the two types of cultivation? You can either have:
    1. First and last name OR
    2. The last name only
  • 9. 
    Agriculture probably had one hearth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is/are the primary hearths of vegetative planting?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Central America

    • B. 

      Northwestern South America

    • C. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

    • D. 

      West Africa

    • E. 

      Europe

    • F. 

      Middle East

    • G. 

      Southwest Asia

    • H. 

      Southeast Asia

    • I. 

      Oceania

    • J. 

      South Asia

    • K. 

      East Asia

    • L. 

      East Africa

  • 11. 
    Vegetative planting diffused in all compass directions-northward, eastward, southward, and westward- from the hearth in Southeast Asia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What did people in Southeast Asia do before they started practicing vegetative planting?
  • 13. 
    Which of the following is/are primary hearths of seed agriculture?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Central America

    • B. 

      Northwestern South America

    • C. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

    • D. 

      West Africa

    • E. 

      Europe

    • F. 

      Middle East

    • G. 

      Southwest Asia

    • H. 

      Southeast Asia

    • I. 

      Oceania

    • J. 

      South Asia

    • K. 

      East Asia

    • L. 

      East Africa

  • 14. 
    Seed agriculture diffused in all compass directions- northward, eastward, southward, and westward- from the hearth in China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When was seed agriculture starting to become widely practiced in the Western Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      When agriculture diffused from the hearth in Mexico

    • B. 

      When agriculture diffused from the hearth in South America

    • C. 

      When the Europeans brought agriculture with them from Europe

    • D. 

      When the hearth of seed agriculture rose up in the United States

  • 16. 
    The primary differences between agriculture practices in the world are between those of what two types of regions/countries?
    • A. 

      Africa and Asia

    • B. 

      Northern and Southern Hemispheres

    • C. 

      Eastern and Western Hemispheres

    • D. 

      Land and oceans

    • E. 

      MDCs and LDCs

  • 17. 
    What type of agriculture is practiced to produce food for sale off the farm?
    • A. 

      Commercial

    • B. 

      Subsistence

    • C. 

      Seed

    • D. 

      Vegetative Planting

  • 18. 
    What type of agriculture is practiced to feed the farmer and the farmer's family?
    • A. 

      Commercial

    • B. 

      Subsistence

    • C. 

      Seed

    • D. 

      Vegetative Planting

  • 19. 
    In LDCs, the production of food to sell to the government or private firms is the main priority.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Farmers in MDCs grow crops and raise animals to sell directly to ____________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Food-processing companies

    • C. 

      Markets

    • D. 

      Stores

  • 21. 
    There are ____________ percentages of the populations in MDCs that work directly with farming and _____________ percentages of the population of LDCs that work directly with farming.  (Place a semicolon (;) and a space between the two terms)  (Options-high/low)
  • 22. 
    The low percentages of farmers in MDCs explain why MDCs are not able to provide LDCs with food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The number of farmers have decreased during the twentieth century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Farmers in MDCs use what for power?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Human

    • B. 

      Animal

    • C. 

      Machinery

    • D. 

      Hand tools

  • 25. 
    Farmers in LDCs use what for power?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Human

    • B. 

      Animal

    • C. 

      Machinery

    • D. 

      Hand tools

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