AP Human Geography Agriculture (Rubenstein) Exam Practice Test

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AP Human Geography Agriculture (Rubenstein) Exam Practice Test

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