Trivia Quiz On Animal Husbandry And Agriculture Of The World!

55 Questions | Total Attempts: 160

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  • 1. 
    1/3 of the world's coffee is grown in...
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Kenya

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      California

  • 2. 
    A principal practice of sustainable agriculture is...
    • A. 

      Agribusiness-oriented land management

    • B. 

      A "green revolution" in the use of chemicals

    • C. 

      The preference for livestock over crops

    • D. 

      The use of pesticide-resistant seed

    • E. 

      Careful land management

  • 3. 
    According to geographer Carl Sauer, agriculture probably first originated in...
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Ethiopia

    • D. 

      The Fertile Cresent

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Afghanistan is important to the world drug trade primarily because...
    • A. 

      It produces about 90% of the world's opium

    • B. 

      US troops consume most of the opium grown there

    • C. 

      Of the inability to grow maize

    • D. 

      Of the proximity of the Russian market for illicit drugs

    • E. 

      Of the device of local farmers to fund terrorist organization

  • 5. 
    Desertification is the...
    • A. 

      Expansion of desert-like conditions caused by human actions

    • B. 

      Increase in productivity of agriculture in desert regions

    • C. 

      Invention and diffusion of irrigation practices

    • D. 

      Rise in groundwater level due to inadequate drainage

    • E. 

      Lowering of reliance on irrigation agriculture

  • 6. 
    Farmers in LDCs choose to grow drug crops for export primarily because of...
    • A. 

      Their proximity to local markets

    • B. 

      Their market values in MDCs

    • C. 

      Their inability to grow maize

    • D. 

      Their disdain for the freedoms enjoyed by developed countries

    • E. 

      Their desire to fund terrorist organizations

  • 7. 
    Hunting and gathering societies...
    • A. 

      Employ about 15% of the word's population

    • B. 

      Are still found in a few isolated places in the world

    • C. 

      Are characterized by large concentrations of people

    • D. 

      Occur nearly everywhere but are especially common in Europe

    • E. 

      No longer exist

  • 8. 
    Mediterranean climates are mostly found on what continent coasts?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      East

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      West

    • E. 

      Center

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Distribute the workload of the crops and livestock so that farmers hardly need to work during the summer season

    • B. 

      Generate 90% of their income from the sale of livestock

    • C. 

      Doublecrop

    • D. 

      Create a system where crops provide food for livestock and livestock provide manure for crop fertilization

    • E. 

      Circumvent market forces that determine the prices of livestock and crops

  • 10. 
    Most important crops grown on a plantation.
    • A. 

      Coffee

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      Rubber

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    One of the major causes of desertification is...
    • A. 

      Insufficeientcrop planting

    • B. 

      Lack of knowledge about pastoral nomadism

    • C. 

      Rapid population growth in semi-arid regions

    • D. 

      Reduction in animal grazing

    • E. 

      Rise in use of fertilizers

  • 12. 
    Palisade Peaches are an example of...
    • A. 

      Shifting cultivation

    • B. 

      Plantation agriculture

    • C. 

      Truck farming

    • D. 

      Mediterranean

    • E. 

      Commercial gardening

  • 13. 
    Pastoral nomadism is most commonly found in which climate region?
    • A. 

      Humid low-latitude

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Warm mid-latitude

    • D. 

      Cold mid-latitude

    • E. 

      Polar

  • 14. 
    Pigs are domesticated in...
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Southwest Asia

    • D. 

      Ethiopia

  • 15. 
    Potatoes were domesticated in...
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Southeast Asia

    • C. 

      Southwest Asia

    • D. 

      Ethiopia

  • 16. 
    Ranching is practiced in a climate region most similar to that of which other type of agriculture?
    • A. 

      Dairying

    • B. 

      Grain

    • C. 

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D. 

      Shifting cultivation

    • E. 

      Mediterranean agriculture

  • 17. 
    Rice is the dominant crop in...
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      East Asia

    • E. 

      South America

  • 18. 
    Shifting cultivation is a form of agriculture criticized for all but which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      It destroys natural resources such as forests

    • B. 

      It causes unrecoverable loss of soil of nutrients

    • C. 

      It upsets the ecology

    • D. 

      It consumes a lot of land to feed a small number of people

    • E. 

      It is criticized for all of these reasons

  • 19. 
    Shifting cultivation is most commonly found in which climate region?
    • A. 

      Tropical

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Warm temperature

    • D. 

      Continental

    • E. 

      Polar

  • 20. 
    Shifting cultivation is most commonly found in which climate region?
    • A. 

      Humid low-latitude

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Warm mid-latitude

    • D. 

      Cold mid latitude

    • E. 

      Highlands

  • 21. 
    Sugar is the dominant source of dietary energy in which country?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Venezuela

    • D. 

      Dijbouti

    • E. 

      North Korea

  • 22. 
    The cattle industry in Argentina grew rapidly because of...
    • A. 

      Access to the ocean

    • B. 

      Farm subsides

    • C. 

      New cattle breeds

    • D. 

      Banning vegetarianism

    • E. 

      Charging more per cow

  • 23. 
    The earliest known domesticated wheat, barley, and rice crops are thought to have originated in Asia about...
    • A. 

      10,000 years ago

    • B. 

      100,000 years ago

    • C. 

      1.1 million years ago

    • D. 

      10 million years ago

  • 24. 
    The number of farms in the United States declined from about 6 million in 1940 to _____ in 1980.
    • A. 

      2 million

    • B. 

      5.5 million

    • C. 

      10 million

    • D. 

      1 million

    • E. 

      20,000

  • 25. 
    The primary factor in Von Thunen's model for choosing commercial farm products is...
    • A. 

      Market location

    • B. 

      Market location

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Soil character

    • E. 

      Labor cost