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  • 1. 

    What percentage of people are employed as farmers in the developed world?

    • A.

      0.2

    • B.

      0.1

    • C.

      0.05

    • D.

      0.01

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. 0.05
    Explanation
    In the developed world, 0.05% of people are employed as farmers. This means that a very small proportion of the population in developed countries work in the agricultural sector. The majority of employment in these countries is likely to be in other industries such as services, manufacturing, and technology.

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  • 2. 

    What is the ideal number of calories to consume in a day? For a moderately active male and female, 15 years old, respectively.

    • A.

      2600 and 2000

    • B.

      3000 and 1500

    • C.

      400 and 200

    • D.

      2500 and 1500

    • E.

      8000 and 6000

    Correct Answer
    A. 2600 and 2000
    Explanation
    The ideal number of calories to consume in a day for a moderately active male and female, 15 years old, respectively, is 2600 and 2000. This is because the calorie needs vary based on factors such as age, gender, activity level, and body composition. Moderately active individuals require more calories to fuel their activities, and the recommended daily intake for males and females at this age range is around 2600 and 2000 calories, respectively.

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  • 3. 

    What country has the greatest concentration of undernourishment in the world?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Kenya

    • D.

      Chad

    • E.

      Phillipines

    Correct Answer
    B. India
    Explanation
    India has the greatest concentration of undernourishment in the world because it is home to a large population of people living in poverty. Despite being one of the fastest-growing economies, India still faces significant challenges in providing adequate food and nutrition to its citizens. Factors such as income inequality, lack of access to nutritious food, and inadequate social welfare programs contribute to the high levels of undernourishment in the country.

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  • 4. 

    Where is wheat mostly grown?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    • E.

      A and D

    Correct Answer
    E. A and D
    Explanation
    Wheat is mostly grown in North America and Europe. These regions have favorable climatic conditions and suitable agricultural practices for wheat cultivation. North America, particularly the United States and Canada, is known for its large-scale wheat production, while Europe, including countries like Russia, France, and Germany, also has significant wheat cultivation. These regions have a long history of wheat farming and have developed advanced techniques for maximizing yields.

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  • 5. 

    What is grown in Africa?

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Cassava

    • C.

      Millet

    • D.

      Sorghum

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options (corn, cassava, millet, and sorghum) are grown in Africa. These crops are commonly cultivated in different regions of the continent due to their adaptability to the local climate and soil conditions. They play a significant role in African agriculture, providing food security and income for many communities.

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  • 6. 

    Sugar is the dominant source of dietary energy in which country?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Venezuela

    • D.

      Dijbouti

    • E.

      North Korea

    Correct Answer
    C. Venezuela
    Explanation
    Venezuela is the correct answer because sugar is the dominant source of dietary energy in this country. This means that a significant portion of the population in Venezuela relies heavily on sugar as their main source of energy in their diet. This could be due to factors such as the availability and affordability of sugar in the country, cultural preferences, or other socio-economic factors.

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  • 7. 

    Rice is the dominant crop in...

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      North America

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      East Asia

    • E.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    D. East Asia
    Explanation
    Rice is the dominant crop in East Asia because it is a staple food in many countries in this region, such as China, Japan, and South Korea. The climate and geography of East Asia are also favorable for rice cultivation, with ample water resources and suitable temperatures. Rice has been cultivated in East Asia for thousands of years, and it plays a crucial role in the region's food security and cultural traditions.

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  • 8. 

    Most important crops grown on a plantation.

    • A.

      Coffee

    • B.

      Cotton

    • C.

      Tobacco

    • D.

      Rubber

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because coffee, cotton, tobacco, and rubber are all important crops that are commonly grown on plantations. Plantations are large agricultural estates where crops are cultivated for commercial purposes, and these crops are some of the most commonly grown and economically important ones on plantations around the world.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Kenya

    • C.

      Hawaii

    • D.

      Japan

    • E.

      California

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil is the correct answer because it is known for being the largest producer of coffee in the world. It has ideal climate conditions and a large amount of land suitable for coffee cultivation, which allows for a significant portion of the world's coffee to be grown in Brazil. Kenya, Hawaii, Japan, and California are not major coffee producers on a global scale.

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  • 10. 

    What state is at the center of the corn belt?

    • A.

      Ohio

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Colorado

    • E.

      Idaho

    Correct Answer
    B. Iowa
    Explanation
    Iowa is at the center of the corn belt because it is located in the heart of the Midwest region, which is known for its extensive corn production. Iowa has a favorable climate and fertile soil that are ideal for growing corn. The state is also a leading producer of corn in the United States, with a large number of farms dedicated to corn cultivation. Therefore, Iowa is considered to be at the center of the corn belt.

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  • 11. 

    Palisade Peaches are an example of...

    • A.

      Shifting cultivation

    • B.

      Plantation agriculture

    • C.

      Truck farming

    • D.

      Mediterranean

    • E.

      Commercial gardening

    Correct Answer
    C. Truck farming
    Explanation
    Truck farming refers to the practice of growing fruits and vegetables on a small scale and transporting them to local markets for sale. Palisade Peaches are a type of peach that is grown in the town of Palisade, Colorado, known for its ideal climate and fertile soil for peach cultivation. These peaches are grown by local farmers and are transported to nearby markets, making them a perfect example of truck farming.

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  • 12. 

    What type of farming must be done closest to cities and predominantly in developed countries?

    • A.

      Ranching

    • B.

      Mixed crop and livestock

    • C.

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D.

      Dairy farming

    • E.

      Commercial gardening

    Correct Answer
    D. Dairy farming
    Explanation
    Dairy farming must be done closest to cities and predominantly in developed countries because it requires a constant supply of fresh milk, which has a short shelf life. Being close to cities ensures that the milk can be quickly transported to the market before it spoils. Additionally, developed countries have the necessary infrastructure and resources to support dairy farming, such as advanced technology for milk production and processing, efficient transportation systems, and a high demand for dairy products due to a larger population and higher income levels.

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  • 13. 

    Mediterranean climates are mostly found on what continent coasts?

    • A.

      North

    • B.

      East

    • C.

      South

    • D.

      West

    • E.

      Center

    Correct Answer
    D. West
    Explanation
    Mediterranean climates are mostly found on the west coasts of continents. This is because these areas are influenced by the Mediterranean Sea, which has a significant impact on the climate. The Mediterranean climate is characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The west coasts of continents, such as the west coast of North America and the west coast of Europe, experience these types of climate conditions.

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  • 14. 

    What are the 2 most important ranched animals?

    • A.

      Sheep and Cattle

    • B.

      Cattle and Pigs

    • C.

      Pigs and Sheep

    • D.

      Chickens and Cattle

    • E.

      Goats and Sheep

    Correct Answer
    A. Sheep and Cattle
    Explanation
    Sheep and cattle are considered the two most important ranch animals because they are widely raised for their meat, milk, and wool. Both animals are known for their adaptability to various climates and their ability to graze on different types of vegetation. They are also economically valuable and provide a significant source of income for many ranchers. Additionally, sheep and cattle play crucial roles in the agricultural industry, contributing to food production and supporting the livelihoods of farmers worldwide.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Access to the ocean
    Explanation
    The cattle industry in Argentina grew rapidly because of access to the ocean. This allowed for easy transportation of cattle to international markets, increasing the demand and profitability of the industry. Additionally, the ocean provided a convenient route for importing necessary resources and technology for cattle farming. The availability of ports and shipping routes facilitated the export of beef, making Argentina one of the largest beef exporters in the world.

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  • 16. 

    What drugs are growing in use, and therefore demand?

    • A.

      Cocaine

    • B.

      Heroin

    • C.

      Marijuana

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A and B. Both cocaine and heroin are drugs that are growing in use and demand. Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is derived from the coca plant and is known for its euphoric effects. Heroin, on the other hand, is an opioid drug that is derived from morphine and is highly addictive. Both of these drugs have seen an increase in use and demand in recent years, making A and B the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    What country accounts for nearly 1/3 of the world's organic farming?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Japan

    • E.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    E. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia is the correct answer because it accounts for nearly 1/3 of the world's organic farming. This means that a significant portion of organic farming globally takes place in Australia.

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  • 18. 

    Which is not a form of commercial agriculture?

    • A.

      Mediterranean

    • B.

      Extensive grain farming

    • C.

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D.

      Plantation agriculture

    • E.

      All of the above are forms

    Correct Answer
    C. Pastoral nomadism
    Explanation
    Pastoral nomadism is not a form of commercial agriculture because it involves the constant movement of livestock in search of grazing land, rather than the cultivation of crops or the raising of animals for profit. In pastoral nomadism, the focus is on the herding and management of animals, such as sheep, goats, or camels, for subsistence purposes rather than for commercial purposes. This lifestyle is often practiced in arid or semi-arid regions where agriculture is not feasible, and the primary goal is to sustain the nomadic community's basic needs rather than generating surplus for trade or sale.

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  • 19. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Are still found in a few isolated places in the world
    Explanation
    Hunting and gathering societies are still found in a few isolated places in the world. This means that there are still communities that rely on hunting and gathering as their primary means of obtaining food and resources. While these societies may be rare and isolated, they do exist, showcasing the diversity of human cultural practices and adaptations.

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  • 20. 

    Shifting cultivation is most commonly found in which climate region?

    • A.

      Tropical

    • B.

      Dry

    • C.

      Warm temperature

    • D.

      Continental

    • E.

      Polar

    Correct Answer
    A. Tropical
    Explanation
    Shifting cultivation is most commonly found in tropical climate regions because this agricultural practice is well-suited to the warm and humid conditions found in these areas. Tropical regions typically have high levels of rainfall and fertile soils, which are ideal for growing crops. Additionally, the warm temperatures in tropical climates allow for year-round cultivation, making it easier for farmers to rotate their crops and practice shifting cultivation.

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  • 21. 

    Which type of agriculture is practiced by the largest percentage of the world's people?

    • A.

      Dairying

    • B.

      Intensive subsistence

    • C.

      Plantation

    • D.

      Shifting cultivation

    • E.

      Mediterranean

    Correct Answer
    B. Intensive subsistence
    Explanation
    Intensive subsistence agriculture is practiced by the largest percentage of the world's people. This type of agriculture involves the cultivation of small plots of land with high labor input and the use of simple tools and techniques. It is commonly practiced in densely populated regions where land is limited, and farmers rely heavily on their own labor and family members to cultivate crops for their own consumption. This type of agriculture is prevalent in many developing countries, particularly in Asia and Africa, where the majority of the world's population resides.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is true regarding farming in America today?

    • A.

      Many farms are owned by corporations or operated as cooperatives

    • B.

      Mechanization is necessary due to size of farms

    • C.

      Governmental plays a large scale

    • D.

      Farming is expensive and farmers suffer economic hardships

    • E.

      All of the above are true

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above are true
    Explanation
    All of the options provided are true regarding farming in America today. Many farms are owned by corporations or operated as cooperatives, indicating the involvement of large-scale entities in the agricultural sector. Mechanization is necessary due to the size of farms, implying the use of machinery and technology for efficient operations. The government also plays a significant role in farming, through policies, subsidies, and regulations. Additionally, farming is expensive, and farmers often face economic hardships due to various factors such as fluctuating market prices and production costs.

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  • 23. 

    When did the first agricultural revolution occur?

    • A.

      8000 BC

    • B.

      4000 BC

    • C.

      2000 BC

    • D.

      3000 BC

    • E.

      100 AD

    Correct Answer
    A. 8000 BC
    Explanation
    The first agricultural revolution occurred around 8000 BC. This revolution marked the transition from hunting and gathering to settled farming communities. It involved the domestication of plants and animals, leading to the development of agriculture. This shift allowed humans to produce their own food, leading to a more stable food supply and the ability to support larger populations. The first agricultural revolution is considered a major turning point in human history and laid the foundation for the development of civilizations.

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  • 24. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Expansion of desert-like conditions caused by human actions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the expansion of desert-like conditions caused by human actions. This means that desertification occurs when human activities such as deforestation, overgrazing, and improper agricultural practices lead to the degradation and depletion of soil, resulting in the transformation of once fertile land into desert-like conditions. This process is a significant environmental issue that can have severe consequences for ecosystems and communities dependent on the affected land.

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  • 25. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Rapid population growth in semi-arid regions
    Explanation
    Rapid population growth in semi-arid regions can lead to desertification because it puts pressure on the limited resources available in these areas. As the population increases, there is a greater demand for food, water, and land. This can result in overgrazing, deforestation, and unsustainable agricultural practices, which contribute to the degradation of the land and the expansion of desert-like conditions. Therefore, rapid population growth in semi-arid regions is a major cause of desertification.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following is not a major grain exporter?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Russia

    • E.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Russia
    Explanation
    Russia is not a major grain exporter. While the other countries listed - USA, Canada, Argentina, and Australia - are known for their significant contributions to global grain exports, Russia does not hold the same level of prominence in the international grain market.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following is not a factor which contributes to the type of crop which is grown on a farm?

    • A.

      Climate

    • B.

      Cultural food taboos

    • C.

      Distance to the market

    • D.

      Level of development of country

    • E.

      Proximity to international border

    Correct Answer
    E. Proximity to international border
    Explanation
    Proximity to international border is not a factor that contributes to the type of crop grown on a farm. Factors such as climate, cultural food taboos, distance to the market, and the level of development of the country can all influence the type of crop grown. However, the proximity to an international border does not directly affect the choice of crops.

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  • 28. 

    Which region provides produce to Americans in winter?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      Central America

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Europe

    • E.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    E. South America
    Explanation
    South America is the correct answer because it is a region that is able to provide produce to Americans during the winter months. Due to its location in the Southern Hemisphere, South America experiences opposite seasons compared to North America. Therefore, while North America is in winter, South America is in summer, allowing for the production and export of fresh produce to meet the demand in the United States during the winter season.

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  • 29. 

    What factors make up the global food index?

    • A.

      Enough to eat

    • B.

      Diabetes and obesity

    • C.

      Food quality

    • D.

      Food price

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The global food index is determined by multiple factors. Firstly, it considers whether there is enough food available for everyone to eat, ensuring food security. Secondly, it takes into account the prevalence of diabetes and obesity, which are indicators of the health impact of food consumption. Additionally, the quality of food, including its nutritional value and safety, is considered. Lastly, the index also considers food prices, as affordability and accessibility play a crucial role in determining food security. Therefore, all of these factors contribute to the global food index.

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  • 30. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because according to geographer Carl Sauer, agriculture is believed to have originated independently in multiple regions, including Southeast Asia, South America, Ethiopia, and the Fertile Crescent. These regions were favorable for the domestication of plants and animals, leading to the development of agriculture.

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  • 31. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    E. It is criticized for all of these reasons
    Explanation
    Shifting cultivation is a form of agriculture that is criticized for destroying natural resources such as forests, causing an unrecoverable loss of soil nutrients, upsetting the ecology, and consuming a lot of land to feed a small number of people. Therefore, the correct answer is that it is criticized for all of these reasons.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following is best associated with the so-called 2nd agricultural revolution?

    • A.

      Intertillage

    • B.

      Crop rotation methods

    • C.

      "Green Revolution"

    • D.

      "miracle wheat"

    • E.

      Neolithic revolution

    Correct Answer
    B. Crop rotation methods
    Explanation
    The second agricultural revolution is best associated with crop rotation methods. Crop rotation is the practice of planting different crops in a specific order on the same piece of land over a period of time. This technique helps to improve soil fertility, control pests and diseases, and increase agricultural productivity. During the second agricultural revolution, which took place between the 17th and 19th centuries, farmers began to adopt more advanced and scientific methods of farming, including crop rotation, which significantly improved agricultural practices and yields.

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  • 33. 

    This map shows the production of what animal?

    • A.

      Broilers

    • B.

      Layers

    • C.

      Hogs

    • D.

      Cattle

    • E.

      Dairying

    Correct Answer
    C. Hogs
    Explanation
    This map shows the production of hogs.

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  • 34. 

    This model is called the...

    • A.

      Derwent Model

    • B.

      Von Thunen model

    • C.

      Sauer model

    • D.

      Whittlesey model

    • E.

      MDC model

    Correct Answer
    B. Von Thunen model
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Von Thunen model. This model was developed by Johann Heinrich von Thunen in the early 19th century and is used to explain the spatial patterns of agricultural land use. It suggests that the location of agricultural activities is influenced by factors such as transportation costs, market demand, and land rent. According to the model, intensive farming activities with perishable goods are located closer to the market, while extensive farming activities with less perishable goods are located further away. The model is widely recognized and used in geography and agricultural economics to understand land use patterns.

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  • 35. 

    Pigs are domesticated in...

    • A.

      Southeast Asia

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Southwest Asia

    • D.

      Ethiopia

    Correct Answer
    C. Southwest Asia
    Explanation
    Pigs are domesticated in Southwest Asia because this region is known to be one of the earliest centers of animal domestication. Archaeological evidence suggests that pigs were first domesticated in this area around 9,000 years ago. Southwest Asia, which includes modern-day countries like Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, has a long history of agriculture and animal husbandry, making it a likely location for the domestication of pigs.

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  • 36. 

    Potatoes were domesticated in...

    • A.

      The Americas

    • B.

      Southeast Asia

    • C.

      Southwest Asia

    • D.

      Ethiopia

    Correct Answer
    A. The Americas
    Explanation
    Potatoes were domesticated in the Americas. This is because archaeological evidence suggests that the cultivation of potatoes began in the Andean region of South America around 10,000 years ago. The indigenous peoples of this area, such as the Incas, were the first to cultivate and domesticate potatoes for food. Potatoes were then introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, leading to their worldwide popularity and consumption today.

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  • 37. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. 10,000 years ago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10,000 years ago. This is because the question is asking about the earliest known domesticated wheat, barley, and rice crops, which are believed to have originated in Asia. Archaeological evidence suggests that these crops were first cultivated around 10,000 years ago during the Neolithic period, marking the beginning of agriculture and the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to settled farming communities. This development had a significant impact on human civilization, leading to the rise of complex societies and the development of agriculture as a fundamental aspect of human life.

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  • 38. 

    Which is not a form of subsistence agriculture?

    • A.

      Mediterrean

    • B.

      Shifting cultivation

    • C.

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D.

      Intensive

    • E.

      All of the above are forms of subsistence agriculture

    Correct Answer
    A. Mediterrean
    Explanation
    The Mediterranean is not a form of subsistence agriculture because it refers to a geographical region rather than a specific agricultural practice. Subsistence agriculture refers to the production of food primarily for the farmer's own consumption, while the Mediterranean is a region characterized by a particular climate and cultural characteristics. Therefore, it is not a form of subsistence agriculture.

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  • 39. 

    Which type of agriculture is found primarily in less developed countries?

    • A.

      Mediterranean

    • B.

      Plantation

    • C.

      Truck farming

    • D.

      Commercial gardening

    • E.

      Mechanized

    Correct Answer
    B. Plantation
    Explanation
    Plantation agriculture is primarily found in less developed countries. This type of agriculture involves large-scale production of a single crop, such as coffee, tea, or sugarcane, on a large estate or plantation. It often requires a significant amount of labor and is typically associated with colonial history and the exploitation of natural resources. Plantation agriculture is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions, where the climate and soil conditions are suitable for growing cash crops. This type of agriculture is often characterized by low wages, poor working conditions, and a lack of economic diversification, contributing to the underdevelopment of these countries.

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  • 40. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Humid low-latitude
    Explanation
    Shifting cultivation is most commonly found in humid low-latitude climate regions. This type of agriculture involves clearing and burning small areas of forest to create temporary fields for cultivation. The humid low-latitude climate provides favorable conditions for the growth of crops and the regeneration of forests. The high rainfall and warm temperatures in these regions support the rapid growth of vegetation, which allows farmers to practice shifting cultivation successfully. This method is prevalent in tropical rainforest areas, where it is often practiced by indigenous communities as a sustainable way to meet their subsistence needs.

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  • 41. 

    Which type of agriculture is practiced by the largest percentage of the world's population?

    • A.

      Hunting and gathering

    • B.

      Intensive subsistence

    • C.

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D.

      Intensive subsistence

    • E.

      Plantation

    Correct Answer
    B. Intensive subsistence
    Explanation
    Intensive subsistence agriculture is practiced by the largest percentage of the world's population. This type of agriculture involves the intensive use of labor and small plots of land to produce enough food to meet the needs of the farmer's family. It is typically practiced in densely populated areas where land is scarce and farmers rely on manual labor rather than machinery. This type of agriculture is common in many parts of Asia, particularly in countries like China and India, where the majority of the world's population resides.

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  • 42. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry
    Explanation
    Pastoral nomadism is most commonly found in dry climate regions. This is because dry climates have limited agricultural potential and are not suitable for sedentary farming. Pastoral nomads rely on the herding of livestock for their livelihoods, as they can graze their animals on the sparse vegetation that is available in these regions. The arid and semi-arid conditions of dry climates also allow for the movement of herds over large areas in search of food and water. Therefore, dry climate regions provide the necessary conditions for the practice of pastoral nomadism.

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  • 43. 

    The seasonal migration of livestock between mountains and lowland pastures is...

    • A.

      Pastoral nomadism

    • B.

      Transnomadism

    • C.

      Transhumance

    • D.

      Practiced mostly in tropics

    • E.

      Livestock ranching

    Correct Answer
    C. Transhumance
    Explanation
    Transhumance refers to the seasonal movement of livestock between mountains and lowland pastures. It is a traditional practice commonly found in areas with rugged terrain or varying climates. During the summer, animals are moved to higher altitudes where there is abundant grazing, while in the winter they are brought down to lower elevations where the climate is milder. This practice allows livestock to access suitable pastures throughout the year and helps to prevent overgrazing in a particular area. Transhumance is often practiced by pastoral communities who rely on livestock for their livelihoods.

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  • 44. 

    Unlike other forms of commercial agriculture, plantations are...

    • A.

      Part of agriculture

    • B.

      Owned by day laborers in less developed countries

    • C.

      Found primarily in less developed countries

    • D.

      Situated in densely populated locations

    • E.

      Found primarily in more developed countries

    Correct Answer
    C. Found primarily in less developed countries
    Explanation
    Plantations are found primarily in less developed countries. This is because plantations require large areas of land and a suitable climate for growing cash crops such as coffee, tea, sugar, and rubber. These crops are typically grown for export to more developed countries. Plantations in less developed countries often have lower labor and production costs, making them economically viable. Additionally, these countries may have a history of colonization or economic dependence on cash crops, which has led to the establishment of plantations.

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  • 45. 

    Which of the following have aided commercial farmers in MDCs?

    • A.

      Transportation improvements and the rise of sea levels

    • B.

      Scientific advances, the reduction in the need for electronics

    • C.

      Ancient irrigation projects that can be refitted for modern farming

    • D.

      Transportation improvements, scientific advances, and electronics

    • E.

      Climate change, scientific advances, and transportation improvements

    Correct Answer
    D. Transportation improvements, scientific advances, and electronics
    Explanation
    Commercial farmers in MDCs have been aided by transportation improvements, which allow for easier and faster movement of goods to markets. Scientific advances have also played a role by providing farmers with new technologies and techniques to increase productivity and efficiency. Electronics have further contributed to the development of precision agriculture, allowing farmers to monitor and control various aspects of their operations. Therefore, transportation improvements, scientific advances, and electronics have all played a significant role in aiding commercial farmers in MDCs.

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  • 46. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 million. This indicates a significant decline in the number of farms in the United States from 1940 to 1980. This decline could be attributed to various factors such as advancements in agricultural technology, urbanization, and changes in economic conditions. These factors likely led to consolidation and larger-scale farming operations, resulting in a decrease in the overall number of farms.

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  • 47. 

    Mixing crops and livestock allows farmers to...

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Doublecrop
    Explanation
    Mixing crops and livestock allows farmers to doublecrop, which means they can grow two different crops in the same field in a single growing season. This maximizes the use of the land and resources, increasing productivity and profitability. By integrating crops and livestock, farmers can also create a system where crops provide food for the livestock, while the livestock provide manure for crop fertilization. This symbiotic relationship enhances soil fertility, reduces the need for external fertilizers, and promotes sustainable agriculture practices.

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  • 48. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Pastoral nomadism
    Explanation
    Pastoral nomadism is the most similar type of agriculture to ranching in terms of climate region. Both pastoral nomadism and ranching involve the raising and herding of livestock, such as cattle, sheep, or goats. They are typically practiced in arid or semi-arid regions where there is limited vegetation and water resources. The nomadic lifestyle of pastoralists, who move their herds in search of grazing land, is similar to the extensive grazing practices of ranchers. Therefore, pastoral nomadism is the most suitable choice for the climate region most similar to ranching.

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  • 49. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Their market values in MDCs
    Explanation
    Farmers in LDCs choose to grow drug crops for export primarily because of the market values in MDCs. This means that the drugs they produce have a high demand and fetch a good price in developed countries. This economic incentive motivates farmers to cultivate drug crops as it provides them with a profitable source of income. Additionally, the market values in MDCs may be higher compared to the local markets in LDCs, making drug crop cultivation a more lucrative option for farmers.

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  • 50. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. It produces about 90% of the world's opium
    Explanation
    Afghanistan is important to the world drug trade primarily because it produces about 90% of the world's opium. This means that a significant portion of the global opium supply is sourced from Afghanistan. Opium is a key ingredient in the production of heroin, which is a highly addictive and illegal drug. The high production of opium in Afghanistan contributes to the global drug trade and has significant implications for drug trafficking and addiction worldwide.

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