APHUG Test 10

45 Questions | Total Attempts: 1932

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AP Human Geography Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Pigs were domesticated in
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia.

    • B. 

      South America.

    • C. 

      Ethiopia.

    • D. 

      Northern China.

    • E. 

      Southwest Asia

  • 2. 
    Potatoes were domesticated in
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia.

    • B. 

      Southwest Asia.

    • C. 

      Ethiopia.

    • D. 

      Northern China.

    • E. 

      The Americas.

  • 3. 
    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. 

      1,000 years ago.

    • E. 

      10 million years ago.

  • 4. 
    Seed agriculture probably reached Europe from
    • A. 

      Western India.

    • B. 

      Northern China.

    • C. 

      Ethiopia.

    • D. 

      Southwest Asia.

    • E. 

      Southeast Asia.

  • 5. 
    Which is not a form of subsistence agriculture?
    • A. 

      Mediterranean

    • B. 

      Shifting cultivation

    • C. 

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D. 

      Intensive

    • E. 

      All of the above are forms of subsistence agriculture.

  • 6. 
    Hunting and gathering societies
    • A. 

      Include about 15 percent of the world's people.

    • B. 

      Are found in isolated places in the world.

    • C. 

      Are characterized by large concentrations of people.

    • D. 

      Occur nearly everywhere but are especially common in Europe.

    • E. 

      Are responsible for most of the environmental degradation of the planet.

  • 7. 
    Which type of agriculture is found primarily in less developed countries?
    • A. 

      Mediterranean

    • B. 

      Plantation

    • C. 

      Truck farming

    • D. 

      Commercial gardening

    • E. 

      Mechanized

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    Which type of agriculture is practiced by the largest percentage of the world's people?
    • A. 

      Hunting and gathering

    • B. 

      Shifting cultivation

    • C. 

      Pastoral nomadism

    • D. 

      Intensive subsistence

    • E. 

      Plantation

  • 10. 
    Compared to shifting cultivation, intensive subsistence agriculture is characterized by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Smaller farms

    • B. 

      Lower population densities

    • C. 

      Greater use of animal power

    • D. 

      More diversified cropping

    • E. 

      Greater use of land in rainforests

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a typical practice in growing rice in Asia?
    • A. 

      Preparing fields with a plow drawn by oxen

    • B. 

      Flooding the plowed field with water

    • C. 

      Growing seedlings in a nursery

    • D. 

      Transplanting seedlings into the flooded field

    • E. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 12. 
    The most important reason why most farmers in northeast China grow crops other than wet rice is
    • A. 

      Cultural preference.

    • B. 

      Tradition.

    • C. 

      Climate.

    • D. 

      Soil.

    • E. 

      Harvesting wet rice requires expensive machinery.

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

      Pastoral nomadism.

    • B. 

      Transnomadism.

    • C. 

      Transhumance.

    • D. 

      Practiced mostly in the tropics.

    • E. 

      Livestock ranching.

  • 15. 
    Unlike other forms of commercial agriculture, plantations are
    • A. 

      Part of agribusiness.

    • 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.

  • 16. 
    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, and

    • 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

  • 17. 
    The decline in the number of farmers in MDCs can best be described as a consequence of
    • A. 

      Push/pull economic factors, including the lack of opportunity in rural areas and higher-paying jobs in urban areas.

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl, including the development of rings of suburbs and exurbs around major metropolitan areas, which required larger amounts of farm production.

    • C. 

      Push/pull economic factors, including greater opportunities in rural areas and lower-paying jobs in urban areas.

    • D. 

      The increase of populations in urban areas and the reduced population in rural areas.

    • E. 

      The spread of disease and starvation in rural areas, which quickly reduced the populations of farmers.

  • 18. 
    The United States had about 60 percent fewer farms and ________ percent fewer farmers in 2000 than in 1900.
    • A. 

      85

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      25

    • E. 

      99

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is the most common form of commercial agriculture in Europe?
    • A. 

      Mixed crop and livestock farming

    • B. 

      Dairy farming

    • C. 

      Grain farming

    • D. 

      Livestock ranching

    • E. 

      Mediterranean agriculture

  • 21. 
    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 percent of their income from the sale of livestock.

    • C. 

      Doublecrop.

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

      Circumvent market forces that determine the prices of livestock and crops.

  • 22. 
    After maize, the most important crop in the U.S. mixed crop and livestock region is
    • A. 

      Wheat.

    • B. 

      Soybeans.

    • C. 

      Barley.

    • D. 

      Fruits and vegetables.

    • E. 

      Sugar beets.

  • 23. 
    In the winter wheat area of the U.S., the crop is planted in
    • A. 

      Autumn and harvested in summer.

    • B. 

      Winter and harvested in spring.

    • C. 

      Winter and harvested in autumn.

    • D. 

      Spring and harvested in summer.

    • E. 

      Spring and harvested in autumn.

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    The different areas of the world where Mediterranean agriculture predominates have similar
    • A. 

      Climate.

    • B. 

      Cultural beliefs.

    • C. 

      Broad expanses of flat land along sea coasts.

    • D. 

      Social customs.

    • E. 

      Levels of livestock production with the mixed crop and livestock regions.

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