Unit 5 Test - Agricultural And Rural Land Use

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Agriculture involves any type of land use to produce plants and rearing of animals. The Agricultural and Rural Land Use quiz below tests on different concepts on the subject. Take up the quiz and learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The modern definition of agriculture includes 
    • A. 

      Animal husbandry and shifting cultivation.

    • B. 

      Vegetative and seed planting.

    • C. 

      Multiple hearths of origin.

    • D. 

      The deliberate domestication of plants and animals.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    The most practiced economic activity in the world is
    • A. 

      Commercial agriculture.

    • B. 

      Manufacturing.

    • C. 

      Providing a service.

    • D. 

      Extensive subsistence agriculture.

    • E. 

      Intensive subsistence agriculture.

  • 3. 
    Agriculture is affected by all of the following except
    • A. 

      Cultural taboos.

    • B. 

      Distance to the market.

    • C. 

      Political policies.

    • D. 

      Level of economic development.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    All of the following are aspects of commercial agriculture except
    • A. 

      A heavy reliance on machinery.

    • B. 

      The product is consumed off the farm.

    • C. 

      There is little relationship to other businesses.

    • D. 

      A small percentage of the workforce is engaged directly in agriculture.

    • E. 

      The average size of farms is hundreds of acres.

  • 5. 
    The percentage of the labor force in the United States that works directly in agriculture is 
    • A. 

      2-5%

    • B. 

      5-7%

    • C. 

      7-9%

    • D. 

      10-12%

    • E. 

      13-15%

  • 6. 
    Subsistence agriculture dominates in
    • A. 

      Less developed countries.

    • B. 

      More developed countries.

    • C. 

      Mid-latitude climates.

    • D. 

      Newly-industrialized countries.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    All of the following are types of subsistence agriculture except
    • A. 

      Pastoral nomadism.

    • B. 

      Truck farming.

    • C. 

      Shifting cultivation.

    • D. 

      Swidden agriculture.

    • E. 

      Intensive rice farming.

  • 8. 
    Humans survived prior to the invention of agriculture by engaging in 
    • A. 

      Shifting cultivation.

    • B. 

      Hunting and gathering.

    • C. 

      Pastoral nomadism.

    • D. 

      Hunting big game animals.

    • E. 

      Slash and burn cultivation techniques.

  • 9. 
    According to Carl Sauer, what best characterized the invention of plant domestication?
    • A. 

      The process was gradual.

    • B. 

      A number of independent hearths were established.

    • C. 

      Hearths developed in areas with high biodiversity.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    All of the following were vegetative planting (root crop) hearths ‚Äčexcept
    • A. 

      West Africa.

    • B. 

      Southeast Asia.

    • C. 

      Southwest Asia.

    • D. 

      Peruvian Highlands.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Which combination of animals was domesticated in Southwest Asia?
    • A. 

      Water buffalo, pig, and chicken.

    • B. 

      Llama and alpaca.

    • C. 

      Cattle, camel, and goat.

    • D. 

      Sheep and goat.

    • E. 

      Yak and horse.

  • 12. 
    What was the advantage of domesticating animals?
    • A. 

      Animals provided meat.

    • B. 

      Animals provided milk.

    • C. 

      Animals provided furs and skins.

    • D. 

      Animals were beasts of burden.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    ________________ did not contain an agricultural hearth.
    • A. 

      Europe.

    • B. 

      Asia.

    • C. 

      Africa.

    • D. 

      South America.

    • E. 

      Middle America.

  • 14. 
    Europeans evolved from farming a single field in early medieval times to rotating crops into how many different sections or fields by the 18th century?
    • A. 

      One.

    • B. 

      Two.

    • C. 

      Three.

    • D. 

      Four.

    • E. 

      Five.

  • 15. 
    What conclusion can one make with regard to the connection between the second agricultural revolution and the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      Advancements in agricultural production helped feed the expanding population.

    • B. 

      Technological advancements helped increase agricultural production.

    • C. 

      Transportation improvements made more food available to urban populations.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

    • E. 

      A and B only.

  • 16. 
    The Enclosure Movement altered the geography and agricultural practices of rural England by
    • A. 

      Consolidating oddly shaped fields.

    • B. 

      Encouraging the use of more farm machinery.

    • C. 

      Displacing farmers.

    • D. 

      A and B only.

  • 17. 
    Which statement regarding agricultural region(s) with respect to Whittlessey's Agricultural Regions map is no longer applicable?
    • A. 

      Plantation agriculture doesn't exist in North America anymore.

    • B. 

      Grain regions have become smaller over time.

    • C. 

      Mediterranean agriculture has declined in importance.

    • D. 

      Areas of shifting cultivation have become more prominent.

    • E. 

      Commercial gardening in the U.S. is still dominant along the east coast.

  • 18. 
    Shifting cultivation is a threatened form of agriculture because of 
    • A. 

      Competition for resources from logging and mining companies.

    • B. 

      Population increase.

    • C. 

      Modern technology makes the practice obsolete.

    • D. 

      A and B only.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    All of the following are characteristics of shifting cultivation except 
    • A. 

      People usually live in small villages.

    • B. 

      Farmers clear land using a slash (vegetation) and burn (debris) technique.

    • C. 

      Crops are grown on land until the nutrients in the soil are depleted.

    • D. 

      Primogentric land ownership dominates shifting cultivation societies.

    • E. 

      Farmers usually return to the same area approximately twenty years later.

  • 20. 
    The process by which people engaged in shifting cultivation plant crops of varying heights in order to protect lower crops is called
    • A. 

      Ridge tillage.

    • B. 

      Swidden agriculture.

    • C. 

      Intertillage.

    • D. 

      Shifting cultivation.

    • E. 

      Subsistence agriculture.

  • 21. 
    Pastoral nomads predominate in
    • A. 

      Semi-arid deserts.

    • B. 

      Deserts.

    • C. 

      Subtropical grasslands.

    • D. 

      Tropical rainforest.

    • E. 

      A and B only.

  • 22. 
    Herders who seasonally move their animals between mountain pastures and lowland valleys practice
    • A. 

      Transhumance.

    • B. 

      Seasonal variation.

    • C. 

      Swidden agriculture.

    • D. 

      Livestock ranching.

    • E. 

      Extensive subsistence agriculture.

  • 23. 
    Pastoral nomads do not typically herd
    • A. 

      Cattle.

    • B. 

      Llamas.

    • C. 

      Sheep.

    • D. 

      Goats.

    • E. 

      Camels.

  • 24. 
    Pastoral nomads potentially contribute to desertification by
    • A. 

      Overgrazing.

    • B. 

      Using poor cultivation techniques.

    • C. 

      Moving animals frequently.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      A and B only.

  • 25. 
    Another term for pastoral nomadism is
    • A. 

      Extensive subsistence agriculture.

    • B. 

      Nomadic herding.

    • C. 

      Livestock ranching.

    • D. 

      Grain agriculture.

    • E. 

      A and B only.

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