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16-09-2019

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1Q-The decline in the number of farmers can best be described as a consequence of
A) push/pull economic factors.
B) urban sprawl.
C) climate change.
D) demographic transition.

2Q-The decline in the amount of farmland can best be described as a consequence of
A) push/pull economic factors.
B) urban sprawl.
C) climate change.
D) demographic transition.

3Q-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.

4Q-Which type of agriculture is found primarily in less developed countries?
A) Mediterranean
B) plantation
C) truck farming
D) commercial gardening
E) none of the above, these are all commercial agriculture.

5Q-Which is not a characteristic of shifting cultivation?
A) Land is cleared by slashing the vegetation.
B) Debris is burned to provide the soil with nutrients.
C) A new site is designated every few years.
D) All of the above are characteristics.

6Q-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) undifferentiated Highlands.

7Q-Shifting cultivation is primarily practiced in climate region A, which is characterized by
A) high temperatures and abundant rainfall.
B) low temperatures and low rainfall.
C) low temperatures and abundant rainfall.
D) high temperatures and moderate rainfall.
E) moderate temperatures and abundant rainfall.

8Q-Which type of agriculture occupies the largest percentage of the world's land area?
A) dairying
B) shifting cultivation
C) pastoral nomadism
D) intensive subsistence
E) livestock ranching

9Q-Farmland preservationists traditionally define prime farmland based only on
A) soil quality.
B) proximity to market.
C) dry harvest climate.
D) habitat for endangered species.

10Q-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

11Q-Defenders of shifting cultivation say it is the best approach for the tropics because
A) permanently clearing fields and using fertilizers will destroy tropical soils.
B) shifting cultivation destroys less tropical rain forest than permanently clearing the land.
C) shifting cultivation is part of the cultural diversity of folk customs in the tropics.
D) it requires a lot of land to feed a small number of people.
E) A, B, and C

12Q-Only about 15 million people are nomads, but they sparsely occupy
A) 20 percent of the earth's land area.
B) 10 percent of the earth's land area.
C) most of the tropical regions of the earth.
D) most of the islands of the south Pacific.
E) 50 percent of the undifferentiated highlands.

13Q-The largest proportion of farmers in Asia practice
A) hunting and gathering.
B) intensive subsistence.
C) pastoral nomadism.
D) shifting cultivation.
E) plantation agriculture.

14Q-Compared to shifting cultivation, intensive subsistence agriculture is characterized by which of the following?
A) smaller farms
B) higher agricultural density
C) greater use of animal power
D) more diversified cropping
E) all of the above

15Q-Asian agriculture is characterized by shortages of all but which of the following?
A) equipment
B) funds
C) labor
D) land
E) C and D

16Q-Intensive wet rice farming is the dominant type of agriculture in
A) Southeast China.
B) East India.
C) most of Southeast Asia.
D) A and B
E) all of the above.

17Q-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 the above

 

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