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Physical Geography and Geography of Agriculture Exam Section 5

The raising of livestock
Which of the following correctly defines 'food subsidy'?
Government paying farmers to over-produce a certain crop
Which is more energy efficient?
Wheat production
The raising of livestock produces a large amount of pollution. Which of the following IS NOT a reason why?
Livestock poop a lot, You have to grow grains to grow livestock, Slaughter houses use lots of energy (All of these are reasons why livestack pollute)
Match the term 'agribusiness' to one of the following
Commercial agriculture
To adapt plants and animals to live in a human environment is the definition for:
Which of the following countries eats the most meat?
United States
A plant or animal being adapted to human life (cultural ecology):
Slash and burn farming is NOT a good means of farming because:
It depletes the soil fertility when overused
Agriculture is a large factor in environmental change:
In which latitude zone are temperatures highest due to direct sunlight year-round?
What is a cause of an earthquake?
Tectonic plates colliding and Tectonic plates sliding against each other (Both A and B)
The tallest mountain on earth is:
Mt. Everest
Both cities below are located at the same latitude and elevation. Which city is located near a large body of water?
City B
July in the Northern Hemisphere is the season of summer. July in the Southern Hemisphere is the winter season. Why is this?
Because the Earth's natural tilt on its' axis
Meat consumption is on the rise in the developing world (EDCs and MDCs). Which of the following explains why that is?
Larger cattle farms
When land-based ice melts into the ocean (such as glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica) what is likely to be the result?
Rising ocean levels
The peak of Mt. Everest grows by and 1/4 of an inch every year. Which of the reasons below explain why that is?
India's tectonic plate is sliding underneath the Asian plate
Which of the following is NOT an example of an external force?
Tectonic Plate movements
The climate in Europe is kept generally warm and mild because of:
Ocean Currents