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  1. Animal Husbandry
  2. Labor-intensive agriculture
  3. Feedlots
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Megalopolis
  1. a Several metropolitan areas that were originally separate but have joined together to form a large, sprawling urban complex.
  2. b Places where livestock are concentrated in a very small area and raised on hormones and hearty grains that prepare them for slaughter at a much more rapid rate than grazing; often referred to as "factory farms"
  3. c A form of technology that uses living organisms, usually genes, to modify products, to make or modify plants and animals, or to develop other microorganisms for specific purposes
  4. d An agricultural activity associated with the raising of domesticated animals, including cattle, horses, sheep and goats
  5. e Type of agriculture that requires large levels of manual labor to succeed

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Chemicals used on plants that do not harm the plants, but kill pests and can have negative repercussions on other species who ingest the chemicals (including humans)
  2. Foods that are mostly products of organisms that have had their genes altered in a laboratory for specific purposes such as disease resistance, increased productivity or nutritional value allowing growers greater control, predictability and efficiency.
  3. In agriculture, replacing human labor with technology or machines
  4. Cities that, because of their geographic location, act as ports of entry and distribution centers for large geographic centers (i.e. NYC, LA, St. Louis)
  5. Movement in environmental design that drew directly from the beaux arts school. Architects from this movement strove to impart order on hectic, industrial centers by creating urban spaces that conveyed a sense of morality and civic pride, which many feared were absent from the frenzied new industrial world.

5 True/False questions

  1. SalinizationProcess that occurs when soils in arid areas are brought under cultivation through irrigation. In arid climates, water evaporates quickly off the ground surface, leaving salty residues that render the soil infertile


  2. DomesticationThe conscious manipulation of plant and animal species by humans in order to sustain themselves


  3. Planned agricultural economyAll agricultural activity generated for the purpose of selling, not necessarily for local consumption


  4. Postmodern ArchitectureA reaction in architectural design to the feeling of sterile alienation that many people get from modern architecture. Postmodernism uses older historical styles and a sense of lightheartedness and eclecticism. Buildings combine pleasant-looking forms and playful colors to convey new ideas and to create spaces that are more people friendly than their modernist predecessors


  5. Commercial agricultural economyAll agricultural activity generated for the purpose of selling, not necessarily for local consumption