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Chapter 9: Agriculture and Food
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Food security, as defined by the United Nations, is
physical, social and economic access at all times to safe and nutritious food
The largest proportion of farmers in Asia practice
Consumption of food is dependent upon all of the following variables EXCEPT
North Africa and Southwest Asia is dominated by what form of agriculture?
Hunting and gathering societies
are found in isolated places in the world
Which of the following was not an important agricultural hearth?
In contrast to practitioners of agriculture, hunters and gatherers
The Agricultural Revolution began because of
a combination of environmental and cultural factors
Which of the following is NOT an agricultural region found in developing countries?
The earliest known domesticated wheat, barley, and rice crops are thought to have originated in Asia
10,000 years ago
There are currently about ________ million farmers in the United States.
Roughly half of the world's undernourished people reside in
China and India
Geographer Derwent Whittlesey has identified 11 main agricultural regions. Which agricultural region important in developing countries covers the most surface area in the Southern Hemisphere?
Which statement is incorrect with respect to hunting and gathering?
A sizeable percentage of the world's contemporary population still engages in hunting and gathering
Which nation is currently responsible for one-third of the global yield of fish?
Farming for the primary purpose of feeding one's family is known as
The agricultural practice most dependent on being close to consumers is
Which of the following tools will most likely be used in subsistence agriculture?
Wooden plow and oxen
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding agriculture?
Commercial agriculture tends to employ relatively few people in developed countries.
Which nation has the highest caloric consumption in the world?
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