Agrarian Economy: Definition & Overview


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What is the best definition of an agrarian economy?

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1. What is subsistence farming?

2. When did agrarian economies become globally linked?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An agrarian economy is a rural based economy centered upon the production, consumption, trade, and sale of agricultural commodities. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand agrarian economies better and test you on how they formed in a historical context.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of agrarian economy
  • What the Agricultural Revolution was
  • The globalization of agrarian economies
  • What products are considered agricultural commodities

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on agrarian economies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Agricultural Revolution and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding agrarian economies and how they were formed by new industrial technologies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of agricultural societies, review the corresponding lesson on agrarian economies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies what an agrarian economy is
  • Examines subsistence agriculture
  • Describes the Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution
  • Explains the globalization of agrarian economies