Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features


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Would a single farmer in Greece and a large agribusiness both be considered practitioners of intensive agriculture? Why or why not?

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1. What type of farming involves goods being produced only for the consumption and survival of one's family group?

2. Which of the following is an example of a cash crop?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most agricultural societies share some common characteristics, and you can use this quiz and worksheet to identify what you have learned about them. Some of the terms that you will be assessed on include agribusiness, commercialization, cash crops, and subsistence farming.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Recall the meaning of subsistence farming
  • Define commercialization
  • Remember the meaning of intensive agriculture
  • Identify cash crops
  • Recall the meaning of agribusiness

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of agricultural societies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the history of agriculture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as intensive agriculture and agribusiness
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as subsistence farming and commercialization

Additional Learning

To learn additional information about agricultural societies and their shared traits, you can check out the associated video lesson on Characteristics of Agricultural Societies. The objectives for this lesson include:

  • Define intensive agriculture
  • Understand and identify how intensive agriculture differs from one society to another
  • Identify the traits that agricultural societies have in common
  • Define subsistence farming
  • Define commercialization and understand its impact on agriculture
  • Understand the meaning of cash crops
  • Define agribusiness