What Are Horticultural Societies? - Traits and Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What type of food production is defined as a means of food production in which vegetation is cultivated using simple tools and without permanently cultivated fields?

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1. Which type of horticulture entails the process of planting a piece of land for a short time and then allowing it to remain idle for many years?

2. Some horticulturalist depend on this for food production?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the characteristics of horticultural societies. You will be quizzed on different types of horticulture and food production.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following types and techniques of horticulture:

  • Definition and characteristics of horticulture
  • The term for planting a piece of land for a short time, then letting it rest for many years
  • The term for cutting and burning wild vegetation
  • What some horticulturists depend on for food production

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of horticulture
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about food production in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as slash-and-burn and shifting cultivation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding techniques of horticulture

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of agricultural production, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Horticultural Societies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define horticulture
  • Learn about shifting cultivation and slash-and-burn
  • Explore the use of long growing trees
  • Discuss societies that use these different horticultural techniques