Understanding Pastoral Societies


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What is defined as a type of living in which survival is based directly or indirectly on the maintenance of domesticated animals?

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1. Which of these is NOT true of a pastoralist society?

2. Which of these is true of a pastoralist society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be able to improve your conceptual knowledge of pastoral societies through questions about their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about:

  • The style of living that requires maintaining domesticated animals
  • Some characteristics of a pastoralist society
  • Examples of an intensive pastoral system
  • Forms extensive pastoralism might take

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about extensive pastoralism
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of pastoralist societies
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of an intensive pastoral system to identify examples of it

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Understanding Pastoral Societies can give you a more in-depth review of this topic. After going over the lesson, you will have enough information to:

  • Understand the nomadic way of life and what it involves
  • Identify the differences between an intensive and extensive system
  • Review examples of modern-day pastoral societies