Settled Agriculture: Definition & Explanation


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Agricultural practices were likely first adopted in what region?

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1. When did the Americas first begin seeing agricultural settlements?

2. Which of the following BEST describes the lifestyle humans practiced prior to the development of settled agriculture.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the characteristics of settled agriculture. To pass the test you'll need to answer questions about the introduction and development of settled agriculture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Where agricultural practices were first adopted
  • When agricultural settlements first appeared in the Americas
  • The type of lifestyle humans practiced before settled agriculture
  • Characteristics of human society that settled agriculture encouraged
  • When the first agricultural settlements appeared worldwide

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of settled agriculture
  • Making connections - understand the concept of settled agriculture
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the development of agriculture in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the adoption of settled agriculture

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical development, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Settled Agriculture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss life before farms
  • Learn about the development of settled agriculture
  • Explore the ramifications for human development