How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies


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What is an agrarian society?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an effect that farming technology had on human societies?

2. Which of the following was NOT an effect that the industrial revolution had on human societies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Developments in science and technology, along with changing economic conditions, have a dramatic impact on the societies in which they occur. The quiz/worksheet duo will help you to learn about the various changes that a society can experience when such developments take place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The industrial revolution
  • Effects of farming technology on societies
  • Agrarian societies
  • The division of labor
  • Digital technologies

Skills Practiced

These items will assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Society lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding digital technologies
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as division of labor and the industrial revolution
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept if scientific development to understand the lasting effects of technology

Additional Learning

Learn more about societal transformations by reviewing the corresponding lesson How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies. You can work towards the following objectives with this lesson:

  • Discover the lasting effects of the industrial revolution
  • Know about the development of digital technologies
  • Identify the characteristics of an agrarian society
  • Discover the impact of societal developments on different classes of people
  • Understand the concept of division of labor