Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture


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How do intensive subsistence agriculture and shifting cultivation differ?

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1. What is agriculture?

2. Which of the following is NOT utilized by industrialized agriculture to increase crop yields?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of industrialized and subsistence agriculture. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of agriculture and types and techniques of subsistence agriculture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of agriculture
  • Methods used in industrialized agriculture to increase crop yield
  • The technique of polycultures in subsistence agriculture
  • The type of subsistence agriculture that herds animals and where this is common
  • When humans began to produce their own food

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concepts of subsistence and industrialized agriculture
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about agriculture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nomadism and polycultures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different forms of agriculture

Additional Learning

To learn more about these two main types of farming, review the corresponding lesson on Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about types of agriculture
  • Explore typical methods used industrialized agriculture
  • Discuss different types of subsistence agriculture