Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties


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Choose the correct definition of a monoculture.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason for the loss of agricultural land?

2. How many different species of plants and animals comprise the majority of the human diet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on what affects agriculture, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the significance of the loss of land and decreased farming varieties. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the appropriate definition of monoculture as well as knowing the reason for the loss of agricultural land.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the:

  • Definition of monoculture
  • Reasons agricultural land might be lost
  • Number of plants and animal species in our diet
  • Most common planted crops
  • Effects of a decrease in genetic diversity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why agricultural land might be lost and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related what affects agriculture lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of plants and animal species in our diet

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to keep the foundation of our existence healthy, review the corresponding lesson entitled Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand why the future of food production is in jeopardy
  • Identify the two main problems in agriculture today
  • Describe how agricultural land can be lost
  • Explain the difference between previous agricultural methods and today's
  • Appreciate why we should be concerned about the decrease of farming variety