Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples


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How does livestock differ from other domesticated animals?

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1. Which of the following characteristics is NOT ideal for animal domestication?

2. Plants grown for consumption are referred to as _____, while plants used indoors for decorative purposes are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of plant and animal domestication. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the characteristics of animals that are good candidates for domestication and examples of animals that have been domesticated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Facts about domestication
  • Definition of domestication
  • Ability to identify animal species that have been domesticated
  • Qualities associated with animals that can be domesticated
  • The domestication of the potato

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of domestication
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about plant and animal domestication in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the difference between domestication and taming
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about domestication of animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about domestication, review the corresponding lesson on Plant and Animal Domestication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between taming and domestication
  • Define domesticated animal
  • Look at examples of domestication in the plant and animal kingdoms
  • Explore the qualities needed for domestication