The Modern Economy: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sectors


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Which activity belongs in the primary sector?

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1. Michael L. Smith was awarded the Physiology and Entomology Noble prize in 2015 for his research on the sting of honey bees. He contributed to which modern economic sector?

2. The president of a land-grant college would be a part of which modern economic sector?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on the various sectors of the modern economy. You will be quizzed on things such as the names and characteristics of specific sectors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The economic sector that grew significantly during the Industrial Revolution
  • Which economic sector has seen a significant decline in the modern world economic system
  • What labor force the President of a land-grant college would be an example of
  • The sector that dominated the economy in the US in the mid-19th century
  • Which sector becomes more important as society becomes more reliant on services

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the modern economy and its composition of various sectors in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the names of the different sectors of modern economy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history and future importance of specific economic sectors

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different parts of the world's financial framework, review the corresponding lesson The Modern Economy: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sectors. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses economic change over time
  • Identifies the primary economic sector
  • Explores what the secondary and tertiary economic sectors are
  • Explains potential future sectors of the modern economy