Subsistence Farming: Definition & Examples


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How long ago did subsistence farming develop?

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1. Who is the anthropologist who developed the idea of the Neolithic Revolution, or evolution of human societies after the development of subsistence farming?

2. Subsistence farming is conducive to which form of economy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your proficiency on subsistence farming with the quiz and worksheet. The quiz will test you on information such as crop rotation, expansion of fields and what humans did before subsistence farming.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The anthropologist who came up with the idea of the Neolithic Revolution
  • What humans did before subsistence farming
  • When subsistence farming was developed
  • The term that describes crop rotation and expansion of fields
  • What part of economy is associated with subsistence farming

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on subsistence farming
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the anthropologist who developed the idea of the Neolithic Revolution
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the section of economy that is associated with subsistence farming

Additional Learning

To understand concepts related to farming, read through the short lesson titled Subsistence Farming: Definition & Examples. The lesson is designed to help you find these objectives:

  • Identify what subsistence farming and cash crops are
  • Recall the history of subsistence farming
  • Learn about the Fertile Crescent and how it impacted farming in the western world
  • Understand the benefits of irrigation agriculture
  • Know the role of subsistence farming in today's society