The Evolution of Economy: Changes from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions


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1. Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the development of new technology during the second agricultural revolution?

2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of postindustrial society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The evolution of economy has taken place over many years, from the agricultural revolution through the postindustrial era, and this quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the development of economy alongside society. The practice questions will test you on primary, secondary, and tertiary economic sectors and the developments that took place throughout the industrial and postindustrial eras.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The types of labor that fit into the primary, secondary, and tertiary economic sectors
  • The characteristics of the industrial era
  • The characteristics of the postindustrial era

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on how economies have evolved from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of economy in order to better grasp how economy evolved across the agricultural and industrial revolutions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as primary, secondary, and tertiary economic sectors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the evolution of economy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Evolution of Economy: Changes from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe how economy and modern society have evolved alongside one another
  • Discuss the Agricultural Revolution
  • Discuss the Industrial Revolution
  • Discuss Postindustrial society
  • Understand how the economy of the world has developed throughout the three aforementioned eras
  • Define the primary, secondary, and tertiary economic sectors