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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  The percent of the human population working in agriculture has decreased over time.
  The Harvesters. Pieter Bruegel. 1565.
  Ploughing rice paddies with water buffalo, in Indonesia.
  Farmers work inside a rice field in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Question 2: In recent years there has been a backlash against perceived ________ environmental effects of mainstream agriculture, particularly regarding water pollution,[12] resulting in the organic movement.
Environmental economicsPublic goodEconomicsExternality

Question 3: Food security issues also coincide with ________ and food labeling concerns.
Food safetyLead poisoningAcceptable daily intakeFoodborne illness

Question 4: Since the 1940s, agricultural productivity has increased dramatically, due largely to the increased use of energy-intensive mechanization, ________ and pesticides.
NitrogenPotassiumPhosphorusFertilizer

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Tractor and Chaser bin.
  The percent of the human population working in agriculture has decreased over time.
  The Harvesters. Pieter Bruegel. 1565.
  Farmers work inside a rice field in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Question 6: [29] For example, irrigation increased corn yields in eastern ________ by 400 to 500% from 1940 to 1997.
UtahFloridaMissouriColorado

Question 7: ________ attempts to use all of these methods to keep pest populations below the number which would cause economic loss, and recommends pesticides as a last resort.
Integrated pest managementOrganic farmingAgroecologyBiological pest control

Question 8: Agriculture was the key development that led to the rise of human civilization, with the husbandry of domesticated ________ and plants (i.e.
CnidariaBilateriaAnimalCtenophora

Question 9: Until the ________, the vast majority of the human population labored in agriculture.
Industrial RevolutionTextile manufacture during the Industrial RevolutionWilliam RadcliffeThomas Highs

Question 10: Independent development of agriculture occurred in northern and southern China, Africa's Sahel, New Guinea and several regions of the ________.
Americas (terminology)South AmericaAmericasNorth America







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