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24 Cards in this Set

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Which of the following is not one of the three primary crops that feed the world?
a. rice

b. soybeans

c. corn

d. wheat
correct: b
Which of the following supplies most of the world's food?
a. oceanic fisheries

b. croplands

c. rangelands

d. freshwater fisheries
correct: b
What is the major type of agriculture in the United States?
a. shifting cultivation

b. plantation

c. industrialized

d. intensive traditional
Which of the following describes the first green revolution?
a. introduction of new food plants to developed countries.

b. export of dwarf varieties of rice and wheat to tropical developing countries.

c. discovery that wild plants could be cultivated as a dependable food supply.

d. using high inputs or pesticides and fertilizers to increase crop yields in developing countries
Polyvarietal cultivation refers to planting several different species in the same plot.
Which of the following characterizes food production between 1950 and 1990?
a. food production and inflation-adjusted food prices increased.

b. food production increased while the inflation-adjusted price for food decreased.

c. food production decreased while inflation-adjusted food priced increased.

d. food production and inflation-adjusted food prices decreased.
A person who receives an adequate number of calories but whose diet is deficient in protein and other essential nutrients suffer from ____.
a. undernutrition

b. malnutrition

c. overnutrition

d. macronutrition
Which of the following is not a way in which food production impacts the environment?
a. increases surface water quality.

b. decreases greenhouse gases.

c. decreases soil erosion.

d. increases biodiversity.
Which of the following is the most controversial method of increasing food production?
a. introduction of new foods

b. advanced tissue culture techniques

c. crossbreeding

d. genetic engineering
What are microlivestock?
a. genetically engineered pigs

b. small-scale ranching operations

c. edible insects

d. dwarf varieties of cattle
Which of the following is associated with meat production?
a. continual improvement in range condition.

b. reduction of surface water pollution.

c. desertification.

d. elimination of infectious livestock diseases.
Most of the meat in the U.S. is produced in
a. pastures

b. prairies

c. open ranges.

d. feedlots.
Which of the following is not a method of maintaining the availability of fish and seafood?
a. harvesting at sustainable yield.

b. increasing the use of drift nets.

c. fish ranching.

d. decreasing allowable bycatch levels
Environmentalists believe that agricultural subsidies should be used for
a. protecting soil quality.

b. keeping water prices artificially low so farmers can irrigate more land.

c. draining wetlands to increase productive land.

d. elimination of agricultural pests and predators
_____ is an example of a first generation pesticide.
a. Pyrethrum

b. DDT

c. Glyphosate

d. Parathion
What was the first second-generation pesticide?
a. rotenone

b. camphor

c. glyphosate

d. DDT
There are no good reasons to use synthetic pesticides.
Which of the following is considered the greatest problem associated with the use of pesticides?
a. the speed with which they kill pest organisms.

b. development of genetic resistance in pest organisms.

c. modern pesticides are more dangerous to use.

d. they increase costs for farmers, making it more difficult for them to make a living.
According to the USDA, about ____ of the pesticides applied to U.S. croplands by airplane actually reach target pests.
a. 10 percent

b. 25 percent

c. 2 percent or less

d. 50 percent
The primary legislation dealing with pesticides is
a. RCRA.


c. EPA

Which of the following would be a useful biological pest control agent?
a. ladybug

b. grasshopper

c. Japanese beetle

d. fire ant
After the Indonesian government restricted the use of pesticides, use _____ and rice production _____.
a. rose . . . rose

b. rose . . . dropped

c. dropped . . . dropped

d. dropped . . . rose
The goal of integrated pest management (IPM) is
a. maximizing crop yields by any means necessary.

b. reduction of crop damage to economically tolerable levels.

c. worldwide eradication of pest populations.

d. killing pests by the least expensive means available.
Use of synthetic pesticides or hormones prevents a food item from being labeled
a. natural.

b. engineered.

c. organic.

d. inorganic.