AP World History : Agriculture 1900 to Present

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Agriculture 1900 To Present

The term “Green Revolution” refers to __________.

Possible Answers:

independence movements in Eastern Europe during the fall of the Soviet Union

innovations in agriculture that dramatically increased the global food supply

the growing awareness of environmental issues and the significance of climate change

the emergence of environmental political parties in the democracies of Western Europe

independence movements in Africa and Asia in the aftermath of the Second World War

Correct answer:

innovations in agriculture that dramatically increased the global food supply

Explanation:

The Green Revolution refers to a series of agricultural innovations from the late 1940s to the 1960s which dramatically increased the amount of food that could be produced by humanity. It is estimated that due to the innovations of the Green Revolution an additional one to two billion humans can be supported by the global food supply. 

Example Question #2 : Agriculture 1900 To Present

When did the majority of the Green Revolution take place?

Possible Answers:

The 1940s

The 1880s

The 1960s

The 1850s

The 1920s

Correct answer:

The 1960s

Explanation:

The Green Revolution is the name given to a series of agricultural innovations in the middle of the twentieth century the greatly increased the productivity of farms, particularly in the developing world. The Green Revolution had its greatest impact in the 1960s. It is estimated that an additional one to two billion humans alive today are sustained because of the Green Revolution.

Example Question #3 : Agriculture 1900 To Present

Which of these statements about the Green Revolution is most accurate?

Possible Answers:

Food supply has increased dramatically, but not enough to combat population growth.

Food supply has increased slightly, but it is concentrated in the wealthiest parts of the world.

Food supply has increased slightly, allowing for a surplus of food across the globe.

Food supply has increased slightly, but it is concentrated in the poorest parts of the world.

Food supply has increased dramatically, allowing for a surplus of food across the globe.

Correct answer:

Food supply has increased dramatically, but not enough to combat population growth.

Explanation:

It is true that since the Green Revolution, global food supply has increased dramatically, but it is also true that the global population has exploded. There were 2.5 billion people alive in 1950 when the Green Revolution was just getting started. There are now more than 7 billion people. The global supply of food has increased, but not enough to combat the massive population growth. As a result, hundreds of millions of people still live in abject poverty and have inadequate access to food and water.

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