AP Human Geography : Global Food Distribution & Famine

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Example Question #901 : Ap Human Geography

In developed countries, what percentage of workers are directly involved in farming?

Possible Answers:

30%

25%

10%

80%

5%

Correct answer:

5%

Explanation:

In developed countries, 5% of workers are directly involved in farming. Agricultural production is still high with a low amount of workers because of the technology and machinery used to farm.

Example Question #21 : Contemporary Commercial Agriculture

What is the definition of food security?

Possible Answers:

The safety of food supplies from physical disasters

Physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food

The seeds in storage that will guarantee next season's crops

The amount of food stored in the average person's pantry

The quality of a food product

Correct answer:

Physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food

Explanation:

Food security is defined as a person's access to food that will meet their dietary needs. There needs to be enough food, good food, and affordable food.

Example Question #22 : Contemporary Commercial Agriculture

It is estimated that about 870 million people are undernourished in the world. What percentage of undernourished people are in developing countries?

Possible Answers:

63%

99%

59%

100%

75%

Correct answer:

99%

Explanation:

99% of the world's undernourished people can be found in developing countries.

Example Question #11 : Global Food Distribution & Famine

Which of these descriptions provides the most accurate definition of a milkshed?

Possible Answers:

The storage center where dairy milk is stored before being shipped out to market

Any milk that is lost in the process of pasteurization 

The dairy refrigerator at a grocery store

The area around a city where milk can be supplied without spoiling

The shed where the milk cows live

Correct answer:

The area around a city where milk can be supplied without spoiling

Explanation:

A milkshed refers to an area surrounding the milk source (dairy farm) where milk is supplied without spoiling. Depending on transportation methods, the milkshed will vary in size.

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