AP Human Geography : Models of Agricultural Land Use

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Example Question #171 : Agriculture, Food Production, & Rural Land Use

A mid-sized land holding in which most of the labor is done by machines is best described as a form of __________.

Possible Answers:

subsistence farming

pastoralism

labor-intensive agriculture

extensive agriculture

capital-intensive agriculture

Correct answer:

capital-intensive agriculture

Explanation:

“Capital-intensive agriculture” is a type of agricultural production in which a mid-size land holding is used to produce as much goods as possible. The vast majority of the labor is carried out by machinery, with relatively little human work required.

Example Question #171 : Agriculture, Food Production, & Rural Land Use

Which of these human geographers is famous for developing the concept of distinct agricultural regions—some are important to developed countries and others are important to developing societies?

Possible Answers:

Paul Vidal de la Blache

Carl Sauer

Arno Peters

Walter Christaller

Derwent Whittlesey

Correct answer:

Derwent Whittlesey

Explanation:

Derwent Whittlesey is famous for developing the concept of eleven distinct agricultural regions in the 1930s. Whittlesey divided these eleven regions into some that were important to developed societies (e.g. livestock farming) and some that were important to developing societies (e.g. pastoral nomadism).

Example Question #941 : Ap Human Geography

An agricultural economy in which farmers produce and sell their own goods with the aim of making the largest profit possible is called a(n) __________.

Possible Answers:

planned-agricultural economy

mercantile-agricultural economy

capitalist-agricultural economy

subsistence-agricultural economy

commercial-agricultural economy

Correct answer:

commercial-agricultural economy

Explanation:

A “commercial-agricultural economy” is the one that exists in most wealthy capitalist countries, and prevails generally around the world. It is an agricultural economy in which farmers produce and sell their own goods on the open market with the aim of making the largest profit possible.

Example Question #21 : Models Of Agricultural Land Use

Von Thunen's model for rural land use relied on four major assumptions. Which one of these was not one of the four major assumptions for the model?

Possible Answers:

Surrounded by wilderness

Isolated state - no external influences

No visible change in soil, climate, or terrain

Minimum population of 200 people

Farmers always produce goods for maximized profits

Correct answer:

Minimum population of 200 people

Explanation:

The town needs to be located in the center of the concentric rings, but a minimum population was never specified.

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