AP World History : Agriculture 1750 to 1900

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Agriculture

The significant increase in population that occurred in Japan during the Edo period can be most closely attributed to which of the following?

Possible Answers:

The development of extensive terrance farming in mountainous regions.

Government incentive programs designed to reward families that produced large numbers of children.

Large-scale emigration of the Japanese population to Korea, which freed up more land for cultivation

Technological improvements in cultivation, especially rice, taking place during a period of stable government rule.

Extensive trade with China and importation of New World crops.

Correct answer:

Technological improvements in cultivation, especially rice, taking place during a period of stable government rule.

Explanation:

During the Edo period, technological developments that allowed for higher rice yields allowed for population growth. Additionally, the lack of warfare as a result of Tokugawa control of the whole country prevented large-scale death as a result of war.

Example Question #1 : Agriculture 1750 To 1900

A shortage of what key crop led to a great famine in Ireland in the mid-1800s?

Possible Answers:

Tobacco 

Wheat

Apples

Potatoes

Cabbage

Correct answer:

Potatoes

Explanation:

The Irish Potato Famine had significant repercussions in the 19th century. It drove millions of Irish immigrants to America in search of prosperity, and created the deep-seated bitterness to England (for not providing support) that would cause violent tension for the next century.

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