European History : Agriculture

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for European History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Social And Economic History

Of the following, crop rotation, mechanization, and the seed drill are most closely associated with the ______________.

Possible Answers:

Second Agricultural Revolution

Bolshevik Revolution

Neolithic Revolution

Green Revolution

First Agricultural Revolution

Correct answer:

Second Agricultural Revolution


The Second Agricultural Revolution, which occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe alongside the Industrial Revolution, included all these things. Improved crop rotation systems, the increased use of machinery in agriculture, and Jethro Tull's horse-drawn seed drill contributed to greatly increased food production.

The Neolithic Revolution and First Agricultural Revolution are the same event. They refer to the ancient beginnings of agriculture, an event that made it possible for formerly nomadic tribes to create permanent settlements.

The Green Revolution is more recent (1970's) and includes the use of genetically-modified crops.

The Bolshevik Revolution was the Communist Revolution in Russia that overthrew the Czar in 1917.

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