SAT II World History : Agricultural Revolution

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #23 : Global Developments

The British Agricultural Revolution provided the prerequisite conditions for __________.

Possible Answers:

the Industrial Revolution

the French Revolution

the Scientific Revolution

the Glorious Revolution

the Renaissance

Correct answer:

the Industrial Revolution

Explanation:

The British Agricultural Revolution took place between 1700 and 1800. During this time period, the introduction of new technologies meant that far fewer people were needed to work the fields in order to provide enough food for the population. This caused people to move from the countryside to cities in search of work, which in turn provided the raw labor required to drive the Industrial Revolution.

Example Question #24 : Global Developments

How did the Norfolk four-course crop rotation system contribute to the British Agricultural Revolution?

Possible Answers:

It decreased the demand for food. 

It increased soil fertility.

It provided raw materials for factories. 

It decreased the supply of labor. 

It decreased crop disease. 

Correct answer:

It increased soil fertility.

Explanation:

The Norfolk four-course crop rotation system was one of the most important developments of the British Agricultural Revolution. It focused on rotating which crops were grown in soil in order to help the soil retain nutrients and maximize fertility and growing power.

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