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1. Basically, why did most of the settlers move westward?

to find adventure
to see a new area of the country
to get new land for farming
to get away from the crowded East

2. Why does a farmer plant cover crops?

to prevent the soil from washing away
to provide pretty blooms
to cover ugly land
to use the farm machines

3. Why does the United States import chocolate?

people like the taste
it does not grow here
it is used in a variety of food products
all of these

4. How did planting seeds change the way of life for Native Americans 10,000 years ago?

They stopped having to buy their food at the grocery store.
They no longer had to trade their goods for food with European settlers.
They did not have to move on to search for food and began to domesticate animals.
They became the largest producers of wheat in the world.

5. Which of the following are examples of natural resources?

radios and televisions
heavy metal rock bands
forests and soils
different kinds of clothing

6. Which product does the United States export?

wheat
coffee
spices
bananas

7. A section of garlic is called a

clove
bulb
slice
piece

8. What kind of corn has multicolored kernels?

popcorn
French corn
Indian corn
Mexican corn

9.Most cattle are sold in the ___________ of the year.

spring
summer
fall
winter

10. Name one state known for its wheat production.

Kansas
North Carolina
Michigan
Oregon

11. The USDA reports that raw food inputs make up only _____% of each food dollar.

5%
10%
19%
25%

12. Currently, energy costs result in more of an increase in food prices than does ethanol demand.

True
False

13. Since 2000, farmers are growing less corn on the same acreage.

True
False

14. According to recent research, more units of energy are derived from ethanol than are used to produce it.

True
False

15. According to the USDA's 2007 Census of Agriculture, family farms comprise:

less than 10% of all farms.
approximately 25% of all farms.
approximately 75% of all farms.
more than 95% of all farms.

16. With the use of biotechnology, new hybrid seeds result in _____________ in insecticide and herbicide use.

a reduction
an increase

17. Modern tillage practices, including no-till farms, are leading to ______ soil erosion.

more
less

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