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Read each question and circle yes if you agree with the statement and think it is true, or no if you disagree with the statement or think it is wrong.

Yes No 1. Honey is made by mixing sugar and water.
Yes No 2. Bees gather pollen from farmers' orchards fields to make honey.
Yes No 3. It is important for farmers to conserve soil and keep it healthy.
Yes No 4. Cows convert grass, hay, and other feeds that humans can't eat to produce meat and milk.
Yes No 5. Half of the earth's land is suitable for growing crops.
Yes No 6. Apples can be grown in a greenhouse.
Yes No 7. Hay is green and made from the stems of grains.
Yes No 8. Fowl and poultry are words that might be used to talk about chickens.
Yes No 9. Grain is the seed of plants like oats, wheat, and rice.
Yes No 10. Pumpkins like other squash are harvested in the spring.
Yes No 11. Most of us could survive without farmers.
Yes No 12. Conservation is using up our resources.
Yes No 13. Land preservation is land not used for farming.
Yes No 14. Land stewardship is a term used for those who take care of the land.
Yes No 15. Soybeans are a very important crop in the United States.
Yes No 16. Farming is considered a risky business.
Yes No 17. Aquaculture is the practice of raising food in water.

For the following questions, circle the best choice that answers the question.

18. Agricultural Scientists might work with

a. bacteria
b. animals
c. plants
d. soils
e. all of the above
f. none of the above

19. Natural resources used by farmers include:

a. water
b. soil
c. air
d. forests
e. all of the above
f. none of the above

20. Basically, why did the settlers move westward?

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

21. Why does a farmer plant cover crops?

a. to prevent the soil from washing away
b. to provide pretty blooms
c. to cover ugly land
d. to use the farm machines

22. The change that took place during the Industrial Revolution that affected farming was

a. development of new foods
b. increase in plowing with mules
c. invention of many machines used for farming
d. movement of people from cities to farms

23. A specialty farm

a. raises a variety of crops and livestock
b. raises or grows only one kind of crop or livestock
c. raises a variety of animals
d. is a place of entertainment

24. Which plant produces fiber for clothing?

a. soybeans
b. rice
c. cotton
d. corn

25. Which product provides material for shelter?

a. corn
b. trees
c. rose bushes
d. sugarcane

26. The types of crops grown in a region depend upon

a. climate and soil
b. climate and equipment
c. people and soil
d. equipment and people

27. The hydroponic method of farming does not include

a. water
b. soil
c. nutrients
d. plants

28. Conservation includes

a. managing the soil wisely
b. protecting the air
c. keeping the water clean
d. all of the above

29. Since most families do not produce all of their own food, they must get it through a food-marketing system which is the process of getting the food from the farm to the family. Select the correct order of the food-marketing system.

a. distribution, processing, production, retailing
b. production, processing, distribution, and retailing
c. retailing, production, processing, and distribution
d. production, distribution, processing, retailing

30. What makes farming such a risky business?

a. regular income
b. easy work
c. unpredictable weather conditions
d. good market prices

31. Why is farming an expensive business?

a. high prices of equipment
b. cost of seeds and fertilizers
c. cost of fuel
d. all of the above

32. Which of these is not a part of the agribusiness system?

a. seed and feed store
b. jewelry store
c. a dairy
d. grocery store

33. How are farm products marketed?

a. radio and TV commercials
b. attractive packages
c. newspaper coupons
d. all of the above

34. Which of these products does the United States import?

a. tea
b. coffee
c. bananas
d. all of these

35. Why does the United States import chocolate?

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

36. One reason that United States farmers can grow a great variety of crops is that

a. United States farmers are smarter than any other farmers.
b. the United States has diverse climates and soils.
c. the growing seasons are all short.
d. rainfall in the United States is the same all over the country.

37. Which of the following is not a major agricultural region of North America?

a. Coastal Plains
b. Southeast
c. Desert
d. Midwest

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

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

39. If you were a Native American living years ago, which of the following would be part of your diet?

a. Buffalo, berries, soft drinks
b. Nuts, seeds, berries, meat
c. Nuts, wheat, pizza
d. Meat, tacos, milk

40. All of the following are basic needs except

a. food and water
b. shelter
c. transportation
d. clothing

41. Which of the following are examples of natural resources

a. Radios and televisions
b. Heavy metal rock bands
c. Forests and soils
d. Different kinds of clothing

42. Which of the following would be the most often used means of transportation for sending a ton of coconuts from Hawaii to China?

a. Train
b. Ship
c. Truck
d. Jet

43. We protect our topsoil because

a. it grows plants
b. it can wash away
c. it can blow away
d. all of these

44. Which product does the United States export?

a. wheat
b. coffee
c. spices
d. bananas

45. Why does the United States export grains?

a. we have more than we need
b. there is not enough
c. we don't like the taste
d. bread makes us fat

46. A herbivore is an animal that

a. sleeps during the day
b. eats only plants
c. sleeps all winter
d. eats only meat

47. A section of garlic is called a

a. clove
b. bulb
c. slice
d. piece

48. Aquatic means

a. flies
b. lives in water
c. lives in trees
d. earth dweller

49. Potatoes grow

a. from flowers
b. above the ground
c. in the soil
d. on trees

50. A mushroom is what type of plant?

a. bacteria
b. a single cell plant
c. fungus
d. virus

51. Which of the following is known as a root crop?

a. carrots
b. broccoli
c. watermelons
d. tomatoes

52. Apples are harvested in the

a. spring
b. summer
c. fall
d. winter

53. Chickens are fed

a. hay
b. grains
c. meat
d. fruit

54. Pickles are made from which farm product?

a. carrots
b. potatoes
c. squash
d. cucumbers

55. Eating 5-a-day is said about which food group

a. grains
b. fruits and vegetables
c. meat
d. milk

56. What is the name of the area where fruit trees are grown?

a. garden
b. field
c. grocery store
d. orchard

57. Tomatoes are the main ingredient in

a. pizza sauce, ketchup, and spaghetti sauce
b. pizza sauce, tomato soup, and cranberry sauce
c. salsa, enchilada sauce, and red jam
d. ketchup, salad dressing, and salsa

58. Butter is

a. ground flower petals
b. milk fat
c. milk protein
d. made from mayonnaise

59. What kind of corn has multicolored kernels?

a. popcorn
b. French corn
c. Indian corn
d. Mexican corn

60. Cabbage can be red, green or

a. purple
b. blue
c. yellow
d. orange

61. Bees are important because they

a. eat mosquitoes
b. never sleep
c. help turn flowers into fruit and pollinate plants
d. work in the winter to make honey

62. Wool is the hair shorn off a

a. pig
b. sheep
c. goat
d. cow

63. Pastures are where you would find

a. open fenced grassy areas
b. shopping malls
c. parks
d. homes for people

64. Grapes grow on

a. shrubs
b. trees
c. vines
d. roots

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

a. spring
b. summer
c. fall
d. winter

66. Wool can also be called

a. swine
b. fleece
c. feathers
d. scales

67. Mining along with ____________________ meets the basic need of humans.

a. computers
b. cars
c. agriculture
d. money

68. Name one state in the corn belt.

a. California
b. Indiana
c. Florida
d. Texas

69. Name one state known for its wheat production.

a. Kansas
b. North Carolina
c. Michigan
d. Oregon

70. These products are produced in most states:

a. milk, apples, bananas
b. milk, eggs, corn
c. eggs, wheat, oranges
d. lettuce, apples, wheat

71. How can we convert grass into protein for humans to eat?

a. cut it and eat it
b. allow cows to graze and then eat beef
c. cut it and after it is dry, eat it
d. burn the range grass and plant wheat

72. Nuts and seeds are a good source of

a. sugar
b. protein
c. salt
d. carbohydrates

73. Circle all the subjects that a farmer needs to understand:

a. soils
b. weather
c. plants
d. chemistry
e. conservation
f. business
g. accounting
h. animals
i. reading
j. math
k. writing

74. How is your food produced, processed, and distributed?

75. What if there were no farmers?

76. Select one of the following to complete the statement, and write a short paragraph to explain your answer.

"Besides producing our food and fiber, agriculture is most important to our nation's _______."

  • History
  • Transportation
  • Future
  • Environment
  • Cities
  • Economy

77. What could I do as a consumer of food and fiber to keep American agriculture productive?

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