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GCSE AGRICULTURE
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QUESTION SHEET 1
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Fig. 1 shows four zones of suitability for farming in South America.


0 km 1000 N



Equator

B




Pacific
Ocean
Atlantic
Ocean



C
Zones 40 oS
Most suitable
A
Medium suitability
Poor suitability
Of little or no use
A. Andes…

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(a) (iii) Suggest why either area A or area B on Figure 1 is of poor suitability / little or no use for
farming. Do not
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Area chosen margin




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[H Tier]
(b) The factors determining the zones shown on Figure 1 also influence a farmer's choice of…

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(c) Some of the factors that influence the farmer's choice are physical, others are human.
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1. a physical factor?



2. a human factor?


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(ii) Name two physical and two human factors.

Physical factors: 1

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(d) Study Table 1 which shows the opinions of two farmers about the importance of four factors
to their farms. The factors are ranked in order of importance. Do not
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Rank Factor Rank Factor

1. Markets 1. Climate

2. Climate 2. Relief

3. Relief 3. Markets

4.…

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(e) Study Figure 3 which shows an input-output diagram for a farm.
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HUMAN INPUTS PHYSICAL INPUTS margin
e.g. labour e.g. soils




FARM
ACTIVITIES /
PROCESSES




OUTPUTS
e.g. milk


(i) Complete the sentences below by choosing from the following words:
inputs; marketing; processing; systems.

1. are ways…

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GCSE AGRICULTURE
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Study Figure 1, a systems diagram drawn for two farms, A and B, and answer the questions which follow. margin


FARM A

1 2 3

LABOUR LAND pigs
SEED (3 hectares) eggs
HAND TOOLS ANIMALS chickens
3 pigs cereals
1 OX…

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(c) Describe one difference in organisation between the two farms, A and B, using evidence from
each of columns 1, 2 and 3. Do not
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From evidence in column 1 margin




From evidence in column 2



From evidence in column 3


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(d) (i) State two…

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(e) (ii) Suggest two ways in which food production on a farm could be increased.
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2


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(f) Study Figure 2, which shows the vicious circle of low income and production (or poverty trap)
which exists in farming in many LEDCs.


Low…

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GCSE AGRICULTURE
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Figure 1 shows some of the main types of farming found in the world. margin




Europe

North America
Tropic of Cancer Asia


Equator
South America Africa
Tropic of Capricorn
N
Australia

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Commercial farming Shifting cultivation Of little or…

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(c) (i) Name two areas of the world which are little used or unused for farming.
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2.
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[F Tier]
(ii) Give reasons why some areas of the world, often hostile environments, are little used or
unused for farming.




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(d) Complete…

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