The Agricultural Revolution 2
Oilseed rape was not rotated in the Norfolk system.

The Agricultural Revolution 2

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Fertilizers played a major part in the Agricultural Revolution. The Agricultural Revolution supported unprecedented population growth, freeing up a significant percentage of the workforce, and thereby helped drive the Industrial Revolution.

Try our second History quiz on the subject.

1.
Who introduced the Norfolk four-course crop rotation?
'Carrot' Connolly
'Cauliflower' Carter
'Runner Bean' Rogers
'Turnip' Townshend
Charles Townshend was a wealthy landowner
2.
Which crop was not rotated in the Norfolk system?
Barley
Clover
Oilseed rape
Turnips
Wheat was the fourth crop
3.
Which was not true of the new crop rotation system?
All farmers had to agree to use it
Animals were fed on the turnips and clover
No field needed to be left fallow
The soil was better nourished
4.
Who shared and spread new ideas?
Thomas Coke
Thomas Fanta
Thomas Sprite
Thomas Vimto
Sheep shearing competitions were one idea of his
5.
Jethro Tull famously invented a horse-drawn…what?
Combine harvester
Hay baler
Seed drill
Threshing machine
It planted seeds straight and at the same depth
6.
The old method of scattering seeds by hand was .......
Broadcasting
Palming
Pathetic
Winnowing
Seeds could be blown away or eaten by birds
7.
Who helped to produce healthier and heavier animals?
Henry Cornwell
James Stowell
Michael Chartwell
Robert Bakewell
8.
Bakewell's methods were known as what?
Cloning
Controlled mating
Scientific rearing
Selective breeding
9.
Jethro Tull's book of 1731 had what title?
Farming the Modern Way
Horse Hoeing Husbandry
Plowing New Furrows
Seed Drill Dynamics
10.
Which other historical event greatly helped farmers?
The American Revolution
The French Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
The Mexican Revolution
Farm machinery could now be made of iron instead of wood
Author:  Jan Crompton

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