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1Q-The layout of a city, the physical form and structure, is referred to as ??
a) urban morphology.
b) urban grid.
c) city plan.
d) urban street pattern.

2Q-Which of the following countries is least urbanized?
a) the United States
b) Australia
c) Japan
d) China

3Q-Human communities have existed for 100,00 years, but some did not start to grow into larger places until about _______ years ago.
a) 5,000
b) 8,000
c) 10,000
d) 15,000

4Q-The very early developing agricultural societies were ???
a) divided according to amount of land possessed.
b) ruled by an elite.
c) egalitarian.
d) dominated by larger urban centers.

5Q-Where did the first urban development originate?
a) Southeast Asia
b) Southwest Asia
c) North Africa
d) Western Europe

6Q-Which is not among the components which enabled the formation of the first cities?
a) agricultural surplus
b) social stratification
c) invention of the wheel
d) all of the above

7Q-Ancient towns and cities owed much of their success and growth to certain site advantages. Which of the following was not one of these advantages?
a) proximity to productive farmlands
b) good supplies of coal and iron
c) availability of water supplies
d) good defensibility

8Q-Urban places in the ancient world were __________.
a) numerous and hierarchical.
b) exceptions in overwhelming rural society.
c) part of a generally urban society.
d) more common than today.

9Q-In which of the following regions did urbanization develop first?
a) Mesopotamia
b) Nile River Valley
c) Indus River Valley
d) China

10Q-Which feature typical of ancient urbanization was not present in the Nile River Valley hearth?
a) system of writing
b) defensive walls
c) urban elite
d) religious structures

11Q-Ancient cities were not large by modern standards. The cities of Mesopotamian and the Nile Valley probably had populations of ???
a) 5,000 to 7,000.
b) 7,000 to 9,000.
c) 10,000 to 15,000.
d) 20,000 to 30,000.

12Q-Urban places in the ancient world were ???
a) numerous and hierarchical.
b) exceptions in an overwhelmingly rural society.
c) part of a generally urban society.
d) more common than today.

13Q-Athens may have been the largest city in the world at the time of its existence, with a population estimated at ??
a) 250,000.
b) 100,000.
c) 500,000.
d) 750,000.

14Q-The Parthenon of Athens is a structure typical of ancient Greek cities. It is a(n)
a) aqueduct.
b) protective wall.
c) drainage/sewer system.
d) acropolis.

15Q-Rome created a huge urban system. The integration of the Roman Empire was greatly facilitated by a ??
a) transportation system.
b) lack of different languages.
c) good postal system.
d) lack of foreign enemies.

16Q-Expanding on the Greek city's theater, the Romans built the world's first ??
a) opera house.
b) stadium.
c) amphitheater.
d) acropolis.

17Q-The relative location of a city refers to its ??
a) site.
b) situation.
c) genealogy of development.
d) approximate latitude and longitude.

18Q-The manufacturing city (post Industrial Revolution) first emerged in
a) the British Midlands.
b) central Italy.
c) the French coastal region.
d) the Ruhr.

19Q-Which is not related to urbanization processes of the second urban revolution?
a) urbanization of society
b) second agricultural revolution
c) energy resources (water power, coal) as a site feature
d) cities as theocratic centers

20Q-In a model urban hierarchy, the population of a city, town or village is inversely proportional to its rank in the system (i.e. if the largest city is 4 million the second will be 2 million or 1/2, the third will be 1/3 and so on). This is known as ??
a) central place theory.
b) rank-size rule.
c) trade area ordering.
d) a statistical coincidence.

21Q-A hinterland reveals the _________ of each settlement.
a) total population
b) working population
c) economic reach
d) aggregate purchasing power

22Q-Paris and Mexico City are many times larger than the second-ranked city in their respective countries. Their disproportionate size illustrates ??
a) the concept of the primate city.
b) the fact that capital cities are always very large.
c) the rank-size rule.
d) the effects of suburbanization.

23Q-The response of the urban system of the American South and Southwest to the influx of migrants over the past three decades conforms with predictions of central place theory. This is called the ________ phenomenon.
a) hexagonal
b) rank-size reordering
c) Sunbelt
d) central place

24Q-In Burgess' concentric zone model, the zone of transition became ??
a) a suburb.
b) deteriorated with more CBD encroachment.
c) a working class area.
d) a gentrified upscale new urban neighborhood.

25Q-Peter Muller's analysis of suburbanization indicated that suburbs were
a) losing their appeal to home buyers.
b) primarily "bedroom suburbs" with only a residential function.
c) evolving into a self sufficient urban entity with its own economic and cultural components.
d) becoming a smaller proportion of the total American population.

26Q-The multiple nuclei model of urban structure developed by Harris and Ullman arose from the idea that _______ was losing its dominant position in the metropolitan city.
a) the CBD
b) the inner city
c) public transportation
d) the suburb

27Q-The core of a city is called the ??
a) central city.
b) exurb.
c) urban zone.
d) central business district (CBD).

28Q-What term came into use to describe the spatial components of the metropolis of the late twentieth century?
a) exurb
b) urban realms
c) central city
d) conurbation

29Q-After 1970, new suburban downtowns (edge cities) were spawned in the outer city of Los Angeles, with their leading concentrations ??
a) near key freeway intersections.
b) along the coast.
c) near hubs of public transportation.
d) at the approaches to key bridges.

30Q-Mexico City and Sao Paolo are examples of ??
a) South American cities.
b) capital cities.
c) mega cities.
d) colonial cities.

31Q-In Latin America, which of the following does not accurately describe the typical CBD?
a) the primary business focus
b) principal entertainment center
c) main area of employment
d) an area of out-migration to suburbs

32Q-In the Latin American city, where are the homes of the most impoverished and unskilled residents?
a) in the city center
b) immediately surrounding the city center
c) on the outermost zone or peripheral fringe
d) along the major access highways

33Q-A structural element of many Latin American cities, the disamenity sector, is illustrated by the ??
a) mall.
b) barrios or favelas.
c) commercial spine.
d) industrial park.

34Q-Which of the following is both the least urbanized and the most rapidly urbanizing realm of the world?
a) Middle America
b) Africa south of the Sahara
c) East Asia
d) South Asia

35Q-Most African central cities actually have how many CBD's?
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) four

36Q-The focal point of the Southeast Asian city is the ??
a) old colonial port zone.
b) CBD.
c) alien commercial zone.
d) suburbs.

37Q-In Southeast Asian cities the alien commercial zone is dominated by ??
a) American corporations.
b) Europeans.
c) Chinese.
d) Lebanese traders.

38Q-Comparing Luanda, Angola to a suburb of Tokyo one is struck by the fact that the urban morphology reflects the fact that Angola lacks a __________ class.
a) working
b) middle
c) leadership
d) lower

39Q-The huge influx of population from rural to urban areas in peripheral or semi-peripheral areas find housing in ??
a) public housing.
b) edge cities.
c) deteriorating CBD's.
d) shantytowns.

40Q-If cities in the poorer parts of the world share a common characteristic, it may result from
a) an absence of enforced zoning regulations.
b) a total lack of industry.
c) acute water shortages.
d) poor public transportation.

41Q-Segregation in the United States was reinforced by the financial practice known as ??
a) redlining.
b) community block grants.
c) land use zoning.
d) tax increment financing.

42Q-In core area cities the practice of buying up and rehabilitating deteriorating housing which resulted in the raising of housing values and a social change in neighborhoods is called ??
a) public housing.
b) gentrification.
c) white flight.
d) urban renewal.

43Q-The core area suburbs are experiencing a process of the tearing down of existing suburban homes and the building of very large, standardized looking homes known as ??
a) McMansions.
b) upper class housing.
c) gentrified housing.
d) suburban palaces.

44Q-The decline in density and the spread of cities associated with the building of freeways in the second half of the twentieth century has been pejoratively referred to as ??
a) suburbanization.
b) urban sprawl.
c) exurbanization.
d) new urbanism.

45Q-Marxist geographer David Harvey is one of the strongest critics of _____________, the privatization of public space and loss of "character" of neighborhoods.
a) gentrification
b) new urbanism
c) urban sprawl
d) affordable housing

46Q-Gated communities have __________ as their chief objective.
a) moderately priced housing
b) ample open space
c) social integration
d) safety

47Q-Ethnic neighborhoods in European cities reflect migrants from ??
a) Eastern Europe.
b) poor Mediterranean Europe.
c) former colonies.
d) Latin America.

48Q-The growth of ethnic neighborhoods in _________ is less than in other European countries.
a) the Netherlands
b) Belgium
c) Germany
d) France

49Q-Housing in the slum area, Kiberia in Nairobi, Kenya is occupied by Luo and Luhya peoples of western and northwester Kenya and is owned by ??
a) British landlords.
b) Indian merchants.
c) Nairobi's public housing agency.
d) Nubians of Sudanese descent.

50Q-New York's Times Square and Berlin's Potzdammer Platz are examples of giant media reshaping cities into ??
a) theme parks.
b) entertainment districts.
c) planned communities.
d) spaces of consumption.


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