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5 Matching questions

  1. McMansions
  2. gated communities
  3. agora
  4. world city
  5. shantytowns
  1. a restricted neighborhoods or subdivisions, often literally fenced in, where entry is limited to residents and their guests. Although predominantly high-income based, in North America gated communities are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon.
  2. b homes referred to as such because of their "super size" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburbs
  3. c in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.
  4. d unplanned slum developments on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard
  5. e dominant city in terms of its role in the global political economy. Not the world's biggest city in terms of population or industrial output, but rather centers of strategic control of the world's economy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. literally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes
  2. areas of a city, the main purpose of which is to encourage people to consume goods and services; driven primarily by the global media industry
  3. region of great cities (Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent
  4. The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions(Sunbelt) of the United States.
  5. chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE

5 True/False questions

  1. central business district (CBD)the downtown heart of a central city, the CBD is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings


  2. first urban revolutionthe innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths


  3. cityconglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics


  4. situationthe internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting


  5. Mesoamericachronologically the fifth urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE


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