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5 Matching Questions

  1. concentric zone model
  2. informal economy
  3. rank-size rule
  4. Griffin-Ford model
  5. McGee model
  1. a developed by geographer TG McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia
  2. b developed by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture withe the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.
  3. c a structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
  4. d in a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy
  5. e economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product (GNP); as opposed to a formal economy

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. unrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban plannin
  2. the innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  3. the entire built-up, nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better picture of the dimensions and population of such an area than the delimited municipality (central city) that forms its heart.
  4. The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions(Sunbelt) of the United States.
  5. 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

5 True/False Questions

  1. shantytownsunplanned slum developments on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard


  2. Forumin ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.


  3. gentrificationthe urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs


  4. leadership classliterally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes


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


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