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5 Matching Questions

  1. primate city
  2. acropolis
  3. disamenity sector
  4. agricultural village
  5. urban (area)
  1. a literally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes
  2. b the very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are controlled by gangs or drug lords.
  3. c A relatively small, egalitarian village, where most of the population was involved in agriculture. Starting over 10,000 years ago, people began to cluster in agricultural villages as they stayed in one place to tend their crops.
  4. d a country's largest city- ranking atop the urban hierarchy- most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital city as well.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  2. 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
  3. outlined by a group of architects, urban planners, and developers from over 20 countries, an urban design that calls for development, urban revitalization, and suburban reforms that create walkable neighborhoods with a diversity of housing and jobs
  4. 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.
  5. area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Indus River Valleychronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE


  2. Nile River Valleychronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE


  3. McMansionshomes 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


  4. Griffin-Ford modeldeveloped by geographer TG McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia


  5. redlininga discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which memebers of minority groups are prevented from obtaining money to purchase homes or property in predominantly white neighborhoods. The practice derived its name from the red lines depicted on cadastral maps used by real estate agents and developers. Today, redlining is officially illegal.


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