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  1. Mesopotamia
  2. central city
  3. Indus River Valley
  4. Nile River Valley
  5. suburb
  1. a a subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
  2. b chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
  3. c the urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs
  4. d 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
  5. e chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a 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.
  2. area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)
  3. a spatial generalization of the large, late-20th-century city in the US. It is shown to be a widely dispersed, multicentered metropolis consisting of increasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the Central Business District (CBD)
  4. 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.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. urban sprawlunrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban plannin


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


  3. disamenity sectorthe 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.


  4. agricultural surplusA 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.


  5. trade areathe 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.


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