5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Primate city
- Central Business District (CBD)
- a A country's largest city-ranking atop the urban hierarchy-most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital as well.
- b 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
- c Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
- d Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
- e Conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a term introduced by american journalist joel garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the united states away from the central business district (CBD) toward the loci of economic activity at the urban fringe (extensive amounts of office and retail space, frew residential areas, modern buildings, less than 30 years old)
- 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.
- One of two components, together with social stratification, that enables the formation of cities; agricultural production in excess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of his or her family and which is then sold for consumption by others.
- 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 economy.
- Rapid change in the racial composition of residential blocks in American cities that occurs when real estate agents and others stir up fears of neighborhood decline after encouraging people of color to move to previously white neighborhoods. In the resulting outmigration, real estate agents profit through the turnover of properties.
5 True/False Questions
Social Stratification → The rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.
Tear-downs → Homes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.
Indus River Valley → Chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
Forum → In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
Leadership class → Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE