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  1. Mesoamerica
  2. world city
  3. Suburb
  4. Mesopotamia
  5. Commercialization
  1. a Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
  2. b 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.
  3. c A subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
  4. d The transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.
  5. e Region of great cities (e.g Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronically the first urban hearth dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. A discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which members 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.
  3. 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. 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)
  5. 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 True/False Questions

  1. Social Stratificationone of two components, together with agricultural surplus, which enables the formation of cities; the differentiation of society into classes based on wealth, power, production, and prestige

          

  2. 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

          

  3. Urban RealmA spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the United States. 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. Blockbustingthe external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places

          

  5. Suburbanizationthe external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places

          

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