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5 Matching questions

  1. Suburb
  2. Primate city
  3. Zone
  4. Central place theory
  5. informal economy
  1. 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.
  2. b Economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as opposed to a formal economy
  3. c Theory proposed by Walter Christaller that explains how and where central places in the urban hierarchy should be functionally and spatially distributed with respect to one another.
  4. d A subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
  5. e Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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 with the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.
  2. 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. The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
  4. The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the US
  5. The transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.

5 True/False questions

  1. Spaces of consumptionAreas of a city, the main purpose of which is to encourage people to consume goods and services' driven primarily by the global media industry.

          

  2. Functional ZonationMovement of upper and middle-class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as deteriorating social conditions (perceived and actual). In North America, the process began in the early nineteenth century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the twentieth century.

          

  3. Concentric zone modelDeveloped by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture with the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.

          

  4. UrbanThe 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. Social StratificationMovement of upper and middle-class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as deteriorating social conditions (perceived and actual). In North America, the process began in the early nineteenth century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the twentieth century.

          

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