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5 Matching questions

  1. Nile River Valley
  2. Urban Morphology
  3. redlining
  4. Site
  5. Mesoamerica
  1. a The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  2. b 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. c Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
  4. d The study of the physical form and structure of urban places
  5. e Chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
  2. Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
  3. 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. 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. 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 True/False questions

  1. Agricultural SurplusOne 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.

          

  2. AgoraIn ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded

          

  3. gated communitiesRestricted 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.

          

  4. Spaces of consumptionRestricted 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. Tear-downsUnplanned slum development on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard.

          

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