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5 Matching questions

  1. informal economy
  2. Indus River Valley
  3. Forum
  4. Agricultural Surplus
  5. Disamenity Sector
  1. a Chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE
  2. b The 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.
  3. c 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
  4. d 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.
  5. e The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Rivers in present-day China; it was at the confluence of the Huang He and Wei Rivers where chronologically the fourth urban hearth was established around 1500 BCE
  4. Restricted 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. Group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others

5 True/False questions

  1. Sunbelt phenomenonThe movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the US


  2. Central place theoryTheory 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.


  3. GentrificationThe rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.


  4. Urban MorphologyThe study of the physical form and structure of urban places


  5. CommercializationThe transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.


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