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5 Matching questions

  1. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)
  2. Site
  3. McGee model
  4. Functional Zonation
  5. Trade Area
  1. a The division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions
  2. b The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  3. c 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. d Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  5. e Developed by geographer T.G. McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. UrbanArea of a city with a relatively uniform land use


  2. ShantytownsHomes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.


  3. MesopotamiaRegion 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.


  4. 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).


  5. Primate cityDominant 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.


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