5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Commercial agricultural economy
- Colonial city
- World City
- a All agricultural activity generated for the purpose of selling, not necessarily for local consumption
- b Geographical centers of activity. Large cities (like Los Angeles) may have many nodes.
- c Centers of economic, culture and political activity that are strongly interconnected and together control the global systems of finance and commerce.
- d The conscious manipulation of plant and animal species by humans in order to sustain themselves
- e Cities established by colonizing empires as administrative centers. Often they were established on already existing native cities, completely overtaking their infrastructures.
5 Multiple choice questions
- In agriculture, replacing human labor with technology or machines
- Crops including items like peanuts and pineapples, which are produced, usually in developing countries, for export
- An agricultural economy found in communist nations in which the government controls both agricultural production and distribution
- Person who left the inner city and moved to outlying suburban and rural areas
- The process that results from suburbanization when affluent individuals leave the city center for homogenous suburban neighborhoods. This process isolates those individuals who cannot afford to consider relocating to suburban neighborhoods and must remain in certain pockets of the central city.
5 True/False questions
Modern Architecture → Point of view, wherein cities and buildings are thought to act like well-oiled machines, with little energy spent on frivolous details or ornate designs. Efficient, geometrical structures made of concrete and glass dominated urban forms for half a century while this view prevailed.
Urban growth boundary → Geographical boundaries placed around a city to limit suburban growth within that city.
European city → Cities that arose during the Middle Ages and that actually represent a time of relative stagnation of urban growth. This system fostered a dependent relationship between wealthy landowners and peasants who worked their land, providing very little alternative economic opportunities
Islamic city → Cities established by colonizing empires as administrative centers. Often they were established on already existing native cities, completely overtaking their infrastructures.
Topsoil Loss → Loss of the top fertile layer of soil through erosion. It is a tremendous problem in areas with fragile soils, steep slopes or torrential seasonal rains.