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  1. European city
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Subsistence agricultural economy
  4. Postmodern Architecture
  5. Megacities
  1. a Any farm economy in which most crops are grown for nearly exclusive family or local consumption
  2. b Cities, mostly characteristic of the developing world, where high population growth and migration have caused them to explode in population since World War II. All megacities are plagued by chaotic and unplanned growth, terrible pollution and widespread poverty.
  3. c A reaction in architectural design to the feeling of sterile alienation that many people get from modern architecture. Postmodernism uses older historical styles and a sense of lightheartedness and eclecticism. Buildings combine pleasant-looking forms and playful colors to convey new ideas and to create spaces that are more people friendly than their modernist predecessors
  4. d A form of technology that uses living organisms, usually genes, to modify products, to make or modify plants and animals, or to develop other microorganisms for specific purposes
  5. e Cities in Europe that were mostly developed during the Medieval period and that retain many of the same characteristics such as extreme density of development with narrow buildings and winding streets, an ornate church that prominently marks the city center, and high walls surrounding the city center that provided defense against attack.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Cities that, because of their geographic location, act as ports of entry and distribution centers for large geographic centers (i.e. NYC, LA, St. Louis)
  2. An agricultural economy found in communist nations in which the government controls both agricultural production and distribution
  3. A country's leading city, with a population that is disproportionately greater than other urban areas within the same country.
  4. 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.
  5. Person who left the inner city and moved to outlying suburban and rural areas

5 True/False Questions

  1. Topsoil LossLoss 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.

          

  2. Specialty cropsCrops including items like peanuts and pineapples, which are produced, usually in developing countries, for export

          

  3. DairyingAn agricultural activity involving the raising of livestock, most commonly cows and goats, for dairy products such as milk, cheese and butter

          

  4. SegregationProcess that occurs when soils in arid areas are brought under cultivation through irrigation. In arid climates, water evaporates quickly off the ground surface, leaving salty residues that render the soil infertile

          

  5. Colonial cityCities established by colonizing empires as administrative centers. Often they were established on already existing native cities, completely overtaking their infrastructures.

          

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