5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Functional specialization
- Gated communities
- a production of particular goods or services as a dominant activity in a particular location
- b The strength of an urban center in its capacity to attract produce and consumers to its facilities; a city's "reach" into the surrounding region
- c 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.
- d Illegal practice of inducing homeowners to sell their properties by telling them that a certain people of a certain race, national origin or religion are moving into the area
- e The location of a place relative to other places.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- An effect in economics in which an increase in spending produces an increase in national income and consumption greater than the initial amount spent.
- The physical character of a place
- a process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly low-income renter-occupied area to a predominantly middle-class owner-occupied area
- A theory that explains the distribution of services, based on the fact that settlements serve as centers of market areas for services; larger settlements are fewer and farther apart than smaller settlements and provide services for a larger number of people who are willing to travel farther.
- City that is urbanized, industrialized, and has suburbs
5 True/False Questions
Mercantile city → a city in which a central square became the focus of the city flanked by royal, religious, public, and private buildings: streets leading to such squares formed the beginnings of a downtown
Manufacturing city → a city in which a central square became the focus of the city flanked by royal, religious, public, and private buildings: streets leading to such squares formed the beginnings of a downtown
Nonbasic sector → a sector in which workers are responsible for the functioning of the city itself
Primate city → Cities that arose during the Middle Ages and that actually represent a time of relative stagnation in urban growth. This system fostered a dependent relationship between wealthy landowners and peasants who worked their land, providing very little alternative economic opportunities.
Acropolis → an extensive concentration of urbanized settlement formed by a coalescence of several metropolitan areas. The term is commonly applied to the urbanized northeastern seaboard of the U.S. extending from Boston, MA to Washington, D.C., a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)