1) The process whereby an increasing percentage of people live in an urban area is known as
number of people living in urban settlements.
percentage of people living in urban settlements.
land area occupied by urban settlements.
2) The most important element of urbanization is an increase in the
The Industrial Revolution promoted urbanization.
3) Which statement best describes the relationship between urbanization and the Industrial Revolution?
metropolitan statistical area
7) In the United States, which of the following definitions of a city covers the largest land area?
you may feel lonely and isolated in a crowd.
8) Higher social heterogeneity in urban settlements means that
larger size; higher density; more heterogeneity.
9) According to Louis Wirth, urban areas are more likely than rural areas to have
11) The process of change in the use of a house, from single-family owner occupancy to abandonment, is
12) A process by which banks designate an area within which they refuse to lend money for improvements is
13) A process by which real estate agents convince white owners to sell their houses is
warehouses; gentrified buildings; public housing
) The zone in transition in U.S. cities typically contains what?
moving expenses and rent increases are paid by the government.
17) According to U.S. law, when a family is forced by a city to relocate
clustered in inner-city neighborhoods
21) Compared to whites, African Americans in U.S. cities are more likely to be
22) To deal with the financial problems in some areas of the cities, American city governments
a reduction in the differences in densities found within an urban area.
23) A recent change in the density gradient has been
development of new housing sites not contiguous to the existing built-up area.
25) Sprawl is the A) change in density within an urban area from the center to the periphery.
private land surrounding the house.
29) People are attracted to suburbs in part because suburbs are characterized by
European governments subsidize public transit.
) Public transit is more extensive in Western European cities than in the United States primarily because
walking distance from homes
37) The attractions of shopping malls include all but which of the following?
on a flat prairie.
41) Chicago is a good location in which to develop urban models because it is located
the distribution of different types of people in an urban area.
44) Social area analysis attempts to explain
45) The multiple nuclei theory best explains why different neighborhoods of a city attract people of different
46) Higher income people tend to live near the center of the city in all but which of the following regions?
the poorest people are located in different areas.
47) When the models of urban structure developed in Chicago are applied to Rio de Janeiro, one conclusion is that
48) Ramshackle houses on the periphery of cities in less developed countries are known as
clustered in suburbs
49) Compared to the United States, poor families in European cities are more likely to be
50) The wide boulevards built in cities in less developed countries were most likely built during what era?
51) A central city and its contiguous built-up suburbs is called a metropolitan statistical area.
52) According to Louis Wirth, cities differ from rural areas in being larger, more dense, and more socially homogeneous.
56) Public housing comprises a large percentage of housing in the United Kingdom but only a small percentage in the United States.
59) Relatively wealthy individuals live in the center of most cities in the world outside of North America.
60) Suburban sprawl has resulted in the loss of most of the prime agricultural land in the United States.
62) While public transportation ridership has declined in the United States, a number of cities have invested in new public transportation systems.
63) The three models of urban structure help to explain where people live in U.S. cities but not in European cities.
64) Urban population worldwide is projected to exceed rural settlement population for the first time in 2008.
65) Rural settlements outside European cities have been converted to weekend homes, because they are no longer needed for agriculture.
66) The supply of land for new housing is more severely restricted outside European cities than U.S. cities.
67) In the United States, a city plus its contiguous built-up suburbs is known as an urbanized area.
69) The three eras of development of cities in many less developed countries were pre-Columbian, pre-Colonial, and independence.