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5 Matching questions

  1. Indus River Valley
  2. Mesoamerica
  3. suburbaniztion
  4. McGee model
  5. first urban revolution
  1. a movement of upper and middle-class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as deteriorating social conditions (perceived and actual). In North America, the process began in the early 19th century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the 20th century
  2. b chronologically the fifth urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE
  3. c the innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  4. d developed by geographer TG McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia
  5. e chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. legal restrictions on land use that determine what types of building and economic activities are allowed to take place in certain areas. In the US, areas are most commonly divided into separate zones of residential, retail, or industrial use.
  2. homes 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. the division of a city into different regions or zones (residential or industrial) for certain purposes or functions (housing or manufacturing)
  4. conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  5. in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.

5 True/False questions

  1. acropolisliterally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes


  2. gated communitiesa term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the US away from the Central Business District (CBD) toward new loci of economic activity at the urban fringe. These cities are characterized by extensive amounts of office and retail space, few residential areas, and modern buildings (less than 30 years old).


  3. edge citiesthe internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting


  4. Forumthe focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora


  5. redliningarea of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)


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