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5 Matching questions

  1. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)
  2. spaces of consumption
  3. leadership class
  4. site
  5. McMansions
  1. a the internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting
  2. b areas of a city, the main purpose of which is to encourage people to consume goods and services; driven primarily by the global media industry
  3. c rivers in present day China; it was at the confluence of the Huang He and Wei Rivers where chronologically the fourth urban hearth was established around 1500 BCE
  4. d group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others
  5. e homes referred to as such because of their "super size" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburbs

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
  2. a structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
  3. in a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy
  4. region of great cities (Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent
  5. literally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes

5 True/False questions

  1. central business district (CBD)the downtown heart of a central city, the CBD is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings


  2. urban realmthe entire built-up, nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better picture of the dimensions and population of such an area than the delimited municipality (central city) that forms its heart.


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


  4. Griffin-Ford modeldeveloped by geographer TG McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia


  5. agorathe focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora