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5 Matching questions

  1. McMansions
  2. Mesopotamia
  3. First urban revolution
  4. Suburbanization
  5. Social Stratification
  1. a Region of great cities (e.g Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronically the first urban hearth dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent.
  2. b one of two components, together with agricultural surplus, which enables the formation of cities; the differentiation of society into classes based on wealth, power, production, and prestige
  3. c 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 nineteenth century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the twentieth century.
  4. d The innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  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. Theory proposed by Walter Christaller that explains how and where central places in the urban hierarchy should be functionally and spatially distributed with respect to one another.
  2. Outlined by a group of architects, urban planners, and developers from over 20 countries, an urban design that calls for development, urban revitalization, and suburban reforms that create walkable neighborhoods with a diversity of housing and jobs.
  3. One of two components, together with social stratification, that enables the formation of cities; agricultural production in excess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of his or her family and which is then sold for consumption by others.
  4. 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
  5. Group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others

5 True/False questions

  1. Concentric zone modelA structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center.


  2. SituationThe internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.


  3. ShantytownsUnplanned slum development on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard.


  4. world cityConglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics


  5. informal economyThe urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.