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  1. Agricultural village
  2. Functional Zonation
  3. Gentrification
  4. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)
  5. Social Stratification
  1. a The division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions
  2. b A relatively small, egalitarian village, where most of the population was involved in agriculture. Starting over 10,000 years ago, people began to cluster in agricultural villages as they stayed in one place to tend their crops.
  3. c The rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.
  4. d 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
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
  2. Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
  3. Group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others
  4. Dominant city in terms of its role in the global political economy. Not the world's biggest city in terms of population or industrial output, but rather centers of strategic control of the world economy.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Sunbelt phenomenonThe movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the US


  2. gated communitiesRestricted 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.


  3. Central place theoryTheory 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.


  4. Agricultural SurplusOne 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.


  5. CommercializationThe transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.