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5 Matching questions

  1. Social Stratification
  2. Site
  3. Mesopotamia
  4. Situation
  5. Rank-sized Rule
  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 The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  4. d 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. e the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.
  2. Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
  3. The 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Trade AreaRegion adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant

          

  2. Leadership classChronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE

          

  3. 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.

          

  4. Urban RealmA spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the United States. It is shown to be a widely dispersed, multicentered metropolis consisting of increasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the Central Business District (CBD).

          

  5. McGee modelDeveloped by geographer T.G. McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia.