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  1. Nile River Valley
  2. Rank-sized Rule
  3. Trade Area
  4. Agricultural Surplus
  5. Mesoamerica
  1. a Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
  2. b Chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
  3. c Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  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 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
  2. Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
  3. a term introduced by american journalist joel garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the united states away from the central business district (CBD) toward the loci of economic activity at the urban fringe (extensive amounts of office and retail space, frew residential areas, modern buildings, less than 30 years old)
  4. Developed by geographer T.G. McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Functional ZonationThe division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions

          

  2. Disamenity SectorThe very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are controlled by gangs or drug lords.

          

  3. Social Stratificationone 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

          

  4. Central CityDominant 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. 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.