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5 Matching questions

  1. Mesoamerica
  2. Shantytowns
  3. Agricultural Surplus
  4. Suburbanization
  5. McGee model
  1. a Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
  2. b 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.
  3. c Developed by geographer T.G. McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia.
  4. d 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. e Unplanned slum development on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which members of minority groups are prevented from obtaining money to purchase homes or property in predominantly white neighborhoods. The practice derived its name from the red lines depicted on cadastral maps used by real estate agents and developers. Today, redlining is officially illegal.
  2. In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
  3. The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  4. Restricted 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.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. 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.

          

  3. new urbanismOutlined 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.

          

  4. informal economyEconomic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as opposed to a formal economy

          

  5. Blockbustingthe external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places