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  1. Mechanization
  2. Latin American city
  3. Topsoil Loss
  4. Commercial agricultural economy
  5. Megacities
  1. a All agricultural activity generated for the purpose of selling, not necessarily for local consumption
  2. b Cities, mostly characteristic of the developing world, where high population growth and migration have caused them to explode in population since World War II. All megacities are plagued by chaotic and unplanned growth, terrible pollution and widespread poverty.
  3. c Cities in Latin America that owe much of their structure to colonialism, the rapid rise of industrialization and continual rapid increases in population. Similar to other colonial cities, they also demonstrate distinctive sectors of industrial or residential development radiating out from the CBD, where most industrial and financial activity occurs.
  4. d In agriculture, replacing human labor with technology or machines
  5. e Loss of the top fertile layer of soil through erosion. It is a tremendous problem in areas with fragile soils, steep slopes or torrential seasonal rains.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Residential communities located outside of city centers that are usually relatively homogenous in terms of population.
  2. An agricultural economy found in communist nations in which the government controls both agricultural production and distribution
  3. The conscious manipulation of plant and animal species by humans in order to sustain themselves
  4. An agricultural activity involving the raising of livestock, most commonly cows and goats, for dairy products such as milk, cheese and butter
  5. The geographical area that contains the space an individual interacts with on a daily basis

5 True/False questions

  1. BiotechnologyA form of technology that uses living organisms, usually genes, to modify products, to make or modify plants and animals, or to develop other microorganisms for specific purposes


  2. Inner City DecayThose parts of large urban areas that lose significant portions of their populations as a result of change in industry or migration to suburbs. Because of these changes, the inner city loses its tax base and becomes a center of poverty.


  3. FeedlotsCities that arose during the Middle Ages and that actually represent a time of relative stagnation of urban growth. This system fostered a dependent relationship between wealthy landowners and peasants who worked their land, providing very little alternative economic opportunities


  4. Gateway cityCities that, because of their geographic location, act as ports of entry and distribution centers for large geographic centers (i.e. NYC, LA, St. Louis)


  5. MegalopolisSeveral metropolitan areas that were originally separate but have joined together to form a large, sprawling urban complex.


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