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APHG AMSCO Questions Unit 7
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Which generalization does the chart above support (Borchert's model)?
Each new form of transportation technology spurred urban growth by producing a new system for moving people and goods.
What is the meaning of "percent urban"?
Ratio of people living in cities compared to rural areas
Monaco is an example of a modern city-state because it...
Is located entirely within the boundaries of the independent nation of Italy
Which statement most accurately describes the urban hearths where the first city-states developed?
A river valley where floods and fertile soil aided production of an agricultural surplus
Which term most accurately describes a city with a population of approximately 60,500 in 2016 that was strongly integrated with its adjacent countries, socially and economically?
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA)
Which concept is most clearly demonstrated by the population information shown in the chart? (Showing largest cities in Ohio)
Which feature would most distort the predictions of the gravity model of flow and interaction among urban areas?
Disney World in Orlando, Florida
Which best describes a typical megacity of the periphery?
An urban area facing numerous challenges, as rapid growth brings many social problems
Which phrase best describes the urban central business district (CBD) shown in the photograph (tall, modern skyscrapers)?
A North American CBD near the city's center, offering commercial space, parking, and transportation
Which best describes a general explanation of functional zonation?
Different portions of an urban area have specific and separate purposes, which fit together to crate the entirety of the city
Which urban model would best describe a city that includes edge cities along its beltways?
Houses with small, high windows and no front yards, situated on dead-end streets, are common in Islamic cities. These characteristics might reflect the Islamic influence on...?
The value of privacy
Why do many African cities contain multiple commercial districts?
Colonial central business districts emerged separately from the traditional commercial centers
What feature of many large Latin American cities is illustrated by Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma, a wide avenue lined with trees, tall office buildings, and mansions?
The commercial spine
Which best explains why European central business districts have largely resisted the construction of skyscrapers and the resulting impressive skylines that typify American cities?
Th e centers of European cities contain many historically significant buildings that leaders choose to preserve
What concept describes the process of when a wealthy family sells its house to a less-wealthy family of a different ethnic group, who then divides the house into two units?
Which generalization comparing the use of urban transportation systems in four cities does the table support?
European and Asian urban transportation systems serve a higher proportion of residents than do systems in the United States
Based on current and historical conditions, which would be most likely to help alleviate the problem of food deserts?
Opening supermarkets in inner city neighborhoods that have poor public transportation
Which has been a partially effective response to the problems of public housing?
Scattered-site housing, because it places families in safer areas with better schools
Based on the table (showing Egypt with largest shadow economy), Egypt would be much more likely than Canada or Greece to have...?
Black market activity
Which activity most directly uses racial prejudice to perpetuate segregation in housing?
Blockbusting by realtors who want to promote movement to the suburbs
The revival of downtown nightlife and an increase in street lighting are methods used by city governments primarily to...?
Deter criminal activity
Which common urban characteristic contributes most directly to the environmental problem of flooding?
Hard surfaces such as streets, sidewalks, and parking lots
A diverse, walkable, mixed-use neighborhood would most directly be a core goal of...?
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