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5 Matching questions

  1. urban morphology
  2. primate city
  3. Sunbelt phenomenon
  4. world city
  5. spaces of consumption
  1. a 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
  2. b the layout of the city, its physical form and structure, used to study the city
  3. c a country's largest city--ranking atop the urban hierarchy--most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital city as well.
  4. d 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. e the movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the U.S.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the downtown heart of a central city, it is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings.
  2. homes bought in many American suburbs within intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes, often referred to as McMansions
  3. the rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents
  4. chronologically, the third urban hearth, dating to 220 BCE
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Mesopotamiaregion of great cities located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent


  2. Huang He and Weiregion adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant


  3. agorathe focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora


  4. leadership classchronologically the fifth and last urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE


  5. urban realma spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the U.S. It is shown to be a widely dispersed multicentered metropolis consisting of incereasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the CBD