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5 Matching questions

  1. central place theory
  2. Sunbelt phenomenon
  3. primate city
  4. spaces of consumption
  5. commercialization
  1. a proposed by Walter Christaller that explains how and where central places in the urban hierarchy should be functionally and spatially distributed with respect to one another
  2. b the transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity
  3. c the movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the U.S.
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. the people were involved in agriculture, lived near subsistence levels, producing just enough to get by
  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 fifth and last urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE
  5. developed by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture with the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene

5 True/False questions

  1. suburbanizationmovement 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).


  2. edge citiesa term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the U.S. away from the CBD toward new loci of economic activity at the urban fringe. These cities are characterized by extensive amounts of office and retail space, few residential areas, and modern buildings (less than 30 years old)


  3. functional zonationthe division of a city into different regions or zones (e.g. residential or industrial) for certain purposes or functions (e.g. housing or manufacturing)


  4. McGee modelhomes referred to as such because of their "supersize" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburb


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