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U.S. central cities face fiscal problems because

low income people are concentrated there

According to the sector model of North American city structure, members of low-income groups tend to live in which of the following places

linear residential areas radiating from the city's center

According to the concentric zone model, a city develops in a series of


The attractions of shopping malls include all but which of the following


A legal form of segregation in U.S. cities is achieved through


An urban center that is disproportionately larger than the second largest city in a country and that dominates the country's social, political, and economic activities can be best classified as

primate city

British cities are surrounded by open space known as


The city plus its contiguous built-up suburbs is the

urbanized area

Sprawl is the

development of new housing sites not contiguous to the exiting build-up area

To deal with the financial problems in some areas of the cities, American city governments

reduce services

The purpose of busing in many U.S. suburbs is to

promote racially integrated schools

A process of converting a neighborhood from low-income to middle-class is


A recent change in the density gradient has been

a reduction in the differences in densities found within an urban area

Compared to the private automobile, public transportation offers more

energy efficiency

People are attracted to suburbs in part because suburbs are characterized by

private land surrounding the house

According to the rank-size rule, if the largest city in a country has a population of 10 million, the next largest city will have a population of

5 million

According to the sector model, the best housing is located in

a corridor from downtown to the edge of the city

Prior to 1850 the location of all major North American cities was related, chiefly, to the presence of

the presence of waterways

Public housing is

low-income government owned housing

Social area analysis attempts to explain

the distribution of different types of people in an urban area.

According to the multiple nuclei model, an airport is likely to attract nearby


Compared to the United States, poor families in European cities are more likely to be

clustered in suburbs

In the United States, which of the following definitions of a city covers the largest land area

Metropolitan statistical area

The multiple nuclei theory best explains why different neighborhoods of a city attract people of different

ethnic origin

In U.S. cities, the underclass is

clustered in inner-city neighborhoods

The early stages of the core-periphery model describe the

relationship of power and the transfer of resources from less developed to more developed countries

Which statement best describes the relationship between urbanization and the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution promoted urbanization

The process whereby an increasing percentage of people live in an urban area is known as


International company headquarters, significant global financial functions, and a polarized social structure are defining characteristics of

world cities

In recent years, urban residents are more likely to shop in

suburban malls

According to U.S. law, when a family is forced by a city to relocate

moving expenses and rent increases are paid by the government

Megalopolis refers to

adjacent, overlapping Metropolitan Statistical areas

The largest percentage of the U.S. population lives in


Higher income people tend to live near the center of the city in all but which of the following regions

North America

Some employees of suburban businesses may suffer hardships because they do not

own automobiles

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