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AP Human Geo. chpt. 13

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