Chapter 1: World Urban Development

A new town is:

(A) about the same as a bedroom suburb.
(B) often criticized because of the lack of amenities.
(C) comprehensively planned to be as self-contained as possible.
(D) spontaneous in its origins.

comprehensively planned to be as self-contained as possible.
According to the geographer Peter Hall, the first great city in world history was:

(A) London.
(B) Paris.
(C) Athens.
(D) Rome.

Rome
Automobile manufacturing would be illustrative of which sector of a city’s economy?

(A) Tertiary Sector
(B) Primary Sector
(C) Secondary Sector
(D) Quaternary Sector

Secondary Sector
Cities in MDC (More Developed Countries) include those in all of the following except:

(A) Canada.
(B) Japan.
(C) China.
(D) Australia.

Australia
Critical urban geographers reject TM (traditional models) of urban structure (e.g., Burgess’ concentric zone model) for all of the following reasons except:

(A) TM do not give enough attention to the European roots of the city.
(B) TM do not incorporate the role of women or the injustices of sexism.
(C) TM are built on capitalist conceptions of an orderly milieu.
(D) TM do nothing to explain or address social justice issues.

TM do not give enough attention to the European roots of the city.
For a place to be classified as urban by the U.S. Census Bureau, it must have at least how many inhabitants?

(A) 5,000
(B) 2,500
(C) 1,000
(D) 10,000

2,500
How does the contemporary world’s urban population growth rate compare with the overall population growth rate?

(A) The world’s urban population is increasing about as fast as the worlds population as a whole.
(B) The world’s urban population is growing more slowly than the worlds population as a whole.
(C) In some years the worlds urban population increases more rapidly than the worlds population as a whole, and in other years it increases more slowly.
(D) The world’s urban population is growing more rapidly than the worlds population as a whole.

The world’s urban population is growing more rapidly than the worlds population as a whole.
In 1800, about ____ of the worlds population lived in cities; by 2007, the figure had increased to just over ____.

Select one:
a. 3% – 50%
b. 15% – 70%
c. 10% – 35%
d. 15% – 50%

3% – 50%
In 1950, there were at most two megacities in the world. Today, there are at least 20. According to the United Nations, what is a megacity?

Select one:
a. a city or urban agglomeration with over 20 million inhabitants
b. a socalled millionaire city
c. a city or urban agglomeration with over 5 million inhabitants
d. a city or urban agglomeration with over 10 million inhabitants

a city or urban agglomeration with over 10 million inhabitants
In which of the following regions would less than threequarters of the population live in urban areas?

Select one:
a. United States and Canada
b. Australia and the Pacific
c. Europe
d. Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia
Large cities are fewer in number and farther apart than mediumsized cities; mediumsized cites are fewer in number and farther apart than small cities. What theory accounts for the regularities of size and spacing of cities as market centers?

Select one:
a. concentric zone theory
b. edge city theory
c. central place theory
d. economic base theory

central place theory
No matter how large a settlement becomes, it does not become truly urban until:

Select one:
a. an agricultural surplus is produced.
b. a classless society can be documented.
c. a leadership class evolves.
d. its workforce is divorced from the soil.

its workforce is divorced from the soil.
Postindustrial cites are likely to have their economic base in what sectors of the economy?

Select one:
a. primary and secondary
b. primary and tertiary
c. secondary and tertiary
d. tertiary and quaternary

tertiary and quaternary
The influence of the Central Business District (CBD) is least important in which of the traditional models of city structure?
Select one:
a. Hoyts sector model
b. inverse concentric zone model
c. Harris and Ullmans multiple nuclei model
d. Burgesss concentric zone model
Harris and Ullmans multiple nuclei model
The movement of products, money, information, and human talent around the world in ever larger quantities, at every lower costs, and in ever less time. What is it?

Select one:
a. globalization
b. Westernization
c. industrialization
d. modernization

globalization
The region with the largest total urban population in 2000 was:

Select one:
a. South Asia.
b. East Asia.
c. Europe.
d. Greater Middle East.

East Asia.
The worlds first cities appeared where?

Select one:
a. Middle America
b. Mesopotamia
c. Nile Valley
d. China

Mesopotamia
There is disagreement over definitions of world cities and global cities, but according to Saskia Sassen, what are the only three truly global cities?

Select one:
a. Tokyo, Singapore, New York
b. London, Paris, New York
c. Tokyo, Mexico City, New York
d. New York, London, Tokyo

New York, London, Tokyo
They are called by many local names: bidonvilles, bustees, geçekondu, favelas, barriadas. What are they?

Select one:
a. rotaries or traffic circles
b. business districts
c. NGOs
d. squatter settlements

squatter settlements
Which one of the following associations is not correct?

Select one:
a. concentric zone model – pie cut into many pieces
b. sector model – filtering process
c. multiple nuclei model – polynucleated land uses
d. inverse concentric zone model – preindustrial cities

concentric zone model – pie cut into many pieces
Which one of the following cities would be most likely to fit the principles of central place theory?

Select one:
a. Cancùn, Mexico, a resort city
b. Baltimore, Maryland, a transportation hub
c. Norfolk, Virginia, a navy town
d. Decatur, Illinois, an agricultural service center

Decatur, Illinois, an agricultural service center
Which one of the following concepts is not paired with an appropriate example?

Select one:
a. conurbation – the RhineRuhr area of Germany
b. megalopolis – Boston to Washington
c. megacity – Mexico City
d. primate city – New York City

primate city – New York City
Which one of the following is an example of a demographic change that almost always accompanies urbanization?

Select one:
a. The chance of implementing democratic governance increases.
b. The primary sector of the economy becomes less important.
c. The average number of children per family decreases.
d. Environmental contamination increases.

The average number of children per family decreases.
Which one of the following is not an alternative term for Third World

Select one:
a. Transiting countries
b. Global south
c. Developing countries
d. Least Developed countries

Transiting countries
Which one of the following is the most accurate statement about mercantilism?

Select one:
a. Mercantilism was discouraged by powerful monarchs.
b. Mercantilism favored individual economic rights over the state and society.
c. Trade subsidies and trade monopolies were essential to mercantilistic enterprise.
d. The profit motive played on a small role in mercantilism.

Trade subsidies and trade monopolies were essential to mercantilistic enterprise.
Which one of the following jobs would most likely be classified as part of a citys informal economy?

Select one:
a. truck driver
b. cook in a small restaurant
c. teacher
d. street vendor

street vendor
Which one of the following terms is best used to refer to a city and its suburbs?

Select one:
a. metropolitan area
b. urbanized (or urban) area
c. urban place
d. megalopolis

urbanized (or urban) area

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