AICE Geography Settlement Dynamics: Quiz!

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Are you familiar with geography settlement dynamics? Would you be willing to try this quiz? Settlement geography tries to explore the part of the earth’s surface that includes human settlements. It is also the study of urban and rural settlements, the economic structure, transportation, and the subtleties of human settlement patterns as they pertain to space and time. Learn the scope of your understanding regarding settlement dynamics. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following always occur as a result of urbanization? 
    • A. 

      Urban population growth

    • B. 

      Air pollution

    • C. 

      Population density increases

    • D. 

      Transportation networks become more efficient

    • E. 

      Urban renewal (particularly of the inner city) in MEDCs

    • F. 

      Rural population decline

    • G. 

      Overpopulation

    • H. 

      The city reaches optimum population

    • I. 

      People migrate out of cities

    • J. 

      Development of shanty towns (more often in LEDCs)

    • K. 

      Improvement in local services

    • L. 

      Changes in land use

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are not necessarily true of shanty (slum) towns? 
    • A. 

      Poor-quality housing

    • B. 

      Located in the center of a city

    • C. 

      Created due to lack of housing

    • D. 

      High population density

    • E. 

      Located near the outskirts of a city

    • F. 

      Develop due to population growth in an urban city

    • G. 

      There is an adequate amount of available resources

    • H. 

      They are built because low-income migrants cannot afford housing

    • I. 

      Jobs in these areas are authorized by the government to help residents earn sufficient income to live in a better area

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can possibly help prevent the development of, or treat the problems in shanty towns?
    • A. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • B. 

      Rural-urban migration

    • C. 

      Assistance from local authorities such as education programs and provision of adequate housing

    • D. 

      Arresting criminals in shanty towns

    • E. 

      Urban-urban migration

    • F. 

      Gentrification

    • G. 

      Providing more services in the areas surrounding shanty towns

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are usually true of a functional central business district? 
    • A. 

      It is the center of trade or business

    • B. 

      Contains several social amenities such as shopping malls, movie theaters, etc.

    • C. 

      Contains shanty towns

    • D. 

      Higher land cost

    • E. 

      High population and traffic levels

    • F. 

      Housing is dispersed all throughout the area

    • G. 

      Contains the services that are generally in greater need of accessibility

  • 5. 
    Which of the following can help to reduce the urbanization experienced in a specific city (City A)? 
    • A. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • B. 

      Relocation of central functions

    • C. 

      Demographic transition of the country

    • D. 

      Urban renewal of other cities that people are migrating from to City A

    • E. 

      Management of urban sprawl

    • F. 

      Urban renewal of City A

    • G. 

      Distribution of services to provide to other cities the same services that a specific city offers

    • H. 

      Having one location that acts as a central business district

  • 6. 
    Urbanization has only positive effects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    On a bid-rent diagram, the cost of residential housing would decrease rapidly as it progresses further away from the city center.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    On a bid-rent diagram, the price paid for land by retailing businesses experiences a sharp decrease with distance from the CBD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Slum towns can develop in both LEDCs and MEDCs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The CBD is more accessible in a city in an MEDC rather than a city in an LEDC.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would be expected to have the highest percentage of the population living in shanty towns?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Ethiopia

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 12. 
    Which of the following sequences of land use is correct according to the bid-rent theory? (with the first term being the most centrally located)
    • A. 

      Commerce, industry, businesses, residential

    • B. 

      Commerce, businesses, industry, residential

    • C. 

      Businesses, residential, commerce, industry

    • D. 

      Industry, commerce, businesses, residential

  • 13. 
    A city with a population exceeding 10 million is best defined as a(n):
    • A. 

      World city

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Overpopulated area

    • D. 

      Megacity

  • 14. 
    Which of the following best explains why residential housing is generally not located in the CBD?
    • A. 

      The other buildings in the CBD take up most of the available space

    • B. 

      Land use in the CBD does not create the environment that houses should be built in

    • C. 

      Residential sales do not rely on accessibility

    • D. 

      House builders fear that if they build houses in the city center, then shanty towns will develop

  • 15. 
    Gentrification is a process of ___________________ that results in an improvement in the quality of housing.
  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not common in megacities?
    • A. 

      Efficient transportation networks

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Shanty towns

    • D. 

      High population density

  • 17. 
    Tokyo is an example of a ____________________.  This is a city recognized as an important component of the global economic system.
  • 18. 
    A shanty town is often referred to as a(n) ______________________________
  • 19. 
    CBD stands for ____________________________________.
  • 20. 
    When is a city considered to be overpopulated?
    • A. 

      When there is air pollution

    • B. 

      When a store is sold out of a particular item

    • C. 

      When there are too many people compared to the resources and technology locally available to maintain an adequate standard of living

    • D. 

      When traffic levels increase and transportation is congested

  • 21. 
    The type of population movement that results in urbanization is known as ________________________________________
  • 22. 
    What are the two problems associated with land use in the CBD?
    • A. 

      High land cost and easy accessibility

    • B. 

      Spatial competition and urban decline

    • C. 

      Spatial competition and air pollution

    • D. 

      Urban decline and air pollution

  • 23. 
    Which of the following population movements results in the development of urban sprawl?
    • A. 

      Urban-urban migration

    • B. 

      Rural-rural migration

    • C. 

      Rural-urban migration

    • D. 

      Urban-rural migration

  • 24. 
    Define the threshold population.
    • A. 

      The minimum number of people needed to justify the provision of a service or presence of a certain shop

    • B. 

      The amount of people an area can have before shanty towns begin to develop

    • C. 

      The balance of population in relation to the resources and technology locally available that allows the maintenance of an adequate standard of living

    • D. 

      Another name for the carrying capacity referred to in population adjustment

  • 25. 
    Which combination of land uses in the inner city (before taking urban renewal into account) of an MEDC is correct?
    • A. 

      Several social amenities, businesses

    • B. 

      Government buildings, historical buildings

    • C. 

      Industry, high-density residential housing

    • D. 

      Main shopping location, low density residential housing

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