AICP Certification Exam! Hardest Trivia Quiz

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AICP Certification Exam! Hardest Trivia Quiz

American Institute of Certified Planners


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which states were defined as minority majority in 2000?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      New Mexico

    • D. 

      Hawaii

    • E. 

      Arizona

  • 2. 
    Home ownership was the highest in 2000. What percentage of Americans were home owners?
    • A. 

      64%

    • B. 

      65%

    • C. 

      66%

    • D. 

      67%

    • E. 

      68%

  • 3. 
    Which region of the country has the highest percentage of home ownership?
    • A. 

      Midwest

    • B. 

      Northeast

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      Northwest

    • E. 

      Southeast

  • 4. 
    Between 1950 and 2000, one-person households changed in the following way:
    • A. 

      8% to 15%

    • B. 

      10% to 19%

    • C. 

      5% to 20%

    • D. 

      10% to 26%

    • E. 

      8% to 26%

  • 5. 
    What percent of the US population was urban in 1960?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      65%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      55%

    • E. 

      70%

  • 6. 
    Between 1990 and 2000, the US population increased by:
    • A. 

      30 million

    • B. 

      34 million

    • C. 

      31 million

    • D. 

      32 million

    • E. 

      33 million

  • 7. 
    Which census was the first to reveal a pattern of cities losing ground to suburbs?
    • A. 

      1930

    • B. 

      1950

    • C. 

      1940

    • D. 

      1920

  • 8. 
    Between 1900 and 2000, the percent of US citizens living in urban areas had the following change:
    • A. 

      35% to 75%

    • B. 

      40% to 75%

    • C. 

      40% to 70%

    • D. 

      35% to 70%

  • 9. 
    Which census showed a change in the population from rural to urban?
    • A. 

      1930

    • B. 

      1920

    • C. 

      1940

    • D. 

      1950

  • 10. 
    The median age in 2000 was
    • A. 

      35.5

    • B. 

      35.0

    • C. 

      34.5

    • D. 

      33.5

    • E. 

      35.3

  • 11. 
    Independent Cities are defined by the census as county-sized areas in which of the following states:
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Nevada

    • C. 

      Delaware

    • D. 

      Virginia

    • E. 

      Missouri

  • 12. 
    A small subdivision of a county, designed to have relatively homogeneous demographic characteristics is a
    • A. 

      Parish

    • B. 

      Block

    • C. 

      Tract

    • D. 

      Place

    • E. 

      Cluster

  • 13. 
    The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) was adopted in what year?
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1978

  • 14. 
    The Urban Parks and Rec Recovery Act was adopted in what year?
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1979

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1978

  • 15. 
    The National Flood Insurance Act was passed in what year?
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1971

  • 16. 
    What year did federal transportation funding mandate set-asides for planning?
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1963

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1961

  • 17. 
    In what year did the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) begin?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1972

    • C. 

      1974

    • D. 

      1978

  • 18. 
    What year did CDBG begin?
    • A. 

      1975

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      1974

    • D. 

      1973

  • 19. 
    What year was the Department of Housing and Urban Development created?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1967

    • D. 

      1963

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not part of the AICP Code of Ethics?
    • A. 

      Assist in making the clarification of community goals, objectives and policies in plan-making.

    • B. 

      A planner must have special concern for the long range consequences of present actions.

    • C. 

      A planner must strive to expand choice and opportunity for all persons, recognizing a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged groups and persons, and must urge the alteration of policies, institutions and decisions which oppose such needs.

    • D. 

      A planner must strive to give citizens the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs. Participation should be broad enough to include people who lack formal organization or influence.

  • 21. 
    What year was the Americans with Disabilities Act passed?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1992

    • C. 

      1994

    • D. 

      1996

  • 22. 
    What year were Empowerment Zones/Enterprise zones created?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1992

    • C. 

      1994

    • D. 

      1996

  • 23. 
    What year was the Telecommunications Act passed?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1992

    • C. 

      1994

    • D. 

      1996

  • 24. 
    Which of the following would be included as an element of a comprehensive plan?
    • A. 

      Land Use Plan

    • B. 

      Demographics

    • C. 

      Historic Preservation

    • D. 

      Implementation Schedule

  • 25. 
    What movement is Washington, D.C. an example of?
    • A. 

      Public Health

    • B. 

      City Beautiful

    • C. 

      City Efficient

    • D. 

      Garden City

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