AP Human Geography: Urban Patterns

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AP Human Geography: Urban Patterns

Cities and Urban Land Use is a unit of the AP Human Geography exam. This quiz will test your knowledge of that topic, as well as Chapter 13 of Rubenstein's Human Geography textbook.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Chicago's CBD (Central Business District) is known as...
    • A. 

      The Skyline

    • B. 

      Business Central

    • C. 

      Wall Street

    • D. 

      The Loop

    • E. 

      Favela

  • 2. 
    What is one major difference between suburban areas in the US and Europe?
    • A. 

      US suburban areas are on the outskirts of cities, European suburban areas form independently of cities.

    • B. 

      Us suburban areas do not typically have access to public transport, European suburban areas enjoy access to buses and subways.

    • C. 

      US suburban areas enjoy relatively low crime rates and good schools, European suburban areas have more crime and poorer schools than in the cities.

    • D. 

      US suburban areas are clusted in segregated developments, European suburban areas are dispersed along the beltway.

    • E. 

      There is no difference between the two.

  • 3. 
    Before colonization, cities were centered around what primary structure?
    • A. 

      A religious core

    • B. 

      The CBD

    • C. 

      The dwelling of the ruler

    • D. 

      Government buildings

    • E. 

      The tallest building, such as a ziggarut

  • 4. 
    What is a squatter settlement?
    • A. 

      Suburban areas in LDCs

    • B. 

      The peripheral zone in the Latin American city model

    • C. 

      Slums in inner cities such as Chicago

    • D. 

      Housing for poor migrants that contains very few services

    • E. 

      Another name for an edge city

  • 5. 
    When they conquered cities in the New World, European conquerers preserved established pre-colonial city patterns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Colonial cities were characterized by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Wider streets and a lower population density

    • B. 

      Narrow streets and slum areas

    • C. 

      A grid-like pattern centering around a religious temple

    • D. 

      Sections set off for Christians, Jews, and foreigners

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 7. 
    A census tract is a part of an urbanized area that contains about 5,000 residents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In the concetric zone model, which of the following is most likely to locate in the outermost ring?
    • A. 

      Industries and factories

    • B. 

      Squatter settlements

    • C. 

      Public housing

    • D. 

      Agricultural establishments

    • E. 

      Wealthy suburban homeowners

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not true about urbanization?
    • A. 

      Urbanization is the process by which cities grow.

    • B. 

      The percentage of urban population has recently exceeded the percentage of rural population for the first time in human history.

    • C. 

      Higher numbers of people moving into cities indicate a high level of development.

    • D. 

      Urban settlements typically have a wide variety of cultural and ethnic influences.

    • E. 

      8 of the 10 most populated cities in the world are in LDCs.

  • 10. 
    What was Louis Wirth's contribution to the study of urban patterns?
    • A. 

      Wirth designed the concetric zone model.

    • B. 

      Wirth designed the Latin American city model.

    • C. 

      Wirth studied and created patterns for suburban areas.

    • D. 

      Wirth created three ways to identify an urban area.

    • E. 

      Wirth was the mayor of Los Angeles, and he created new systems of public transport.

  • 11. 
    Where is Megalopolis?
    • A. 

      Boston to Washington DC.

    • B. 

      Tokyo.

    • C. 

      Chicago to New York City.

    • D. 

      Greece.

    • E. 

      The Boswah Corridor.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following regions are included in an MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)? You may select more than one answer if needed.
    • A. 

      The suburban areas surrounding city that is the center of an MSA.

    • B. 

      Surrounding counties that send a lot of workers to the MSA.

    • C. 

      Any national parks or public land areas adjacent to the MSA.

    • D. 

      The MSAs to the north and south of it.

    • E. 

      The county in which the MSA is located.

  • 13. 
    A city is a/an...
    • A. 

      Center of services.

    • B. 

      Urban settlement that is self-governing.

    • C. 

      CBD and surrounding suburbs.

    • D. 

      Center of an MSA.

    • E. 

      Geographic area with a high density of people.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a benefit of living in the suburbs?
    • A. 

      Less crime and drug use.

    • B. 

      Better schools for families with children.

    • C. 

      Parking space and a yard.

    • D. 

      Stores, workplaces, and services within walking distance.

    • E. 

      The opportunity to own your own home.

  • 15. 
    What are greenbelts?
    • A. 

      Parks created in the inner city to decrease pollution.

    • B. 

      Rings of open space surrounding European cities like London to combat sprawl.

    • C. 

      The loop around the edge of Harris' peripheral model.

    • D. 

      Corridors of agricultural land within suburban areas.

    • E. 

      Eco-friendly subway lines in central cities.