Chapter 14 Urban And Environmental Sociology: Quick Quiz

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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to chapter fourteen in our sociology study, where today we’ll be taking a good look at the topic from an urban and environmental point of view. Can you answer questions on cities, population, revitalization efforts following World War II and much more? Take the quiz and see!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Urban sociologists focus on the study of cities and their surroundings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A city is defined primarily by its political form rather than its population.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following did NOT contribute to the rapid growth of suburban areas from 1900 to 1950?
    • A. 

      Framing techniques were developed that allowed fast and relatively cheap tract housing.

    • B. 

      The federal government began offering guarantees for Veteran’s Administration and Federal Housing Authority loans.

    • C. 

      Tax laws were passed that allowed interest on housing loans to be deducted from income taxes, resulting in indirect subsidies for homeownership.

    • D. 

      The Interstate Highway System was completed.

  • 4. 
    After World War II, many cities undertook downtown revitalization efforts that included:
    • A. 

      Pedestrian-friendly areas

    • B. 

      Light rail systems

    • C. 

      City trademarks and tourist destinations

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Logan and Molotch (1987), characterized cities as “growth machines” driven by development and encouraged by the government and private entities that stand to profit. The actors participating in this process include:
    • A. 

      Speculators and developers

    • B. 

      Local politicians and large corporations

    • C. 

      Homeowners and financial institutions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
     ______ is the ability of earth’s various systems, including human cultural systems and economies, to survive and adapt to changing environmental conditions indefinitely.
    • A. 

      Sustainability

    • B. 

      Resilience

    • C. 

      Elasticity

    • D. 

      Maintainability

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a renewable resource?
    • A. 

      Gasoline

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Uranium

    • D. 

      Wood

  • 8. 
    According to the theory of ______, in a finite world, short-term interests of individuals and groups can come into conflict with long-term group and global interests.
    • A. 

      Treadmill of production

    • B. 

      Tragedy of the commons

    • C. 

      Iron cage

    • D. 

      Ecological footprints

  • 9. 
    Humans have had a major influence in the amount of ______ in the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Water vapor

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      CFCs

  • 10. 
    In the last 100 years, the Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by ______.
    • A. 

      0 degrees

    • B. 

      1.4 degrees Celsius

    • C. 

      1.4 degrees Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      5.8 degrees Fahrenheit