Unit 7 Test - Cities And Urban Land Use

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  • 1. 
    The process of settlement formation, expansion, and change is called
    • A. 

      Suburbanization

    • B. 

      Urbanization

    • C. 

      Post modern expansion

    • D. 

      City growth

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The most practical definition for an urban area is
    • A. 

      The central city and its surrounding suburbs.

    • B. 

      The economic influence of the central city.

    • C. 

      The central and the continuously developed areas.

    • D. 

      The central city and the land area inside the adjacent counties.

    • E. 

      The central city and its neighboring municipalities.

  • 3. 
    An urban settlement that has incorporated into an independent self-governing unit is a
    • A. 

      Metropolitan area

    • B. 

      Micropolitan statistical area

    • C. 

      City

    • D. 

      Metropolitan statistical area

    • E. 

      Consolidated metropolitan statistical area

  • 4. 
    The physical qualities of the original location for a city is referred to as the 
    • A. 

      Relative location

    • B. 

      Locational determinants

    • C. 

      Site characteristics

    • D. 

      Situational characteristics

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    In ancient Southeast Asia cities political acted as 
    • A. 

      Empires

    • B. 

      City governments

    • C. 

      States

    • D. 

      Unincorporated entities

    • E. 

      Centers of culture

  • 6. 
    Street patterns of Medieval European cities resembled 
    • A. 

      A grid system

    • B. 

      A chaotic haphazard layout

    • C. 

      Curving streets inside a major grid network

    • D. 

      A grid system with diagonal boulevards

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Industries during the 1800s located close to Central Business District (CBDs) because
    • A. 

      It was closest to the expanding urban population

    • B. 

      They needed to locate close to transportation lines

    • C. 

      It had the highest range and threshold

    • D. 

      Of the availability of low-cost warehousing

    • E. 

      That land was more affordable.

  • 8. 
    During the Industrial Revolution, what factor contributed the most to rapid urbanization?
    • A. 

      The city was an economic pull.

    • B. 

      The city was a political pull.

    • C. 

      The city was an environmental pull.

    • D. 

      The city was a cultural pull.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    According to Brian Berry, people who are a part of a ''daily urban system'' ,supported by functional regions connected to urban hubs by commuter links, have access to a plethora of services in 
    • A. 

      More developed countries

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      Less developed countries

    • D. 

      Newly industrialized countries

    • E. 

      A and B only.

  • 10. 
    Choose the proper hierarchy of cities on the West Coast of the Unites States 
    • A. 

      Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, Sacramento, Santa Barbara

    • B. 

      Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara

    • C. 

      Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Santa Barbara

    • D. 

      Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Sacramento, Santa Barbara

    • E. 

      Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento

  • 11. 
    A primate city is
    • A. 

      The most important city in a country

    • B. 

      When the largest city in a country is twice the size of the next largest city

    • C. 

      When the largest city in an LDC has a primitive infrastructure

    • D. 

      The largest city in a region of a country

    • E. 

      When the largest city is located on the periphery

  • 12. 
    The three most important cities in the world are 
    • A. 

      New York, Paris, and Shanghai

    • B. 

      New York, London, and Tokyo

    • C. 

      New York, London, and Beijing

    • D. 

      New York, Paris, and Tokyo

    • E. 

      New York, Rome, and Shanghai

  • 13. 
    The continent with the least number of world cities is
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Europe

    • E. 

      Asia

  • 14. 
    What factor(s) have contributed to the rapid urbanization in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) since 1950?
    • A. 

      Cities provide opportunity for displace rural residents

    • B. 

      Explosive population growth has made difficult for subsistence farmers to support their families

    • C. 

      Cultural amenities attract number of young urban professionals

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 15. 
    Challenges for mega cities in More Developed Countries (MDCs) include
    • A. 

      Overcrowding

    • B. 

      Infrastructure maintenance

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Pollution

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    In the United States overlapping Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) eventually leads to conurbanaization or 
    • A. 

      A megalopolis

    • B. 

      A Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area

    • C. 

      Many Micropolitan Statistical Areas

    • D. 

      Cooperative regional council of governments

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Favelas are Brazil as _________ are to Mexico
    • A. 

      Squatter settlements

    • B. 

      Barrios

    • C. 

      Bidonvilles

    • D. 

      Barung- barong

    • E. 

      Slums

  • 18. 
    From 1400 - 1700 many European power established _________ , which served as an entrance to or exit from a conquered area.
    • A. 

      A colonial city

    • B. 

      An administrative center

    • C. 

      A gateway city

    • D. 

      An outpost

    • E. 

      Provisional government

  • 19. 
    What assumption(s) are in Christaller's Central Place Theory?
    • A. 

      A flat isotropic plane with no physical barriers

    • B. 

      Uniform soil fertility

    • C. 

      Population and purchasing power would be evenly distributed

    • D. 

      Uniform transportation system in all directions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    The minimum number of people needed to support a business is called the 
    • A. 

      Range.

    • B. 

      Peak land value intersection.

    • C. 

      Economic base of settlement.

    • D. 

      Threshold.

    • E. 

      Minimum population requirement.

  • 21. 
    Rank the following services from low to high order
    • A. 

      Soft drink, bakery, shoe store , auto dealership.

    • B. 

      Bakery, shoe store, soft drink, auto dealership.

    • C. 

      Shoe store, soft drink, bakery, auto dealership

    • D. 

      Auto dealership, shoe store, bakery, soft drink

    • E. 

      Auto dealership, soft drink, shoe store, bakery

  • 22. 
    The economic base of many cities in Rocky Mountain West includes
    • A. 

      Mining

    • B. 

      Recreation and tourism

    • C. 

      Manufacturing

    • D. 

      Business services

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 23. 
    Cites significantly increased their population size in Europe and North America during the
    • A. 

      Later Medieval Ages

    • B. 

      Height of the Roman Empire

    • C. 

      Post World war II

    • D. 

      The roaring 20s

    • E. 

      Industrial Revolution

  • 24. 
    Which urban model best explains the spatial impact of automobiles and the construction of interstate highways on metropolitan areas in the United States?
    • A. 

      Concentric Zone Model

    • B. 

      Peripheral Model

    • C. 

      Hoyt's Sector Model

    • D. 

      Multi Nuclei Model

    • E. 

      Lifestyle Model

  • 25. 
    How have industrially-based cities in the Northeastern United States attempt to combat the loss of jobs from the relocation of industries to suburbs and to Least Development Countries (LDC's)?
    • A. 

      Invest heavily in community outreach programs

    • B. 

      Develop health, research, and personal service sectors.

    • C. 

      Develop tourism

    • D. 

      Invest in vocational training

    • E. 

      Rely on immigrant labor for business growth

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