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  • 1. 
    In a simplified model of a city, the zone where retail and office activities are clustered is the
    • A. 

      Central business district.

    • B. 

      Central commerce zone.

    • C. 

      Urbanized downtown area.

    • D. 

      Metropolitan statistical area.

    • E. 

      Hub.

  • 2. 
    Retail activities which tend to concentrate in the CBD include those which have
    • A. 

      No threshold.

    • B. 

      No range.

    • C. 

      Services for office workers.

    • D. 

      A need for rapid transportation.

    • E. 

      A need for large amounts of horizontal space.

  • 3. 
    Cities tend to situate convention centers and sports complexes in their CBDs because
    • A. 

      They hope to lower real estate prices and tax revenues in their downtown areas.

    • B. 

      Of their low ranges and thresholds.

    • C. 

      They hope to stimulate more business for downtown restaurants, bars, and hotels.

    • D. 

      They have a need for the kind of rapid transportation that is only available in the CBD.

    • E. 

      The CBD offers large amounts of horizontal space.

  • 4. 
    Even with the diffusion of modern telecommunications, many lawyers, financial analysts, and public officials in CBDs still exchange information with colleagues primarily through
    • A. 

      Face-to-face contact.

    • B. 

      High-cost influence peddling.

    • C. 

      Interstate highway systems.

    • D. 

      The Internet.

    • E. 

      Television and radio broadcasts.

  • 5. 
    Land values are high in the CBD primarily because of
    • A. 

      Competition for limited space.

    • B. 

      High threshold and range.

    • C. 

      Less intensive land use.

    • D. 

      The lack of skyscrapers.

    • E. 

      The lack of residential space.

  • 6. 
    As a result of high land costs, the American CBD is characterized by
    • A. 

      Less intensive land use.

    • B. 

      The construction of skyscrapers.

    • C. 

      Suburban sprawl.

    • D. 

      A high threshold and range.

    • E. 

      The reuse of existing buildings.

  • 7. 
    A land use typically excluded from a North American CBD is
    • A. 

      Public administration.

    • B. 

      Industrial.

    • C. 

      Office.

    • D. 

      Retail.

    • E. 

      Legal.

  • 8. 
    European CBDs are similar to those in North America because they both contain
    • A. 

      Retail and office activities.

    • B. 

      Extensive residential areas.

    • C. 

      Large numbers of skyscrapers.

    • D. 

      Structures inherited from medieval times.

    • E. 

      Ancient Roman structures.

  • 9. 
    The zone in transition in U.S. cities typically contains which of the following?
    • A. 

      Legal offices and parking lots

    • B. 

      Skyscrapers, suburbs, agricultural land, parking lots, and restaurants

    • C. 

      Agricultural land

    • D. 

      Suburbs, agricultural land, parking lots, and transportation hubs

    • E. 

      Warehouses, industry, and poorer-quality housing

  • 10. 
    According to the concentric zone model, a city develops in a series of
    • A. 

      Corridors.

    • B. 

      Nodes.

    • C. 

      Rings.

    • D. 

      Sectors.

    • E. 

      Quadrants.

  • 11. 
    According to the sector model, the best housing is located in
    • A. 

      A corridor from downtown to the edge of the city.

    • B. 

      An outer ring surrounding the city.

    • C. 

      Nodes near universities and parks.

    • D. 

      Renovated inner-city neighborhoods.

    • E. 

      Gated communities.

  • 12. 
    According to the multiple nuclei model, an airport is likely to attract nearby
    • A. 

      Hotels and warehouses.

    • B. 

      Residences and highways.

    • C. 

      Retail and wholesale shops.

    • D. 

      Universities and colleges.

    • E. 

      Hospitals and clinics.

  • 13. 
    Social area analysis attempts to explain
    • A. 

      The changing location of retail and office activities in North American cities.

    • B. 

      The development of squatter settlements in developing countries.

    • C. 

      The distribution of different types of people in an urban area.

    • D. 

      Which of the three models of urban structure is the most accurate in the United States.

    • E. 

      Regions ideal for social services.

  • 14. 
    The multiple nuclei theory
    • A. 

      Involves four linked CBDs.

    • B. 

      Includes nodes such as a port, a university, airport, and a park.

    • C. 

      Includes a nucleus in the CBD which is connected to a nucleus in the suburbs.

    • D. 

      Links a seaport, an airport, and a railway station.

    • E. 

      Disregards the use of nodes.

  • 15. 
    A recent change in the typical U.S. density gradient has been
    • A. 

      The elimination of the gap traditionally found in the center.

    • B. 

      An increase in the extremes between the inner and outer areas.

    • C. 

      An increase in the number of people living in the center.

    • D. 

      A reduction in the differences in densities found within an urban area.

    • E. 

      An increase in the differences in densities found within an urban area.

  • 16. 
    In the United States, which of the following definitions of a city covers the largest land area?
    • A. 

      Central business district

    • B. 

      Central city

    • C. 

      Urbanized area

    • D. 

      Metropolitan statistical area

    • E. 

      Regional government federation

  • 17. 
    According to the sector model, if family X has an income of $100,000 and family Y has an income of $40,000 but family Z has an income of $115,000
    • A. 

      Families Y and Z are likely to live in the same sector of the city.

    • B. 

      Families X and Z are likely to live in the same sector of the city.

    • C. 

      Families X and Y are likely to live in the same sector of the city.

    • D. 

      Families X, Y, and Z are likely to live in the same sector of the city.

    • E. 

      None of these families are likely to live in the same sector of the city.

  • 18. 
    Many of the poor on the periphery of cities in less developed countries live in areas known as
    • A. 

      Squatter settlements.

    • B. 

      Council estates.

    • C. 

      Public housing.

    • D. 

      The zone in transition.

    • E. 

      Suburbs.

  • 19. 
    The areas on the periphery of cities in less developed countries are sometimes known as
    • A. 

      Barriadas, favelas bidonvilles, bastees, or kampongs.

    • B. 

      Young city and old city zones.

    • C. 

      Public housing, barmiadelas, fonelongas, or kuhpinongs.

    • D. 

      The zone in transition, suburbs, or public zone.

    • E. 

      Suburbs, barmiadelas, fonelongas, or kuhpinongs.

  • 20. 
    After 1573, most Spanish colonial cities were designed to have
    • A. 

      Neighborhoods built around central, smaller plazas with parish churches and older quarters with narrow, winding streets and cramped residences.

    • B. 

      Gridiron street plans centered on a church and plaza, walls around houses, and wider streets than are in the centers of most European cities.

    • C. 

      Winding street plans centered on a church and plaza, garden lawns around houses, and wider streets than the centers of most European cities.

    • D. 

      Gridiron street plans centered on a church and plaza, walls around houses, and narrower, more winding streets than are in the centers of most European cities.

    • E. 

      A gridiron street plan, a cathedral, and at least 20 parish churches for each city.

  • 21. 
    Sprawl is the
    • A. 

      Change in density within an urban area from the periphery to the center.

    • B. 

      Development of new housing sites not contiguous to the existing built-up area.

    • C. 

      Land maintained as open space surrounding an urban area.

    • D. 

      Period in the morning and evening with the heaviest volumes of traffic.

    • E. 

      Increasing population density in rings two and three of the concentric zone model.

  • 22. 
    British cities are surrounded by open space known as
    • A. 

      Greenbelts.

    • B. 

      Public housing.

    • C. 

      Sprawl.

    • D. 

      Squatter settlements.

    • E. 

      Suburbs.

  • 23. 
    The strongest criticism of suburbs argued that historically,
    • A. 

      Low-income people and minorities are unable to live in some areas because of the high cost of the housing, the unfriendliness (or discrimination) of established residents, and fears that property values would decline if minorities were allowed to buy property there.

    • B. 

      Low-income people and minorities are able to live in some areas because of the low cost of the housing, the friendliness of established residents, and the myth that property values would decline if minorities were allowed to buy property there.

    • C. 

      Legal devices, such as requiring several small houses to sit on a large lot of land amid several different apartments, prevented low-income families from living in many suburbs.

    • D. 

      Low-income people and minorities are unable to live in some areas because of the high cost of the private schools there, the unfriendliness of African American and Hispanic minorities there, and the fear that property values would not change if other minorities were allowed to buy property there.

    • E. 

      They encouraged the buying and selling of too many automobiles.

  • 24. 
    People in the United States are attracted to suburbs in part because suburbs are characterized by
    • A. 

      Heavy traffic

    • B. 

      Lower opportunity for home ownership

    • C. 

      Private land surrounding the house

    • D. 

      Row houses and apartments

    • E. 

      Closer proximity to cultural institutions

  • 25. 
    Factories have moved to suburban locations in part because of
    • A. 

      Access to main highways.

    • B. 

      Adequate space to build vertical structures.

    • C. 

      Availability of large tracts of high-priced land.

    • D. 

      Good rail connections.

    • E. 

      Access to cheap labor

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