Human Geography 8e: Chapter 13

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Question 1:


a) the neighbourhood
b) the road
c) the market
d) the town centre
e) All of the above.

Question 2:


a) its spatial relationship with other land uses
b) the amount of activity space it contains
c) the social characteristics of the area within which it is located
d) the number of roads located nearby
e) Both a and c.

Question 3:


a) a spatially discriminatory practice that financial institutions use to identify which areas of the city are financially high-risk
b) the process by which housing units go from being occupied by members of one income group to members of another income group
c) the discrepancy between needs and environmental circumstances
d) the process by which poverty and deprivation are transmitted (or “filtered”) through the generations
e) the process used by companies with retailing activities to determine where such activities ought to take place within a given area

Question 4:


a) town
b) neighbourhood
c) suburb
d) slum
e) borough

Question 5:


a) the increase of identity politics in a neighbourhood
b) the process of people moving in and transforming low-quality housing
c) a lowering of infant mortality rates in a neighbourhood
d) the process of relocation of industrial land uses to near residential areas
e) the process of separation of urban spaces into areas serving different group interests

Question 6:


a) cycles of poverty that make poverty the normal living circumstance for people
b) personal characteristics that limit coping and caring abilities in individuals
c) structural class conflict, which arises when wealth is concentrated among a few people
d) uneven distribution of control over access to urban resources
e) All of the above.

Question 7:


a) whether the area around the location can sustain the retailing activity in question
b) whether the location intercepts travel between employment and residence locations
c) whether the location is immediately adjacent to direct competitors
d) whether the location is immediately adjacent to other retailers
e) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) store formats
b) store locations
c) specialized infrastructure
d) spatial markets
e) brand names, marketing, and advertising

Question 9:


a) Lagos, Nigeria
b) Accra, Ghana
c) Chonqing, China
d) Vancouver, British Columbia
e) Detroit, Michigan

Question 10:


a) temporary living-space established by a nomadic community
b) a concentration of temporary dwellings neither owned nor rented
c) low-income housing in the centre of a city
d) a community inhabited entirely by homeless individuals
e) a community that has been forcibly relocated by local government