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Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 11

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Question 1:


a) the largely unplanned expansion of an urban area into rural areas
b) the movement of households from urban areas to the suburbs
c) a process of population decentralization prompted by the high cost of cities
d) nucleated land-settlement patterns
e) All of the above

Question 2:


a) The first cities emerged with the domestication of plants and animals
b) More people today live in cities than in rural areas
c) Most urban growth occurs in the developed world
d) The pace of urbanization picked up with the Technological Revolution
e) All of the above

Question 3:


a) the Green Revolution
b) humans developed associations based on rationality and depersonalization
c) the production of an agricultural surplus could support city populations
d) the in-movement of higher-income groups
e) All of the above

Question 4:


a) the largest city in the rank–size rule
b) the lowest order centre
c) the largest city that dominates political, economic, and social life within a given country
d) Both A and C
e) Both A and B

Question 5:


a) the suburbs
b) urban centres
c) rural areas
d) urban and rural areas, equally
e) villages

Question 6:


a) an outer commuting zone of an urban area
b) associated with social homogeneity and a lifestyle suited to family needs
c) the spread and growth of cities
d) None of the above
e) Both A and B

Question 7:


a) that the rank–size rule dominates
b) a hierarchy of settlements and a nested hierarchy of trading areas
c) that cities placed in hexagons ensure the most efficient use of space
d) All of the above
e) Both A and B

Question 8:


a) the largest city in a country
b) culturally heterogeneous
c) religious centres
d) culturally homogenous
e) None of the above

Question 9:


a) gateway city
b) world city
c) megacity
d) rural area
e) None of the above

Question 10:


a) consumer services
b) cultural characteristics
c) necessary components of urban living
d) products of capitalism
e) business services