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Human Geography Chapter 11 Quiz

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Question 1:


a) the largely unplanned, discontinuous expansion of an urban area
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 process of urban sprawl
b) Nucleated land settlement patterns
c) the movement of households from urban areas to the suburbs
d) A process of population decentralization prompted by several factors, including the cost of living
e) None 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 which 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 which 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) Populations are equal between urban and rural areas.

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) A and b only.

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) A and b only.

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 areas
e) None of the above.

Question 10:


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