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Human Geography Chapter 12 Quiz

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Question 1:


a) decline as a negative exponential function of distance from the centre of the city
b) increase as an exponential function of distance from the centre of the city
c) vary spatially, but not in any formal relation to the centre of the city
d) vary spatially in relation to industrial areas
e) None of the above.

Question 2:


a) are typically centred around a plaza
b) are typically some mix of indigenous, Islamic, colonial, and European influences
c) typically contain only formalized housing
d) typically have outer regions connected by a perimeter road
e) None of the above.

Question 3:


a) fragmentation and cultural hybridity
b) social polarization and landscapes of privilege
c) connections that reduce the friction of distance
d) All of the above.
e) A and c only.

Question 4:


a) metropolitan governments
b) voluntary coordination of local councils
c) independent councils
d) regional governments
e) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) the increase of identity politics
b) the need to manage major sanitation problems and reduce the spread of typhoid, typhus, and cholera
c) paternalistic employers who built planned towns for their workers
d) the recognition that power is concentrated in a very small number of groups
e) the need to emphasize spaciousness and quality of life

Question 6:


a) a high-quality residential subdivision or community with access limited to residents and other authorized people
b) a planned area of open, partially rural land, surrounding an urban area
c) a planned settlement designed to combine the advantages of urban and rural living to emphasize spaciousness and quality of life
d) a city which emphasises environmental justice
e) None of the above.

Question 7:


a) the development of a centre of office and retail activities located on the edge of a large urban centre
b) a continuously built-up area formed by the coalescing of several expanding cities that were originally separate
c) the opposite of suburbanization
d) a lack of environmental justice
e) a lack of mobility in cities

Question 8:


a) public ownership and massive multi-story buildings
b) pedestrian movement and mass transit, rather than private vehicles
c) access limited only to residents and authorized people
d) telecommunications and an increase in space-time convergence
e) None of the above.

Question 9:


a) accessibility
b) mobility
c) conurbation
d) motility
e) None of the above.

Question 10:


a) means a reduction in the need for personal mobility
b) means differentiation between back office and front office activities
c) means new divisions of labour
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.