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Human Geography 8e: Chapter 11

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

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) a pattern of nucleated land-settlement
e) the tendency of urban dwellers to, on average, take up more square footage

Question 2:


a) the process of urban sprawl
b) a pattern of nucleated land settlement
c) the movement of households from urban areas to the suburbs
d) a process of population decentralization
e) a political movement that seeks to discredit city life

Question 3:


a) the Green Revolution, which sparked significant increases in crop production
b) humans developed associations based on rationality and depersonalization
c) the production of an agricultural surplus which could support city populations
d) the development of the polis in ancient Greece
e) the adoption of community organizations became widespread

Question 4:


a) the largest city in a region, according to the rank-size rule
b) the lowest-order centre in a region, according to the rank-size rule
c) any of several cities that dominate political, economic, and social life within a region
d) a city inhabited entirely by simians
e) a centre whose population is directly proportional to its rank

Question 5:


a) suburban areas
b) urban centres
c) rural areas
d) Populations are equal between urban and rural areas.
e) There is not enough information to give a definite answer.

Question 6:


a) the outer zones of urban areas, from which workers commute
b) associated with social heterogeneity and a flexible lifestyle
c) not necessarily indicative of the spread and growth of cities
d) a direct result of the urban agglomeration process
e) primarily characteristic of the less developed world

Question 7:


a) seeks to discredit the rank-size rule entirely
b) establishes a hierarchy of settlements and central functions
c) uses a triangular lattice, which is more efficient than either hexagons or circles
d) comprises three principles: the marketing principle, the agricultural principle, and the political principle
e) None of the above.

Question 8:


a) their relative size: a world city is the largest city in a given country
b) their cultural characteristics: they are culturally heterogeneous
c) their religious status: they are religious centres
d) their political status: they are capital cities
e) their transport characteristics: they are immediately adjacent to gateway cities

Question 9:


a) is taking place especially prevalently in the less developed world, and to a smaller extent in central North America
b) is taking place because small towns are urbanizing rapidly and being converted into cities, making them no longer rural
c) is a new phenomenon, having started in the late 1980s
d) is a result of disease among rural populations—with less access to emergency health services, rural populations are dying out
e) is taking place primarily because as fewer and fewer people work in agriculture, people are abandoning small towns

Question 10:


a) a) diversified city centres, with little evidence of zoning
b) b) rapid urbanization right after the collapse of the Roman Empire
c) c) urbanization in response to the development of economic base theory
d) d) simultaneous support for agricultural works, trade, and mass production
e) e) support for craft industries and strongly secular populations


Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 11

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

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