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Study Questions: Chapter 11

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1. How does the definition of an urban centre affect the relative ratios of rural to urban population?

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2. Why do urban centres tend to locate on a body of water?

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3. What is the difference between feudal and capitalist settlement patterns in rural areas?

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4. What are some key differences between urban and rural ways of life?

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5. Under what conditions does the rank-size rule tend to occur?

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