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Virginia SOL - World Geography: Urban Geography Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Many different cities and towns that operate as an integrated whole are called a _____.

Question 2 2. Why can it be difficult to define urban areas with satellite images?

Question 3 3. One of the earliest models about urban structures in the U.S. is the:

Question 4 4. A big hill in a town is so steep that the residents can't build houses on it. Instead, they choose to use it as a park area. What kind of factor is affecting land use?

Question 5 5. Which of the following would NOT be characteristic of an inner city neighborhood?

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Question 6 6. What is the model that says that urban zones lie along transportation lines?

Question 7 7. The easiest way for a barbarian to gain the products of civilization was to:

Question 8 8. Jerry lives in a city that is becoming larger, expanding into the nearby suburbs. What is happening to Jerry's city?

Question 9 9. Why did the first big wave of urbanization occur?

Question 10 10. Programs meant to attract middle-class residents from the suburbs back to the city are called _____ programs.

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Question 11 11. Sparsely populated settlements are called _____ settlements.

Question 12 12. What is possible disadvantage to locating a business in a CBD?

Question 13 13. What is the term for a place with a high population density?

Question 14 14. How do urban areas form?

Question 15 15. _____ explains how a city is surrounded by a ring of suburbs.

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Question 16 16. Which is older: walls or cities?

Question 17 17. Based on the characteristics of a downtown area, who would be LEAST likely to pay a high rent in this kind of location?

Question 18 18. Billy, Ted, and Sarah all live in Metropolis-Town, but each lives in a different part of the city. Many of the banks and courthouses are in Billy's district. Many of the restaurants and colleges are in Ted's district. Many of the other businesses are in Sarah's district. Given the description, what model most accurately describes Metropolis-Town?

Question 19 19. How did emerging cities with population surplus overcome the problem of administration?

Question 20 20. What do we call mass movement from rural areas to urban areas?

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Question 21 21. What is the geographic and commercial center of a city called?

Question 22 22. Mayor Kelly wants to pass a city law that says that at least 55% of the buildings in the downtown area must house small, locally owned businesses. This is an example of a land use _____.

Question 23 23. What do we call an outlying district of a city?

Question 24 24. An organized pattern of human habitation is called a _____.

Question 25 25. Government restrictions on land include all of the following, EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. The first proper city built was _____.

Question 27 27. What do we call migration from city centers to the suburbs?

Question 28 28. Before 300 years ago, most people lived in what type of area?

Question 29 29. How does the United States define its urban areas?

Question 30 30. What do we call the main way a plot of land is used?

Virginia SOL - World Geography: Urban Geography Chapter Exam Instructions

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