U.S. Inner Cities: Characteristics & Challenges


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Formally, an inner city is defined in what manner?

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1. The city of Detroit, Michigan is working to attract businesses such as Whole Foods into the area. What is the city trying to accomplish by pursuing these kinds of initiatives?

2. What occurs when the demographics of a neighborhood shift from poor to wealthier?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inner cities are quite a bit different from more rural or suburban American areas, and this quiz will test you on various characteristics with regards to American inner cities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

  • Define inner city
  • Recall the euphemistic definition for the inner city
  • Recognize a term relating to inner cities from a description
  • Determine what is and is not a characteristic of an inner city neighborhood

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on characteristics of inner cities in the U.S.
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a characteristic of an inner city neighborhood
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define inner city
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired regarding inner cities

Additional Learning

The lesson U.S. Inner Cities: Characteristics & Challenges covers the following objectives:

  • Provide an example of a person living in an inner city
  • List several qualities often found in American inner cities
  • Define urban renewal