Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues


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What do we call an outlying district of a city?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Suburban living in the United States is composed of a variety of characteristics. The lesson worksheet and quiz will help you to study the different aspects of suburban life and the effect of suburbs in society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The lesson resources will test you on:

  • The term for an outlying district of a city
  • Human migration to the suburbs
  • Types of suburban segregation
  • City expansion into the suburbs
  • The term explaining the relationship of urban and suburban areas

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet assess the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the main term or phrase by its definition, such as how a city is surrounded by a ring of suburbs and the term for an outlying district of a city
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on U.S. suburbs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding surbuban segregation

Additional Learning

Know all of the vital information on the suburbs by reviewing the lesson titled Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues. These objectives will be addressed in the lesson:

  • Know the definition of urban expansion
  • Understand suburban and urban locations
  • Discover how cities can expand out to suburban areas
  • Identify types of suburban segregation
  • Understand the concept of suburbanization