Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons Video


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An organized pattern of human habitation is called a _____.

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1. In what way does a rural community differ from an urban one?

2. What are densely populated, mostly non-agricultural areas called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of comparing types of human settlements. For the quiz, you'll need to know the term for densely populated settlements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Organized human habitation
  • Sparsely populated agricultural areas
  • Areas with homes constructed closely together

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on comparing types of human settlements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding non-agricultural areas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of settlement in which homes are spread far apart

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast urban and rural settlements
  • Identify the characteristics of areas with compact and dispersed populations
  • Know the difficulty in defining an urban area