Urban Structure Models: United States vs. Abroad


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What do we call a region of high population density and mostly non-agricultural jobs?

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1. How does the United States define its urban areas?

2. Why can it be difficult to define urban areas with population thresholds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will evaluate your knowledge of urban structure models and the criteria by which the U.S. and other nations categorize populated regions. Topics the quiz addresses include criteria used for defining types of populated regions and methods used to categorize populated regions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these tools, you'll be able to test your knowledge of:

  • Definition of urban areas
  • How the U.S. defines urban areas
  • How other nations define urban areas
  • Pros and cons of different methods of defining urban areas

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of urban areas in different contexts
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as population threshold
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as population thresholds and satellite imaging techniques

Additional Learning

To learn more about urban areas and how we define them, review the corresponding lesson, Urban Structure Models: United States vs. Abroad. The lesson provides an overview of the following:

  • U.S. methods of defining urban areas
  • Challenges with methods of defining urban areas
  • Understand demographic differences in cities around the world