Human Settlements: Definition & Functions


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What do we call organized groupings of human habitation?

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1. Densely populated settlements are called _____ settlements.

2. Sparsely populated settlements are called _____ settlements.

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Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Although human settlements are primarily divided into two types, urban and rural, both types perform some essential functions related to survival and well-being. These assessments will test you on the two different types of settlements, as well as the functions that they provide.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will ask you about the following:

  • Term for organized groupings of human habitation
  • What densely populated settlements are called
  • Term for sparsely populated settlements
  • Functions of human settlements
  • Function exhibited by swapping food with teaching services

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about human settlements in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as urban and rural settlements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different functions of settlements

Additional Learning

For more information, read the related lesson called Human Settlements: Definition & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define human settlements
  • Discuss the two types of settlements
  • Review ambiguity in defining settlement types
  • Explore the functions of settlements