Historical Growth of Cities: Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, Gentrification & the Concentric Zone Model


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Individuals living in a _____ community feel a close sense of belonging and would be likely to grow crops together or to work together on building projects.

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1. Anastasia recently started working as a graphic designer. She has been working hard and putting in extra hours, hoping that she will be promoted and then be able to buy a new car. Anastasia is MOST likely living in a _____ society.

2. _____ occurs when an area's lower income residents are displaced by an influx of higher income residents.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will test your knowledge of the growth of cities, including different types of communities and urban social structures. You will be quizzed on some of the terminology related to urban development as well as the concentric zone model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Definition of gemeinschaft
  • What gesellschaft means
  • Term for an influx of higher income residents that displaces lower income residents
  • Definition of the concentric zone model
  • Zone where the most employment opportunities would be found

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the growth of cities in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as gentrification and gesellschaft
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concentric zone model

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of urban societies, review the related lesson Historical Growth of Cities: Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, Gentrification & the Concentric Zone Model. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss social change at the turn of the 20th century
  • Learn about the gemeinschaft community
  • Discuss the gesellschaft society
  • Explore gentrification
  • Discuss the concentric zone model of cities