Metropolitan Area, Physical City & City Center


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How do urban areas form?

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1. Many different cities and towns that operate as an integrated whole are called a _____.

2. Everything within the city limits forms the _____.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

There are many components to urban structures, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test you on your understanding of vocabulary and facts related to those areas. Some topics you'll be assessed on include city and town integration, the central parts of a city, and the comparable sizes of different parts of a city.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to pass this quiz, you'll need to know:

  • Vocabulary related to the central part of a city
  • The phrase used to describe towns and cities that have blended together
  • The largest area by physical size
  • Vocabulary related to integrated cities and towns
  • The term to depict everything within a city limit

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about metropolitan areas and city centers
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as operationally integrated towns and cities and blended towns and cities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding terms and phrases related to cities and towns

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about metropolitan areas and cities? Check out the accompanying lesson on Metropolitan Area, Physical City & Center City. This lesson will help you:

  • Define urban area
  • Differentiate between the metropolitan area, physical city and city center as the three main components of urban areas
  • Learn to identify the central business district, or downtown, of an urban area
  • Compare urban areas by size