Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas


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Which of the following is an example of urbanization?

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1. Why would Mumbai be classified as a megacity?

2. Which type of area is characterized by having residents that depend on natural resource-based occupations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on the characteristics of these two types of places, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of population distribution in rural and urban areas. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the appropriate definition of urbanization as well as knowing the requirements to be considered a megacity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of urbanization
  • Requirements for a megacity
  • Why people moved from rural to urban areas
  • Percentage of people living in urban areas

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why people moved from rural to urban areas and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the percentage of people living in urban areas
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as urbanization

Additional Learning

To learn more about why an urban cowboy might not be uncommon, take a look at the lesson called Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an urban area is
  • Explain the features of a rural area
  • Explain the differences between the two types of areas
  • Identify where most have lived historically
  • Appreciate how many megacities exist in the world