U.S. Urban Structures: Concentric Zone, Sector & Multiple Nuclei Models


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What is the model that says that urban zones lie along transportation lines?

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1. Billy, Ted, and Sarah all live in Metropolis-Town, but each lives in a different part of the city. Many of the banks and courthouses are in Billy's district. Many of the restaurants and colleges are in Ted's district. Many of the other businesses are in Sarah's district. Given the description, what model most accurately describes Metropolis-Town?

2. One of the earliest models about urban structures in the U.S. is the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of U.S. urban structures. To pass the quiz, you will need to be familiar with the types of urban structure models discussed in the corresponding lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The term referring to locations with high population densities
  • Characteristics of the concentric zone model
  • Characteristics of the sector model
  • Features of the multiple nuclei model
  • First model about urban structures

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding models of urban structures and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of these models
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related urban structures lesson

Additional Learning

To explore more details and examples related to this topic, review the lesson entitled U.S. Urban Structures: Concentric Zone, Sector & Multiple Nuclei Models. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an urban area is
  • Identify the main models to explain how urban areas are organized
  • Describe the characteristics of each model
  • Explain how the Burgess model differs from the Hoyt model
  • Appreciate how multiple business districts give rise to neighborhoods