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Richard T. LeGates
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who introduces urban history in the article "New Perspectives on American History"?
(a) Frederic Stout.
(b) Kevin Lynch.
(c) Larry S. Bourne.
(d) Raymond Mohl.

2. Who does LeGate write developed a "broken window" theory and community policing ideas in "How to Study Cities"?
(a) James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling.
(b) George L. Kelling and William Julius Wilson.
(c) Michael Porter and William Julius Wilson.
(d) Michael Porter and James Q. Wilson.

3. In the Prologue, "How to Study Cities," LeGates writes that how many selections are included in The City Reader?
(a) 53.
(b) 59.
(c) 52.
(d) 56.

4. Whose "thoughtful prescriptions for urban poverty" are discussed by LeGate in "How to Study Cities"?
(a) Larry S. Bourne.
(b) Lewis Mumford.
(c) John Forester's.
(d) Michael Porter's.

5. In "How to Study Cities," LeGates writes that the borderlines between the objects of study, methods, theory and work product of different disciplines are what?
(a) Fuzzy.
(b) Vastly different.
(c) Unimaginable.
(d) Clearly drawn.

6. When was "The Almost Perfect Town" first published?
(a) 1952.
(b) 1957.
(c) 1956.
(d) 1953.

7. Richard LeGates points out that colleges and universities today have a tendency to do what to knowledge, according to "How to Study Cities"?
(a) Cheapen.
(b) Trivialize.
(c) Over analyze.
(d) Compartmentalize.

8. V. Gordon Childe writes in "The Urban Revolution" that the three revolutions separating the major eras are the urban, the industrial and what?
(a) Paleolithic.
(b) Artistic.
(c) Philosophical.
(d) Neolithic.

9. Who wrote "A City Is Not a Tree"?
(a) Michael Young.
(b) Kenneth T. Jackson.
(c) Jane Jacobs.
(d) Christopher Alexander.

10. Who was the author of the essay "The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project"?
(a) Kenneth T. Jackson.
(b) Ernest W. Burgess.
(c) Jane Jacobs.
(d) W.E.B. Dubois.

11. What city's civilization does V. Gordon Childe describe from 3000-2000 B.C. in "The Urban Revolution"?
(a) Beijing.
(b) Crete.
(c) Rome.
(d) London.

12. What author excerpted in The City Reader is recognized as an expert in the social science discipline of history, according to "How to Study Cities"?
(a) Lewis Mumford.
(b) Frederic Stout.
(c) Kenneth Jackson.
(d) Michael Porter.

13. What periodical first published "The Urban Revolution"?
(a) Forbes.
(b) The Wall Street Journal.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) Town Planning Review.

14. Who wrote "Of the Noble and Magnificent City of Kin-sai"?
(a) Marco Polo.
(b) Ibn Battuta.
(c) Henri Pirenne.
(d) H.D.F. Kitto.

15. Who wrote "The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety"?
(a) Kenneth T. Jackson.
(b) Christopher Alexander.
(c) Jane Jacobs.
(d) Ernest W. Burgess.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to the boundaries of the city in "The City Image and Its Elements"?

2. What civilization's community was more geographically centered, and citizens were expected to contribute to the justice system, seeing it as their community duty according to the author of "The Polis"?

3. When did Friedrich Engels produce The Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx?

4. What kind of academic programs are referred to as those which bring the expertise of specialists from multiple disciplines together?

5. The author of "The Polis" writes that the term polis refers to more of a what than the current "city"?

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