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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. The First Edition of The City Reader was published by Routledge in what year?
(a) 1993.
(b) 1999.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1996.

2. Who wrote "The Drive-In Culture of Contemporary America"?
(a) Kenneth T. Jackson.
(b) Ibn Battuta.
(c) W.E.B. Dubois.
(d) Henri Pirenne.

3. Kevin Lynch writes in "The City Image and Its Elements" about concepts that are common to cities and necessary for these areas to be what?
(a) "Psychologically satisfying."
(b) "Morally gratifying."
(c) "Sexually gratifying."
(d) "Intellectually stimulating."

4. 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) Clearly drawn.
(b) Vastly different.
(c) Fuzzy.
(d) Unimaginable.

5. 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"?
(a) Greek.
(b) Italian.
(c) Roman.
(d) Ottoman.

6. What research method involves the analysis of statistical data?
(a) Political.
(b) Number crunching.
(c) Quantitative.
(d) Qualitative.

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

8. Engels describes the working-class districts and the public health consequences of these horrors where in "The Great Towns"?
(a) Berlin.
(b) London.
(c) Dublin.
(d) Manchester.

9. When was Friedrich Engels born?
(a) 1814.
(b) 1822.
(c) 1818.
(d) 1820.

10. When was "The Polis" first published?
(a) 1952.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1951.

11. Where was author and theorist Albrecht Dürer from?
(a) Spain.
(b) Germany.
(c) Poland.
(d) Italy.

12. The author of "The Polis" writes that the term polis refers to more of a what than the current "city"?
(a) Mosaic-state.
(b) Dictatorial state.
(c) Peace state.
(d) Autocratic state.

13. What kind of academic programs are referred to as those which bring the expertise of specialists from multiple disciplines together?
(a) Megadisciplinary programs.
(b) Combidisciplinary programs.
(c) Interdisciplinary programs.
(d) Doctorate programs.

14. What is the first of the five elements that are common to cities described in "The City Image and Its Elements"?
(a) Homes.
(b) Emergency services.
(c) Paths.
(d) Businesses.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The editors write in the Introduction from the Editors that their students have asked for the past how many years what the best writings in urban development are?

2. When was "The Great Towns" first published?

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

4. What is the name of the book in which "The Polis" was first published?

5. Who wrote "The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety"?

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