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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. What conquistador wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards under Hernán Cortés?
(a) Marco Polo.
(b) Henri Pirenne.
(c) Bernal Diaz.
(d) H.D.F. Kitto.

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

3. What refers to entry points or points of transportation in a city in "The City Image and Its Elements"?
(a) Nodes.
(b) Stems.
(c) Tunnels.
(d) Doors.

4. What examples of cities and civilizations from the Stone era does V. Gordon Childe describe in "The Urban Revolution"?
(a) Scotland, Iran, and Sudan.
(b) Egypt, Sumner, and India.
(c) Egypt, Sudan, and Ireland.
(d) India, Ireland, and Chile.

5. The author of "City Origins" and "Cities and European Civilization" describes the growth of cities in Western Europe as historically bound by two elements: a middle class, and what?
(a) Community organization.
(b) Democratic voting.
(c) Freedom of the press.
(d) The rule of the King.

6. Richard LeGates describes the process of studying cities as what in "How to Study Cities"?
(a) Complicated.
(b) Never-ending.
(c) Enlightening.
(d) Tedious.

7. Who is the author of "The Negro Problems of Philadelphia"?
(a) W.E.B. Dubois.
(b) H.D.F. Kitto.
(c) Kenneth T. Jackson.
(d) Henri Pirenne.

8. When was "The Great Towns" first published?
(a) 1844.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1856.
(d) 1835.

9. What kind of computer software permits users to map data and is useful in studying cities?
(a) GIS.
(b) KGB.
(c) CIA.
(d) NHL.

10. Who is the second editor listed in the Introduction from the Editors?
(a) Raymond Mohl.
(b) Larry S. Bourne.
(c) Lewis Mumford.
(d) Frederic Stout.

11. When was the article "Levittown and America" first published?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1967.

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

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

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

15. When was "The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project" first published?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1925.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was author and theorist Albrecht Dürer born?

2. When was "The City Image and Its Elements" first published?

3. Where are the slums and factories located in the city from "The Almost Perfect Town"?

4. When was "The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety" first published?

5. What city's civilization does V. Gordon Childe describe from 3000-2000 B.C. in "The Urban Revolution"?

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