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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 wrote the article "The Urbanization of the Human Population"?
(a) Kingsley Davis.
(b) William Julius Wilson.
(c) Raymond Mohl.
(d) Kevin Lynch.

2. Who was a Moroccan Berber Islamic scholar and traveller who is known for the account of his travels and excursions called the Rihla?
(a) Henri Pirenne.
(b) Ibn Battuta.
(c) H.D.F. Kitto.
(d) Bernal Diaz.

3. Who wrote "City Origins" and "Cities and European Civilization"?
(a) H.D.F. Kitto.
(b) Kingsley Davis.
(c) Bernal Diaz.
(d) Henri Pirenne.

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

5. What urban designer and his students conducted surveys of residents of Boston and other cities to understand how they perceived the city environment?
(a) William Julius Wilson.
(b) Kingsley Davis.
(c) Kevin Lynch.
(d) Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

7. Who was the author of "The Polis"?
(a) Ibn Battuta.
(b) H.D.F. Kitto.
(c) Henri Pirenne.
(d) Marco Polo.

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

9. 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) Freedom of the press.
(b) Democratic voting.
(c) Community organization.
(d) The rule of the King.

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

11. When was "The Urban Revolution" first published?
(a) 1948.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1949.

12. The editors of The City Reader have taught at the San Francisco State University, University of California, Berkley and what other institution, according to the Introduction from the Editors?
(a) Coloumbia University.
(b) Yale University.
(c) Stanford University.
(d) Rutgers University.

13. What city does John Brinckerhoff Jackson describe in "The Almost Perfect Town"?
(a) Optimizer City.
(b) Optimo City.
(c) Optimum City.
(d) Opium City

14. What city is described with the Church initially a factor in its boundaries, though later Charlemagne grew the empire in "City Origins" and "Cities and European Civilization"?
(a) London.
(b) Amsterdam.
(c) Rome.
(d) Paris.

15. At what institution is Richard LeGates a Professor of Urban Studies?
(a) University of Southern California.
(b) San Francisco State University.
(c) Humboldt State University.
(d) University of California Santa Clara.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of The Making of Urban America?

2. Richard LeGates writes in "How to Study Cities" that professors are trained in and expected to teach material within their respective what?

3. What refers to reference points that have a clear form, contrast with their background, and have prominent locations in "The City Image and Its Elements"?

4. What research method involves the analysis of statistical data?

5. 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?

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