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

2. 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) Frank Lloyd Wright.
(c) Kevin Lynch.
(d) Kingsley Davis.

3. Where are the slums and factories located in the city from "The Almost Perfect Town"?
(a) Myrtle Avenue.
(b) Railroad Avenue.
(c) South Main Street.
(d) Locust Street.

4. When was "The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety" first published?
(a) 1957.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1961.
(d) 1959.

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

6. 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) "Intellectually stimulating."
(c) "Sexually gratifying."
(d) "Morally gratifying."

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

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

9. Rather than using the traditional three ages of Stone, Bronze and Iron, V. Gordon Childe writes that development is better seen as occurring in the Paleolithic, Neolithic, urban, and what eras?
(a) Utopian.
(b) Silver.
(c) Space.
(d) Industrial.

10. In "Nature in the Metropolis," Ian McHarg writes about the best way to construct a city in harmony with what?
(a) Wind.
(b) People.
(c) Nature.
(d) Concrete.

11. Where can wealth and fashionable residences be found in the city from "The Almost Perfect Town"?
(a) Robson Street.
(b) Lakeshore Drive.
(c) North Main Street.
(d) Walker Drive.

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

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

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

15. Engels writes that it is what that has crammed the people into squalor in "The Great Towns"?
(a) The critical epoch.
(b) The philosophical epoch.
(c) The industrial epoch.
(d) The musical epoch.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Richard LeGates points out that colleges and universities today have a tendency to do what to knowledge, according to "How to Study Cities"?

4. When was the imaginary city surveyed and laid out in "The Almost Perfect Town"?

5. Who does LeGate write developed a "broken window" theory and community policing ideas in "How to Study Cities"?

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