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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 Design of Spaces" is a result of a study requested by whom?
(a) The New York Mayor's Office.
(b) The Central Intelligence Agency.
(c) The New York City Planning Commission.
(d) The Wall Street Journal.

2. What urban sociologist did extensive field research in Black ghettos of Chicago?
(a) William Julius Wilson.
(b) Lewis Mumford.
(c) John Reps.
(d) Kevin Lynch.

3. 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.

4. 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) Silver.
(b) Industrial.
(c) Space.
(d) Utopian.

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) Italian.
(b) Greek.
(c) Roman.
(d) Ottoman.

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

7. What is the name of the book in which "The Polis" was first published?
(a) The Gods.
(b) The Romans.
(c) The Greeks.
(d) The Ottomans.

8. V. Gordon Childe discusses the evolution of cities in Spain, Britain, and Germany during what period in "The Urban Revolution"?
(a) 1400 B.C.
(b) 1500 A.D.
(c) 1500 B.C.
(d) 1300 B.C.

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

10. LeGates writes in "How to Study Cities" that there are "social, spacial and _____ aspects to urban poverty as well as economic ones."
(a) Political.
(b) Industrial.
(c) Hereditary.
(d) Random.

11. What was at the center of the imaginary American city when it was first laid out in "The Almost Perfect Town"?
(a) Cemetery.
(b) Cathedral.
(c) Courthouse.
(d) Hospital.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose insights on urban planning in the face of conflict does LeGate claim to be intellectually rigorous in "How to Study Cities"?

2. What refers to entry points or points of transportation in a city in "The City Image and Its Elements"?

3. When was "The Urban Revolution" first published?

4. Engels describes the working-class districts and the public health consequences of these horrors where in "The Great Towns"?

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

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