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Richard T. LeGates
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Richard LeGates writes in "How to Study Cities" that professors are trained in and expected to teach material within their respective what?
(a) Academic disciplines.
(b) Hobbies.
(c) Area's of amusement.
(d) Field of interest.

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

3. Who is the author of The Making of Urban America?
(a) John Reps.
(b) Lewis Mumford.
(c) William Julius Wilson.
(d) James Q. Wilson.

4. The author of "The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project" viewed the social growth and physical growth of a city as being what?
(a) Interrelated.
(b) Unrelated.
(c) Without limit.
(d) Essential.

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

6. What is the first of the five zones of the city described in "The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project"?
(a) The financial zone.
(b) The government zone.
(c) The shopping district.
(d) The urban zone.

7. What city does the author of "The Polis" use as an example of the peak of the polis?
(a) Madrid.
(b) Genoa.
(c) Athens.
(d) Rome.

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

9. What did the concept of polis stress in its establishment of temples, stadiums, and theaters?
(a) Bath houses.
(b) Public spaces.
(c) Courthouses.
(d) Shopping.

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

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

12. 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) Amsterdam.
(b) Rome.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

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) Over analyze.
(b) Compartmentalize.
(c) Cheapen.
(d) Trivialize.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who wrote "The Drive-In Culture of Contemporary America"?

3. V. Gordon Childe discusses the evolution of cities in Spain, Britain, and Germany during what period in "The Urban Revolution"?

4. Who edited the book The Internal Structure of the City?

5. Engels writes that it is what that has crammed the people into squalor in "The Great Towns"?

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