The City Reader Test | Final Test - Easy

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 is referred to as the relationship and interaction between governmental and non-governmental bodies, seeing how they interact and get results in "Regime Theory and Urban Politics"?
(a) Tug of war.
(b) Obediance.
(c) Power tolerance.
(d) Regime theory.

2. Who discuss the implications of social complexities and question what the advantage of interests implies, according to the author of "Regime Theory and Urban Politics"?
(a) Scientists.
(b) Neo-pluralists.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Intellectuals.

3. What is the third of four kinds of power described by the author in "Regime Theory and Urban Politics"?
(a) Coalition.
(b) Command/social.
(c) Systematic.
(d) Preemptive.

4. Who wrote "How to Study Urban Political Power"?
(a) John Mollenkopf.
(b) Raymond Unwin.
(c) Burton Pike.
(d) William Julius Wilson.

5. Who wrote "Place and Production in the Global Economy"?
(a) Saskia Sassen.
(b) Raymond Unwin.
(c) Robin Hambleton.
(d) William Julius Wilson.

6. When was John Kasarda's "The Jobs-Skills Mismatch" first published?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1992.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1993.

7. Who is the author of "Of Cooperation in Site Planning, and How Common Enjoyment Benefits the Individual"?
(a) William Julius Wilson.
(b) Robin Hambleton.
(c) Frank Lloyd Wright.
(d) Raymond Unwin.

8. When was "Regime Theory and Urban Politics" first published?
(a) 1985.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1988.

9. What is the first of several responses to developments of local governments given by the author in "Future Directions for Urban Government in Britain and America"?
(a) Increasing taxation.
(b) Cutting public spending.
(c) Frequent elections.
(d) Decreasing taxation.

10. In "Future Directions for Urban Government in Britain and America," the author discusses the developments in the U.S. and U.K. for the past how many years?
(a) 15.
(b) 12.
(c) 8.
(d) 21.

11. What kind of streets does the author of "Of Cooperation in Site Planning, and How Common Enjoyment Benefits the Individual" argue have reduced urban overcrowding?
(a) Wide, curved streets.
(b) Wide, straight streets.
(c) Narrow, straight streets.
(d) Narrow, curved streets.

12. When was "A Contemporary City" first published?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1937.
(d) 1926.

13. "What is a City?" discusses the urban experience as what to human life?
(a) Unimportant.
(b) Enlightening.
(c) Central.
(d) Detrimental.

14. How many boulevards would shoot off the city center in Ebenezer Howard's "The Town-Country Magnet"?
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Eight.
(d) Five.

15. What group concedes that economic forces come into play, but that urban political theory also needs to draw on theories of the state in "How to Study Urban Political Power"?
(a) The futurists.
(b) The structuralists.
(c) The pluralists.
(d) The communists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would serve as the "lungs" of the hypothesized city in "A Contemporary City"?

2. In comparing U.S. and U.K. governments in "Future Directions for Urban Government in Britain and America," the author concludes the British system is more what?

3. Who authored "The City as Image"?

4. When was "Of Cooperation in Site Planning, and How Common Enjoyment Benefits the Individual" first published?

5. In "How to Study Urban Political Power," the author writes that there have been two groups of researchers studying city politics: the pluralists, and who?

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