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Richard T. LeGates
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who does LeGate write developed a "broken window" theory and community policing ideas in "How to Study Cities"?
(a) Michael Porter and James Q. Wilson.
(b) Michael Porter and William Julius Wilson.
(c) George L. Kelling and William Julius Wilson.
(d) James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling.

5. What kind of academic programs are referred to as those which bring the expertise of specialists from multiple disciplines together?
(a) Megadisciplinary programs.
(b) Doctorate programs.
(c) Interdisciplinary programs.
(d) Combidisciplinary programs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was a Moroccan Berber Islamic scholar and traveller who is known for the account of his travels and excursions called the Rihla?

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

3. When was "The Polis" first published?

4. 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?

5. What kind of research does not necessarily look at numbers or statistical analysis?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does "The Urbanization of the Human Population" explain urbanization in relation to human development?

2. What city does Pirenne discuss in "Cities and European Civilization"? How does he describe it?

3. How does V. Gordon Childe's "The Urban Revolution" re-categorize history?

4. What are examples of "boundaries" as defined by Kevin Lynch? What are nodes?

5. How does H.D.F. Kitto define "polis" in "The Polis"?

6. What was Davis' conclusion about the patterns of urbanization in "The Urbanization of the Human Population"?

7. How many selections are in The City Reader? How were they chosen, according to Richard LeGates?

8. What metaphor does Christopher Alexander make in "A City is Not a Tree"?

9. What is Richard LeGates' purpose in the article "How to Study Cities"?

10. What vision is described in Ernest W. Burgess's "The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project"?

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