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

2. What author excerpted in The City Reader is recognized as an expert in the social science discipline of history, according to "How to Study Cities"?
(a) Kenneth Jackson.
(b) Lewis Mumford.
(c) Michael Porter.
(d) Frederic Stout.

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

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

5. Engels describes the working-class districts and the public health consequences of these horrors where in "The Great Towns"?
(a) Berlin.
(b) Manchester.
(c) London.
(d) Dublin.

Short Answer Questions

1. LeGates writes in "How to Study Cities" that there are "social, spacial and _____ aspects to urban poverty as well as economic ones."

2. Richard LeGates describes the process of studying cities as what in "How to Study Cities"?

3. The editors of The City Reader have taught at the San Francisco State University, University of California, Berkley and what other institution, according to the Introduction from the Editors?

4. The author of "The Polis" writes that the term polis refers to more of a what than the current "city"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe author Kingsley Davis. What works is he most well-known for?

2. What works of W.E.B. Dubois are in the collection? What does Dubois center on in his writing?

3. When did Ernest W. Burgess describe the process of expansion through zones? Why did it occur?

4. How did open spaces become a part of urbanization, according to H.D.F. Kitto? From what culture did they arise?

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

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

7. What type of dwelling and community is described in "Levittown and America"? What does the author conclude?

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

9. What led to the publication of "The Design of Spaces"? What does this study entail?

10. What does Richard LeGates discuss in terms of discipline within academia in the Introduction?

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