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

2. In the Prologue, "How to Study Cities," LeGates writes that how many selections are included in The City Reader?
(a) 53.
(b) 59.
(c) 56.
(d) 52.

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

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

5. Who wrote the article "The Urbanization of the Human Population"?
(a) William Julius Wilson.
(b) Kingsley Davis.
(c) Kevin Lynch.
(d) Raymond Mohl.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to the boundaries of the city in "The City Image and Its Elements"?

2. Who wrote the book The City in History in 1961?

3. Who is the author of "The Negro Problems of Philadelphia"?

4. The editors write in the Introduction from the Editors that their students have asked for the past how many years what the best writings in urban development are?

5. What periodical first published "The Urban Revolution"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is The City Reader structured as an anthology?

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

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

6. What is The City Reader aimed at in the academic setting? What authors in the selection have specialties in the field of urban study?

7. Henri Pirenne's "City Origins" and "Cities and European Civilization" each discuss cities in slightly different ways. What is the first article in reference to?

8. How many Americans lived in urban areas in 1960, according to Kingsley Davis? How did this change?

9. What environment does Engels describe in "The Great Towns"? Where does his analysis take place?

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

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