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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 term refers to a system of persons or things arranged in a graded order?
(a) Rank.
(b) Seniority.
(c) Pecking order.
(d) Hierarchy.

2. In comparing U.S. and U.K. governments in "Future Directions for Urban Government in Britain and America," the author concludes the American system is more what?
(a) Plural.
(b) Greedy.
(c) Inept.
(d) Central.

3. What would serve as the "lungs" of the hypothesized city in "A Contemporary City"?
(a) Factories.
(b) Power plants.
(c) Open spaces.
(d) Stadiums.

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

5. When was "Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns" first published?
(a) 1864.
(b) 1868.
(c) 1865.
(d) 1870.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first city plan described by Louis Wirth in "Urbanism as a Way of Life" planned around?

2. What current trends of the urban life does Mumford refer to as the "postnucleated city"?

3. Who is the author of "The Black Underclass"?

4. 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?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does John Kasarda concluted in "The Jobs-Skills Mismatch"?

2. What would the outer and inner city contain in "Urbanism as a Way of Life"?

3. What case studies are presented in "Regime Theory and Urban Politics"?

4. What did the authors of "Kinship and Community" find in interviews with the residents? What happened after they relocated?

5. What does Lewis Mumford write about urban development? Which article did he contribute?

6. What does Gerry Stoker write about "neo-pluralists"?

7. What three possible city plans are presented in "Urbanism as a Way of Life"?

8. How has planning changed, according to Peter Hall in "The City of Theory"?

9. What is detailed in "Broadacre City: A New Community Plan"?

10. What ideas do Frank S. So and Judith Getzel present in the anthology?

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