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

2. What did Ebenezer Howard call the central area in his Utopian cities in "Author's Introduction" and "The Town-Country Magnet"?
(a) Crystal Palace.
(b) The Green Obelisk.
(c) The Ivory Tower.
(d) The Drum Circle.

3. Who authored "The City as Image"?
(a) Oscar Lewis.
(b) Burton Pike.
(c) John Mollenkopf.
(d) William Julius Wilson.

4. In "Choosing a Future," Murray examines education as a possible solution, noting that many barriers to a fair education had already been eliminated by what era?
(a) 1960s.
(b) 1980s.
(c) 1970s.
(d) 1950s.

5. In "Keeping Themselves to Themselves," one of the main reasons for the failure of the relocation, the authors contest, is that the inhabitants moved into what kind of community?
(a) Unprepared.
(b) Unsophisticated.
(c) Unincorporated.
(d) Unestablished.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Patrick Geddes born?

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. What does the author of "Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns" write advanced a democratic society, taking pressure off of different classes by giving them an area that they can all enjoy?

4. When was "Future Directions for Urban Government in Britain and America" first published?

5. When was John Kasarda's "The Jobs-Skills Mismatch" first published?

Short Essay Questions

1. What plans and theories are presented in "A Contemporary City"?

2. What is discussed and proposed in "Of Cooperation in Site Planning, and How Common Enjoyment Benefits the Individual"?

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

4. What does Gerry Stoker define regime theory as in "Regime Theory and Urban Politics"?

5. What are the benefits of public parks, according to Frederick Law Olmstead?

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

7. What does Oscar Lewis write about in the anthology? What are his theories?

8. What are Saskia Sassen's views on development? What article discusses this?

9. What does Ebenezer Howard propose for urban developers? Which articles are his?

10. What questions are posed in John Mollenkopf's "How to Study Urban Political Power"?

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