The City Reader Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard T. LeGates
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was "The Polis" first published?

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

3. Who was the author of the essay "The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project"?

4. What refers to the city areas or "parts" of a city in "The City Image and Its Elements"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What city is described in John Brinckerhoff Jackson's "The Almost Perfect Town"?

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

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

6. What is the basis of study in "A New Geography of Centers and Margins: Summary and Implications"? What did the author conclude?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss authors Michael Young and Peter Willmott and British area of Bethnal Green. During what period did the authors study the area?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and describe the changes and developments in urbanization through the Middle Ages as described in "The Urbanization of the Human Population." Who is the author of this work?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Levittown depicted in "Levittown and America" and the vision of Saskia in "A New Geography of Centers and Margins: Summary and Implications." How do the authors differ in their theories?

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