The City Reader Test | Final 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 "Of Cooperation in Site Planning, and How Common Enjoyment Benefits the Individual" first published?

2. Who does the author of "The Black Underclass" criticize for their fear to confront the issues of the poor black community?

3. When was Patrick Geddes's "City Survey for Town Planning Purposes, of Municipalities and Government" first published?

4. What is referred to as the relationship and interaction between governmental and non-governmental bodies, seeing how they interact and get results in "Regime Theory and Urban Politics"?

5. When was Patrick Geddes born?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is questioned in "Future Directions for Urban Government in Britain and America"?

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

10. What negative aspects of poverty does Oscar Lewis describe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe authors Lewis Mumford and Louis Wirth. What is Mumford's vision of the urban experience? How does this differ from Louis Wirth's?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the ideas in "Nature in the Metropolis" and "What Would a Non-Sexist City Be Like? Speculations on Housing, Urban Design, and Human Work." How do the goals of these articles relate to one another?

Essay Topic 3

Describe authors Charles Murray and Burton Pike. How did Charles Murray rise to "icon" status? What politics does he represent? How do the authors differ in their vision?

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