Urbanization MCQs

Urbanization MCQs

Answer these 30+ Urbanization MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Urbanization.
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1: The idea that our cities are examples of economic and social progress, yet also harbor significant social problems such as poverty, crime, crowding, pollution, and collapsing infrastructures is referred to as

A.   Profound duality.

B.   Urbanization.

C.   Human ecology.

D.   Industrialization.

2: The first studies on urbanization or urban sociology adopted a __________ approach, comparing the city to a(n)

A.   Interactionist; business.

B.   Feminist; building.

C.   Functionalist; organism.

D.   Conflict; prison.

3: The study of the size, composition, and distribution of human populations is called

A.   Migration.

B.   Demography.

C.   Ecology.

D.   Urbanization.

4: What is the distinguishing component of migration?

A.   The number of individuals

B.   The geographical area

C.   The industrial economy

D.   The type of movement

5: Happy Valley is an area with 3,700 individuals. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Happy Valley is a(n)

A.   Urbanized are

B.   Dense metropolitan city.

C.   Urban population.

D.   Metropolitan statistical are

6: Which generation is twice as likely to express a desire to live in a walkable urban area?

A.   Millennials

B.   Generation Xers

C.   The Oldest old

D.   Baby Boomers

7: According to 2007 U.S. Census data, younger Americans are __________ than are older generations.

A.   Less tolerant

B.   Less healthy

C.   More ethnically diverse

D.   More homogeneous

8: According to Durkheim, the social bonds that unite us will eventually weaken and lead to social problems as a result of

A.   Inequality.

B.   Industrialization.

C.   Solidarity.

D.   Globalization.

9: Which theory views social problems as natural to the system, rising from the unequal distribution of power?

A.   The socio-spatial perspective

B.   Residential segregation

C.   Broken windows theory

D.   Organic solidarity

10: What is the most contentious by-product of gentrification?

A.   The migration of urbanites to rural farming communities

B.   The involuntary displacement of a neighborhood’s low-income residents

C.   A more beautified landscape that promotes outdoor activities

D.   A lack of public services such as schools and health care facilities

11: A lack of town centers and rigidly separated homes are outcomes of

A.   Gentrification.

B.   Urban sprawl.

C.   Crowding.

D.   Industrialization.

12: Disparities in quality housing have remained unchanged since the 1970s.

A.   True

B.   False

13: Gentrification is a global experience.

A.   True

B.   False

14: Housing, education, health, and public transportation demands are affected by the rate of Latino population growth.

A.   True

B.   False

15: Urbanization in the United States was closely linked with economic development and industrialization.

A.   True

B.   False

16: Individuals who do not know each other on a personal basis or who have never met is called

A.   Biographical Strangers

B.   Biological Strangers

C.   Biosocial Strangers

D.   Bio Strangers

17: Built environment explains the human-constructed physical and material objects that make up the city, like buildings, streets, and sidewalks

A.   True

B.   False

18: The commercial, office, transportation, and cultural center of a city; land values in the CBD are usually among the highest in the city is called

A.   Central Business District (CBD)

B.   Control Business District (CBD)

C.   Central Business Data(CBD)

19: A relatively large, dense, and _________ populated place or settlement is called city

A.   Homogeneously

B.   Heterogeneously

C.   Cultural

D.   All of above

20: Community explains a usually positive (though not necessarily so) form of sustained social cohesion, interaction, and organization that exists between the larger society and individuals who have similar characteristics or attributes (e.g., ethnicity, geography, beliefs)

A.   True

B.   False

21: Individuals who are from different symbolic worlds or cultures are called

A.   Cultural Strangers

B.   Social Strangers

C.   Physical Strangers

D.   None of above

22: Gemeinschaft describes a Communal association, or a sense of close-knit community relations based on shared _______ and values

A.   Values

B.   Traditions

C.   System

D.   Religion

23: The process by which a neighborhood is transformed by an infiltration of middle- and upper-class residents and by the revitalization of older buildings is called gentrification

A.   True

B.   False

24: Gesellschaft describe a societal association, or a sense of relationships typified by impersonal bureaucracies and contractual arrangements rather than informal ones based on kinship and family ties

A.   True

B.   False

25: A process that occurs when racially segregated neighborhoods have high levels of isolation and other measures of extreme segregation from other races is called

A.   Segregation

B.   Hypersegregation

C.   Hypo segregation

D.   None of above

26: Industrialization describes a process that leads to a significant increase in the proportion of a population engaged in specialized factory work and nonagricultural occupations; increases the number of people living near factories and relying on mechanically produced goods and services

A.   True

B.   False

27: The rebuilding of parts of a city; sometimes large areas are completely demolished before being rebuilt, sometimes older buildings are preserved or updated is called

A.   Development

B.   Redevelopment

C.   Separation

D.   Segregation

28: The practice of physically separating the occupants of some social statuses from the occupants of others is called

A.   Avoiding

B.   Segregation

C.   Cancel

D.   Simple

29: The conformity of individuals to explicit and implicit ______rules of behavior is called special order

A.   Cultural

B.   Social

C.   Physical

D.   Mental

30: Locations that serve social needs beyond work and home life (e.g., local coffee shops) is called

A.   First Places

B.   Second Places

C.   Third Places

D.   None of above

31: ________ defines the ways of life or cultures of people in cities; the myths, symbols, and rituals of urbanites

A.   Socialization

B.   Urbanization

C.   Culturism

D.   Urbanism

32: The movement of populations from rural to urban areas; the growth and development, and redevelopment, of cities is called

A.   Socialization

B.   Urbanization

C.   Culturism

D.   Urbanism

33: Laws originally created to keep lower-income residents out is called

A.   Zooming Laws

B.   Zoning Laws

C.   Urbanization

D.   None of above

34: Edge cities have developed as suburban counterparts to __________.

A.   The traditional downtown areas of large central cities

B.   You will have unlimited time to find a solution

C.   You cannot predict all of the consequences perfectly

D.   Someone has already discovered the perfect solution

35: Dallas/fort worth is an example of an urban form known as a __________.

A.   Biurb

B.   Megaurb

C.   Polyurb

D.   Conurb