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Chapter Five Quiz-Urban Sprawl



  1. What is a metropolitan area?




  • A. a major city and its surrounding suburbs 


  • B. the downtown or central business district of a city 


  • C. a ring of suburbs surrounding a city's urban core 


  • D. the small towns, farms, and open spaces that lie just beyond a city's suburbs 




  1. What mode of transportation allowed city workers to live in faraway suburbs and commute to their jobs?






  1. Which of the following is a statement that a person opposing urban growth might say?




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A. Homeowners in new developments pay taxes which help fund roads, schools, and other city services. 


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B. Houses in the suburbs cost less and are better places to raise a family. 


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C. People in new developments spend money on furnishings, which is good for local stores. 



D. Developing rural areas destroys habitats for plants and animals.



  1. Which of the following is a statement that a person opposing urban growth might say?




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A. Homeowners in new developments pay taxes which help fund roads, schools, and other city services. 


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B. Houses in the suburbs cost less and are better places to raise a family. 


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C. People in new developments spend money on furnishings, which is good for local stores. 



D. Developing rural areas destroys habitats for plants and animals.



  1. What kind of reasons do many people give to support urban growth?




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A. emotional 


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B. economic 


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C. health 



D. environmental



  1. As Portland, Oregon began to expand in the 1960s and 1970s, people feared that




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A. federal highway funds would be withheld because of excessive air pollution. 


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B. city planners would close down the public transit system. 


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C. the rich farmland of the Willamette Valley would be covered by development. 


D. all of the above



  1. In Portland, the legal border that separates urban land from rural land is called




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A. a mixed-use development. 


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B. an urban growth boundary. 


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C. the Official Plan. 


D. MARTA.



  1. Which phrase best describes Portland today?




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A. a compact city with controlled growth 


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B. a sprawling city with a rundown urban core 


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C. the fastest-spreading human settlement in history 



D. a lightly populated city of big houses on large lots



  1. What is one benefit of a mixed-use development?




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A. Housing is kept far away from the noise and traffic of business districts. 


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B. There is plentiful parking because the development is built around the need for cars. 
C. People can live, work, and shop in the same neighborhood. 


D. Housing density is lower, and there is plenty of land between homes.

  1. How did Toronto address its problems with a rundown urban core in the 1960s?




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A. It largely abandoned the city center and focused on building sprawling suburbs. 


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B. It ignored the problem because city planners could not reach a resolution. 


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C. It demolished most downtown buildings and converted the area to a city park. 


D. It rebuilt its downtown through infill projects, including many skyscrapers.



  1. What decision did Toronto's leaders make in 1999 that would affect the city for decades?




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A. They decided to allow private developers to shape Toronto's growth. 


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B. They began to create a plan to control the growth of the city. 


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C. They gave up federal highway funds to avoid having to deal with the air pollution problem. 


D. They abandoned the urban core in favor of suburban development.



  1. Toronto's Official Plan allows growth to continue in what percentage of the city?




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A. 5 percent 


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B. 25 percent 


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C. 45 percent 



D. 75 percent



  1. According to Toronto's Official Plan, most new developments will consist of




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A. infill and mixed-use projects in the urban core. 


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B. housing and commercial developments in the suburbs. 


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C. developments in parks and other open spaces. 


D. all of the above.



  1. What resulted from Atlanta's remarkable growth in the 1990s?




D. all of the above


  1. After violating the Clean Air Act, what did Atlanta do to improve air quality?




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A. It did nothing, and therefore it lost all of its federal highway funds. 


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B. It cut pollution by creating a regional transportation system to get people out of their cars. 


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C. It limited urban sprawl by denying all development permits for a period of 10 years. 
D. It created an urban growth boundary and limited development to the urban core.



  1. Why did Governor Roy Barnes of Georgia decide to focus on public transit in Atlanta?




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A. He wanted Atlanta to continue growing. 


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B. He wanted Atlanta to meet Clean Air Act standards. 


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C. He wanted Atlanta to receive its federal highway funds. 


D. all of the above



  1. What resulted from Atlanta's commitment to building a regional public transit system?




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A. The city now meets Clean Air Act standards. 


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B. Urban growth has slowed down dramatically. 


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C. Residents of Atlanta are now in agreement about urban sprawl. 


D. The size of Atlanta is actually decreasing.



  1. Which of the following statements about the United States and Canada is true?




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A. The populations of both countries are no longer growing. 


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B. Development continues to push into the rural fringe in both countries. 


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C. Urban sprawl is actually good for the environment. 


D. Both nations have agreed to bring a halt to all future development.



  1. Why does urban sprawl continue in the United States and Canada?




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A. Land and building costs are cheaper in the rural fringe than in the urban core. 


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B. Some people prefer suburban homes to city apartments. 


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C. Many people don't like laws that limit where they can choose to live. 


D. all of the above


  1. Which fact below supports this statement: Cities around the world are struggling with urban sprawl.




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A. The population of Mumbai, India, increased from 3 million in 1950 to more than 14 million in 1995. 


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B. Together, China and India are home to 4 out of 10 of the world's people. 


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C. Poor countries often have little control over how their cities grow. 


D. all of the above


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