Cities of the World Exam 3

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
Which one of the following cities would not be classified as the capital of a Less Developed Country (LDC)?
Wellington
Around what city on the following list has it been common for squatter settlements to be bulldozed rather than adequately resourced?
Port Moresby
Which one of the following does not apply to Sydney?
ADVANCED SERVICE SECTOR
Which one of the following is not true of “green buildings” constructed as part of “green developments” such as Sydney’s Central Park?
Segregated housing densities and land uses
The earliest European settlements in Australia began as:
WHALING PORTS
Located on the border between Queensland and New South Wales, it is Australia’s highest intensity high-rise tourist destination. What city is it?
Gold Coast
Canberra was deliberately located:
between the two cities that have dominated Australia’s urban hierarchy
Ozone levels in Sydney regularly exceed the 4-hour standard for ozone concentration on 21 days a year. Why?
CLIMATE CHANGE HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF SUNNY DAYS
What statement reflects the pattern of urban primacy in Australia?
Each state of Australia is dominated by a primate city.
What city has overtaken Melbourne as home to a majority of Australian corporate headquarters?
Sydney
Dhaka is:
A CAPITAL CITY
The city of Kabul:
AS THE CAPITAL OF AFGHANISTAN, IS ONCE AGAIN IN CONTROL OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY
Which one of the following does not occupy one of the vertices of India’s Golden Quadrilateral?
Hyderabad
What ancient city was the predecessor of one of India’s present-day megacities?
Shahjahanabad
What group of cities in South Asia has been expanding in population the most?
the six megacities
Harappa and Mohenjo Daro are:
the earliest cities of the Indian sub-continent
The main cultural tension in Indian cities is between Muslims and Hindus. In Sri Lankan cities it is between:
MUSLIMS AND HINDUS
The U.N. uses the population of the entire urban agglomeration to define a metacity. What are South Asia’s metacities?
Delhi and Mumbai
Simla served as the summer capital of colonial India. Why did the British need a summer capital?
to enjoy cooler temperatures at a higher elevation
Mumbai is the most religiously diverse city in South Asia. Two religious minorities play a role in the economy far beyond their numbers. Who are they?
Jains and Parsis (Zoroastrians)
Which one of the following is not true of the Mekong Delta’s Oc Eo?
It was located in present-day Indonesia.
In 1511, the era of European colonialism in Southeast Asia began with the arrival of a fleet from what country in Malacca’s harbor?
Portugal
The famous Angkor Wat is one of hundreds of wats in what Southeast Asia country?
Cambodia
Many of the new developments on the outskirts of Manila are taking the place of former:
sugar cane plantations
Manila is to Spain as Jakarta is to:
Netherlands (Holland)
Which one of the following does not apply to Singapore?
development under French colonialism
Which one of the following is not true of Southeast Asia’s geographic pattern of urbanization?
Cambodia is one of the most urbanized countries
When laborers circulate seasonally between rural villages where they live and urban sites where they work, it is called:
circular migration
The Chinese in Southeast Asia:
WERE AMONG THE LEAST SEGREGATED POPULATION IN THE REGIONS CITIES
Around Manila, many new suburban communities and mixed-use developments such as Nuvali, are engendering conflict because they:
require tenant farmers to move off land they have long occupied
Lhasa, which is being turned into a culturally Chinese city, is the capital of what country?
Tibet
Which one of the following cities functions under an authoritarian national government but a capitalist economic system?
Guangzhou
What country’s cities generally have the highest quality of life in East Asia?
Japan’s
In the 1990s, what was the main method used to abate the problems of urban primacy in Seoul?
Building master-planned new towns outside of Seoul
The British were granted concessions in Shanghai in 1846; they were later joined by the Americans to form the Shanghai International Settlement. What name is given to cities in China that were forced to grant similar concessions to foreign powers?
Treaty Ports
Within Japan’s urban core is an inner core known as what?
Tokaido
Hong Kong, translated, means “Fragrant Harbor.” The translation tells you something about Hong Kong’s:
site
Why did the People’s Republic permit Hong Kong to thrive as a coastal enclave of Western-style capitalism and British colonialism for so long?
Hong Kong pumped billions of dollars of foreign exchange into China each year.
What do Taipei, Seoul, and Hong Kong have in common?
They were all conquered by colonial powers.
Which one of the following associations is not correct?
Tokyo – “winter capital” of a great empire
The Metro Cebu urban forestry initiative in the Philippines is an example of:
grass-roots greening.
By the year 2050, three of the world’s five largest urban agglomerations are projected to be in what region?
EUROPE
Every city has an auditory signature of its own. Which one of the following would not contribute to its auditory signature?
Business signs on buildings
What is, and will continue to be, the most populous urban agglomeration on the continent of North America?
Mexico City
What is the name of the technology that integrates vast data bases with georeferenced data in order to design, plan, and manage urban environments?
Geographic Information Systems
What urban region of the future was predicted by Constantinos Doxiadis?
ecumenopolis
The “globalization” of cities leads to:
decreasing importance of national boundaries.
The “Asianization of Europeanized worlds” characterizes cities in all of the following regions except:
Amazon Basin of South America
About what proportion of the world’s urban dwellers have access to piped water?
not quite half
Which of the following is made possible by time-space convergence?
telecommuting

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