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1. The land use model of the Latin American city shows it to be more “westernized” than
     its Asian or African counterparts.
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2. Although suburbanization has resulted in residential dispersion, the central city has
     remained the employment focus of the suburban population.
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3. The sector model recognizes high-income housing as the active element in the radial
     growth of cities.
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4. Most developing countries lack the strata of smaller and medium-sized cities that are
     prominent in the urban size hierarchies of developed countries.
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5. Christaller’s central place model describes an equilibrium condition because no
     readjustment is required when towns are added to or subtracted from the city system.
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6. Major outlying business centers of central cities frequently marked intersections or
     transfer points on mass transit systems.
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7. The majority of new arrivals in Third World cities settle in impoverished squatter
     districts.
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8. Much of the new housing stock of Third World cities is produced informally.
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9. The urbanized area is defined by structural and population densities, not by legal
     boundaries.
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10. As a city increases in size, the number of service workers increases more rapidly than
     the number of basic workers.
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11. Site refers to the relative location of a settlement.
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12. Special function cities are most apt to show a linear pattern of distribution.
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13. According to central place theory, market areas of towns assume a circular outline.
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14. As cities grow in population, peak central densities decline and peripheral population
     densities increase.
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15. As a result of reconstruction and modernization following World War II, Russian and
     East European cities developed central business districts of department stores and
     skyscraper government office buildings on the Western city model.
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16. Within a high-order central place, there are only high-order functions.
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17. Basic principles of planning the socialist East European city included the requirement
     of uniformity of housing stock and a prohibition on residential segregation.
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18. The highest-value land in U.S. urban areas is occupied by upper-income residential
     uses.
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19. The filtering-down process prevents the contamination of groundwater by urban
     runoff.
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20. A fair summary of the social geography of cities is that variation in social status is
     sectoral, family status shows concentric zonation, and ethnicity is clustered or
     nucleated.
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21. The redistribution of population within central cities and suburbs since 1970 has
     made the entire metropolitan area more homogeneous in socioeconomic
     characteristics.
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22. The multiplier effect predicts the new land use requirements resulting from growth in
     urban population.
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23. In developing countries, the rich are most apt to live close to the city center.
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