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Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 4/e
Richard T. Schaefer, DePaul University

Communities And The Environment

True or False Quiz



1

Anthropologist George Murdock has observed that there are only two truly universal units of human social organization: the family and the school.
A)True
B)False
2

The transition from subsistence to surplus represented a critical step in the emergence of cities.
A)True
B)False
3

Louis Wirth identified three critical factors contributing to urbanism: the size of the population, population density, and technological advancements.
A)True
B)False
4

Allan Schnaiberg argues that those who own and control the means of production in advanced capitalist societies have ultimate responsibility for our environmental problems because of their need to constantly generate profits no matter what the environmental consequences.
A)True
B)False
5

The industrial city is characterized by a relatively open class system in which social mobility is based significantly on ascribed characteristics.
A)True
B)False
6

The megalopolis is a phenomenon unique to the United States.
A)True
B)False
7

Because of its conflict orientation and its emphasis on stability, the concentric-zone theory tended to understate or ignore certain tensions apparent in metropolitan areas.
A)True
B)False
8

Squatter settlements are disorganized collections of poor people living on the fringe of cities, particularly in the world's developing nations.
A)True
B)False
9

The rise of suburban shopping malls is a vivid example of the phenomenon of multiple nuclei within metropolitan areas.
A)True
B)False
10

Edge cities are communities that have been built on the edge of waterways, mountains and other prominent geological features.
A)True
B)False