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Chapter Nineteen: Cities and Urbanization 1. Urbanism refers to the nature, extent, and distribution of cities in a larger society. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 2. The development of early cities depended on technological innovations such as irrigation and the wheel. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 3. Early cities are associated with the development of the division of labour on bases other than age and sex. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 4. By 500 BCE Athens had a population exceeding a quarter of a million people. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 5. The multiplier effect refers to the fact that urban populations grow faster than rural populations. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 6. In 2000, according to the United Nations, just under two-thirds of the population of the more developed countries was urbanized. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 7. The Americas have higher urbanization rates than Asia. 8. In developed countries the urban population is distributed more evenly a cross a range of urban areas than in less developed countries. 9. Over-urbanization occurs when urban populations grow so large that there is a critical shortage of labour in the agricultural sector of the economy.
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