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The most appropriate land use model to describe Chicago’s two Black ghettos is the

A) concentric ring model.  B) sector model.   C) multi-nuclei model.


Match the following land uses in Chicago with their neighborhood place names.

 major department stores                  A) State Street

current port                                      B) Calumet River

"swingles” area                                 C) Northshore

wealthiest neighborhoods                  D) Southside

public housing project                       E) Old Town


Based on a preference survey, which group has the highest percentage of wanting to live in racially-balanced integrated neighborhoods?

A) African-Americans   B) Whites     C) Hispanics    D) American Indians


Where in Chicago would you see African-American women with shopping bags on north-bound trains and white men in business suits on south-bound trains?

A) Loop   B) Chinatown   C) Old Town   D) Northshore   E) Riverside


What distinguishes racism and sexism from prejudice?

A) institutional power  
B) beliefs about unfamiliar cultural groups  
C) negative attitudes about people who are different   
D) comments that hurt other people’s feelings


The most Hispanic metropolitan area east of the Mississippi River is

A) New York City.   B) Miami.   C) Tucson.   D) San Antonio.


Identify each of the cities on  Map 1.


One way of determining whether places are “authentic” is how a city council reacts to the places through ordinances and policies.

Match the reaction to each type of place.

negative, restrictive reactions        A) authentic places

positive, supportive reactions       B) placeless places


Three components of placeless geography were identified in class. For each component, match the most appropriate example.

other-directedness in places                                      A) urban renewal

uniformity and standardization in places                     B) mega-malls

place destruction                                                      C) skyscrapers

Everyone agrees what sexism is and can identify its institutional, attitudinal, and personal manifestations.    A) True   B) False


According to Riccio, many streetwalkers are relocating in all of the following areas, except one.

A) commercial strips    B) low-income, racial minority neighborhoods     
C) old downtown areas      D) near bus stations


What does gambling, booze, floor shows, and 24 hour-services in Las Vegas illustrate about US culture?             

A) the cowboy myth  B) the decay of US culture   C) lack of Christian morality    D) fun-loving culture


Casinos on The Strip in Las Vegas can be identified on topographic maps by all of the following features, except one.

A) Large, irregular black shapes are concentrated along Las Vegas Blvd.

B) Each casino is labeled with its name.

C) Many of the main streets have casino names.

D) Elongated structures are usually attached to the irregularly-shaped buildings.

E) Black-shaded buildings indicate human occupancy.


State lotteries give lower odds for winning than illegal bookies.  A) True  B) False


Identify the one aspect of legal prostitution in Nevada that is not true.

A) Prostitutes work 12-hour shifts for three weeks at a time.
B) Prostitutes get one week off after every three-weeks of work.
C) Prostitutes are registered with the government. 

D) Prostitutes are fingerprinted.

E) Each prostitute must wear a pink triangle over her left breast.

Match the land uses in New Orleans with the most appropriate street.

antique shops                   A) Royal Street

strip-tease shows             B) Bourbon Street


jazz clubs 


Where or what kinds of cemeteries do large number of tourists not visit?

A) military ones   B) ones in the open countryside   C) 18th-century ones in Boston    
D) 18th-century ones in New Orleans   E) 19th-century boothills


Who said that “entertainment is education; education is ideology?”

A) Herbert Schiller   B) Walter Disney   C) Erica Jong   D) Ben Stein   E) Wilburt Zelinsky


Walt Disney proclaims that “Disneyland is your land.” Given the themes and content of Disneyland, who does he really mean by “you?”

A) Chippewa Indians     B) rural Blacks     C) WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant)      D) Disney movie viewers    E) Norwegian Unitarians


Disneyland’s annual attendance is much less than that of all National Football League games.  A) True   B) False

What cities in foreign countries have a Disneyland?

A) London and Paris   B) Tokyo and Mexico City   C) Orlando and Tokyo  
D) Tokyo and Paris  E) Berlin and Copenhagen

 “A visit to the Magic Kingdom is like a religious pilgrimage.” Who would make such a statement? 

A) French Canadian Roman Catholics   B) Mormons   C) executives at Disneyland 
D) anthropologists   E) Orlando city council

Disney World consists of

A) the Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios, and EPCOT Center.

B) the Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland.
C) the Magic Kingdom, New Orleans Square, and Adventureland.
D) Medieval Times, Mystery Fun House, and Fun ‘N Wheels.

Identify the elements on Main Street in Disneyland that create a fantasy landscape and those that reflect actual main streets in US towns?

5/8-high buildings                                                           A) fantasy

pastel colors                                                                   B) actual

litter and abandoned buildings

only Victorian architecture

a variety of architectural styles from different eras 

residential areas 


What evidence does not indicate that Disneyland is a racist landscape, given our discussions in class?

A) A picture showing a (white settler’s) log cabin burning next to an Indian village.
B) A collection of teepees that are fenced off and cannot be played in.
C) A cluster of teepees with Indian motifs in a forest setting, complete with a bear-skin drying on a rack.

D) A fort that is designed to invite visitors to play in and on it, including shooting toy guns pointed at the surrounding forest that contains an Indian village.
E) No other racial groups, except Indians, are represented, e.g. a Southern plantation with slave quarters, Chinatown, and an inner city barrio.

In the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, two types of “characters” predominate:

A) movie stars and rodeo champs.   B) movie stars and historical cowboys. C) ordinary cowboys and cowgirls.  

D) ranchers and their cowhands.      E) famous western outlaws and sheriffs.

What differentiates “authentic” from “tourist” abandoned mining and ghost towns? For this question, think of these two types of towns as polar opposites.

neglected cemetery                                            A) authentic towns

historical and commercial signs                           B) tourist towns

empty city lots 

fake boothills

very few tourists 

guided tours