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____________ is an example of a primate city.
a) Casablanca
b) New York
c) Paris
d) Sydney

Paris and Mexico City are many times larger than the second-ranked city in their respective countries. Their disproportionate size illustrates
a) the concept of primate cities
b) the effects of suburbanization.
c) the fact that capital cities are always very large.
d) the rank-size rule.

In a model urban hierarchy, the population of a city, town or village is inversely proportional to its rank in the system (i.e. if the largest city is 4 million the second will be 2 million or 1/2, the third will be 1/3 and so on). This is known as
a) a primate city
b) a statistical coincidence.
c) central place theory.
d) rank-size rule.

The population of a city, town or village is inversely proportional to its rank in the system in a model urban hierarchy. This is known as
a) bid-rent ratio
b) rank-size rule
c) trade area ordering
d) megalopolis

According to the rank size rule, what would the population of the 4th largest city of a country with 32,000,000 equal?
a) 16,000,000

b) 4,000,000
c) 8,000,000
d) 2,000,000

The highly urbanized stretch of land that runs along the eastern seaboard of the United States, from Boston to Washington D.C., is an example of a(n) _______________.
a) primate city
b) Metropolitan area
c) Polis
d) megaloplis

According to the rank-size rule, if the largest city in a country has a population of 20 million, the population of the 4th largest city will be
a) 2 million
b) 4 million
c) 5 million
d) 10 million

All of the following are primate cities except
a) New York City
b) Paris
c) Lima
d) Buenos Aires

Primate cities are those that
a) were the first to be established in a new colony.
b) are disproportionately larger than other cities in a nation.
c) are the national capitals.
d) are inhabited by monkeys and apes.

According to the rank-size rule, if the largest city in Country X has 100,000 inhabitants, approximately how many people will live in Country X’s 4th largest city?
a) 75,000
b) 50,000
c) 10,000
d) 25,000

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