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Commuter town: Quiz


Question 1: Around London, several towns – such as Stevenage, Harlow, ________, and Crawley – were built for this purpose by the Commission for New Towns.

Question 2: This can also be influenced by ________ restrictions in urbanized areas that prevent the construction of suitably cheap housing closer to places of employment.
Zoning in the United StatesZoningDevelopment control in the United KingdomPlanning permission

Question 3: A related phenomenon is common in the resort towns of the ________ that require large workforces, yet emphasize building larger single-family residences and other expensive housing.
Western United StatesSouthwestern United StatesMidwestern United StatesNorthwestern United States

Question 4: Brooks attributes the victory of ________ in the 2004 election to votes from exurbs and states his belief that the Democratic Party failed to connect with voters in exurbs.
Ronald ReaganDick CheneyGeorge W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush

Question 5: Owing largely to the earlier creation of the ________; the greatest growth was seen by the sprawling metropolitan areas of these cities.
Interstate Highway SystemMarylandUnited States Numbered HighwaysU.S. state

Question 6: A suburb in contrast is a ________ of lesser size, density, political power and/or commerce than a nearby community.
CommunitySociologySocial stratificationSocial network

Question 7: When a commuter town collects few business taxes, residents must pay the brunt of the public operating budget in higher property or ________.
Tax havenIncome taxProgressive taxPayroll tax

Question 8: Today's exurbs are composed of small neighborhoods in otherwise ________ areas, towns, and (comparatively) small cities.
John MiltonShepherdOperaPastoral

Question 9: The number of commuter towns increased in the U.S., the UK and Ireland during the 20th century because of a trend for people to move out of the cities into the surrounding ________.
Urban sprawlUrban growth boundaryOttawaGreen belt

Question 10: Some environmentalists, ________, and urban planners consider exurbs to be manifestations of poor or distorted planning.
Architectural engineeringConstructionArchitectDesign-bid-build

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