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HIGH SCORES

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1st AJW 30
2nd Sc# 29
3rd EFA 28
4th ZTE 28
5th KLW 28
6th PST 27
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QUIZZES // Urban life

Q1. What are jobs in the primary sector of the economy?

Jobs that involve the manufacturing of raw materials into something else: making cars and vehicles, for example.

Jobs that involve obtaining raw materials from the ground or sea, such as fishing or mining.

Jobs that provide a service of some kind, such as selling, teaching, finance and legal work.

Jobs that involve the use of high tech and computer technology.

Q2. What are jobs in the tertiary sector of the economy?

Jobs that involve the manufacturing of raw materials into something else: making cars and vehicles for example.

Jobs that involve obtaining raw materials from the ground or sea, such as fishing or mining.

Jobs that provide a service of some kind, such as selling, teaching, finance and legal work.

Jobs that involve the use of high tech and computer technology.

Q3. What type of urban area is dominated by secondary industries?

Pre-industrial city

Industrial city

Post-industrial city

Megacity

Q4. What type of urban area is dominated by industries in the tertiary sector of the economy?

Pre-industrial city

Industrial city

Post-industrial city

Megacity

Q5. How would you classify this job: a fisherman in the Lagos lagoon works for himself and catches fish to feed his family?

Formal employment in the primary sector.

Formal employment in the tertiary sector

Informal employment in the primary sector

Informal employment in the secondary sector.

Q6. How would you classify this job: a sales person who works for a large department store?

Formal employment in the primary sector.

Formal employment in the tertiary sector

Informal employment in the primary sector

Informal employment in the secondary sector.

Q7. What is the meaning of commercial land use?

Where adverts are shown on TV and used to sell land.

Land that is used for housing.

A form of land use that uses machinery to produce products or a service.

Land that is used to generate an income and earn money. This can include retail (shops) and businesses in offices that are designed to generate profits.

Q8. What is industrial land use?

Land use where people work hard.

Land that is used for housing.

A form of land use occupied by buildings using machinery to produce products.

Land that is used to generate an income and earn money. This can include retail (shops) and businesses in offices that are designed to generate profits.

Q9. Which of these best describes retail land use?

Land use that is used for housing.

Land use that is devoted to shops and services.

Land use that is devoted to schools and education.

Land use that is devoted to factories.

Q10. Which of these does not feature on Egan’s wheel as an example of sustainable urban areas?

Well designed and built

Well connected

Minimising open space to maximise building density

Fair for everyone

Q11. Study the graph. Which of the following statements is true?

In the industrial city 45% of employment is in the secondary sector.

In the industrial city 72% of employment is in the secondary sector.

In the industrial city 27% of employment is in the secondary sector.

In the industrial city 20% of employment is in the secondary sector.

Q12. Study the graph again. Which of the following statements is true?

In the pre-industrial city, 90% of employment is in the primary sector.

In the pre-industrial city, 70% of employment is in the primary sector.

In the pre-industrial city, 20% of employment is in the primary sector.

In the pre-industrial city, 10% of employment is in the primary sector.

Q13. Study the graph again. Which of the following statements is true?

In the post-industrial city, tertiary and quaternary sector employment makes up 40% of the total.

In the post-industrial city, tertiary and quaternary sector employment makes up 60% of the total.

In the post-industrial city, tertiary and quaternary sector employment makes up 95% of the total.

In the post-industrial city, tertiary and quaternary sector employment makes up 50% of the total.

Q14. Which of these is not an element of sustainable urban development in East Village?

Vegetation on roofs traps water and attracts wildlife

Ponds with reed beds capture and filter rainwater

There are individual solar panels on the roof of every flat.

A pumping system pumps filtered water from the reedbed ponds back to the housing.

Q15. Mumbai has a population of 20 million people, 9 million of whom live in squatter settlements. What percentage of Mumbai’s population live in squatter settlements?

45%

54%

46%

9%

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