AP Human Geography : Suburbanization Processes

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Suburbanization Processes

Which of the following is true of an edge city?

Possible Answers:

A city that sits on the edge of a river or other body of water

A city that sits on the border of two countries

A city that is in decline

A city with a large amount of developed retail and office space outside a larger city

A city that has been abandoned

Correct answer:

A city with a large amount of developed retail and office space outside a larger city

Explanation:

Edge cities are secondary commerical centers of urban areas. Cities that have been abandoned are colloquially known as "ghost towns." The other types of cities do not have specific names, and are not considered edge cities.

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