AP Human Geography : Harris & Ullman Multiple Nuclei Model

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Models Of City Structure & Urban Development

A city that is divided up into several distinct neighborhoods and that lacks a centralized downtown area is best described as a __________ city.

Possible Answers:

Concentric Zone Model

Postmodernist

Sector Model

Multiple-Nuclei Model

Modernist

Correct answer:

Multiple-Nuclei Model

Explanation:

A city that lacks a centralized business district or downtown area and that has several distinct neighborhoods that all act as regional centers within one larger city is best captured using the “Multiple-Nuclei Model.”

Example Question #1 : Harris & Ullman Multiple Nuclei Model

__________ is a prototypical example of a Multiple-Nuclei Model city.

Possible Answers:

Philadelphia

San Francisco

Boston

Los Angeles

Austin

Correct answer:

Los Angeles

Explanation:

A Multiple-Nuclei Model city is a city that does not have one central area, but instead has several nodes that act as regional centers for economic or residential activity within one larger city. Los Angeles, with its many distinct neighborhoods, is a prototypical example of this type of city.

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