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three types of services are

consumer, public and businesses

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to provide services to individual consumers who desire them and can afford to pay for them

consumer services

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what are the four main types of consumer services?

retail and wholesale/ education / health / and leisure

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to facilitate the activities of other businesses

business services

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what are the three main business services?

professional services financial services transportation and information services

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to provide security and protection for citizens and businesses

public services

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What is the fastest growing consumer service?

health care

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What is the fastest growing business service ?

professional

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which sector triggered the severe economic recession that began in 2008

service sector

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What does the central place theory help?

to explain how the most profitable location can be identifies in the consumer service; was first proposed in the 1930w by Walter Christaller

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a market center for the exchange of goods and services by people attracted from the surrounding area also centrally located to the maximize accessibility

central place

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the area surrounding a service from which customers are attracted is called

the market area or hinterland

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what is range?

the maximum distance people are willing to travel for a service

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what is a threshold

the minimum number of people needed to support the service

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To determine the extent of market area geographers need two pieces of information about a service

range and its threshold

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What is the primate city rule ?

the largest settlement has more than twice as many people are the second ranking settlement

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Rural settlements can be two things. What are they?

clustered or dispersed

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an agricultural- based community in which a number of families live in close proximity to each other with fields surrounding the collection of houses and farm buildings

clustered rural settlement New England colonies is an example

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typical of the north american rural landscape, is characterized by farmers living on individual farms isolated from neighbors rather than alongside other farmers in settlements

dispersed rural settlement
Non new england colonies are an example

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clustered rural settlements have two types

linear and circular

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circular rural settlements are comprised of a

central open space surrounded by structures Germany and Africa (maasi)

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Linear rural settlements are comprised of

buildings clustered along a road river or dike to facilitate communication (french)

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What is the enclosure movement?

in great Britain between 1750 and 1850 the govt transformed the rural landscape by consolidating individually owned strips of land surrounding a village into single large farm owned by an individual. When necessary the government forced people to give up their former holdings

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The most important political reason for the origin of settlements was a place to

protect the group's assets

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The most significant benefit of the enclosure movement was to

promote agricultural efficiency

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The plantation was a common form of rural settlement in which region of colonial America?

Southeast

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A place where farm buildings, homes, and churches are found close together is what kind of settlement?

clustered rural

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A central place is a

Market center

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Banking is an example of what kind of service?

producer or business

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The area surrounding a service from which customers are attracted is the
hinterland
range
threshold
median

hinterland

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The minimum number of people needed to support a service is
threshold
hinterland
range
median

threshold

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A market area is a good example of what kind of region? nodal
Answers:
cultural
formal
nodal
uniform

nodal

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A primate city is

at least twice as large as the next smaller city

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True or false
People who live in rural settlements are more likely to engage in secondary sector economic
activities.

false more inclined to engage in primary sector, such as agriculture.

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true or false
Linear settlement patterns were brought to North America by the French.

true

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Paris and London are primate cities even though they are located in more developed
countries. true or false

true

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t or f
The colonial New England rural settlement pattern was clustered.

true

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Cities grew rapidly in Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

false

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Residents of rural settlements are more likely than residents of urban settlements to work is

primary sector

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The hierarchical organization of settlements by size is known as the

rank size rule

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If a country follows the rank-size rule, if the largest city has 1,000,000 inhabitants, how many people live in the fifth largest city?

200,000

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The British policy of combining many small farms into one large farm is known as
__________

enclosure movement