If you were running a transect of a Middle Eastern city from the old city center to the urban expansion zone, one of your conclusions might be that:
the well-to-do are abandoning the old city
Washington, D.C., is to New York City, as Rabat is to:
How many of the following cities are on the continent of Africa?

Jerusalem / Cairo / Tehran / Istanbul / Alexandria

Which one of these cities is not located in the Fertile Crescent?


What is the general relationship between urbanization and civilization?
They evolved hand in hand
Which one of the following countries does not have an urban tradition that dates back several millennia?
United Arab Emirates
A tell (or tel) is:
a hill which gained height as one ancient city was built on top of the remains of another
Which one of these statements about Middle Eastern cities is incorrect?
Petrodollars give Middle Eastern cities a developmental edge over cities in other parts of the world.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa:
anchors the city’s new mixed-use downtown
The cultural landscape within the walls of old Jerusalem includes sites that are sacred to:
Jews, Muslims, and Christians
In Tehran, apartment living contrasts sharply with traditional housing. How?
In traditional housing, privacy was a low priority; but, in apartments privacy rights became major political issues.
What is the relationship between the kasbah and the medina in a city like Rabat?
The kasbah is located inside the medina.
Ur and Uruk were:
among the first true cities in world history
Which of these features are least likely to be found in the medina of a Middle Eastern city?
parking lots
The growh of global internet is:
being driven by the popularity of mobile Internet connections
What city served as an imperial capital for an almost record-setting 1600 years under Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans?
Which one of the following elements of the built environment of Middle Eastern cities does not promote cooling and temperature control?
Expansive urban squares maximize air circulation.
Cairo has:
expanded to engulf the famous pyramid complex on the Giza plateau
Istanbul, Tehran, and Cairo are:
the anchors of the Middle East’s urban triangle
Facets of the housing problem in Middle Eastern cities include:
the emergence of gecekondu and bidon a petrole
finding affordable housing for the middle class
an ongoing reduction in public housing availability
The concept of dualism applied to urban tourism in the Middle East suggests that:
tourists experience one part of the city, while residents experience a different part
In the cities of what country on the following list would you find most signs in the Arabic language?
Which one of these statements about Jerusalem is incorrect?
It occupies an attractive site and strategic location.
Which city’s new cathedral opened in 2001 to commemorate the nation’s 1700 years of Christianity?
Yerevan, Armenia
Unskilled immigrants take low-wage jobs in cities such as Dubai and Doha. These workers are most likely to come from:
India and Sri Lanka
The focus of a traditional home in cities of southwest Asia was the:
Several megalopolises are developing in the Middle East. Which one of them spans two continents?
the Marmara megalopolis
What is the status of green space in Beirut?
There is an average of 0.8 square meters of green space per person
Hajj-related tourism brings over 2 million visitors annually to what city?
was converted from a Christian city to a Muslim city under the Ottomans
In which one of the following empires might the cities be described as “Islamic cities”?
Ottoman Empire
Uprisings in the cities of what two countries began the revolt which led to demands for democracy, free elections, and an end to corruption across the Arab world?
Tunisia and Egypt
The “quarters” that developed within the old walled cities of the Middle East:
mimicked the security and social cohesiveness of the village
In the near future, what city may emerge as the first to achieve metacity status in the Middle East?
The minarets that punctuate the skylines of Middle Eastern cities are associated with:
Damascus and Aleppo. Sana’a and Aden. Tripoli and Benghazi. These city pairs illustrate:
rival urban cores within a single country
In the Arab Middle East, you would go to a souk (or suq) to:
buy something
The Persian/Arabian Gulf’s leading city in terms of business, entertainment, and consumer services is:
Wooden lattice over windows and staggered doors on opposite sides of the street illustrate the high value which the Islamic religion places on:
Mecca’s core is dominated not by a Central Business District, but by a:
“Central Religious District” anchored by the Great Mosque

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