Preliminary Survey... The City


    1. Grew up in community of

      a. fewer than 10,000
      b. fewer than 500,000
      c. 500,000 or more

    2. After graduation I expect to live in a community with

      a. fewer than 100,000
      b. fewer than 500,000
      c. 500,000 or more

    3. After this course ends, the University is sending us all to Europe for three months (all expenses paid). Where shall we go?

      a. Hamburg, Lyon, Turin?
      b. Paris, Berlin, Rome?
      c. Alps, Pyrenees, Apennines?
      d. Baden-Baden, Monaco, San Marino?

    4. What I like the most about visiting other cities is...

      a. High culture (museums of art, opera, theater)
      b. Pop culture (however you want to understand that term)
      c. Encounters with the locals,
      d. the street, cafe and bar scene

    5. What I like least about visiting other cities is...

      a. congestion, traffic, rudeness,
      b. high prices
      c. having to go to the temples of high culture and religion,
      d. not knowing my way around

    6. My chances of leading a better life are better in the

      a. city
      b. country
      c. small town

    7. My chances of achieving financial security and professional success are better in the

      a. city
      b. country,
      c. small town

    8. Innovation is more likely to occur in the city than in the country because...

      a. City dwellers are more receptive to new ideas;
      b. Cities and city dwellers have more resources to invest;
      c. City dwellers are better educated;
      d. City dwellers are more tolerant of innovation and more receptive to change.

    9. There is a German saying from the early modern period: "Stadtluft macht frei!" = "City air is liberating" . This does not refer to pollution, but to an atmosphere of "freedom"

      a. strongly agree;
      b. moderately agree
      c. neutral
      d. moderately disagree
      e. strongly disagree

    10. We are running out of resources; our standard of living is at risk, cities are in danger of collapsing. To preserve our species and environment we need to:

      a. exercise more voluntary constraint as individuals and as communities;
      b. pass laws that will criminalize waste and over consumption
      c. support scientific progress, which will find a way out of the dilemma
      d. allow prices to rise and thereby discourage consumption
      e. use a system of rationing to insure an equitable distribution