World Cities Quiz

The World Cities Quiz tests your knowledge of cities around the globe and their roles in international development and globalization.  The quiz has 10 questions.  Your score, correct answers and explanations appear at the end.  Enjoy!

1. What is the world’s most populous city (including its surrounding metropolitan area) as of 2011?

2. Which of the following cities is (arguably) considered the world’s most densely populated?

3. What is the world’s most global city, according to The Urban Elite Global Cities Index 2010 by A.T. Kearney, Foreign Policy and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs?

4. Which city achieved the best economic performance from 1993 to 2007, as determined by the annual % change in income and employment?

5. What portion of the total global economic output came from the world’s largest 150 metropolitan economies in 2007 (which together accounted for just under 12 percent of the world population)?

6. Which of the following do many consider to be the world’s oldest, continually inhabited city?

7. In 1800, what portion of the world’s population lived in urban areas?

8. Which city did American novelist Mark Twain say this about: “_____ is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together?”

9. What is the correct ranking of top 5 global cities for cultural experience according to The Urban Elite Global Cities Index 2010?

10. Which two cities rank in the top 5 in the Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities 2011 and Mercer’s Quality of Living 2010?

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