We’re not sure how many of our readers might be one short week away from either sending their children (back) to school or hitting the books themselves, but we’re pretty sure it’s time for a quiz regardless. The district planning process leads to a lot of comparative analysis, as you might imagine, and we thought it might be fun to share some test questions that will leave you feeling that much more informed about our fair city. The quiz topic? DENSITY AND POPULATION!. (You should really click through to the National Geographic article, btw).
The first question deals with the Central District, which you’ll recall stretches approximately from Girard to Washington (with some ups and downs) between the two rivers.
1a) Is the Central District denser now than it was in the Year 2000?
1b) Care to hazard a guess as to how dense it might be (people per square mile)?
1c) Of the following cities/boroughs, which one(s) is/are denser than our Central District? How about Philadelphia in its entirety? Options: Chicago; Boston; San Francisco; Brooklyn (just that borough)
Ready for your answers to the first question? Then click through…