Shopping 01
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Shopping 01

Try this KS3 Geography quiz about shopping. The earliest shopping centres were markets, but these were generally temporary. Traders would arrive in the market place or market hall and set up their stall for the day then move on to the next one. In cities, shopping could be done on the high street of most towns and cities. In the 1950s and 1960s, shopping patterns changed. Before then, it was normally the women in a household that shopped. They walked to the local shops and bought what they needed for the day.

Town centre redevelopment in the 1960s and 1970s saw the building of shopping precincts. These were traffic-free paved areas which were almost all shops. The next development was the construction of indoor shopping centres. These had shops on multiple levels and were totally enclosed in a building. The first of these in the UK was at Brent Cross near London. Now, there are many out-of-town shopping centres. These mainly attract large businesses. These offer many benefits to shoppers and large businesses, but one of the big disadvantages is that smaller retailers in town centres struggle to make enough money to stay open.

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  1. Where are large department stores usually found?
    Many of these opened in the early twentieth century when people still shopped regularly in city centres. A lot of these companies have been put out of business by people going to out-of-town shopping centres
  2. Cheap items, bought often, are called what?
    For example bread, milk, newspapers
  3. What does CBD stand for?
    This is the area near the centre of a town or city where most of the commerce is found
  4. The area a shop serves is the sphere of what?
    A shop needs a large 'sphere of influence' in order to thrive
  5. What sort of map best shows the sphere of influence?
    A flow map can be used to show movement of almost anything, including shoppers
  6. Primark and H&M are examples of what?
    A series of shops owned by one company
  7. Who would object most to internet shopping?
    They could lose their job if the shop loses customers
  8. What word means 'settlements put into order of size or importance'?
    You will see this word used in many different contexts
  9. The Trafford Centre is on the outskirts of which city?
    It's in Trafford Park just west of Manchester
  10. Which is not an argument against out-of-town shopping centres?
    As well as the advantages, out-of-town shopping centres have disadvantages too

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