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In Latin, “suburb" means under the city. Suburbs have developed in the 20th century because of limited living space in the city proper. Suburbs are sometimes called “commuter towns" because many people live there and then drive to work in the nearest big city. Suburbs have their own culture, called suburbia.

  1. 1. What is the suburban culture called?
    1. a. Post-suburbanism
    2. b. Suburb-a-palooza
    3. c. Suburbia
  2. 2. What are suburbs sometimes called?
    1. a. Boring
    2. b. Commuter towns
    3. c. Paper towns
  3. 3. What does "suburb" mean in Latin?
    1. a. Next to the city
    2. b. Under the city
    3. c. Around the city