Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Unprepared Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Mike Rose (educator)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through pp. 34-50.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Mike's mother come to America?
(a) 1921.
(b) 1935.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1931.

2. What did Mike's parents get him for Christmas?
(a) A chemistry set.
(b) A toy truck.
(c) A toy race car.
(d) An encyclopedia.

3. In college, what book did Mike have a hard time studying?
(a) The Metaphysical.
(b) The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science.
(c) Modern Science and it's Metaphysical Foundations.
(d) The Foundations of Modern Science.

4. What was the title of the article in The Nation in 1896?
(a) "American Illiteracy."
(b) "The Growing Illiteracy of American Boys."
(c) "Illiteracy in America."
(d) "The Illiteracy of American Boys."

5. When Mike was in high school, where did he think he would go to college?
(a) Junior college.
(b) Harvard.
(c) Stanford
(d) Yale.

Short Answer Questions

1. As teenagers, where did Mike and his friends hang out?

2. How many students were in Mike's college?

3. Who wrote that "schools are theaters were we play out the conflicts in the culture"?

4. How far was Our Lady of Mercy from Mike's home?

5. Who created the literacy club that Mike joined in high school?

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