Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, "The Savage Inequalities of Public Education in New York,".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized with a speech disorder?
(a) Black.
(b) White.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Asian.

2. According to Kozol, when are citizens given $400 in exchange for a release from liability?
(a) When they are fired from the chemical plants.
(b) When they partake in chemical experiments at the plant.
(c) When they are hurt while working at the chemical plant.
(d) When they breath toxic emission from the chemical plants.

3. Whose voices does Kozol say were missing from summit conferences on education, severe reports, and ominous prescriptions?
(a) The teachers' voices.
(b) The children's voices.
(c) The communities' voices.
(d) The parents' voices.

4. How does the Post-Dispatch describe East St. Louis, Illinois?
(a) America's Somalia.
(b) America's Soweto.
(c) America's Bosnia.
(d) America's Cuba.

5. When Kozol decides to see what's happening in America's schools, what shocked and outraged him most about the public school system?
(a) The lack of books in the classrooms.
(b) The lack of qualified teachers in the school system.
(c) The segregation that still existed in the school system.
(d) The overcrowding in classrooms.

Short Answer Questions

1. At Mary McLeod Bethune School, what does the gospel teacher accuse the children of doing if they fail to sing properly?

2. According to Kozol, how many people are supposed to be in PS261 at one time?

3. Where did Kozol hold his classes while teaching in the urban school in Boston?

4. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?

5. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the inner city of New York?

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