Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, "Other People's Children: North Lawndale and the South Side of Chicago,".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many teachers did Kozol's students in the urban Boston school have before he was assigned to teach their class?
(a) 12.
(b) 11.
(c) 13.
(d) 14.

2. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?
(a) 1986-1990.
(b) 1988-1992.
(c) 1988-1990.
(d) 1990-1991.

3. What is one way Kozol says children realize they are getting an inferior education?
(a) By talking to friends about schools their other family members attend.
(b) By visiting other schools.
(c) By watching TV and seeing how the other half live.
(d) By reading stories about schools in rich neighborhoods.

4. What is the name of the Villa Griffin child whose sister was murdered by a friend of the mother?
(a) Serena.
(b) Little Sister.
(c) Mickey.
(d) Smokey.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Kozol set off to visit schools and speak with children about education in urban areas?

2. According to Reverend Jim Wolff, who moved in to North Lawndale when businesses moved out?

3. Why does Kozol think the most enthusiastic and skilled teachers will not be attracted to urban schools, like Mary McLeod Bethune Schools?

4. What Supreme Court decision found that segregated education was unconstitutional because it was "inherently unequal"?

5. What types of educational options had been proposed in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Detroit?

(see the answer key)

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