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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Sam Morgan, principal of East St. Louis High, not attend the school as a student?
(a) The school was not built when he was in high school.
(b) It was an all-white high school.
(c) He did not grow up in East St. Louis.
(d) He lived to far way to attend the school.

2. What year did Kozol begin teaching in Boston?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1964.

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

4. What does Sister Julia say that the nicest house in the Villa Griffin homes is used for?
(a) A motel.
(b) A foster home.
(c) A government welfare office.
(d) A whorehouse.

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

6. What religious order helps to operate a mission at the Villa Griffin homes?
(a) The Daughters of Divine Love.
(b) The Daughters of Charity.
(c) The Daughters of the Holy Spirit.
(d) The Daughters of Divine Charity.

7. How many years did Kozol spend visiting schools and speaking with children about their schools and neighborhoods?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

8. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a poor, non-white, public school around Chicago?
(a) $6,000.
(b) $7,000.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $4,000.

9. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?
(a) St. Louis Gateway Bridge and Malcolm X Bridge.
(b) Poplar Street Bridge and Mississippi River Bridge.
(c) Poplar Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(d) Malcolm X Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.

10. How many housing units are in the Villa Griffin homes?
(a) 99.
(b) 101.
(c) 98.
(d) 100.

11. The history of East St. Louis shows that African Americans were lured to the city for what reason?
(a) The promise of jobs.
(b) New housing.
(c) Low taxes.
(d) Good schools.

12. What are the major industries in Sauget besides the chemical plants?
(a) Liquor stores and an outlet for the lottery.
(b) Topless joints and an outlet for the lottery.
(c) Prison and cigarette manufacturers.
(d) Funeral homes and car dealerships.

13. Approximately how many neighborhoods did Kozol visit?
(a) 15.
(b) 25.
(c) 30.
(d) 20.

14. What does the school board in Dearborn Park do that they think constitutes as making school choice equally accessible?
(a) Invite parents to school board meetings.
(b) Send school representatives to parents homes.
(c) Offer the same printed materials to all parents.
(d) Give presentations about the different schools in the area.

15. What area lies to the east of East St. Louis?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Illinois bluffs.
(c) Cleveland.
(d) Illinois wasteland.

Short Answer Questions

1. What major difference did Warren Franczyk, principal at Mary McLeod Bethune School, say existed between Mary McLeod Bethune School in North Lawndale and the magnet schools that the city runs?

2. Who authored the poem that one of the most embittered students in Kozol's class memorized?

3. What is the racial makeup of 98 percent of the population in East St. Louis?

4. How did Kozol choose the cities that he visited?

5. According to Kozol, when are citizens given $400 in exchange for a release from liability?

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