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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Martin Luther King, Jr. live in North Lawndale?
(a) 1968.
(b) 1956.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1962.

2. Why was Kozol fired from his teaching job in the urban Boston school?
(a) For teaching poetry that was not on the approved list.
(b) For taking students on a field trip without parental permission.
(c) For leaving students unattended.
(d) For challenging the administration.

3. How much money does Irl Soloman say he would earn by teaching one of the schools in the suburbs of St. Louis?
(a) $50,000.
(b) $49,000.
(c) $47,000.
(d) $48,000.

4. In what month is black history celebrated in the public schools?
(a) October.
(b) January.
(c) February.
(d) May.

5. What grade did Kozol teach while he was at the urban school in Boston?
(a) Kindergarten.
(b) Fourth.
(c) Fifth.
(d) Second.

6. What statistic does Kozol give for the number of births in East St. Louis to single mothers?
(a) Three of five births are to single mothers.
(b) One of five births are to single mothers.
(c) Four of five births are to single mothers.
(d) Two of five births are to single mothers.

7. According to Bonita Brodt, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, who is the president in the textbooks that the students are reading at Goudy Elementary School?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Ronald Reagan.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) George H. W. Bush.

8. Which one of the following does Kozol not mention as a place where the men in East St. Louis go when they disappear from the community?
(a) Prison.
(b) College.
(c) Living on the streets.
(d) The military.

9. Who was two hours late when they came to speak at East St. Louis High?
(a) Jesse Jackson.
(b) Ron Brown.
(c) Colin Powell.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

11. How do the chemical plants get away with not paying taxes in East St. Louis?
(a) They file taxes in another state.
(b) They pay-off goverment officals.
(c) They create small, self-governed, incorporated towns.
(d) They find tax loopholes.

12. How did the press in Boston refer to troubled ghetto areas with a low infant mortality rate?
(a) Death Camps.
(b) Death Zones.
(c) Ghetto Zones.
(d) Killer Zones.

13. Why does Kozol introduce his class to poetry?
(a) Because he did not have any textbooks in his classroom.
(b) Because he did not have any lesson plans.
(c) To reawaken the children's interest in school.
(d) To familiarize students with a different form of literature.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years did Kozol spend visiting schools and speaking with children about their schools and neighborhoods?

2. Why does Du Sable High School's principal have a hard time retaining young teachers at his school?

3. What system of schools does Kozol say are highly attractive to more sophisticated parents, who are disproportionately white and middle class?

4. According to Kozol, East St. Louis has one of the highest rates of which disease in America?

5. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the urban school in Boston?

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