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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the school located in the Boston suburbs?
(a) 22.
(b) 23.
(c) 21.
(d) 20.

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

3. According to Kozol, East St. Louis has one of the highest rates of which disease in America?
(a) Child ssthma.
(b) Type II diabetes.
(c) High-blood pressure.
(d) Heart disease.

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

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

6. What public service does Kozol mention that East St. Louis lacks?
(a) Unemployment Services.
(b) Welfare.
(c) Trash Removal.
(d) Recycling.

7. How much money does Irl Soloman earn at East St. Louis High each year after teaching for nearly 30 years?
(a) $32,000.
(b) $34,000.
(c) $36,000.
(d) $38,000.

8. In what year was the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made?
(a) 1952.
(b) 1956.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1954.

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

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

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

12. According to Kozol, what demographic lives predominantly to the east of East St. Louis?
(a) Chinese.
(b) White.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Black.

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

14. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a rich, white, public school around Chicago?
(a) $7,000.
(b) $6,000.
(c) $9,000.
(d) $8,000.

15. According to Kozol, whose responsibility is it to supply all children with equally good schools?
(a) The teachers.
(b) The government.
(c) The parents.
(d) The school administrators.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many non-white students does Kozol say attended most of the urban schools he visited?

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

3. According to Kozol, why is eighth-grade graduation highly celebrated in North Lawndale?

4. What reason did the Post-Dispatch give for the evacuation of Martin Luther King Junior High School in the early spring of 1989?

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

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