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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At Mary McLeod Bethune School, what does the gospel teacher accuse the children of doing if they fail to sing properly?
(a) Not practicing the songs at home.
(b) Not loving the Lord.
(c) Not liking the gospel teacher.
(d) Not studying the music.

2. According to Kozol, when visiting urban public schools who refused to take him to the neighborhoods were the schools were located?
(a) School Administrators.
(b) Taxi Drivers.
(c) Parents.
(d) Public Transit.

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

4. How did Kozol choose the cities that he visited?
(a) He visited cities with a high rate of infant mortality.
(b) He chose cities that had were ranked as the most dangerous.
(c) He visited cities where he had familiy.
(d) There was no special logic in the cities he chose to visit.

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

6. What is the population of the town of Sauget?
(a) 175.
(b) 200.
(c) 150.
(d) 100.

7. 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 talking to friends about schools their other family members attend.
(d) By watching TV and seeing how the other half live.

8. What reason did the Post-Dispatch give for the evacuation of Martin Luther King Junior High School in the early spring of 1989?
(a) The emission of toxic chemicals.
(b) Lead in the drinking water.
(c) Fires in the kitchen.
(d) Sewage in the school.

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

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

11. 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) George H. W. Bush.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

12. According to Carla Hawkins, Chicago's public schools are in short supply of what type of resource?
(a) Funding .
(b) Supplies.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Students.

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

14. What song does the group of children in the Villa Griffin homes say they sing after the flag pledge?
(a) Mary Had a Little Lamb.
(b) Jingle Bells
(c) Star Spangled Banner.
(d) Oh Happy Day.

15. Who authored the poem that one of the most embittered students in Kozol's class memorized?
(a) Claude McKay.
(b) T.S. Eliot.
(c) Robert Frost.
(d) Langston Hughes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Kozol fired from his teaching job in the urban Boston school?

2. According to Kozol, whose real names are used in the book Savage Inequalities?

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

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

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

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