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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What happened to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home in Lawndale after he moved?
(a) It was renovated by the new owner.
(b) It was declared a historical site.
(c) It was sold to the city government.
(d) It was bulldozed.

3. What are the two sources of lead in East St. Louis named in the Life on the Mississippi chapter?
(a) Drinking water and lead-based paint.
(b) Lead-based paint and lack of waste removal.
(c) Lead-based paint and manufacturing.
(d) Manufacturing and drinking water.

4. According to Reverend Jim Wolff, who moved in to North Lawndale when businesses moved out?
(a) Schools.
(b) Government offices.
(c) Gangs.
(d) Churches.

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

6. According to the 1980 census, what percentage of men and women 17 and older in North Lawndale had no jobs?
(a) 62.
(b) 68.
(c) 72.
(d) 58.

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

9. 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?
(a) Mary McLeod Bethune is located next door to a chemical plant.
(b) The magnet schools do not have staffing problems.
(c) The magnet school receives more funding than Mary McLeod Bethune School.
(d) The magnet schools have staff problems.

10. In the chapter entitled "Life on the Mississippi," what office is described as the largest office in Illinois?
(a) The Unemployment Office.
(b) Health Services.
(c) The Welfare Office.
(d) The Lottery Office.

11. According to Kozol, why is eighth-grade graduation highly celebrated in North Lawndale?
(a) Because most students drop out in the ninth grade.
(b) Because there is no high school prom in North Lawndale.
(c) Because many of the students will not graduate from high school.
(d) Because parents put as much emphasis on eighth grade as they do on the twelfth grade .

12. According to Kozol, what is a major problem at Lawndale Elementary School?
(a) The children do not have recess.
(b) The teachers lack adequate preperation.
(c) The facilities are old and out-of-date.
(d) The lack of quality books.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is one way Kozol says children realize they are getting an inferior education?

3. According to Kozol, which buildings in East St. Louis are the nicest?

4. Who was two hours late when they came to speak at East St. Louis High?

5. What does Sister Julia say that the nicest house in the Villa Griffin homes is used for?

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