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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Du Sable High School's principal have a hard time retaining young teachers at his school?
(a) Because the older teachers have more freedom to be creative.
(b) Because the suburban schools pay more money.
(c) Because the school system curriculum is too strict.
(d) Because young teachers would rather teach in private schools.

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

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

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

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

7. What does Kozol say lottery proceeds go towards?
(a) Welfare.
(b) Education.
(c) State health system.
(d) State revenue.

8. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the urban school in Boston?
(a) 35.
(b) 25.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

9. Why does Kozol think the most enthusiastic and skilled teachers will not be attracted to urban schools, like Mary McLeod Bethune Schools?
(a) The lack of classroom autonomy.
(b) Few resources.
(c) The low salaries.
(d) The out-of-date books.

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

11. 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.

12. What types of schools does the Chicago public school system lack?
(a) Elementary Schools.
(b) Early Head Start centers.
(c) High Schools.
(d) Junior high schools.

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

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

15. What system of schools does Kozol say are highly attractive to more sophisticated parents, who are disproportionately white and middle class?
(a) The magnet school system.
(b) The urban school system.
(c) The charter school system.
(d) The suburban school system.

Short Answer Questions

1. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?

2. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?

3. When Kozol decides to see what's happening in America's schools, what shocked and outraged him most about the public school system?

4. What does the school board in Dearborn Park do that they think constitutes as making school choice equally accessible?

5. What is the name of the Villa Griffin child whose sister was murdered by a friend of the mother?

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