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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many banks did the Tribune say were located in North Lawndale?
(a) 3.
(b) 1.
(c) 0.
(d) 2.

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

3. What was the poem that is memorized by the students in Kozol's class about?
(a) Broken dreams.
(b) Ghetto life.
(c) Infant mortality.
(d) The public school system.

4. What influential African American does Kozol note was often cited when black parents or black school officials discussed educating students in the urban public school system?
(a) Booker T. Washington.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) Mary McLeod Bethune.
(d) W.E.B. DuBois.

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(b) The facilities are old and out-of-date.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

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

7. When Kozol decides to see what's happening in America's schools, what shocked and outraged him most about the public school system?
(a) The lack of books in the classrooms.
(b) The segregation that still existed in the school system.
(c) The overcrowding in classrooms.
(d) The lack of qualified teachers in the school system.

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

9. What reason does Warren Franczyk, principal of Mary McLeod Bethune School, give for teachers losing their high school jobs in North Lawndale?
(a) They are unqualified for the jobs.
(b) The low enrollment at the schools.
(c) There is a need for more teachers at the elementary-school level.
(d) They are shutting down certain schools.

10. In what year was the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson rendered?
(a) 1896.
(b) 1897.
(c) 1898.
(d) 1895.

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

12. How did Carla Hawkins, the teacher of a combination fifth and sixth grade class, acquire all the materials and resources for her class?
(a) The principal bought them for her.
(b) Another teacher loaned them to her.
(c) The school board provided her with funding.
(d) She bought them herself.

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

14. 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 Lottery Office.
(d) The Welfare Office.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many housing units are in the Villa Griffin homes?

2. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a rich, white, public school around Chicago?

3. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the school located in the Boston suburbs?

4. In what year was the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made?

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

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