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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 breath toxic emission from the chemical plants.
(c) When they are hurt while working at the chemical plant.
(d) When they are fired from the chemical plants.

2. According to Kozol, whose real names are used in the book Savage Inequalities?
(a) Religious characters.
(b) Child characters.
(c) Adult characters.
(d) Public officials.

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

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

5. Why does Kozol introduce his class to poetry?
(a) Because he did not have any textbooks in his classroom.
(b) To familiarize students with a different form of literature.
(c) Because he did not have any lesson plans.
(d) To reawaken the children's interest in school.

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

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

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

9. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?
(a) 1990-1991.
(b) 1986-1990.
(c) 1988-1990.
(d) 1988-1992.

10. 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 segregation that still existed in the school system.
(b) The lack of books in the classrooms.
(c) The overcrowding in classrooms.
(d) The lack of qualified teachers in the school system.

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

12. Which one of the following does Kozol not mention as a place where the men in East St. Louis go when they disappear from the community?
(a) The military.
(b) College.
(c) Prison.
(d) Living on the streets.

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

14. How many teachers did Kozol's students in the urban Boston school have before he was assigned to teach their class?
(a) 14.
(b) 11.
(c) 13.
(d) 12.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Carla Hawkins, Chicago's public schools are in short supply of what type of resource?

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

3. Who does Kozol say is the biggest employer in East St. Louis?

4. How did Kozol choose the cities that he visited?

5. In what year did Martin Luther King, Jr. live in North Lawndale?

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