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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which two poets did Kozol expose the children in the urban district to?
(a) Robert Frost and Langston Hughes.
(b) Langston Hughes and Claude McKay.
(c) Langston Hughes and T.S. Eliot.
(d) T.S. Eliot and Claude McKay.

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

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

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

6. In what month is black history celebrated in the public schools?
(a) May.
(b) October.
(c) January.
(d) February.

7. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?
(a) Poplar Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(b) Malcolm X Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(c) St. Louis Gateway Bridge and Malcolm X Bridge.
(d) Poplar Street Bridge and Mississippi River Bridge.

8. What is one way Kozol says children realize they are getting an inferior education?
(a) By reading stories about schools in rich neighborhoods.
(b) By visiting other schools.
(c) By talking to friends about schools their other family members attend.
(d) By watching TV and seeing how the other half live.

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

10. The history of East St. Louis shows that African Americans were lured to the city for what reason?
(a) The promise of jobs.
(b) New housing.
(c) Low taxes.
(d) Good schools.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does Irl Soloman say he would earn by teaching one of the schools in the suburbs of St. Louis?

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

3. What types of schools does the Chicago public school system lack?

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

5. Approximately how many neighborhoods did Kozol visit?

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