Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Kozol, which buildings in East St. Louis are the nicest?
(a) The federal courthouse and City Hall.
(b) The federal courthouse and the city government office building.
(c) The Pfizer factory and City Hall.
(d) City Hall and the main police station.
2. How many housing units are in the Villa Griffin homes?
3. In what year was the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson rendered?
4. Why does Kozol introduce his class to poetry?
(a) To reawaken the children's interest in school.
(b) Because he did not have any textbooks in his classroom.
(c) Because he did not have any lesson plans.
(d) To familiarize students with a different form of literature.
5. 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.
6. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?
(a) The construction was not done correctly.
(b) The school was not completed.
(c) The school did not pass the school board inspection.
(d) There was too much sewage in the school.
7. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a poor, non-white, public school around Chicago?
8. What religious order helps to operate a mission at the Villa Griffin homes?
(a) The Daughters of Divine Charity.
(b) The Daughters of Divine Love.
(c) The Daughters of the Holy Spirit.
(d) The Daughters of Charity.
9. What reason does Warren Franczyk, principal of Mary McLeod Bethune School, give for teachers losing their high school jobs in North Lawndale?
(a) The low enrollment at the schools.
(b) They are shutting down certain schools.
(c) There is a need for more teachers at the elementary-school level.
(d) They are unqualified for the jobs.
10. 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) Manufacturing and drinking water.
(d) Lead-based paint and manufacturing.
11. What court decision found that segregated institutions for black people could exist as long as they were equal to those open to white people?
(a) Brown v. Board of Education.
(b) Briggs, et. al. v. Elliott et al.
(c) Plessy v. Ferguson.
(d) Davis, et. al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, VA et al.
12. According to Kozol, when are citizens given $400 in exchange for a release from liability?
(a) When they are fired from the chemical plants.
(b) When they breath toxic emission from the chemical plants.
(c) When they are hurt while working at the chemical plant.
(d) When they partake in chemical experiments at the plant.
13. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a rich, white, public school around Chicago?
14. What does Kozol say lottery proceeds go towards?
(c) State revenue.
(d) State health system.
15. Where did Kozol hold his classes while teaching in the urban school in Boston?
(a) An unfurnished classroom.
(b) The auditorium.
(c) The school basement.
(d) The school cafeteria.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the school board in Dearborn Park do that they think constitutes as making school choice equally accessible?
2. How many years did Kozol spend visiting schools and speaking with children about their schools and neighborhoods?
3. In what month is black history celebrated in the public schools?
4. What Supreme Court decision found that segregated education was unconstitutional because it was "inherently unequal"?
5. According to Kozol, East St. Louis has one of the highest rates of which disease in America?
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