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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Approximately how many neighborhoods did Kozol visit?
(a) 30.
(b) 20.
(c) 15.
(d) 25.

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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) Briggs, et. al. v. Elliott et al.
(b) Plessy v. Ferguson.
(c) Brown v. Board of Education.
(d) Davis, et. al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, VA et al.

6. Who was two hours late when they came to speak at East St. Louis High?
(a) Colin Powell.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) Ron Brown.
(d) Jesse Jackson.

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

8. 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 school board provided her with funding.
(b) She bought them herself.
(c) Another teacher loaned them to her.
(d) The principal bought them for her.

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

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

11. According to Kozol, how are East St. Louis and Lawndale similar?
(a) The city government is the main employer.
(b) The students have to attend mandatory summer school.
(c) There is no industry there.
(d) The urban schools have no books.

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

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

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

15. How many non-white students does Kozol say attended most of the urban schools he visited?
(a) 97 to 100 percent.
(b) 90 to 99 percent.
(c) 95 to 99 percent.
(d) 95 to 97 percent.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What system of schools does Kozol say are highly attractive to more sophisticated parents, who are disproportionately white and middle class?

3. In what year was the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson rendered?

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

5. What is the population of the town of Sauget?

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