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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 practicing the songs at home.
(d) Not studying the music.

3. What does the school board in Dearborn Park do that they think constitutes as making school choice equally accessible?
(a) Invite parents to school board meetings.
(b) Give presentations about the different schools in the area.
(c) Offer the same printed materials to all parents.
(d) Send school representatives to parents homes.

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

5. In what year did Kozol set off to visit schools and speak with children about education in urban areas?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1987.
(c) 1989.
(d) 1988.

6. How much money does Irl Soloman earn at East St. Louis High each year after teaching for nearly 30 years?
(a) $38,000.
(b) $36,000.
(c) $32,000.
(d) $34,000.

7. According to Kozol, which buildings in East St. Louis are the nicest?
(a) The Pfizer factory and City Hall.
(b) City Hall and the main police station.
(c) The federal courthouse and the city government office building.
(d) The federal courthouse and City Hall.

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

9. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the school located in the Boston suburbs?
(a) 21.
(b) 23.
(c) 22.
(d) 20.

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

11. How does the Post-Dispatch describe East St. Louis, Illinois?
(a) America's Cuba.
(b) America's Soweto.
(c) America's Bosnia.
(d) America's Somalia.

12. Why was Kozol fired from his teaching job in the urban Boston school?
(a) For teaching poetry that was not on the approved list.
(b) For challenging the administration.
(c) For leaving students unattended.
(d) For taking students on a field trip without parental permission.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years did Kozol spend visiting schools and speaking with children about their schools and neighborhoods?

2. How did the press in Boston refer to troubled ghetto areas with a low infant mortality rate?

3. What area lies to the east of East St. Louis?

4. What types of educational options had been proposed in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Detroit?

5. How do the chemical plants get away with not paying taxes in East St. Louis?

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