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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What public service does Kozol mention that East St. Louis lacks?
(a) Trash Removal.
(b) Unemployment Services.
(c) Welfare.
(d) Recycling.

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

4. What area lies to the east of East St. Louis?
(a) Illinois bluffs.
(b) Illinois wasteland.
(c) Cleveland.
(d) Chicago.

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

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

7. What influential African American does Kozol note was often cited when black parents or black school officials discussed educating students in the urban public school system?
(a) Mary McLeod Bethune.
(b) Booker T. Washington.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(d) W.E.B. DuBois.

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

9. 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 overcrowding in classrooms.
(c) The lack of books in the classrooms.
(d) The lack of qualified teachers in the school system.

10. What are the two sources of lead in East St. Louis named in the Life on the Mississippi chapter?
(a) Lead-based paint and lack of waste removal.
(b) Manufacturing and drinking water.
(c) Drinking water and lead-based paint.
(d) Lead-based paint and manufacturing.

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

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

13. Who does Kozol condemn for offering to help troubled non-white schools, but who actually intend for disadvantaged students to prepare themselves for low-quality, factory jobs?
(a) City officials.
(b) The federal government.
(c) Suburan school principals.
(d) Business leaders.

14. 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) Good schools.
(d) Low taxes.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the urban school in Boston?

2. In the chapter entitled "Life on the Mississippi," what office is described as the largest office in Illinois?

3. Which two poets did Kozol expose the children in the urban district to?

4. 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?

5. What does Kozol say lottery proceeds go towards?

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