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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Kozol, when visiting urban public schools who refused to take him to the neighborhoods were the schools were located?
(a) Parents.
(b) Public Transit.
(c) School Administrators.
(d) Taxi Drivers.

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

3. What does Kozol say lottery proceeds go towards?
(a) State health system.
(b) State revenue.
(c) Education.
(d) Welfare.

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

5. Why did Sam Morgan, principal of East St. Louis High, not attend the school as a student?
(a) It was an all-white high school.
(b) He did not grow up in East St. Louis.
(c) The school was not built when he was in high school.
(d) He lived to far way to attend the school.

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

7. What is the racial makeup of 98 percent of the population in East St. Louis?
(a) Hispanic.
(b) Chinese.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

8. How many banks did the Tribune say were located in North Lawndale?
(a) 0.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

9. In what year was the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson rendered?
(a) 1897.
(b) 1896.
(c) 1898.
(d) 1895.

10. According to Bonita Brodt, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, who is the president in the textbooks that the students are reading at Goudy Elementary School?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Ronald Reagan.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) George H. W. Bush.

11. What types of educational options had been proposed in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Detroit?
(a) Charter schools with a focus on black culture.
(b) Separate schools/classes for black males.
(c) Busing black students to schools in white neighborhoods.
(d) All-girl schools.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?

3. According to Kozol, how are East St. Louis and Lawndale similar?

4. What Supreme Court decision found that segregated education was unconstitutional because it was "inherently unequal"?

5. According to Kozol, why is eighth-grade graduation highly celebrated in North Lawndale?

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