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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?
(a) Malcolm X Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(b) Poplar Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(c) St. Louis Gateway Bridge and Malcolm X Bridge.
(d) Poplar Street Bridge and Mississippi River Bridge.

2. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a rich, white, public school around Chicago?
(a) $9,000.
(b) $8,000.
(c) $7,000.
(d) $6,000.

3. What does Sister Julia say that the nicest house in the Villa Griffin homes is used for?
(a) A foster home.
(b) A motel.
(c) A whorehouse.
(d) A government welfare office.

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?
(a) The magnet schools have staff problems.
(b) The magnet school receives more funding than Mary McLeod Bethune School.
(c) Mary McLeod Bethune is located next door to a chemical plant.
(d) The magnet schools do not have staffing problems.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Who authored the poem that one of the most embittered students in Kozol's class memorized?
(a) Claude McKay.
(b) Robert Frost.
(c) Langston Hughes.
(d) T.S. Eliot.

9. What year did Kozol begin teaching in Boston?
(a) 1964.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1965.

10. 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.

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

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

13. According to Carla Hawkins, Chicago's public schools are in short supply of what type of resource?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Supplies.
(c) Students.
(d) Funding .

14. What is the name of the Villa Griffin child whose sister was murdered by a friend of the mother?
(a) Little Sister.
(b) Serena.
(c) Smokey.
(d) Mickey.

15. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?
(a) 1990-1991.
(b) 1988-1990.
(c) 1988-1992.
(d) 1986-1990.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?

2. What statistic does Kozol give for the number of births in East St. Louis to single mothers?

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

4. According to Kozol, when are citizens given $400 in exchange for a release from liability?

5. 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?

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