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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How much money does Irl Soloman earn at East St. Louis High each year after teaching for nearly 30 years?
2. At Mary McLeod Bethune School, what does the gospel teacher accuse the children of doing if they fail to sing properly?
(a) Not studying the music.
(b) Not practicing the songs at home.
(c) Not liking the gospel teacher.
(d) Not loving the Lord.
3. What area lies to the east of East St. Louis?
(b) Illinois wasteland.
(c) Illinois bluffs.
4. 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.
5. What is one way Kozol says children realize they are getting an inferior education?
(a) By watching TV and seeing how the other half live.
(b) By visiting other schools.
(c) By reading stories about schools in rich neighborhoods.
(d) By talking to friends about schools their other family members attend.
6. 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 suburban school system.
(c) The magnet school system.
(d) The urban school system.
7. What does Kozol say lottery proceeds go towards?
(b) State health system.
(c) State revenue.
8. According to Kozol, what demographic lives predominantly to the east of East St. Louis?
9. According to Kozol, when visiting urban public schools who refused to take him to the neighborhoods were the schools were located?
(a) Taxi Drivers.
(b) Public Transit.
(c) School Administrators.
10. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?
(a) The school did not pass the school board inspection.
(b) There was too much sewage in the school.
(c) The construction was not done correctly.
(d) The school was not completed.
11. According to Kozol, whose responsibility is it to supply all children with equally good schools?
(a) The parents.
(b) The government.
(c) The teachers.
(d) The school administrators.
12. Whose voices does Kozol say were missing from summit conferences on education, severe reports, and ominous prescriptions?
(a) The teachers' voices.
(b) The communities' voices.
(c) The parents' voices.
(d) The children's voices.
13. 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) Another teacher loaned them to her.
(c) The principal bought them for her.
(d) She bought them herself.
14. What public service does Kozol mention that East St. Louis lacks?
(a) Trash Removal.
(d) Unemployment Services.
15. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?
(a) Poplar Street Bridge and Mississippi River Bridge.
(b) Poplar Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(c) Malcolm X Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(d) St. Louis Gateway Bridge and Malcolm X Bridge.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did Sam Morgan, principal of East St. Louis High, not attend the school as a student?
2. What is the racial makeup of 98 percent of the population in East St. Louis?
3. Who was two hours late when they came to speak at East St. Louis High?
4. What was Kozol's purpose for writing the book Savage Inequalities?
5. What song does the group of children in the Villa Griffin homes say they sing after the flag pledge?
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