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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What term does Harper describe as "you crawl along the street and look for rocks. You look for rocks that other people spill. You crawl along your knees..."
(a) Geeking.
(b) Cracking.
(c) Craping.
(d) Streaking.

2. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?
(a) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.
(b) The actual number of teachers in the system.
(c) The races and ethnicities of the students in the public school system.
(d) The actual dropout rate.

3. How many students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?
(a) 60.
(b) 54.
(c) 77.
(d) 132.

4. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $2,000.
(c) $3,000.
(d) $4,000.

5. Why did the city of Chicago construct the high-speed Dan Ryan Expressway to go around certain parts of the city?
(a) To only service those living in the suburbs, but working in downtown Chicago.
(b) To cut off the industrial sections of the city.
(c) To cut off the section of the city that houses the housing projects for black people.
(d) To avoid sections of the city that were not highly populated.

6. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?
(a) Through interpretive dance.
(b) By writing poetry.
(c) In theater.
(d) By writing short stories.

7. What term does the principal at Camden High School give to the dividing up of the children based on their previous test results?
(a) Homogeneous grouping.
(b) Heterogeneous grouping.
(c) Selective grouping.
(d) Random selection.

8. What is the race of the non-white children in the accelerated classes at the school in Riverdale?
(a) Hispanic.
(b) Black.
(c) African.
(d) Asian.

9. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
(a) A regional standard.
(b) A national standard.
(c) A norm or average.
(d) An absolute standard.

10. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?
(a) They felt unknown in their schools.
(b) They felt that school was not for them.
(c) They did not like their teachers.
(d) The did not get good grades.

11. What does the New York Times say the better public schools are intended to do?
(a) To uphold the school system's high academic standards.
(b) To serve as academic school.
(c) Attract or skim off the more privileged children.
(d) Give the rich an alternative to high-priced private schools.

12. Why does one of the psychiatrists that Kozol speaks to believe many whites think more money will not help inner city schools?
(a) Because they believe that non-whites do not deserve a better education.
(b) Because they believe that a good education should be reserved for the rich.
(c) Because they believe non-whites are actually born inferior.
(d) Because they believe that poor blacks should not be allowed in white schools.

13. What types of courses does the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School say he is unable to provide his students?
(a) Online courses.
(b) Honors courses.
(c) Remedial courses.
(d) AP courses.

14. What state is Camden located in?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Maryland.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) New York.

15. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?
(a) Handcuffs.
(b) Guns.
(c) Police escorts.
(d) Pepper spray.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of industry was Camden famous for at one point?

2. What does the Wall Street Journal say has remained static while per-pupil spending has increased?

3. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?

4. According to Thurston, why are poor people in Washington, D.C. willing to accept a dual system of public education?

5. How long do some of the students at Morris High School think it will be before blacks and whites work together to better public education?

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