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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 poor blacks should not be allowed in white schools.
(b) Because they believe non-whites are actually born inferior.
(c) Because they believe that non-whites do not deserve a better education.
(d) Because they believe that a good education should be reserved for the rich.

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

3. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?
(a) Queen Elizabeth.
(b) Martin Luther King.
(c) Langston Hughes.
(d) Lord Acton.

4. According to Kozol, how many people are supposed to be in PS261 at one time?
(a) 1000.
(b) 800.
(c) 900.
(d) 1100.

5. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?
(a) He will have to hold some classes in temporary trailers.
(b) He will have to expand his classes.
(c) He will have to bus them to another school.
(d) He will have to find another building.

6. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?
(a) Roller skating rink.
(b) Movie theater.
(c) YMCA.
(d) Factory.

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

8. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the inner city of New York?
(a) $5,500.
(b) $4,000.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $4,500.

9. How many students attend Camden High School?
(a) 3,000.
(b) 2,000.
(c) 4,000.
(d) 1,000.

10. How many students attend PS261 daily?
(a) 1,200.
(b) 1,500.
(c) 1,300.
(d) 1,400.

11. 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.

12. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?
(a) He is living on the streets.
(b) He is working full-time as a manager in a fast food resturant.
(c) He is a cocaine addict in jail.
(d) He is a student at Rutgers University.

13. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?
(a) Because Kozol prefered to stay in an upper-income neighborhood.
(b) Because Camden did not have any hotels.
(c) Because the school administrators thought Kozol would be safer in the suburbs.
(d) Because Cherry Hill offers more shops and eateries.

14. How much money does President H.W. Bush's alma-mater spend per student?
(a) $14,000.
(b) $11,000.
(c) $13,000.
(d) $12,000.

15. Who does the press hail as the answer to solving local school problems?
(a) School administrators.
(b) Government officials.
(c) White leaders.
(d) Non-white leaders.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is one way not mentioned by Kozol's friend Elizabeth that poor people know that they are living in a rich society?

3. What type of facility is missing from Camden High School?

4. What does Kozol say Camden's entire property wealth of $250 million is less than the value of?

5. According to Delabian Rice Thurston, where do the rich in Washington, D.C. try to send their children?

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