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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the principal of Tunisia's school say she sees children doing in order to have something to eat at home?
(a) Staying after school to receive free dinner.
(b) Stealing from other students lunches.
(c) Pocketing chicken nuggets.
(d) Asking for extra food at lunch.

3. What type of people does Octovia, a child at the Anacostia elementary school, say that the girls want to be like when they grow up?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Rock stars.
(c) Secretaries.
(d) Lawyers.

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

5. Who used to attend the church in Camden that Kozol passes while chatting with two teachers from Camden High School?
(a) Langston Hughes.
(b) Walt Whitman.
(c) Robert Frost.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

6. Which citiy sits across the Delaware River from Camden?
(a) New York, NY.
(b) Philadelphia, PA.
(c) Trenton, NJ.
(d) Dover, DE.

7. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized with a speech disorder?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Asian.

8. According to one teacher at Camden High School, what does the high school proficiency exam control?
(a) Curriculum.
(b) The school's hours of operation.
(c) The classes offered at the school.
(d) School resources.

9. At an elementary school in Anacostia, Kozol speaks with a young girl named Tunisia. What is not one of the things that Tunisia tell Kozol she would do if she had a lot of money?
(a) Plant a flowerbox.
(b) Buy new textbooks.
(c) Paint the dirty walls.
(d) Buy curtains for her teacher.

10. 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) Craping.
(c) Streaking.
(d) Cracking.

11. Which school did President George H.W. Bush attend?
(a) Dearborne Academy.
(b) St. Johns Academy.
(c) Phillips Academy.
(d) Dearfield Academy.

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

13. 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 bus them to another school.
(c) He will have to find another building.
(d) He will have to expand his classes.

14. What is one way Jonathan Kozol says can show people how valuable we think they are?
(a) By the textbooks that are in the classrooms at the school.
(b) By the number of social workers assigned to a school.
(c) By the medical care we offer them.
(d) By the amount of welfare they receive.

15. What does John Coons of the University of California, Berkeley say all children technically are?
(a) Rich.
(b) Poor.
(c) Obedient.
(d) Educated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the only bright, clean building in the Camden area?

3. What state is Camden located in?

4. What does Thurston say black people did not understand regarding their children and the public education system in Washington, D.C. and those in the surrounding suburbs?

5. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?

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