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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How low does Kozol report you can purchase a home for in North Camden?
2. According to Kozol, how many people are supposed to be in PS261 at one time?
3. What state is Camden located in?
(a) New York.
(d) New Jersey.
4. Where is Camden ranked in terms of its number of poor people as compared to other states in the U.S.?
5. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the inner city of New York?
6. 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) Buy curtains for her teacher.
(b) Plant a flowerbox.
(c) Buy new textbooks.
(d) Paint the dirty walls.
7. How many districts are New York schools divided into?
8. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?
(c) Movie theater.
(d) Roller skating rink.
9. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?
10. What does the principal of Tunisia's school say she sees children doing in order to have something to eat at home?
(a) Pocketing chicken nuggets.
(b) Asking for extra food at lunch.
(c) Stealing from other students lunches.
(d) Staying after school to receive free dinner.
11. What does the Wall Street Journal say has remained static while per-pupil spending has increased?
(a) Student attendance.
(b) Student achievement.
(c) Teacher retention rates.
(d) The dropout rate.
12. What type of early child care program can the principal at PS79 not start at his school?
(b) Head Start program.
(c) Even State program.
(d) Morning kindergarten.
13. What is the only bright, clean building in the Camden area?
(a) The mall.
(b) The new prison.
(c) The whorehouse.
(d) The newest school.
14. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?
(b) Police escorts.
(c) Pepper spray.
15. 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) Give the rich an alternative to high-priced private schools.
(d) Attract or skim off the more privileged children.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?
2. 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?
3. 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..."
4. At what age does the principal in Anacostia say many of the boys in her school will be dead?
5. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?
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