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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?
(a) The races and ethnicities of the students in the public school system.
(b) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.
(c) The actual number of teachers in the system.
(d) The actual dropout rate.
2. What state is Camden located in?
(b) New Jersey.
(d) New York.
3. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?
(a) By writing short stories.
(b) By writing poetry.
(c) In theater.
(d) Through interpretive dance.
4. How many of the girls does the principal in Anacostia say will be pregnant by the fifth grade?
(a) One third.
(b) Two thirds.
(c) Three fourths.
(d) One fourth.
5. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
(a) Low teacher salaries and space.
(b) Low enrollment and traunt students.
(c) Dropouts and low teacher salaries.
(d) Dropouts and space.
6. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?
7. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the suburbs of New York?
8. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?
(a) A battle zone.
(b) Living on cloud nine.
(c) A cold death.
(d) A train wreck.
9. 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?
(a) The length that whites would go to keep their children at a distance from black children.
(b) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.
(c) The amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.
(d) The changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.
10. What type of early child care program can the principal at PS79 not start at his school?
(b) Even State program.
(c) Morning kindergarten.
(d) Head Start program.
11. What does the principal of Tunisia's school say she sees children doing in order to have something to eat at home?
(a) Asking for extra food at lunch.
(b) Stealing from other students lunches.
(c) Staying after school to receive free dinner.
(d) Pocketing chicken nuggets.
12. 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.
13. What did the press report soon after Kozol's visit to the Anacostia elementary school?
(a) A lawsuit against the public schools in D.C.
(b) A prostitution round-up.
(c) Statistics about the D.C. dropout rate.
(d) A muder at the school.
14. 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 section of the city that houses the housing projects for black people.
(c) To avoid sections of the city that were not highly populated.
(d) To cut off the industrial sections of the city.
15. What is the dropout rate for Woodrow Wilson High School?
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the students at Camden High School do during their lunch hour?
2. Who does the press hail as the answer to solving local school problems?
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. Which school did President George H.W. Bush attend?
5. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?
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