Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

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) Streaking.
(b) Geeking.
(c) Cracking.
(d) Craping.

2. After speaking to the kindergarten class at PS79, Kozol learns that one of the African-American boys in the class travels how long each day to get to school?
(a) 3 hours.
(b) 2 hours.
(c) 4 hours.
(d) 1 hour.

3. At what age does the principal in Anacostia say many of the boys in her school will be dead?
(a) 21.
(b) 25.
(c) 18.
(d) 28.

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

5. What is the only bright, clean building in the Camden area?
(a) The whorehouse.
(b) The new prison.
(c) The mall.
(d) The newest school.

6. 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 a cocaine addict in jail.
(c) He is a student at Rutgers University.
(d) He is working full-time as a manager in a fast food resturant.

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

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

9. Who are the manual arts classes in the Riverdale school reserved for?
(a) The special education students.
(b) The honors students.
(c) Students with an interest in the manual arts.
(d) Truant students.

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

11. 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) Asking for extra food at lunch.
(d) Pocketing chicken nuggets.

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

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

14. 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 Cherry Hill offers more shops and eateries.
(c) Because Camden did not have any hotels.
(d) Because the school administrators thought Kozol would be safer in the suburbs.

15. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?
(a) Better schools.
(b) More minority-owned businesses.
(c) More social workers in the neighborhood.
(d) More social services.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?

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 early child care program can the principal at PS79 not start at his school?

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

5. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?

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