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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is the former principal of East Side High School that was praised by U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett?
(a) Jim Johnson.
(b) John Brown.
(c) James Richmond.
(d) Joe Clark.

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

4. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?
(a) Through interpretive dance.
(b) By writing short stories.
(c) In theater.
(d) By writing poetry.

5. Which city does Kozol point out as having a non-white administration for two years where conditions did not improve?
(a) Camden.
(b) Baltimore.
(c) Detroit.
(d) Chicago.

6. According to Harper, how does her teacher punish the children?
(a) By standing in the corner.
(b) By sending them to the principal's office.
(c) Detention.
(d) With a paddle.

7. 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.

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

9. How long do some of the students at Morris High School think it will be before blacks and whites work together to better public education?
(a) 300 years.
(b) 100 years.
(c) 400 years.
(d) 200 years.

10. 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 changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.
(b) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.
(c) The length that whites would go to keep their children at a distance from black children.
(d) The amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.

11. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
(a) Black.
(b) Asian.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) White.

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

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

14. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?
(a) Low enrollment.
(b) Unqualified teachers.
(c) Lack of space.
(d) Lack of up-to-date resources.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized as retarded?

2. 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?

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

4. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?

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

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