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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 industrial sections of the city.
(c) To cut off the section of the city that houses the housing projects for black people.
(d) To avoid sections of the city that were not highly populated.

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

5. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?
(a) The actual dropout rate.
(b) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.
(c) The actual number of teachers in the system.
(d) The races and ethnicities of the students in the public school system.

6. According to the Wall Street Journal, what are the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?
(a) The one with sparking white monuments and Anacostia.
(b) The one of Capitol Hill and Brookland Manor.
(c) The one of the House and the Senate.
(d) The one of presidents and congressmen.

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

8. What is the dropout rate for Woodrow Wilson High School?
(a) 80%.
(b) 58%.
(c) 68%.
(d) 72%.

9. What does the Wall Street Journal say has remained static while per-pupil spending has increased?
(a) The dropout rate.
(b) Teacher retention rates.
(c) Student achievement.
(d) Student attendance.

10. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?
(a) How smart the students are.
(b) How much funding the schools receive.
(c) How well-prepared the students are.
(d) How badly other schools are doing.

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

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

13. 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.

14. What type of early child care program can the principal at PS79 not start at his school?
(a) Even State program.
(b) Head Start program.
(c) Pre-kindergarten.
(d) Morning kindergarten.

15. According to Thurston, why are poor people in Washington, D.C. willing to accept a dual system of public education?
(a) They want to keep the white and black middle class from fleeing the city.
(b) Poor parents want to expand the educational opportunities of their children.
(c) They are ignorant to the fleeing of the middle class from the city.
(d) The poor do not realize there is a dual system of education.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of the girls does the principal in Anacostia say will be pregnant by the fifth grade?

2. What type of facility is missing from Camden High School?

3. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?

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

5. How low does Kozol report you can purchase a home for in North Camden?

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