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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What type of facility is missing from Camden High School?
(a) Locker room.
(c) A lunch facility.
(d) Teacher's lounge.
2. 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) Plant a flowerbox.
(b) Buy new textbooks.
(c) Paint the dirty walls.
(d) Buy curtains for her teacher.
3. According to one teacher at Camden High School, what does the high school proficiency exam control?
(b) The classes offered at the school.
(c) The school's hours of operation.
(d) School resources.
4. What type of early child care program can the principal at PS79 not start at his school?
(a) Even State program.
(b) Morning kindergarten.
(c) Head Start program.
5. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
(a) A norm or average.
(b) An absolute standard.
(c) A regional standard.
(d) A national standard.
6. Where do most of the motivated children at Morris High School plan to go after they graduate?
(a) Technical school.
(b) To work.
(c) Community college.
(d) The military.
7. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?
(a) How badly other schools are doing.
(b) How much funding the schools receive.
(c) How well-prepared the students are.
(d) How smart the students are.
8. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
(a) Dropouts and space.
(b) Low enrollment and traunt students.
(c) Low teacher salaries and space.
(d) Dropouts and low teacher salaries.
9. 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) Pocketing chicken nuggets.
(c) Asking for extra food at lunch.
(d) Stealing from other students lunches.
10. Why did the city of Chicago construct the high-speed Dan Ryan Expressway to go around certain parts of the city?
(a) To cut off the industrial sections of the city.
(b) To cut off the section of the city that houses the housing projects for black people.
(c) To only service those living in the suburbs, but working in downtown Chicago.
(d) To avoid sections of the city that were not highly populated.
11. What type of equipment do the students at Pyne Point Junior High use in their typing class?
(a) New Olympia typewriters.
(b) Slightly used computers from one of the schools in Cherry Hill.
(c) Old Dell computers.
(d) Old Olympia typewriters.
12. 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.
13. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?
(a) Langston Hughes.
(b) Lord Acton.
(c) Martin Luther King.
(d) Queen Elizabeth.
14. 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 actual dropout rate.
(c) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.
(d) The actual number of teachers in the system.
15. 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..."
Short Answer Questions
1. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
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. Which school did President George H.W. Bush attend?
4. What type of industry was Camden famous for at one point?
5. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?
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